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  • 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...

  • Birth of a Nationby Gerard Loughran

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 52.00

    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$ 35.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The International Politics of the Red Seaby Anoushiravan Ehteshami; Emma C. Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the international politics of the Red Sea region from the Cold War to the present. It argues that the Red Sea region demonstrates well the characteristics of a sub-regional system, with increasing economic and social interdependence, greater regional integration, with the stronger regional powers ? Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia... more...