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  • The King's African Rifles - Volume 1by 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...

  • 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...

  • Lusophone Africaby Fernando Arenas

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    Lusophone Africa: Beyond Independence is a study of the contemporary cultural production of Portuguese-speaking Africa and its critical engagement with globalization in the aftermath of colonialism, especially since the advent of multiparty politics and market-oriented economies. Exploring the evolving relationship of Lusophone Africa with Portugal,... 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...

  • Mr Stanley, I Presume?by Alan Gallop

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    <div>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... more...

  • Nomad's Path, Theby Alistair Carr

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Manga is one of Africa's most wild and remote regions: a hostile and unforgiving landscape inhabited by nomads. Situated in south-eastern Niger, in the shadow of the Old Salt Road, it has been mislaid by the modern world; no westerner had been seen there in living memory. The Nomad's Path is a beautifully-rendered account of a journey across... more...

  • The Rishi of Bangladeshby Dr Cosimo Zene; Cosimo Zene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Tradition and Modernityby Kwame Gyekye

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 64.99

    This work offers a philosophical interpretation and critical analysis of the African cultural experience in modern times. Gyekye attempts to show the usefulness of Western philosophical concepts in addressing a range of specifically African problems. more...

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

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    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 by... more...

  • Brown Waters of Africaby John Cann

    Helion & Company 2013; US$ 25.00

    During World War II, Portugal played its cards uncommonly well as a neutral and subsequently became a member of NATO. This membership resulted in a modernizing of its navy and its integration into the Atlantic Alliance. By 1960, when other colonial powers were abandoning their empires, Portugal made the decision to cling to its possessions, as they... more...