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  • 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...

  • March to Magdalaby G. A. Henty

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Later in his career, author G. A. Henty would become world-famous for his gripping action-adventure novels. However, in this, one of his earliest publications, Henty provides a thrilling first-person account of his own experiences and observations as a war correspondent on the front lines of the Abyssinian Expedition to Ethiopia. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 threeinterlocking crises. The first is a security crisis characterizedby a range of devastating inter-state and inter-communal conflicts,including civil wars. The second is an economic crisis, evidencedby widespread debilitating poverty, chronic food insecurity, andfrequent cycles of famines.... 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...

  • Warrior Princessby Mindy Budgor

    Skirt! 2013; US$ 23.99

    The amazing true adventure story of a young woman who? at 27 years old and undecided as to what to do with her future?takes a spontaneous trip that leads to becoming the first female Maasai warrior and an official member of the tribe. more...

  • Herrschen und Verwaltenby Andreas Eckert

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 77.00

    Am Beispiel Tanzanias stellt Andreas Eckert jene Afrikaner in den Mittelpunkt, die zunächst Funktionen im kolonialen Staatsapparat ausübten und dann - mit der Unabhängigkeit - das Erbe der europäischen Kolonialherren an der Spitze des Staates antraten. Die afrikanischen Verwaltungsmitarbeiter nahmen in der kolonialen Ordnung eine zentrale Rolle ein... more...

  • In Search of King Solomon's Minesby Tahir Shah

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    King Solomon, the Bible?s wisest king, possessed extraordinary wealth. The grand temple he built in Jerusalem was covered in gold from the porch to the inner sanctum, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. Long before H. Rider Haggard?s classic adventure novel King Solomon?s Mines unleashed gold fever more than a century ago, many had sought to... more...