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    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

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  • When Victims Become Killersby Mahmood Mamdani

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    "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...

  • The Franco-Mauritian Eliteby Tijo Salverda

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Mauritian independence in 1968 marked the end of a regime favorable to the Franco-Mauritians, the island's white colonial elite. Now, in postcolonial Mauritius, this group is faced with a much more diverse power constellation and often feels in competition with others vying for their privileges. Though this is a clear departure from the colonial... 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...

  • Kagameby François Soudan

    Enigma Books 2015; US$ 21.00

    President of Rwanda for the past thirteen years, Paul Kagame explains his role in the country?s history and its future more...

  • Lebendige Überlieferungby Dirk Bustorf

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2011; US$ 73.81

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 105.00

    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...

  • 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...