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  • 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...

  • Violent Intermediariesby Michelle R. Moyd

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The askari , African soldiers recruited in the 1890s to fill the ranks of the German East African colonial army, occupy a unique space at the intersection of East African history, German colonial history, and military history. Lauded by Germans for their loyalty during the East Africa campaign of World War I, but reviled by Tanzanians for the violence... more...

  • Federalism in South Asiaby Mahendra Prasad Singh; Veena Kukreja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    This book is one of the first in-depth and systematic studies on the functioning and aspiring federations of South Asia. It examines how federal dynamics in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are impinged on by the nature of their specific constitutions; their societal, political and cultural fabrics; composition of power elites and ruling classes;... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Kenyaby Robert M. Maxon; Thomas P. Ofcansky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 134.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Kenya provides a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography on the country?s history. The dictionary section has 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • The Greatest Safariby Søren Rasmussen

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2014; US$ 17.50

    Why does the zebra have stripes and the elephant a long trunk? How did the giraffe acquire a long neck and why does a hippopotamus lie in muddy water all day? How does an acacia tree kill grazing wild? Do wild animals speak to each other and do they have feelings?In The Greatest Safari, the reader is taken on an African adventure and told stories about... more...

  • The Boy Is Goneby Laura Lee P. Huttenbach

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    A story with the power to change how people view the last years of colonialism in East Africa, The Boy Is Gone portrays the struggle for Kenyan independence in the words of a freedom fighter whose life spanned the twentieth century's most dramatic transformations. more...

  • Israel and Africaby Haim Yacobi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Israel and Africa critically examines the ways in which Africa ? as a geopolitical entity - is socially manufactured, collectively imagined but also culturally denied in Israeli politics. Its unique exploration of moral geography and its comprehensive, interdisciplinary research on the two countries offers new perspectives on Israeli history and society.... more...

  • Kenya?s Past as Prologueby Marie-Aude Fouere; Susan Mwangi

    Twaweza Communications 2015; US$ 37.00

    During the run-up to Kenya?s 2013 general elections, crucial political and civic questions were raised. Could past mistakes, especially political and ethnic-related violence, be avoided this time round? Would the spectre of the 2007 post-electoral violence positively or negatively affect debates and voting? How would politicians, electoral bodies such... more...

  • Me Against My Brotherby Scott Peterson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda.  In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse... more...

  • Kenya Todayby Ndirangu Mwaura

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    This is the story of modern Africa: the reality of poverty, underdevelopment and the donor community. Are governments using politics and imported culture to trap ordinary Africans in a weakening web of international “friendship” and “economic partnership, more...