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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Das Ende der Arroganzby Helmut Danner

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 23.88

    Das Verhältnis zwischen Afrika und dem Westen ist gestört. Das hat zwei wesentliche Ursachen: die gemeinsame Geschichte, demütigend für die Afrikaner, und ein unzureichendes Verstehen des jeweiligen Gegenübers. Überheblichkeit auf der Seite des Westens und afrikanisches Misstrauen sind die Folge. Das Ende der Arroganz legt die mentalen Unterschiede... more...

  • Somalia: Piraten, Warlords, Islamistenby Marc Engelhardt

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 23.88

    Mehr als 20 Jahre lang war Somalia ohne Regierung. Vielen gilt das Land als hoffnungsloser Fall. Somalia, ein Land ohne Staat, ist der Inbegriff von Anarchie und Chaos, Gewalt und Leid. In den Trümmern der Hauptstadt Mogadischu regieren vor allem Geschäftemacher mit ihren Privatarmeen. Der Rest des Landes wird von islamistischen Milizen terrorisiert,... more...

  • Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africaby Liisa Laakso; Petri Hautaniemi

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Featuring a wealth of case-study material and insights from leading experts in the field, this highly original volume forces an important re-think in a contentious area of African politics and development. 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...

  • A Man of Good Hopeby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 21.88

    IN JANUARY 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city?s population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militiaman, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept – alone – into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout sub-Saharan Africa... more...