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  • Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa, 1850-1851by Dr J Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Undertaken for the purpose of promoting legitimate trade in Central Africa, the Richardson mission was a compound of philanthropic and diplomatic interests advocated by Richardson. His main targets were the Sahara, Bornu and the Sudan. more...

  • Life, Wanderings and Labours in Eastern Africaby Charles New

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    A history of East Africa and its people, 20 years before the main period of European penetration. more...

  • When Victims Become Killersby Mahmood Mamdani

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    "When we captured Kigali, we thought we would face criminals in the state; instead, we faced a criminal population." So a political commissar in the Rwanda Patriotic Front reflected after the 1994 massacre of as many as one million Tutsis in Rwanda. Underlying his statement is the realization that, though ordered by a minority of state functionaries,... more...

  • Taifaby James R. Brennan

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Taifa is a story of African intellectual agency, but it is also an account of how nation and race emerged out of the legal, social, and economic histories in one major city, Dar es Salaam. Nation and race?both translatable as taifa in Swahili?were not simply universal ideas brought to Africa by European colonizers, as previous studies assume.... more...

  • Warrior Princessby Mindy Budgor

    Skirt! 2013; US$ 23.99

    The amazing true adventure story of a young woman who? at 27 years old and undecided as to what to do with her future?takes a spontaneous trip that leads to becoming the first female Maasai warrior and an official member of the tribe. more...

  • Egypt's Long Revolutionby Maha Abdelrahman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The millions of Egyptians who returned to the heart of Cairo and Egypt?s other major cities for 18 days until the eventual toppling of the Mubarak regime were orderly without an organisation, inspired without a leader, and single-minded without one guiding political ideology. This book examines the decade long of protest movements which created the... more...

  • Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlanticby Akinwumi Ogundiran; Paula Saunders

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Focusing on everyday rituals, the essays in this volume look at spheres of social action and the places throughout the Atlantic world where African?descended communities have expressed their values, ideas, beliefs, and spirituality in material terms. The contributors trace the impact of encounters with the Atlantic world on African cultural formation,... more...

  • Africa Calledby Alan Hayward

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 27.50

    Africa was wide-open territory for expatriate scientists, engineers and technicians during much of the 20th century. British Colonial Africa was considered ripe for commercial and economic progress and ?Development? was the watchword and basis of government policy, as is clear from the Colonial Development and Welfare Acts. Alan Hayward came from... more...

  • In the House of Muhammad Aliby Hassan Hassan; Elizabeth and Robert Fernea

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 9.99

    This remarkable memoir of a junior member of the former royal family constitutes a unique chronicle of life before 1952 among the members of Egypt?s ruling class. It provides fascinating insights into the lives not only of the rulers themselves, from Muhammad Ali to King Fuad and King Farouk, but also of royal wives, cousins, aunts, uncles, and associated... more...

  • Abu Simbelby Joachim Willeitner

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 12.66

    Am Ufer des Nassersees stehen inmitten karger Landschaft die gewaltigen Felsentempel Ramses? II. und seiner Gemahlin Nefertari. Monumentalität und verschwenderische Pracht zum Ruhme des ägyptischen Pharao. Um die steingewordene Ewigkeit vor den Fluten des Nil zu retten, wurden die Tempel in den 1960er Jahren in einer von der UNESCO unterstützten Aktion... more...