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  • Historical Dictionary of Eritreaby Dan Connell; Tom Killion

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 129.99

    The history of Eritrea is told in this reference through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Eritrea's history from the earliest times to the present. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers,... more...

  • Peasant Revolution in Ethiopiaby John Young

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 41.00

    This book chronicles the rise to power of the student controlled Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray. more...

  • Lusophone Africaby Fernando Arenas

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    Lusophone Africa: Beyond Independence is a study of the contemporary cultural production of Portuguese-speaking Africa and its critical engagement with globalization in the aftermath of colonialism, especially since the advent of multiparty politics and market-oriented economies. Exploring the evolving relationship of Lusophone Africa with Portugal,... more...

  • Travel, Humanitarianism, and Becoming American in Africaby Kathryn Mathers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book uses observations of American travelers to southern Africa to ask: why is Africa so important to Americans? These travel stories show how encounters with Africans lead to a problematic desire to save Africa. Kathryn Mathers argues that this is then seen as a way to resolve the tensions between aspirations for a globally responsible America... more...

  • The Archaeology of Ethiopiaby Niall Finneran

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides the first truly comprehensive multi-period study of the archaeology of Ethiopia, surveying the country's history, detailing the discoveries from the late Stone Age, including the famous 'Lucy' and moving onto the emergence of food production, prehistoric rock art and an analysis of the increasing social complexity that can be observed... more...

  • The Almoravids and the Meanings of Jihadby Ronald Messier

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    Originally West African, Berber nomads, the Almoravids emerged from what is today Mauritania to rule Morocco, western Algeria, and Muslim Spain. Over the course of the century-long lifespan of the Almoravid dynasty, the concept of jihad evolved through four distinct phases: a struggle for righteousness, a war against pagans in the Sahara to impose... more...

  • Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africaby Toyin Falola; Adebayo Oyebade

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 72.00

    Conflict has been a critical factor in the making of contemporary Africa, and its study is key to understanding the continent's tortuous history. Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africa analyzes the area's major, post-independence conflicts intense enough to threaten national, regional, or international security. This work defines conflict broadly to encompass... more...

  • Horn of Africa, Theby Peter Woodward

    I.B.Tauris 1996; US$ 14.95

    The Horn of Africa' ? principally Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia ? is the stage on which Africa?s tragedy is being played out in its most stark and violent form. In this comprehensive survey of the region, Peter Woodward argues that while the principal conflicts have arisen from domestic issues of ehtnicity, history and traditions, they have been magnified... more...

  • The Horn of Africa as Common Homelandby Leenco Lata

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 38.95

    Contemporary states are generally presumed to be founded on the elements of nation, people, territory, and sovereignty. In the Horn of Africa however, the attempts to find a neat congruence among these elements created more problems than they solved. Leenco Lata demonstrates that conflicts within and between states tend to connect seamlessly in the... more...

  • Fakuby Timothy J. Stapleton

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    From roughly 1818 to 1867, Faku was ruler of the Mpondo Kingdom located in what is now the north-east section of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Because of Faku's legacy, the Mpondo Kingdom became the last African state in Southern Africa to fall under colonial rule. When his father died, Faku inherited his power. In a period of intense raiding,... more...