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  • The Lunatic Expressby Charles Miller

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    In 1895, George Whitehouse arrived at the east African post of Mombasa to perform an engineering miracle: the building of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Lake Victoria Railway - a 600-mile route that was largely unmapped and barely explored. Behind Mombasa lay a scorched, waterless desert. Beyond, a horizonless scrub country climbed toward a jagged volcanic... more...

  • Genocide on Settler Frontiersby Mohamed Adhikari

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    European colonial conquest included many instances of indigenous peoples being exterminated. Cases where invading commercial stock farmers clashed with hunter-gatherers were particularly destructive, often resulting in a degree of dispossession and slaughter that destroyed the ability of these societies to reproduce themselves. The experience of... more...

  • Wings over Ogadenby Tom Cooper

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 16.99

    With Ethiopia in disarray following a period of severe internal unrest and the spread of insurgencies in Eritrea and Tigray, Ethiopia and its armed forces should have offered little opposition to well-equipped Somali armed forces which were unleashed to capture Ogaden, in July 1977. However, excellently trained pilots of the Ethiopian Air Force took... 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...

  • Conflict in the Horn of Africaby Vincent Bakpetu Thompson

    UPA 2015; US$ 46.99

    List of Tables and Maps Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part I Chapter 1. The Foundations of Somali Irredentism 1895?1960 Part II Chapter 2. Preliminaries: Domestic Policy and Diplomacy 1960?1963 Chapter 3. Commissions for Kenya and Their Aftermath 1962?1963 Chapter 4. The Shifta Episode: The Problem Unfolds 1963?1969 Part III Chapter 5. Peace... more...

  • In Search of King Solomon's Minesby Tahir Shah

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    King Solomon, the Bible?s wisest king, possessed extraordinary wealth. The grand temple he built in Jerusalem was covered in gold from the porch to the inner sanctum, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. Long before H. Rider Haggard?s classic adventure novel King Solomon?s Mines unleashed gold fever more than a century ago, many had sought to... 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...

  • Emperor Haile Selassieby Bereket Habte Selassie

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Emperor Haile Selassie was an iconic figure of the twentieth century, a progressive monarch who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1974. This book, written by a former state official who served in a number of important positions in Selassie?s government, tells both the story of the emperor?s life and the story of modern Ethiopia. After a struggle for the... 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...

  • One Beat of a Butterfly’s Heartby Ronald Callander

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2014; US$ 15.00

    In this book we are given a unique view of East Africa of the 1950s; not the stereotyped picture of wildlife safaris and leaping Masai, but the emerging independence struggle of a new African nation from the viewpoint of a white police office, in an exceptionally detailed, thoroughly readable, firsthand account of a rare period of recent history. It... more...