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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...