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  • Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africaby Axel Harneit-Sievers; Stephen Marks; Sanusha Naidu

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    The deepening engagement of China in Africa since the end of the cold war has led to debates about the evolving nature of this relationship, yet the focus of analysis has largely been confined to the interactions between states. Little attention has been paid to the growing dialogue between Chinese and African civil society organizations. This collection... more...

  • Africa Toward 2030by Erik Lundsgaarde

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00

    Combining studies of demography, climate change, technology and innovation, political development, new actors in international development, and global governance frameworks, this book highlights the major underlying determinants of change in the African context and key uncertainties about the continent's future development prospects. more...

  • The Pirates of Somaliaby Jay Bahadur

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 14.99

    In this remarkable book, Jay Bahadur ventures to the troubled mini-state of Puntland, a self-governing region in northeastern Somalia, to expose the lives of the bandits beyond the attack skiffs: how they spend their cash, how they conduct business, how they think and why they risk their lives in often suicidal missions. During his travels, Bahadur... more...

  • The Last Maasai Warriorsby Wilson Meikuaya; Jackson Ntirkana; Susan McClelland

    Greystone Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world. They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are two brave warriors of the Maasai, an intensely proud culture built on countless generations steeped in the mystique of tradition, legend... more...

  • Dying to Liveby Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga; Casey Roberts; Phil Taylor

    Baraka Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga was teaching history in Kigali, Rwanda, when he was forced to flee to the neighboring Congo with his wife and three children. Thus began a harrowing five-year voyage of survival during which they travelled thousands of miles on foot from one refugee camp to another. Lacking food and water, they were often robbed, sometimes... more...

  • One Hundred Days of Silenceby Jared A. Cohen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 23.99

    In the spring of 1994, eight-hundred thousand Rwandan Tutsis and Moderate Hutus were killed in a horrific genocide. One Hundred Days of Silence is a scathing look at the challenges of humanitarian intervention, the history of U.S. policy toward the 1994 Rwanda genocide, and the role of genocide in the larger context of strategic studies. It looks at... more...

  • Holding the Lineby Jr. George White

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 32.99

    The Eisenhower administration's confrontation with Africa demonstrates the significance of race in the creation and execution of American foreign policy. In this new work, historian George White, Jr., explores the ways in which Eisenhower diplomacy, influenced by America's racialized fantasies, fears, and desires, turned the Cold War into a global... more...

  • "We Only Come Here to Struggle"by Berida Ndambuki; Claire Cone Robertson

    Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 14.99

    Here is the life history of Berida Ndambuki, a Kenyan woman trader born in 1936, who speaks movingly of her experiences under the turbulences of late British colonialism and independence. A poverty survivor, Berida overcame patriarchal constraints to reclaim the rights to her labor, her body, and her spirit. She invokes a many-faceted picture of central... more...

  • Email from Ngetiby James H. Smith; Ngeti Mwadime

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Email from Ngeti is a captivating story of sorcery, redemption, and transnational friendship in the globalized twenty-first century. When the anthropologist James Smith returns to Kenya to begin fieldwork for a new research project, he meets Ngeti Mwadime, a young man from the Taita Hills who is as interested in the United States as Smith is in Taita.... more...

  • Lebendige Überlieferungby Dirk Bustorf

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2011; US$ 70.34

    Die Silt?e sind eine muslimische ethnische Gruppe im südlichen Zentral-Äthiopien, deren Ethnologie und Geschichte erstmals in einer umfassenden Studie vorgestellt werden. Dirk Bustorf gibt in seiner Monographie Lebendige Überlieferung eine Einführung in die ethnographischen und landeskundlichen Grundlagen des Untersuchungsgebiets und vermittelt einen... more...