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  • 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...

  • Decolonization in Africaby John D. Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape. African demands for independence and colonial plans for reform - central to the story - are seen here in the wider context of changing international... more...

  • A History of Ethiopia: Volume I (Routledge Revivals)by E. A. Wallis Budge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    This, the first volume of Sir E. A. Wallis Budge?s The History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia , first published in 1928, presents an account of Ethiopian history from the earliest legendary and mythic records up until the death of King Lebna Dengel in 1540. Using a vast range of sources ? Greek and Roman reports, Biblical passages, Egyptian hieroglyphs,... more...

  • A History of Ethiopia: Volume II (Routledge Revivals)by E. A. Wallis Budge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    This is the second volume of Sir E. A. Wallis Budge?s narrative account of Ethiopian history, and continues the chronicle of the Kings of Abyssinia where the first volume ended: the death of Lebna Dengel in 1540. The list of kings ends with the Regent R?s Tafari, who still reigned at the time of first publication in 1928. Thereafter, the author... more...

  • Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africaby Liisa Laakso; Petri Hautaniemi

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Featuring a wealth of case-study material and insights from leading experts in the field, this highly original volume forces an important re-think in a contentious area of African politics and development. more...

  • A Burning Hungerby Lynda Schuster

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    If the Mandelas were the generals in the fight for black liberation, the Mashininis were the foot soldiers. Theirs is a story of exile, imprisonment, torture, and loss, but also of dignity, courage, and strength in the face of appalling adversity. Originally published in Great Britain to critical acclaim, A Burning Hunger: One Family's Struggle Against... more...

  • Africa in the Wider Worldby Richard Downie

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 29.99

    In this collection of essays, regional and functional experts from CSIS consider Africa?s current place in the world, including trade and investment, peace and security, and democracy and good governance. more...

  • The Politics of Chieftaincyby Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Documents the profound societal changes that occurred in Accra, the capital city of the Gold Coast colony (modern Ghana), during the peak decades of British colonial rule, 1920-1950. more...

  • Proclivity to Genocideby Grace O. Okoye

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This book explores the ethnic and religious dimensions of the northern Nigeria ethno-religious conflict and develops a Genocide Proclivity Model for identifying the conflict?s genocidal inclinations. It argues that proclivity to genocide, though currently latent, underlies most cases of the wanton killings in northern Nigeria. more...

  • Facing South to Africaby Molefi Kete Asante

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Renowned Critical Africana scholar and philosopher, Molefi Kete Asante demonstrates the multidimensionality of Afrocentricity as a paradigm of theoretical perspectives advancing the agency of African people. Examining orientations to culture, society, values, and communication, Asante?s essays face South first, and then to the rest of the world.... more...