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  • 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 Somaliaby Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 100.99

    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...

  • The Rise of Our East African Empire (1893)by Lord Frederick J.D. Lugard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 306.00

    First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Mau Mau and the Kikuyuby Louis Leakey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    This widely-acclaimed book on a troubled period of Kenyan history summarizes some of the more important Kikuyu customs. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    The book examines the significance of the tribal factor in certain general contexts and discusses some of the particular backgrounds to contemporary transition in East Africa. Development of the concept of the tribe are also considered. 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$ 69.95

    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...

  • An Archaeology of Resistanceby Alfredo González-Ruibal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland studies the tactics of resistance deployed by a variety of indigenous communities in the borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia.The main objective of the work is to understand the diverse forms of resistance that characterizes the borderland groups, with an emphasis on two... more...