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  • Grasp the Shield Firmly the Journey is Hardby Siso Zedekia

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 37.05

    This book is a compilation of oral histories about the movement of Luo and some Bantu-speaking peoples. It includes histories of many clans or ethnic groups, and how drought, warfare, disease, and competition over pastoral resources in western Kenya forced them to look for a land that they could call their own. Highly entertaining, the stories cross... more...

  • Kenya from Withinby Ross W. McGregor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968 more...

  • Distance and Memoryby Peter Davidson

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 10.91

    This is a book about remoteness: a memoir of places observed in solitude, of the texture of life through the quiet course of the seasons in the far north of Scotland. It is a book grounded in the singularity of one place - a house in northern Aberdeenshire - and threaded through with an unshowy commitment to the lost and the forgotten. In these painterly... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Somaliaby Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 114.99

    The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture. Arabic sources and other non-English colonial sources of great importance to the subject are also highlighted. A vital addition to reference... more...

  • The Wizard Of The Nileby Matthew Green

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 10.65

    Somewhere in the jungles of Uganda, there hides a fugitive rebel leader: he is said to take his orders directly from the spirit world and, together with his ragged army of brutalized child soldiers, he has left a bloody trail of devastation across his country. Joseph Kony is now an internationally wanted criminal, and yet nobody really knows who he... more...

  • The Rise of Our East African Empire (1893)by Lord Frederick J.D. Lugard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Mau Mau and the Kikuyuby Louis Leakey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization. This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to Kenya. more...

  • The Niger Journal of Richard and John Landerby Robin Hallett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The journal of the Lander brothers provides a narrative of one of the most important missions of exploration in the history of West Africa. The editor's introduction contains much new material on the Landers and their journey drawn from hitherto unpublished sources, while an epilogue describes Richard Lander's last expedition to the Niger in 1832-4... more...

  • Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo and Across the Great Desert to Morocco, 1824-28by Rene Caillie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Rene Caillie was the first European who penetrated to Timbuctoo and returned to communicate the information he had collected. This account was first published in 1830, and records observations of a journey of 4500 miles, of which 3000 were hitherto unknown to Europeans. more...

  • Tradition and Transition in East Africaby P.H. Gulliver

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1969. Divided into two parts, the first sections in the book examine the significance of the tribal factor in certain general contexts and discuss some of the particular backgrounds to contemporary transition in East Africa. There are essays on politics, economic development, language, law and education, together with a comparative... more...