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  • "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...

  • (Re)membering Kenya Vol 2by George Gona; Mbugua wa-Mungai

    Twaweza Communications 2014; US$ 34.95

    Out of the first series of public lectures titled (Re) membering Kenya organised by the Volume editors together with Twaweza Communications and supported by the Goethe Institut Kenya, The Ford Foundation and the Institute for International Education, and whose key outcome was the publication of Remembering Kenya Vol.1 (2010) grew a second round of... 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$ 73.98

    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...

  • The Iraqw of Tanzaniaby Katherine A. Snyder

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    In The Iraqw of Tanzania: Negotiating Rural Development, author Katherine Snyder focuses on how the Iraqw perceive, respond to, and affect development in Tanzania. Snyder explores how the ideology of development affects people's actions, from what crops to plant, to what to wear and do at their weddings, and considers too how issues of development... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 129.99

    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...

  • Somalia: Piraten, Warlords, Islamistenby Marc Engelhardt

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 21.81

    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...

  • Bitter Dawnby Dan Newling

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 21.88

    ‘The man standing next to me was a tall, good-looking man of Indian heritage in his early 30s. Shrien Dewani seemed calm and composed. The only outward signs of trauma I could notice were the two large, dark purple bags under each of his eyes. I offered him a seat. He accepted and we started to talk. Over the following 45 minutes, the British businessman... more...

  • Defeating Mau Mauby Louis Leakey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    The second of two important books by Louis Leakey, the renowned expert on the Kikuyu tribe. This book examines the organisation of the Mau Mau movement, its propaganda, the nature of its religious aspects and its oaths and the mistakes its leaders made as well as covering chapters on necessary reforms to prevent further outbreaks of a similar nature. more...

  • Fields of Change among the Iteso of Kenyaby Ivan Karp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 305.00

    Fields of Change is a study of the means by which the Iteso adapted to the imposition of colonial rule and the loss of political independence. It explores their pacification and incorporation into a colonial state and the effects that these processes have had on Iteso territorial and political systems. At the same time it examines the way in which... more...