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  • 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...

  • 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 African Union Ten Years Afterby Mammo Muchie

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book looks at the first ten years of the African Union. This is the second in a series of books that will be produced each year from annual conferences held on the multi-faceted issue of African liberation. The key themes of the book explore ways of improving the effectiveness of the African Union, fostering unity amongst African countries through... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Herrschen und Verwaltenby Andreas Eckert

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 68.57

    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...