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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Africa, My Passionby Corinne Hofmann; Peter Millar

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • Uncertain Tastesby Jon Holtzman

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social... more...

  • Strategic Shortfall: The Somalia Syndrome and the March to 9/11by Robert G. Patman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    This seminal work argues that the disastrous raid in Mogadishu in 1993, and America's resulting aversion to intervening in failed states, led to the Rwanda and Bosnia genocides and to the 9/11 attacks. more...

  • Uganda Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Uganda will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Uganda, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...