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  • How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africaby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired... more...

  • Invention Of Womenby Oyeronke Oyewumi

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 67.50

    The ?woman question,? this book asserts, is a Western one, and not a proper lens for viewing African society. A work that rethinks gender as a Western construction, The Invention of Women offers a new way of understanding both Yoruban and Western cultures. Author Oyeronke Oyewumi reveals an ideology of biological determinism at the heart of Western... more...

  • CultureShock! Mauritiusby Rosaline NgCheong-Lum

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Mauritius contains all the information you will need to assimilate into life on this island where the dodo once roamed free. Mauritius has often been called a paradise on earth because of its picture-postcard beaches and idyllic resorts; but that image is just one facet of this small nation with a multi-racial heritage. In this book,... more...

  • Die Zeit der Regionen im Spiegel der Gebelein-Regionby Ludwig Morenz

    BRILL 2009; US$ 272.00

    Egyptian historiography is determined by the fact that transmission of the historical record is left to chance. Ludwig Morenz therefore develops a method of ?fragmentarily thick description,? borrowing terminology from anthropologist Clifford Geertz, as a way of addressing the holes left in the record while still arriving at as complete a picture of... more...

  • National Parks & Attractions in Tanzaniaby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Nomadsby Fru Doh

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 20.90

    In Nomads, Emmanuel Fru Doh combines historical fact, legend, and rumour to emerge with a memoir charged with nostalgia. In the process, he merges scenes and events from several lives and the process of nation building as they all unfold and mature with the passing of time. It becomes obvious that these are somber moments in Dohs life and that of... more...

  • Uncertain Safariby Allan M. Winkler

    Hamilton Books 2004; US$ 39.99

    Uncertain Safari deals with the contours and complexities of African life today. Based on author Allan Winkler's personal experiences living and working in Kenya and traveling to many other parts of the continent, the book focuses primarily on East Africa and concentrates on Kenya in particular. more...

  • Margery Perham and British Rule in Africaby Mary Bull; Alison Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Margery Perham was an outstanding influence on official and academic thinking on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa during the middle part of the century. The book traces how the Second World War transformed her view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished. more...

  • Africa - An Incredible Journeyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    The incredible journey started without any planning whatsoever. One dreary, cold, wet English evening we were really fed up with the typical English winters. We took out a map of the world, opened it on the table, then my husband closed his eyes and stuck a pin randomly in the map. This was where we would go. Well, it was Africa, Zambia to be exact.... more...

  • West Africa Before the Europeansby O. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known regions: Ghana, Nigeria, the middle Niger valley and Western Senegal. After introducing the geographical background and chronology, subsequent... more...