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  • Cracks in the Dome: Fractured Histories of Empire in the Zanzibar Museum, 1897-1964by Dr Sarah Longair

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    As one of the most monumental and recognisable landmarks from Zanzibar?s years as a British Protectorate, the distinctive domed building of distinctive domed building of the Zanzibar Museum (also known as the Beit al-Amani or Peace Memorial Museum) is widely known and familiar to Zanzibaris and visitors alike. Yet the complicated and compelling history... more...

  • Elusive Jannahby Cawo M. Abdi

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    As a Somali working since high school in the United Arab Emirates, Osman considers himself ?blessed? to be in a Muslim country, though citizenship, with the security it offers, remains elusive. For Ardo, smuggled out of Somalia to join her husband in South Africa, insecurities are of a more immediate, physical kind, and her economic prospects and... more...

  • The Lunatic Expressby Charles Miller

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Kenya?s Past as Prologueby Marie-Aude Fouere; Susan Mwangi

    Twaweza Communications 2015; US$ 37.00

    During the run-up to Kenya?s 2013 general elections, crucial political and civic questions were raised. Could past mistakes, especially political and ethnic-related violence, be avoided this time round? Would the spectre of the 2007 post-electoral violence positively or negatively affect debates and voting? How would politicians, electoral bodies such... 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...

  • Peters Reisebericht Nr. 1by Peter Alles

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.54

    Der Autor erzählt in seinem ersten Reisebericht von seiner Reise nach Tansania, wo er den Mount Meru und den Kilimanjaro mit einer Wandgruppe bestieg. Beide freistehenden Bergmassive sind vulkanischen Ursprungs und in Nationalparks mit sehr artenreicher Fauna und Flora eingebettet. Der Autor bestieg zunächst zur Akklimatisation in einer 4-Tages-Tour... more...

  • Running to the Fireby Tim Bascom

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    In the streets of Addis Ababa in 1977, shop-front posters illustrate Uncle Sam being strangled by an Ethiopian revolutionary, parliamentary leaders are executed, student protesters are gunned down, and Christian mission converts are targeted as imperialistic sympathizers. Into this world arrives sixteen-year-old Tim Bascom, whose missionary parents... more...

  • Building a Peaceful Nationby Paul Bjerk

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 120.00

    A compelling account of the establishment of Tanzania's stable and ambitious government in the face of external threats and internal turmoil. more...