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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Email from Ngetiby James H. Smith; Ngeti Mwadime

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Email from Ngeti is a captivating story of sorcery, redemption, and transnational friendship in the globalized twenty-first century. When the anthropologist James Smith returns to Kenya to begin fieldwork for a new research project, he meets Ngeti Mwadime, a young man from the Taita Hills who is as interested in the United States as Smith is in Taita.... more...

  • The Paradox that is Diplomatic Recognition: Unpacking the Somaliland Situationby John Rabuogi Ahere

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 48.56

    Hauptbeschreibung Somaliland is an example of a territory that has fulfilled the conditions that are pre-requisite for state recognition in the international system. Somaliland is however, not recognised as a state. Questions abound about why Somaliland finds itself in this situation when there are territories which obtained recognition after fulfilling... more...

  • Margery Perham and British Rule in Africaby Mary Bull; Alison Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 206.00

    Margery Perham was an outstanding influence on official and academic thinking on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa during the middle part of the century. The book traces how the Second World War transformed her view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished. more...

  • "Make it a People's Integration!?by Mariel Reiss

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.58

    This contribution analyzes the role of organized civil society actors from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda within the regionalization processes of the East African Community (EAC). Three research questions are developed in order to inquire the impact of civil society actors on the regional level in eastern Africa. Mainly building on assumptions from the... 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...

  • SIMBABWE - Agonie oder Aufbruch?by Andrea Jeska

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 19.39

    Wie konnte es so weit kommen, dass Simbabwe nach der kolonialen Befreiung zu einem unfreien Staat mit einer korrupte Elite wurde? Andrea Jeska kennt das Land gut. Ihr Buch erklärt die Hintergründe für den politischen und wirtschaftlichen Niedergang der einstigen Kornkammer im südlichen Afrika. Sie berichtet von ihren Begegnungen mit Menschen, die ihr,... more...