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  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Kenyaby Philip Briggs

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 25.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Kenya will lead you straight to the best attractions this country has to offer. Packed with full-color photography, illustrations, and maps, this updated guide explores Kenya's many dynamic features, from the spectacular wildlife and breathtaking national parks, to the lively nightlife and cultural attractions of Nairobi.... more...

  • And Then Life Happensby Auma Obama

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 27.26

    A moving account about life in two cultures, and Auma Obama's relationship with her brother, Barack. more...

  • Grasp the Shield Firmly the Journey is Hardby Zedekia Oloo Siso; Jan Shelter Bender

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    This book is a compilation of oral histories about the movement of Luo and some Bantu-speaking peoples. It includes histories of many clans or ethnic groups, and how drought, warfare, disease, and competition over pastoral resources in western Kenya forced them to look for a land that they could call their own. Highly entertaining, the stories cross... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Rwandaby Aimable Twagilimana

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 92.99

    Blessed with natural beauty and rich vegetation, Rwanda is often called the 'land of a thousand hills' (le pays des mille collines). A proud people, the Banyarwanda (Rwandans) possess a centric view of the world, believing that Imana (God) favors Rwanda, as conveyed through the saying 'Imana yirirwa ahandi igataha i Rwanda' (God spends the day some... more...

  • The Horn of Africaby Kidane Mengisteab

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    The Horn of Africa is a deeply troubled region engulfed in three interlocking crises. The first is a security crisis characterized by a range of devastating inter-state and inter-communal conflicts, including civil wars. The second is an economic crisis, evidenced by widespread debilitating poverty, chronic food insecurity, and frequent cycles of famines.... more...

  • Life, Wanderings and Labours in Eastern Africaby Charles New

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    A history of East Africa and its people, 20 years before the main period of European penetration. more...

  • When Victims Become Killersby Mahmood Mamdani

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    "When we captured Kigali, we thought we would face criminals in the state; instead, we faced a criminal population." So a political commissar in the Rwanda Patriotic Front reflected after the 1994 massacre of as many as one million Tutsis in Rwanda. Underlying his statement is the realization that, though ordered by a minority of state functionaries,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Somaliaby Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 99.99

    The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture. Arabic sources and other non-English colonial sources of great importance to the subject are also highlighted. A vital addition to reference... more...

  • Consider Somalilandby Marleen Renders

    BRILL 2012; US$ 95.00

    Can ?traditional? leaders and institutions help to build more legitimate, accountable and effective governments in polities or ?states? under (re)construction? This book investigates the fascinating case of ?Somaliland?, the 20-year old non-recognized state which emerged from Somalia?s conflict and state collapse. more...

  • Taifaby James R. Brennan

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Taifa is a story of African intellectual agency, but it is also an account of how nation and race emerged out of the legal, social, and economic histories in one major city, Dar es Salaam. Nation and race?both translatable as taifa in Swahili?were not simply universal ideas brought to Africa by European colonizers, as previous studies assume.... more...