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  • 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Rwandaby Aimable Twagilimana

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 104.99

    Blessed with natural beauty and rich vegetation, Rwanda is often called the 'land of a thousand hills' (le pays des mille collines). A proud people, the Banyarwanda (Rwandans) possess a centric view of the world, believing that Imana (God) favors Rwanda, as conveyed through the saying 'Imana yirirwa ahandi igataha i Rwanda' (God spends the day some... more...

  • The Horn of Africaby Kidane Mengisteab

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    The Horn of Africa is a deeply troubled region engulfed in three interlocking crises. The first is a security crisis characterized by a range of devastating inter-state and inter-communal conflicts, including civil wars. The second is an economic crisis, evidenced by widespread debilitating poverty, chronic food insecurity, and frequent cycles of famines.... more...

  • The Rise of British West Africaby Claude George

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • In the House of Muhammad Aliby Hassan Hassan; Elizabeth and Robert Fernea

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 9.99

    This remarkable memoir of a junior member of the former royal family constitutes a unique chronicle of life before 1952 among the members of Egypt?s ruling class. It provides fascinating insights into the lives not only of the rulers themselves, from Muhammad Ali to King Fuad and King Farouk, but also of royal wives, cousins, aunts, uncles, and associated... more...

  • Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa, 1850-1851by Dr J Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Undertaken for the purpose of promoting legitimate trade in Central Africa, the Richardson mission was a compound of philanthropic and diplomatic interests advocated by Richardson. His main targets were the Sahara, Bornu and the Sudan. more...

  • Life, Wanderings and Labours in Eastern Africaby Charles New

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    A history of East Africa and its people, 20 years before the main period of European penetration. more...

  • Pyramids and Fleshpotsby Stuart Hadaway

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and the 'fleshpots' of Cairo. Actually they faced appalling heat, abrasive sand, poor rations and water shortages. In the desolation of the Western... more...

  • Herrschen und Verwaltenby Andreas Eckert

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 72.95

    Am Beispiel Tanzanias stellt Andreas Eckert jene Afrikaner in den Mittelpunkt, die zunächst Funktionen im kolonialen Staatsapparat ausübten und dann - mit der Unabhängigkeit - das Erbe der europäischen Kolonialherren an der Spitze des Staates antraten. Die afrikanischen Verwaltungsmitarbeiter nahmen in der kolonialen Ordnung eine zentrale Rolle ein... more...

  • West Africa before the Colonial Eraby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson. He takes as his starting point his successful text A History of West Africa 1000-1800 , but he has reworked his new text specially for a wider international readership. In the process he offers a fascinating introduction to... more...