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  • Gaddafi's Haremby Annick Cojean

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 10.19

    <p>Soraya was a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honour of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, "the Guide," on a visit he was making the following week. This one meeting - a presentation of flowers, a pat on the head from Gaddafi - changed Soraya's life forever. Soon afterwards, she was summoned... more...

  • The Battle for Mozambiqueby Stephen A. Emerson

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 16.99

    The sixteen-year-long war in Mozambique between the Frelimo government and Renamo rebels remains one of the most overlooked and misunderstood of the conflicts that raged across Africa during the height of the Cold War. While usually viewed as mere sideshow to more high-profile wars in Angola, Rhodesia and within apartheid South Africa itself, it nonetheless... more...

  • Bush War Operatorby Andrew Balaam

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 16.99

    From the searing heat of the Zambezi Valley to the freezing cold of the Chimanimani Mountains in Rhodesia, from the bars in Port St Johns in the Transkei to the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, this is the story of one man's fight against terror, and his conscience. Anyone living in Rhodesia during the 1960s and 1970s would have had a father,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Niger Journal of Richard and John Landerby Robin Hallett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The journal of the Lander brothers provides a narrative of one of the most important missions of exploration in the history of West Africa. The editor's introduction contains much new material on the Landers and their journey drawn from hitherto unpublished sources, while an epilogue describes Richard Lander's last expedition to the Niger in 1832-4... more...