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  • 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...

  • Nyerereby Thomas Molony

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 45.00

    A uniquely detailed portrayal of the formative years of Tanzania's first president and the influences that led him to enter politics. more...

  • Nyerereby Thomas Molony

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 36.46

    Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, was a man whose political life was uniquely and inextricably bound into the history of the nation he created. Yet, though 'Baba wa Taifa', Father of the Nation, there is still no adequate biography. This book presents the first truly rounded portrait of Nyerere's early life,... more...

  • A History of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopiaby Ulrich Braukämper; Geraldine Krause

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 87.30

    The Hadiyya are an ethnic group of 1.5 million people in central-southern Ethiopia. Linguistically they belong to the Highland East Cushitic cluster. In Ethiopian and Arabic chronicles between the 13th and the 17th centuries they were mentioned as representatives of a powerful Muslim state which continuously challenged the hegemony of the Christian... more...

  • Paths toward the Nationby Joseph L. Venosa

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    In the early and mid-1940s, during the period of British wartime occupation, community and religious leaders in the former Italian colony of Eritrea engaged in a course of intellectual and political debate that marked the beginnings of a genuine national consciousness across the region. During the late 1940s and 1950s, the scope of these concerns... more...

  • 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...

  • Foundations of an African Civilisationby David W. Phillipson

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 24.78

    This well-illustrated book provides an up-to-date survey of a key period in the history of northern Ethiopia and south-central Eritrea. It is accessible to the general reader, but its comprehensive references and guidance to controversies and research needs will render it invaluable to specialists and students. It considers how the region's literate... more...

  • Exploiting Africaby Donovan C. Chau

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    The purpose of this book is to provide an historical examination of China?s activities in Africa, an important yet overlooked aspect of the broader subject of China in Africa today. There is a tendency of observers of China in Africa to always look forward; however, there is a need to look backward. Modern China?s historical presence in Africa must... more...

  • Life, Wanderings and Labours in Eastern Africaby Charles New

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    A history of East Africa and its people, 20 years before the main period of European penetration. 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...