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  • Ethiopiaby Carol Ann Gillespie

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries more...

  • CultureShock! Moroccoby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Morocco contains all the essential information to help you settle comfortably in this unique but often bewildering country. Offering a different perspective from the romanticised place portrayed in the film Casablanca, the book explores the realities of Morocco and gives important insights into the lives and customs of the Moroccans.... more...

  • Shifting Sandsby Steve Donahue

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2004; US$ 16.95

    "We had no vehicle. We didn't know how or if we could continue heading south. I was in a vast, seemingly endless desert. I didn't know when or if we'd make it to the other side. I didn't even know where the other side was. It wasn't in Algeria. I knew that much. Was it in Niger? Where does the Sahara actually end?" We live in a culture, Donahue writes,... more...

  • African Historyby John Parker; Richard Rathbone

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples,... more...

  • Anatomy of Violenceby Belachew Gebrewold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    With a focus on Africa, this study examines three structurally interdependent conflict systems to highlight the complexities of transboundary and transregional conflict systems. The systemic approach permits you to come away from the book with a better understanding of the underlying currents of violent conflicts and thus a clearer idea of how they... more...

  • Legacy of Liberationby M. Gevisser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.99

    With unprecedented access to Mbeki and the ANC, A Legacy of Liberation weaves a nuanced portrait of the black experience under apartheid and sheds light on the future of the nation under a new regime. It is a gripping social history of South Africa’s past and future, beautifully narrated by one of Africa's most esteemed journalists. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of United States-Africa Relationsby Jr. Robert Anthony Waters

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 99.99

    The Historical Dictionary of United States-Africa Relations encompasses the relationship between the two from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the George W. Bush administration, with particular emphasis on the Cold War. It focuses on political and economic aspects of the relationship and includes cultural relations. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Algeriaby Phillip C. Naylor

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 129.99

    The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. This, coupled with its location near Europe and its prized hydrocarbons (oil and gas), continues to increase Algeria's international importance. Algeria's fight for liberation from French colonialism, which it finally achieved in 1962, was made famous by Gillo Pontecorvo's... more...

  • Money and Violenceby Erik Bahre

    BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00

    An ethnographic study that reveals how financial self-help groups (burial societies and credit groups) are islands of hope for Xhosa migrants living in the townships and squatter camps of Cape Town, South Africa. This work examines the urban poor's day-to-day struggles over money in post-apartheid South Africa. more...