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  • A Man of Good Hopeby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 10.99

    IN JANUARY 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city's population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militiaman, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept ? alone ? into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout sub-Saharan Africa... 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...

  • This Divided Islandby Samanth Subramanian

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p>In the summer of 2009, the leader of the dreaded Tamil Tiger guerrillas was killed, bringing to a bloody end the stubborn and complicated civil war in Sri Lanka. For nearly thirty years, the war's fingers had reached everywhere: into the bustle of Colombo, the Buddhist monasteries scattered across the island, the soft hills of central Sri... more...

  • A Woman's Pleasure Trip in Somalilandby Frances Swayne

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    A Woman's Pleasure Trip in Somaliland provides a detailed and descriptive account of how a woman could pleasantly spend three winter months in a country where many of the fancied necessaries of a civilized life are absent. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the geographical description of Somaliland. This text then... more...

  • Zukunft braucht Erinnerung -by Christian Nadler

    Traugott Bautz 2012; US$ 8.65

    1. Einleitung 2. Begründung des Themas 3. Das Land der "Mille Collines" 3.1 Die Geschichte Ruandas ab dem 19. Jahrhunderts bis heute 3.2 Die Ethnografie des Landes Ruanda 3.3 Die wirtschaftliche Situation in Zentralafrika 3.4 Aktuelle Probleme des Landes Ruanda 3.5 Der Genozid 1994 aus der Sicht beteiligter Personen 4. Der Begriff der... more...

  • In Our Own Skinsby Richard van der Ross

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 10.99

    The Coloured community of South Africa came into being after 1652, when the Dutch and, later, the British seeped into southern Africa's arid west, forming an uneasy alliance with the indigenous people. In the first unions between settlers and indigenous peoples, the Coloured people of the Cape flicker to life. Fast-forward to 1910, the Union of South... more...

  • Tunisian Revolutionsby Julia Clancy-Smith

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 4.95

    In December 2010 an out-of-work Tunisian merchant, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire and precipitated the Arab Spring. Popular interpretations of Bouazizi's self-immolation viewed economic and political despair as the root of the Tunisian revolution, but as Julia Clancy-Smith points out, Tunisia's long history of revolutions and protest... more...

  • Peters Reisebericht Nr. 1by Peter Alles

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.54

    Der Autor erzählt in seinem ersten Reisebericht von seiner Reise nach Tansania, wo er den Mount Meru und den Kilimanjaro mit einer Wandgruppe bestieg. Beide freistehenden Bergmassive sind vulkanischen Ursprungs und in Nationalparks mit sehr artenreicher Fauna und Flora eingebettet. Der Autor bestieg zunächst zur Akklimatisation in einer 4-Tages-Tour... more...