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  • 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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 114.99

    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...

  • African Alternativesby Patrick Chabal; Ulf Engel; Leo de Haan

    BRILL 2007; US$ 62.00

    To stimulate the exploration of African initiative and creativity beyond immediate socio-economic and political circumstances this book demonstrates that societies in Africa have always showed the ability to negotiate whatever constraining ecological, economic and political circumstances they faced. more...

  • Making Nations, Creating Strangersby Sara Dorman; Daniel Hammett; Paul Nugent

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book explores the instrumental manipulation of citizenship and narrowing definitions of national-belonging which refract political struggles in Zimbabwe, Cote d?Ivoire, Cameroon, Somalia, Tanzania, and South Africa, where conflicts are legitimated through claims of exclusionary nationhood and redefinitions of citizenship. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Algeriaby Phillip C. Naylor

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 159.99

    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 Bähre

    BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00

    This ethnography reveals how, faced with violence, economic insecurity, and volatile relations, Xhosa migrants in Cape Town, South Africa, establish burial societies and credit groups. It examines the urban poor?s day-to-day struggles over money in post-apartheid South Africa. more...

  • Africa Yearbook, 4by Andreas Mehler; Henning Melber; Klaas van Walraven

    BRILL 2008; US$ 62.00

    Covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa - all related to developments in one calendar year. This book contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa). more...

  • Africa Yearbook, 5by Andreas Mehler

    BRILL 2009; US$ 139.00

    The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa ? all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments... 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...