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  • Tradition and Transition in East Africaby P.H. Gulliver

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    First published in 1969. Divided into two parts, the first sections in the book examine the significance of the tribal factor in certain general contexts and discuss some of the particular backgrounds to contemporary transition in East Africa. There are essays on politics, economic development, language, law and education, together with a comparative... 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...

  • Africa, My Passionby Corinne Hofmann; Peter Millar

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 8.74

    In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, author of the global bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places, then treks 500 miles across the Namibian desert to discover the lives of the nomadic Himba people. Joined by her half-Kenyan... more...

  • 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...

  • Jihad in the Arabian Seaby Camille Pecastaing

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Camille Pecastaing looks at the twenty-first-century challenges facing the region around the Bab el Mandeb-the tiny strait that separates the Red Sea from the Indian Ocean-from civil war, piracy, radical Islamism, terrorism and the real risk of environmental and economic failure on both sides of the strait. The author takes us with him into Somalia... 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...

  • Ignorance Becoming a Factby Teddy Lufungula Osembe

    Hamilton Books 2000; US$ 24.99

    The succession of Shimba as a traditional chief ruler of Mibanga, a tiny village in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the extraordinary power given to him by his ancestors and heavens had been poorly ignored by his first brutal son Ndumbi. The consequences that Ndumbi endures are the key point of this book. Kibonge, Ndumbi's brother,... 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...