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  • Nisaby Marjorie Shostak

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Married at twelve, then separated, divorced and widowed, Nisa is the mother of four children, none of whom survived. She is strong, capable of foraging on her own in one of the world's most hostile environments, not dependent on any man for her daily sustenance and ready to talk to anyone as her equal. Wise, full of humour at the absurdities of life... more...

  • Out of Africaby Isak Dinesen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • They Poured Fire on Us From the Skyby Benjamin Ajak; Benson Deng; Alephonsian Deng; Judy Bernstein

    PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 15.99

    They were all under the age of seven when they were driven from a war-ravaged country. In this deceptively understated memoir, three boys recall in their own words their harrowing journey to safety. more...

  • Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfurby Andrew S. Natsios

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 12.99

    For thirty years Sudan has been a country in crisis, wracked by near-constant warfare between the north and the south. But on July 9, 2011, South Sudan became an independent nation. As Sudan once again finds itself the focus of international attention, former special envoy to Sudan and director of USAID Andrew Natsios provides a timely introduction... more...

  • Outline of a Theory of Practiceby Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 31.00

    Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power. more...

  • A Civilised Savageryby Kevin Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    In the two decades before World War One, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. Rather than campaigning against the trans-Atlantic slave trade, these latter-day abolitionists focused on the so-called 'new slaveries' of European imperialism in Africa,... more...

  • The African Diasporaby Toyin Falola

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.95

    The African diaspora is arguably the most important event in modern African history. From the fifteenth century to the present, millions of Africans have been dispersed -- many of them forcibly, others driven by economic need or political persecution -- to other continents, creating large communities with African origins living outside their native... more...

  • Imagining the United States of Africaby E. Ike Udogu; George Klay Jr. Kieh; Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo; John Mukum Mbaku; Kwesi A. Tandoh; E. Ike Udogu

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This volume debates issues critical for the construction of a viable United States of Africa in this century. Contributors to this book contend that such a unification scheme would provide African leaders and citizens a vast home within which to exploit its abundant natural resources for socio-economic development and enhancement of its political... more...

  • The Africa Issueby Akin Olawore

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    African property market has tremendous growth capacity and continues to woo investors. The current housing deficit in sub Saharan African is about 40m with Nigeria alone accounting for about 16m, according to World Bank Statistic. This calls for about $1.4trn at an average of $35,000 per unit for affordable housing.Given the huge deficit, it is imperative... more...

  • Squirting Milk at Chameleonsby Simon Fenton

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    The tale of an Englishman making a life for himself in Senegal Khady pulled out a breast and with a deadly aim fired milk at the chameleon. "If I don't offer it milk, our son will grow up to look like a lizard," she explained. Clearly I had a lot to learn about life in Africa. On the cusp of middle age, Simon Fenton leaves Britain in search... more...