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  • 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$ 91.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Remapping Africa in the Global Spaceby Edward Shizha

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    "What are the benefits and risks for Africa?s participation in the globalisation nexus? Remapping Africa in the Global Space is a visionary and interdisciplinary volume that restores Africa?s image using a multidisciplinary lens. It incorporates disciplines such as sociology, education, global studies, economics, development studies, political science... more...

  • Riding the Demonby Peter Chilson; James Galvin

    University of Georgia Press 1999; US$ 19.95

    In Niger, where access to rail and air travel requires overcoming many obstacles, roads are the nation’s lifeline. For a year in the early 1990s, Peter Chilson traveled this desert country by automobile to experience West African road culture. He crisscrossed the same roads again and again with bush taxi driver Issoufou Garba in order to learn... more...

  • The Lunatic Expressby Charles Miller

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    The essential history of East African railways. more...

  • Current Perspectives in the Archaeology of Ghanaby James Anquandah; Benjamin Kankpeyeng

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2014; US$ 47.00

    This collection of essays on archaeology and heritage studies is authored by local and expatriate scholars who are either past or current practitioners in archaeological work in Ghana. The subject matter covered includes the history and evolution of the discipline in Ghana; the method and theory or ?how to do it? in archaeology, fi eld research reports,... more...

  • Africansby John Iliffe

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A vast and all-embracing history of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the aids epidemic. more...

  • Another Day of Lifeby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    ?Despite Kapuscinski?s insistence that 'the image of war is not communicable.' He has done just that and done it very well.?? Newsweek more...