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  • Pastimes and Politicsby Laura Fair

    Ohio University Press 2001; US$ 27.99

    The first decades of the twentieth century were years of dramatic change in Zanzibar, a time when the social, economic, and political lives of island residents were in incredible flux, framed by the abolition of slavery, the introduction of colonialism, and a tide of urban migration. Pastimes and Politics explores the era from the perspective 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • Mobilisierung der Diasporaby Katrin Radtke

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 31.26

    Welche Rolle spielen Flüchtlingsgemeinschaften bei der Finanzierung von Bürgerkriegen? Am Beispiel der Bürgerkriege in Eritrea und Sri Lanka untersucht Katrin Radtke das transnationale Beziehungsgeflecht zwischen den bewaffneten Gruppen und den Flüchtlingen in der Diaspora. Auf der Grundlage mehrmonatiger Feldforschungsaufenthalte in beiden Konfliktländern... more...

  • Lebendige Überlieferungby Dirk Bustorf

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2011; US$ 87.10

    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...

  • 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...

  • Kenyaby Joseph R. Oppong; Esther D. Oppong

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    These information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture more...