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  • Battle Story Mafeking 1900by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most famous actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of over 8,000 men with only 1,500 troops. The town of Mafeking was designated a central location due to its rail connections and Robert Baden-Powell decided to trial his theory of defence rather than attack here. He hold... more...

  • The Ethnographic Stateby III Edmund Burke

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Alone among Muslim countries, Morocco is known for its own national form of Islam, "Moroccan Islam." However, this pathbreaking study reveals that Moroccan Islam was actually invented in the early twentieth century by French ethnographers and colonial officers who were influenced by British colonial practices in India. Between 1900 and 1920, these... more...

  • Das Ende der Arroganzby Helmut Danner

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 24.83

    Das Verhältnis zwischen Afrika und dem Westen ist gestört. Das hat zwei wesentliche Ursachen: die gemeinsame Geschichte, demütigend für die Afrikaner, und ein unzureichendes Verstehen des jeweiligen Gegenübers. Überheblichkeit auf der Seite des Westens und afrikanisches Misstrauen sind die Folge. Das Ende der Arroganz legt die mentalen Unterschiede... more...

  • SIMBABWE - Agonie oder Aufbruch?by Andrea Jeska

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 19.39

    Wie konnte es so weit kommen, dass Simbabwe nach der kolonialen Befreiung zu einem unfreien Staat mit einer korrupte Elite wurde? Andrea Jeska kennt das Land gut. Ihr Buch erklärt die Hintergründe für den politischen und wirtschaftlichen Niedergang der einstigen Kornkammer im südlichen Afrika. Sie berichtet von ihren Begegnungen mit Menschen, die ihr,... more...

  • Africa-centred Knowledgesby Brenda Cooper; Robert Morrell

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Proposes a dynamic new approach to the production of knowledge on Africa, one that is global, multiple and heterogeneous, elucidating this through both discursive theoretical chapters and case histories. more...

  • The State of Post-conflict Reconstructionby Naseem Badiey

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Traces the dynamics of state-building in Juba, Southern Sudan 2005-2011, revealing how underlying ties of ethnicity and land dominated the actions of the various parties in post-conflict reconstruction and how these may continue to influence power and resource-sharing in the newly independent state of South Sudan. more...

  • Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africaby Liisa Laakso; Petri Hautaniemi

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Featuring a wealth of case-study material and insights from leading experts in the field, this highly original volume forces an important re-think in a contentious area of African politics and development. more...

  • "Make it a People's Integration!?by Mariel Reiss

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.58

    This contribution analyzes the role of organized civil society actors from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda within the regionalization processes of the East African Community (EAC). Three research questions are developed in order to inquire the impact of civil society actors on the regional level in eastern Africa. Mainly building on assumptions from the... more...

  • Marrakech Expressby Peter Millar

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 11.65

    Back in 1969 when Morocco?s ancient capital was a hashish-clouded hippy mecca, Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded their cheesy (and hopelessly inaccurate) foot-tapping anthem ‘Marrakech Express?. A generation on, award-winning journalist, author, and one-time glamrock fan Peter Millar uses what is now the country?s best visited tourist destination as... more...

  • A Burning Hungerby Lynda Schuster

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    If the Mandelas were the generals in the fight for black liberation, the Mashininis were the foot soldiers. Theirs is a story of exile, imprisonment, torture, and loss, but also of dignity, courage, and strength in the face of appalling adversity. Originally published in Great Britain to critical acclaim, A Burning Hunger: One Family's Struggle Against... more...