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  • March to Magdalaby G. A. Henty

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Later in his career, author G. A. Henty would become world-famous for his gripping action-adventure novels. However, in this, one of his earliest publications, Henty provides a thrilling first-person account of his own experiences and observations as a war correspondent on the front lines of the Abyssinian Expedition to Ethiopia. more...

  • San Spiritualityby David J. Lewis-Williams; D. G. Pearce

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 33.99

    At the intersection between western culture and Africa, we find the San people of the Kalahari desert. Once called Bushmen, the San have survived many characterizations-from pre-human animals by the early European colonials, to aboriginal conservationists in perfect harmony with nature by recent New Age adherents. Neither caricature does justice to... more...

  • The Wizard Of The Nileby Matthew Green

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 10.65

    Somewhere in the jungles of Uganda, there hides a fugitive rebel leader: he is said to take his orders directly from the spirit world and, together with his ragged army of brutalized child soldiers, he has left a bloody trail of devastation across his country. Joseph Kony is now an internationally wanted criminal, and yet nobody really knows who he... more...

  • New Flags Flyingby Ian Johnstone; Michael Powles

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    From 1960 to 1990, islands across the Pacific gained independence or self-government. In the years following this, Ian Johnstone and Michael Powles interviewed the Pacific people in key leadership positions in the lead-up to and achievement of independence, many of whom became well-known in the Pacific and more widely. This book presents a nation-by-nation... more...

  • Jihad in the Arabian Seaby Camille Pecastaing

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Camille Pecastaing looks at the twenty-first-century challenges facing the region around the Bab el Mandeb-the tiny strait that separates the Red Sea from the Indian Ocean-from civil war, piracy, radical Islamism, terrorism and the real risk of environmental and economic failure on both sides of the strait. The author takes us with him into Somalia... more...

  • Africa, My Passionby Corinne Hofmann; Peter Millar

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 8.74

    In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, author of the global bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places, then treks 500 miles across the Namibian desert to discover the lives of the nomadic Himba people. Joined by her half-Kenyan... more...

  • The Rise of Our East African Empire (1893)by Lord Frederick J.D. Lugard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 306.00

    First published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Mau Mau and the Kikuyuby Louis Leakey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs, and a discussion of their break-down under the impact of European civilization. This discussion illustrates why and how the Mau Mau came into being and how the situation could be improved so that peace could once again come to Kenya. more...

  • The Niger Journal of Richard and John Landerby Robin Hallett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 320.00

    The journal of the Lander brothers provides a narrative of one of the most important missions of exploration in the history of West Africa. The editor's introduction contains much new material on the Landers and their journey drawn from hitherto unpublished sources, while an epilogue describes Richard Lander's last expedition to the Niger in 1832-4... more...

  • Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo and Across the Great Desert to Morocco, 1824-28by Rene Caillie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 255.00

    Rene Caillie was the first European who penetrated to Timbuctoo and returned to communicate the information he had collected. This account was first published in 1830, and records observations of a journey of 4500 miles, of which 3000 were hitherto unknown to Europeans. more...