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Central Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • The King's African Rifles - Volume 2by H. Moyse-Bartlett

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 19.49

    This is a regimental history with a difference, one that is bound up with the history of the British Empire in Africa and the extension and development of British rule in the territories of Somaliland, British East Africa (redesignated Kenya from July 1920), Uganda, Nyasaland and, after 1918, Tanganyika (previously German East Africa). These were the... more...

  • Travels into the Interior of Africaby Mungo Park; Anthony Sattin

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 7.28

    Mungo Park?s account of his journeys into West Africa in 1795 and again in 1805 provided Europeans with their first reliable description of the interior of the continent. Though he failed in the object of his mission to chart the course of the Niger River he succeeded in leaving a unique record of everyday life before the exploitation of Africa... more...

  • African Democracy and Developmentby Cassandra Rachel Veney; Dick Simpson; Paul Zeleza; Sylvia Macauley; Thomas Tieku; Fredline M?Cormack-Hale; John Yoder; Arthur Abraham; Amos Sawyer; Helen Hintjens; Elisabeth King; Jessica Schafer

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 44.99

    This book is examines particular African countries that are recovering from civil wars that left thousands of their citizens internally displaced or as refugees in surrounding countries. The countries examined in the book are in the process of rebuilding institutions of governance that include judicial, legislative, and executive branches. more...

  • Mr Stanley, I Presume?by Alan Gallop

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    Famous for having found the great missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and immortalised as the utterer of perhaps the four most often quoted words of greeting of all time - 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?' - Henry Morton Stanley was himself a man who characterised the great wave of exploring fever that gripped... more...

  • Mastering the Nigerby David Lambert

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 50.00

    In Mastering the Niger , David Lambert recalls Scotsman James MacQueen (1778?1870) and his publication of A New Map of Africa in 1841 to show that Atlantic slavery?as a practice of subjugation, a source of wealth, and a focus of political struggle?was entangled with the production, circulation, and reception of geographical knowledge. The British... more...

  • The Rishi of Bangladeshby Dr Cosimo Zene; Cosimo Zene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines anthropological fieldwork, historical research, philosophical enquiry... more...

  • Snow on the Equatorby H.W. Tilman; Jim Perrin

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 4.36

    To those who went to the War straight from school and survived it, the problem of what to do afterwards was particularly difficult.? For H.W. Tilman, the solution lay in Africa gold prospecting, mountaineering and a 3,000-mile solo bicycle ride across the continent. Tilman was perhaps the greatest explorer of his time, a famed mountaineer and pioneering... more...

  • From Slave Trade to Empireby Olivier Ptr-Grenouilleau

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    Much has been written about the origins of the great push which led Europe to colonise sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the nineteenth century. This book provides a new perspective on this controversial subject by focussing on Europe and a range of empire-building states: Germany, France, Italy and Portugal. The essays in this volume consider economic... more...

  • Ethnicity Kills?by Einar Braathen; Morten Bs; Gjermund Saether

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 205.00

    The book examines, among other issues, the emergence of civil war as a result of political struggles. The construction of Africa as the 'other' has meant that factors commonly used to explain war elsewhere have been neglected in SubSaharan Africa. The political power struggle which evolved around the state is at the forefront of the analysis of civil... more...

  • New News Out of Africaby Charlayne Hunter-Gault

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    Exploring the transformation of post-apartheid South Africa, the author emphasizes the challenges and responsibilities of reporting on Africa, the foreign media's role in representing Africa, and her reflection of what dangers her African collegaues face in their countries to report news from their homelands. more...