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  • Die Entdeckungsreisen in Nord- und Mittelafrika von Richardson, Overweg, Barth und Vogelby Karl Arenz

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 10.15

    Hauptbeschreibung Bereits 1845 reiste der Engländer James Richardson nach Nordafrika, da er den dort betriebenen Sklavenhandel erforschen und durch einen Handel mit europäischen und einheimischen Waren ersetzen wollte. Nach seiner Rückkehr beschloss er, erneut den afrikanischen Kontinent zu besuchen, um mögliche Handelsbeziehungen auszubauen und... more...

  • Land ohne Staatby Jutta Bakonyi

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 35.80

    1991, kurz nach Beginn des bis heute andauernden Krieges, brach in Somalia der Staat vollständig zusammen. Jutta Bakonyi zeigt, wie seitdem die Gesellschaft jenseits zentralstaatlicher Regulierung funktioniert, und welche Macht und Herrschaftsstrukturen sich herausgebildet haben. Die Untersuchung des Handels mit der Droge Khat, des Währungs- und Finanzmarkts... more...

  • The River Warby Winston S. Churchill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Regarded as one of the greatest statesmen and political strategists of the twentieth century, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was also lauded for his strengths as a military thinker. In this gripping volume, Churchill brings together his own first-hand experiences as a soldier and his wide-ranging knowledge of British military history to present... more...

  • How I Found Livingstoneby Henry Morton Stanley

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Livingstone's 1840s expedition into Africa, the "Dark Continent", caught the public's imagination. In 1864 he returned to Africa and all but disappeared. Public interest ran so high, that in 1869 the publisher of the New York Herald commissioned reporter Henry Stanley to go and find him. This book is Stanley's account of his adventure,... more...

  • The Great Boer Warby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.99

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his name and cemented his literary reputation as the master of detective fiction with the Sherlock Holmes tales, but his wide-ranging interests led him to produce a remarkable array of books over the course of his career. This is his meticulously researched account of England's war with the Boers in South Africa, which... more...

  • The Crime of the Congoby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Although Arthur Conan Doyle is now best remembered as the creator of the timeless Sherlock Holmes series of detective stories, he was also something of a social activist in his day who used his acclaim to shed light on injustices. In The Crime of the Congo, Conan Doyle builds a devastating case against the Congo Free State, a kind of sociopolitical... more...

  • In Moroccoby Edith Wharton

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    American novelist and designer Edith Wharton traveled to Morocco after the end of World War I. Morocco is her account of her time there as the guest of General Hubert Lyautey. Her account praises Lyautey and his wife and also the French administration of the country. more...

  • Travels in West Africaby Mary Kingsley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Supported by a family inheritance that gave her £500 a year, Mary Henrietta Kingsley traveled to Africa to complete the book her father had started. The subject was the culture of Africa and Kingsley stayed with local people while she learned to survive in the African jungles, studied cannibal tribes, discovered new species of fish, and climbed... 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...

  • Ignorance Becoming a Factby Teddy Lufungula Osembe

    Hamilton Books 2000; US$ 24.99

    The succession of Shimba as a traditional chief ruler of Mibanga, a tiny village in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the extraordinary power given to him by his ancestors and heavens had been poorly ignored by his first brutal son Ndumbi. The consequences that Ndumbi endures are the key point of this book. Kibonge, Ndumbi's brother,... more...