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  • British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913by Dr Dean Pavlakis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    The Congo Free State was under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians from 1885 to 1908. The accolades that attended its founding were soon contested by accusations of brutality, oppression, and murderous misrule, but the controversy, by itself, proved insufficient to prompt changes. Starting in 1896, concerned men and women used public... more...

  • Fesby Titus Burckhardt; Navid Kermani

    C.H. Beck 2015; Not Available

    Die marokkanische Stadt Fes war für den Orientalisten und Kunsthistoriker Titus Burckhardt Inbegriff der idealen islamischen Stadt, in der Religion, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft eine stimmige Einheit bilden. Indem er Fes mit seinen Moscheen und Häusern, Handwerkern und Händlern, Gelehrten und Heiligen beschreibt, bietet er dem Leser zugleich ein eindrucksvolles... more...

  • Cracks in the Dome: Fractured Histories of Empire in the Zanzibar Museum, 1897-1964by Dr Sarah Longair

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    As one of the most monumental and recognisable landmarks from Zanzibar?s years as a British Protectorate, the distinctive domed building of the Zanzibar Museum (also known as the Beit al-Amani or Peace Memorial Museum) is widely known and familiar to Zanzibaris and visitors alike. Yet the complicated and compelling history behind its construction... more...

  • They Poured Fire on Us From the Skyby Benjamin Ajak; Benson Deng; Alephonsion Deng; Judy A. Bernstein

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 15.99

    They were all under the age of seven when they were driven from a war-ravaged country. In this deceptively understated memoir, three boys recall in their own words their harrowing journey to safety. more...

  • Elusive Jannahby Cawo M. Abdi

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    As a Somali working since high school in the United Arab Emirates, Osman considers himself ?blessed? to be in a Muslim country, though citizenship, with the security it offers, remains elusive. For Ardo, smuggled out of Somalia to join her husband in South Africa, insecurities are of a more immediate, physical kind, and her economic prospects and... more...

  • Stromausfall im Paradiesby Rainer Hackel

    Traugott Bautz 2015; Not Available

    Rainer Hackel, der seit zwanzig Jahren nach Ghana reist, vermittelt in seinem fesselnden Reisebericht Einblicke in das faszinierende und widersprüchliche Leben des westafrikanischen Landes. Er erlebt das bunte Treiben auf den Märkten, taucht in das magische Leben Westafrikas ein und trifft auf berühmte Ghanaer wie Kofi Annan. Hackel geht aber auch... more...

  • Egypt's Lost Springby Sherif Khalifa

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The Arab Spring caught the world by surprise and was truly inspiring. Then, many watched with bewilderment as the process unfolded in unforeseen directions. This lively and well-documented book tells the story of events in Egypt from the end of the Mubarak era in 2010 through the revolution in 2011 and the military interference in the summer of 2013.... more...

  • Making Sense of the Central African Republicby Tatiana Carayannis; Louisa Lombard

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    A groundbreaking book that fundamentally opens the Central African Republic to African policymakers and scholars. more...

  • South Africa's Insurgent Citizensby Julian Brown

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    A lively and argumentative analysis of contemporary South African politics that shows how the dream of a 'rainbow nation' consensus has fractured, making space for new political possibilities to emerge. more...

  • Africa in the Changing World Development Paradigmby Alexei Vasiliev

    MeaBooks Inc 2015; US$ 30.00

    The volume contains abstracts of papers presented at the 12th Conference of Africanists organized by the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in May 2011. The Conference, held triennially since 1969 is a major event in the area of African studies in Russia and beyond. What is particularly remarkable is the number and the... more...