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  • People of the Seaby Rita Astuti

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 45.00

    A study of the Vezo fishing people which examines their definition of their own identity. more...

  • Plural Medical Systems In The Horn Of Africa: The Legacy Of Sheikh Hippocratesby Slikkerveer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Somalia: Piraten, Warlords, Islamistenby Marc Engelhardt

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 21.76

    Mehr als 20 Jahre lang war Somalia ohne Regierung. Vielen gilt das Land als hoffnungsloser Fall. Somalia, ein Land ohne Staat, ist der Inbegriff von Anarchie und Chaos, Gewalt und Leid. In den Trümmern der Hauptstadt Mogadischu regieren vor allem Geschäftemacher mit ihren Privatarmeen. Der Rest des Landes wird von islamistischen Milizen terrorisiert,... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, this book argues, it was not the 9/11 attacks that transformed the international security environment. Instead, it was "Somali Syndrome," an aversion to intervening in failed states that began in the wake of the1993 U.S./UN action in Somalia. The botched raid precipitated America's strategic retreat from its post-Cold... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Violations of the Rules Applicable in Non-International Armed Conflicts and Their Possible Causesby Omar Abdulle Alasow

    BRILL 2010; US$ 192.00

    While all armed conflicts are marked by violations of international humanitarian law, non-international armed conflicts appear to be characterised by even more serious violations of international humanitarian law on a colossal scale. This study is aimed at understanding the possible factors that may cause parties to non-international armed conflicts... 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...

  • When Victims Become Killersby Mahmood Mamdani

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    "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...