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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Going Homeby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    "Africa belongs to the Africans; the sooner they take it back the better. But--a country also belongs to those who feel at home in it. Perhaps it may be that love of Africa the country will be strong enough to link people who hate each other now. Perhaps..." Going Home is Doris Lessing's account of her first journey back to Africa, the land in... more...

  • A Rainbow in the Nightby Dominique Lapierre

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God?s ?Elect,? chosen to rule over the continent. Their... more...

  • Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelandsby Philip Briggs; Loren Minsky

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 14.00

    Now available in ePub format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands will lead you straight to the very best Cape Town and its surroundings have to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or excursions to the winelands, this guide and map is the perfect pocket-sized companion.... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Africaby Yvonne Ayo

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 15.99

    Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the peoples of a vast and mysterious continent. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the people, houses, tools and artifacts of African cultures and civilizations. See the gold of King Kofi-Karikari of the Asante, a priest''scostume made of bird''s feathers, a traveler''s magic... more...

  • The Carthaginiansby Dexter Hoyos

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    The Carthaginians reveals the complex culture, society and achievements of a famous, yet misunderstood, ancient people. Beginning as Phoenician settlers in North Africa, the Carthaginians then broadened their civilization with influences from neighbouring North African peoples, Egypt, and the Greek world. Their own cultural influence in turn spread... more...

  • Time Out Cape Townby Editors of Time Out

    Time Out 2010; US$ 9.99

    Situated dramatically where two oceans meet at the base of the Table Mountains, Cape Town boasts stunning beaches, an irresistible Mediterranean climate, delicious cuisine, and affordability. Time Out Cape Town profiles the city's best places to stay, play, dine, and visit including day-trips to the world-renowned Winelands and the breathtaking... more...