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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...

  • Geology and Resource Potential of the Congo Basinby Maarten J. de Wit; Francois Guillocheau; Michiel C.J. de Wit

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 179.00

    Uniquely blending data on the geology and resource potential of the Congo Basin, woefully under-researched yet half the size of the USA, this notable new work presents the latest analysis and unpublished data, and features a full geological history. 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...

  • African Democracy and Developmentby Cassandra Rachel Veney; Dick Simpson; Paul Zeleza; Sylvia Macauley; Thomas Kwasi 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$ 21.86

    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 the... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Bright Continentby Dayo Olopade

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2014; US$ 8.74

    For years Dayo Olopade struggled to reconcile the media's image of Africa as warring, impoverished and pitiful with the Africa she's known since childhood: resilient, joyful and innovative, a continent of impassioned community leaders. She reports first-hand on the explosion of commercial opportunities and technological innovations that are improving... more...

  • From Slave Trade to Empireby Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    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...