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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00
This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines anthropological fieldwork, historical research, philosophical enquiry... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00
The owner of West Indian plantations, McQueen collected extensive information from slaves which led him correctly to the conclusion that the Niger ended in the great delta of the Blight of Benin. First published in 1840. more...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Later in his career, author G. A. Henty would become world-famous for his gripping action-adventure novels. However, in this, one of his earliest publications, Henty provides a thrilling first-person account of his own experiences and observations as a war correspondent on the front lines of the Abyssinian Expedition to Ethiopia. more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Camille Pecastaing looks at the twenty-first-century challenges facing the region around the Bab el Mandeb-the tiny strait that separates the Red Sea from the Indian Ocean-from civil war, piracy, radical Islamism, terrorism and the real risk of environmental and economic failure on both sides of the strait. The author takes us with him into Somalia... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 255.00
Rene Caillie was the first European who penetrated to Timbuctoo and returned to communicate the information he had collected: this account was first published in 1830, and records observations of a journey of 4500 miles. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00
The book examines the significance of the tribal factor in certain general contexts and discusses some of the particular backgrounds to contemporary transition in East Africa. Development of the concept of the tribe are also considered. more...