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  • The Lunatic Expressby Charles Miller

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    In 1895, George Whitehouse arrived at the east African post of Mombasa to perform an engineering miracle: the building of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Lake Victoria Railway - a 600-mile route that was largely unmapped and barely explored. Behind Mombasa lay a scorched, waterless desert. Beyond, a horizonless scrub country climbed toward a jagged volcanic... more...

  • Africa's Past, Our Futureby Kathleen R. Smythe

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Africa's Past, Our Future engages the history of the African continent through the perspective of global issues such as political instability, economic development, and climate change. Since the past may offer alternative models for thinking about our collective future, this book promotes an appreciation for African social, economic, and political... more...

  • Genocide on Settler Frontiersby Mohamed Adhikari

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    European colonial conquest included many instances of indigenous peoples being exterminated. Cases where invading commercial stock farmers clashed with hunter-gatherers were particularly destructive, often resulting in a degree of dispossession and slaughter that destroyed the ability of these societies to reproduce themselves. The experience of... more...

  • Imagined Liberationby Heribert Adam; Kogila Moodley

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    On a spectrum of hostility towards migrants, South Africa ranks at the top, Germany in the middle and Canada at the bottom. South African xenophobic violence by impoverished slum dwellers is directed against fellow Africans. ?Foreign? Africans are blamed for a high crime rate and most other maladies of an imagined liberation. Why would a society... more...

  • Squirting Milk at Chameleonsby Simon Fenton

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    The tale of an Englishman making a life for himself in Senegal Khady pulled out a breast and with a deadly aim fired milk at the chameleon. "If I don't offer it milk, our son will grow up to look like a lizard," she explained. Clearly I had a lot to learn about life in Africa. On the cusp of middle age, Simon Fenton leaves Britain in search... more...

  • The Deserts of Hesperidesby Anthony Thwaite

    Silphium Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    This book is a record of my life in and reactions to Libya during the two periods I have lived there: first as a British army conscript in Tripolitania from June 1950 to July 1951, then as a university teacher in Cyrenaica from September 1965 to July 1967. That there is a connection between the two — that my second stay was the result of my first... more...

  • Rüstungsintegrationby Florian Seiller

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The study draws upon an extensive range of source materials to investigate the plan for integrating the armed forces proposed at the Conference on the European Defence Community (EDC). Key aspects include preparations for institutionalized integration in Western Europe and German-French explorations of an issue that was especially sensitive... more...

  • Flight Plan Africaby John P. Cann

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 30.00

    Following the 1952 reorganization of the Portuguese Air Force from the army and naval air arms, Portugal now had an entity dedicated solely to aviation that would bring it into line with its new NATO commitment. As it proceeded to develop a competence in modern multiengine and jet fighter aircraft for its NATO role and train a professional corps of... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Algeriaby Phillip C. Naylor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Algeria covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Harmattanby Michael Jackson

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and our awareness of the risks of venturing into alien worlds. Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf... more...