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  • Tick Bite Feverby David Bennun

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.27

    Tick Bite Fever is the unconventional memoir of a very unconventional childhood. In the early Seventies, Dave Bennun's family transplanted themselves from Swindon to the wilds of Kenya. His father, who was a doctor, had lived in Africa before (but had felt it expedient to leave when the South African government realised he was carting explosives... more...

  • Zanzibar: The Hundred Days Revolutionby Helen-Louise Hunter

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    In the late 1950s, Communists decided that Zanzibar offered them a particular favorable opportunity for expanding their influence. more...

  • Crazy Riverby Richard Grant

    Free Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and, really, no one should. In his last book, the adventure classic God?s Middle Finger, he narrowly escaped death in Mexico?s lawless Sierra Madre. Now, Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness, wit, and curiosity into East Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of an unexplored river in Tanzania,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Eritreaby Dan Connell; Tom Killion

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    The history of Eritrea is told in this reference through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Eritrea's history from the earliest times to the present. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers,... more...

  • Peasant Revolution in Ethiopiaby John Young

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 40.00

    This book chronicles the rise to power of the student controlled Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray. more...

  • The Archaeology of Ethiopiaby Niall Finneran

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides the first truly comprehensive multi-period study of the archaeology of Ethiopia, surveying the country's history, detailing the discoveries from the late Stone Age, including the famous 'Lucy' and moving onto the emergence of food production, prehistoric rock art and an analysis of the increasing social complexity that can be observed... more...

  • Birth of a Nationby Gerard Lougrhan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Launched in Nairobi in 1960, three years before the birth of independent Kenya, the Nation group of newspapers grew up sharing the struggles of an infant nation, suffering the pain of its failures and rejoicing in its successes. Marking its 50th anniversary in 2010, the Nation looks back on its performance as the standard-bearer for journalistic integrity... more...

  • Horn of Africa, Theby Peter Woodward

    I.B.Tauris 1996; US$ 14.95

    The Horn of Africa' ? principally Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia ? is the stage on which Africa?s tragedy is being played out in its most stark and violent form. In this comprehensive survey of the region, Peter Woodward argues that while the principal conflicts have arisen from domestic issues of ehtnicity, history and traditions, they have been magnified... more...

  • The Horn of Africa as Common Homelandby Leenco Lata

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 38.95

    Contemporary states are generally presumed to be founded on the elements of nation, people, territory, and sovereignty. In the Horn of Africa however, the attempts to find a neat congruence among these elements created more problems than they solved. Leenco Lata demonstrates that conflicts within and between states tend to connect seamlessly in the... more...

  • Deadly Watersby Jay Bahadur

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    What are the lives of modern day pirates like outside of the attack skiffs? How do they spend their money? What clothes do they wear and what is their drug of choice? Deadly Waters takes us to the heart of Somalia, where Jay Bahadur, the intrepid twenty-five-year-old author has ventured where most journalists fear to tread. As the 'go to' journalist... more...