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  • As We Forgiveby Catherine Claire Larson

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    Can a country known for its radical brutality become a country known for an even more radical forgiveness? More than a decade after the 1994 genocide, the Rwandan government has released tens of thousands of murderers back into the communities they ravaged. Survivors and perpetrators have had to learn to live again as neighbors. Inspired by the award-winning... more...

  • Maji Majiby James Giblin; Jamie Monson

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    This volume reexamines the Maji Maji war of 1905-07 in Tanzania, the largest African rebellion against European colonialism. Contributors provide histories of previously neglected localities and groups, and new insight into the use of protective medicines believed to provide invulnerability. more...

  • Tick Bite Feverby David Bennun

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 10.88

    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... 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...

  • Peasant Revolution in Ethiopiaby John Young

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • Imperial Reckoningby Caroline Elkins

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 20.99

    A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population... more...

  • Out of Africaby Isak Dinesen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya. From the Trade Paperback edition. 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...

  • Machete Seasonby Jean Hatzfeld; Linda Coverdale; Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 16.99

    In April-May 1994, 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis were massacred by their Hutu fellow citizens--about 10,000 a day, mostly being hacked to death by machete. In Machete Season , the veteran foreign correspondent Jean Hatzfeld reports on the results of his interviews with nine of the Hutu killers. They were all friends who came from a single region where they... more...

  • Deadly Watersby Jay Bahadur

    Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 21.99

    For centuries, stories of pirates have captured the imagination of people everywhere. But the recent gangs of daring, ragtag pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking huge ships owned by international conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the modern era. While the world sees nothing but opportunistic bands of local bandits running... more...