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  • Is This the Way to Madagascar?by Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    I had noticed in Madagascar that many things are called Mad. Would you trust yourself to Mad travel (it sounds rather like what I do), eat in Mad cafe or, a real worry for a white-knuckle flyer, take to the skies with Mad Air, as Air Madagascar is generally known?'In all her travels across the globe, Lydia Laube had always wanted to visit the intriguing... more...

  • 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...

  • Tick Bite Feverby David Bennun

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 10.98

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Archaeology of Ethiopiaby Niall Finneran

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    An excellent and very readable story of the rich heritage of this very misunderstood country. 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...