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  • 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$ 139.99

    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$ 11.99

    "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...

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

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands will lead you straight to the very best this region has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events... 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...

  • 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...

  • Morocco Women in Culture, Business & Travelby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45

    Women often occupy different roles in a foreign culture. Avoid offensive assumptions and behavior by understanding the position of women in Moroccan society: their legal rights; access to education and health care; workforce participation; and their dating, marriage, and family life. more...