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  • Thomas Sankaraby Ernest Harsch

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. Although his tenure in office was relatively short, Sankara left an indelible mark on his country?s history and development. An avowed Marxist,... more...

  • Napoleon to Nasser: The Story of Modern Egyptby Raymond Flower

    Garrett County Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The story of modern Egypt is more than just a cavalcade of colourful personalities. To get beneath the skin of the Egyptians themselves it is essential to recognize the pressures to which they have so long been subjected; to understand how, overburdened by history and exiled from power in their own land, they have been elbowed out by foreign manipulation... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Somaliaby Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Rwandaby Aimable Twagilimana

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 92.99

    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...

  • Grasp the Shield Firmly the Journey is Hardby Zedekia Oloo Siso; Jan Shelter Bender

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Warum sie Rebellen sindby Bettina Engels

    Brandes & Apsel 2012; US$ 24.56

    Warlords, Milizen, Rebellen - nichtstaatliche Gewaltakteure spielen in den politischen und sozialwissenschaftlichen Debatten über bewaffnete Konflikte eine prominente Rolle. Was treibt die Akteure an, gegen staatliche Armeen, aber auch gegeneinander zu kämpfen? Typische Motive, die ihnen zugeschrieben werden, sind ethnische Diskriminierung, ideologische... 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...