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  • 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proofby J. A. Rogers

    Helga M. Rogers 2014; US$ 4.99

    Classic collection of black history and trivia more...

  • In Moroccoby Edith Wharton

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    American novelist and designer Edith Wharton traveled to Morocco after the end of World War I. Morocco is her account of her time there as the guest of General Hubert Lyautey. Her account praises Lyautey and his wife and also the French administration of the country. more...

  • How I Found Livingstoneby Henry Morton Stanley

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Livingstone's 1840s expedition into Africa, the "Dark Continent", caught the public's imagination. In 1864 he returned to Africa and all but disappeared. Public interest ran so high, that in 1869 the publisher of the New York Herald commissioned reporter Henry Stanley to go and find him. This book is Stanley's account of his adventure,... more...

  • Die deutsche Emin-Pascha-Expeditionby Carl Peters

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 12.19

    Hauptbeschreibung Emin Pascha, bedeutendster Pionier der Erforschung Innerafrikas und Leiter der Äquatorialprovinz, wird durch den Mahdi-Aufstand von Ägypten und dem Sudan abgeschnitten. Im Jahre 1887 startet der Brite Henry Stanley eine Expedition, um den in die Enge getriebenen Emin Pascha zu befreien. 1888 erreicht die stanleysche Expedition ihr... more...

  • Die Entdeckungsreisen in Nord- und Mittelafrika von Richardson, Overweg, Barth und Vogelby Karl Arenz

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 8.44

    Hauptbeschreibung Bereits 1845 reiste der Engländer James Richardson nach Nordafrika, da er den dort betriebenen Sklavenhandel erforschen und durch einen Handel mit europäischen und einheimischen Waren ersetzen wollte. Nach seiner Rückkehr beschloss er, erneut den afrikanischen Kontinent zu besuchen, um mögliche Handelsbeziehungen auszubauen und... more...

  • The Great Boer Warby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.99

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his name and cemented his literary reputation as the master of detective fiction with the Sherlock Holmes tales, but his wide-ranging interests led him to produce a remarkable array of books over the course of his career. This is his meticulously researched account of England's war with the Boers in South Africa, which... more...

  • Margery Perham and British Rule in Africaby Mary Bull; Alison Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Margery Perham was an outstanding influence on official and academic thinking on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa during the middle part of the century. The book traces how the Second World War transformed her view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished. more...

  • The State of Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...

  • Distance and Memoryby Peter Davidson

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 10.91

    This is a book about remoteness: a memoir of places observed in solitude, of the texture of life through the quiet course of the seasons in the far north of Scotland. It is a book grounded in the singularity of one place - a house in northern Aberdeenshire - and threaded through with an unshowy commitment to the lost and the forgotten. In these painterly... more...