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  • Exploiting Africaby Donovan C. Chau

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    The purpose of this book is to provide an historical examination of China?s activities in Africa, an important yet overlooked aspect of the broader subject of China in Africa today. There is a tendency of observers of China in Africa to always look forward; however, there is a need to look backward. Modern China?s historical presence in Africa must... more...

  • Nyerereby Thomas Molony

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 45.00

    A uniquely detailed portrayal of the formative years of Tanzania's first president and the influences that led him to enter politics. 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...

  • Uncertain Safariby Allan M. Winkler

    Hamilton Books 2004; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Keniaby Ingrid Laurien

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.42

    Hauptbeschreibung Traumhafte Strände am Indischen Ozean, Safaris in endloser Grassavanne, Löwen und Elefanten, ursprüngliches afrikanisches Leben - das sind die Assoziationen, die der Name Kenia bei vielen Deutschen hervorruft. Um die Jahreswende 2007/08 machte das Land jedoch ganz andere Schlagzeilen: Gefälschte Präsidentschaftswahlen führten zeitweilig... more...

  • Nyerereby Thomas Molony

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 36.46

    Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, was a man whose political life was uniquely and inextricably bound into the history of the nation he created. Yet, though 'Baba wa Taifa', Father of the Nation, there is still no adequate biography. This book presents the first truly rounded portrait of Nyerere's early life,... more...

  • Modern Africaby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the... more...

  • Violent Intermediariesby Michelle R. Moyd

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The askari , African soldiers recruited in the 1890s to fill the ranks of the German East African colonial army, occupy a unique space at the intersection of East African history, German colonial history, and military history. Lauded by Germans for their loyalty during the East Africa campaign of World War I, but reviled by Tanzanians for the violence... more...

  • Decolonization in Africaby John D. Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape. African demands for independence and colonial plans for reform - central to the story - are seen here in the wider context of changing international... more...