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- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 82.00
This is the personal story of Dame Margaret Anstee's experiences as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission there from February 1992 to June 1993. Formerly a colony of Portugal, Angola was awarded independence following the democratization of Portugal in 1975. After independence,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
In this thought provoking and original work Lucy Corkin demonstrates how Angola has been amongst the most successful of African nations to use China's involvement in the region to grow their economies and solicit renewed interest from previously disengaged foreign powers, bolstering their political capital. Uncovering African Agency casts a fascinating... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 20.99
This cross-disciplinary, ethnographic, contextualized, and empirical volume?with an updated introduction to take account of the dramatic events of early 2011?explores the meaning and significance of urban space, and maps the spatial inscription of power on the mega-city of Cairo. Suspicious of collective life and averse to power-sharing, Egyptian governance... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.99
Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores what happens when new forms of privatization meet collectivist pasts, public space is sold off to satisfy investor needs and tourist gazes, and the state plans for Egypt?s future in desert cities while stigmatizing and neglecting Cairo?s popular neighborhoods.... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 9.99
Cairo?s Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo?s spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 12.99
The Arab?Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world?s largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still implemented. Nevertheless, despite the extensive efforts to preserve Historic Cairo, it is sadly vulnerable. Ahmed Sedky investigates the reasons behind... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 15.99
This book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the city?s eighteen million inhabitants have, in the face of a largely neglectful government, built and shaped their own city. Using a wealth of recent studies on Greater Cairo and a deep reading of informal urban... more...
- 30 Degrees South Publishers 2010; US$ 10.00
Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israels first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist, Tamar Ron. But in reality, the book has one voice, one of love for Angola, its long-suffering people, vast landscapes... more...
- Helion & Company 2014; US$ 16.99
In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa. Following the uprisings of March of 1961 in the north of Angola,... more...
- American University of Cairo Press 2001; US$ 28.99
Corroded pieces of metal, stamped lumps of copper, broken bits of glass with partial inscriptions, fragments of textiles, tiny beads?these were the raw material found at al-Fustat, the site of the first Muslim settlement in Egypt in the seventh century and the heart of Cairo for many centuries following. From the 1950s Dr. Henri Amin Awad accepted... more...