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  • African Culture and Global Politicsby Toyin Falola; Danielle Sanchez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This volume presents a wide array of essays that offer insight into the intersection of expressive culture, daily life, and global politics through analyses of power, colonialism, modernity, and change in Africa and the African diaspora. These essays challenge us to reconsider the role of culture in the making of larger discourses of politics in a... more...

  • Abu Simbelby Joachim Willeitner

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 13.87

    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...

  • 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...

  • What's Gone Wrong?by Alex Boraine

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    This is the book that Alex Boraine never wanted to write. As a native South African and a witness to the worst years of apartheid, he has known many of the leaders of the African National Congress in exile. He shared the jubilation of millions of South Africans when the ANC won the first democratic elections in 1994 and took up the reins of government... more...

  • Africa, Fourth Editionby Maria Grosz-Ngaté; John H. Hanson; Patrick O'Meara

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture?civil and social issues, art, religion, and the... more...

  • An Archaeology of Resistanceby Alfredo González-Ruibal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland studies the tactics of resistance deployed by a variety of indigenous communities in the borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia.The main objective of the work is to understand the diverse forms of resistance that characterizes the borderland groups, with an emphasis on two... more...

  • Africa since 1800by Roland Oliver; Anthony Atmore

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    The fifth revised edition of this well-known introductory text-book on Africa. more...

  • African Archaeologyby Ann Brower Stahl

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2004; US$ 49.95

    A landmark introduction to the archaeology of Africa that challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims. Provides an unprecedented and exciting introduction to the archaeology of Africa Challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how... more...

  • God Grew Tired of Usby John Bul Dau; Michael S. Sweeney

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 14.95

    "Lost Boy" John Bul Dau?s harrowing experience surviving the brutal horrors of Sudanese civil war and his adjustment to life in modern America is chronicled in this inspiring memoir and featured in an award-winning documentary film of the same name. Movingly written, the book traces Dau?s journey through hunger, exhaustion, terror, and violence as... more...

  • Africansby John Iliffe

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 25.00

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