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  • 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 starting point for those interested in any of the phases of Kenya's historical evolution. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics,... 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$ 24.20

    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...

  • 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...

  • A History of Ethiopia: Volume Iby E. A. Wallis Budge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This, the first volume of Sir E. A. Wallis Budge?s The History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia , first published in 1928, presents an account of Ethiopian history from the earliest legendary and mythic records up until the death of King Lebna Dengel in 1540. Using a vast range of sources ? Greek and Roman reports, Biblical passages, Egyptian hieroglyphs,... more...

  • A History of Ethiopia: Volume IIby E. A. Wallis Budge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This is the second volume of Sir E. A. Wallis Budge?s narrative account of Ethiopian history, and continues the chronicle of the Kings of Abyssinia where the first volume ended: the death of Lebna Dengel in 1540. The list of kings ends with the Regent R?s Tafari, who still reigned at the time of first publication in 1928. Thereafter, the author... more...

  • The African Garrison Stateby Kjetil Tronvoll; Daniel R. Mekonnen

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    A comprehensive study of how and why the bright prospects the new state of Eritrea had in 1991 were undercut, turning the country into one of the world's most authoritarian, militarised, isolated, and human rights-abusing states. more...

  • 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...