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  • 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...

  • Losing your Landby An Ansoms; Thea Hilhorst

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Examines a fresh aspect of one of the highest profile issues facing Africa today - land grabbing - and shows just how widespread the impact of small-scale dispossession is, how it coalesces with local power dynamics, resulting in the disruption of people's lives and threatening their continuing welfare and stability. 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...

  • 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...