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  • Nomad's Landby Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 13.11

    A memoir of desert travel -- by camel and horseback -- from a beloved author. An internationally renowned writer of mystery fiction, Mary Roberts Rinehart knows her way around an exotic setting. When faced with the Pyramids, the Nile, and the sprawling Egyptian desert in her own life, she does not fall in with the crowd of tourists waiting in... more...

  • Genocide on Settler Frontiersby Mohamed Adhikari

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    European colonial conquest included many instances of indigenous peoples being exterminated. Cases where invading commercial stock farmers clashed with hunter-gatherers were particularly destructive, often resulting in a degree of dispossession and slaughter that destroyed the ability of these societies to reproduce themselves. The experience of... more...

  • A Man of Good Hopeby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 21.88

    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...

  • Das Ende der Arroganzby Helmut Danner

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 21.76

    Das Verhältnis zwischen Afrika und dem Westen ist gestört. Das hat zwei wesentliche Ursachen: die gemeinsame Geschichte, demütigend für die Afrikaner, und ein unzureichendes Verstehen des jeweiligen Gegenübers. Überheblichkeit auf der Seite des Westens und afrikanisches Misstrauen sind die Folge. Das Ende der Arroganz legt die mentalen Unterschiede... more...

  • West Africa Before the Europeansby O. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    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 Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57

    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 Lanka,... 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...

  • Imagining the United States of Africaby E. Ike Udogu; George Klay Jr. Kieh; Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo; John Mukum Mbaku; Kwesi A. Tandoh; E. Ike Udogu

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This volume debates issues critical for the construction of a viable United States of Africa in this century. Contributors to this book contend that such a unification scheme would provide African leaders and citizens a vast home within which to exploit its abundant natural resources for socio-economic development and enhancement of its political... more...

  • In Our Own Skinsby Richard van der Ross

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 24.79

    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...