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  • The Dilemma of Recognitionby Carla Schraml

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 59.99

    How can the salience of ethnicity in Rwandan and Burundian politics be overcome? How can this salience be approached analytically? And why, exactly, is it that it is potentially conflict-prone? This book gives answers to these questions on the basis of what Rwandan and Burundian interviewees expressed as taken for granted and real. In particular, it... more...

  • Distance and Memoryby Peter Davidson

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 10.91

    This is a book about remoteness: a memoir of places observed in solitude, of the texture of life through the quiet course of the seasons in the far north of Scotland. It is a book grounded in the singularity of one place - a house in northern Aberdeenshire - and threaded through with an unshowy commitment to the lost and the forgotten. In these painterly... more...

  • Einführung in die Ägyptologieby Erik Hornung

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 183.11

    Immer noch ist unser Gesamtbild der altägyptischen Kultur in stetiger Bewegung. Der Verfasser versucht, einen knappen, aber möglichst vollständigen Abriss seines Faches vorzulegen. Von der Entstehung der Wissenschaft der Ägyptologie ausgehend werden Schrift und Sprache, Literatur und Musik, Religion, Staat, geisteswissenschaftliche Grundlagen, Geschichte,... more...

  • Fall - Fallgeschichte - Fallstudieby Natalie Binczek; Marcus Düwell; Susanne Düwell; John Forrester; Daniela Gretz; Volker Hess; Ulrike Jureit; Marcus Krause; Hans Kudlich; Marietta Meier; Michael Niehaus; Roswitha Staege; Mai Wegener; Nicole Witte; Susanne Düwell; Nicolas Pethes

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 33.39

    Ob in juristischen Prozessakten, medizinischen Krankengeschichten oder sozialwissenschaftlichen Studien ? stets wird die Diskussion über allgemeine Gesetze oder wissenschaftliche Theorien auf konkrete Einzelfälle bezogen, die als Fallgeschichten erzählt oder in Akten archiviert werden. Der Band bietet eine disziplinübergreifende Bestandsaufnahme des... more...

  • Grasp the Shield Firmly the Journey is Hardby Siso Zedekia

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 37.05

    This book is a compilation of oral histories about the movement of Luo and some Bantu-speaking peoples. It includes histories of many clans or ethnic groups, and how drought, warfare, disease, and competition over pastoral resources in western Kenya forced them to look for a land that they could call their own. Highly entertaining, the stories cross... more...

  • Herrschen und Verwaltenby Andreas Eckert

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 84.00

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Rwandaby Aimable Twagilimana

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Somaliaby Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 109.99

    The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture. Arabic sources and other non-English colonial sources of great importance to the subject are also highlighted. A vital addition to reference... more...

  • The Horn of Africaby Kidane Mengisteab

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    The Horn of Africa is a deeply troubled region engulfed in three interlocking crises. The first is a security crisis characterized by a range of devastating inter-state and inter-communal conflicts, including civil wars. The second is an economic crisis, evidenced by widespread debilitating poverty, chronic food insecurity, and frequent cycles of famines.... 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...