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  • Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribeby Audrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe examines the cultural aspects of food and eating among the Southern Bantu, taking as its starting point the bold statement 'nutrition as a biological process is more fundamental than sex'. When it was first published in 1932, with a preface by Malinowski, it laid the groundwork for sociological theory of nutrition.... more...

  • Southern African Liberation Strugglesby Hilary Sapire; Chris Saunders

    University of Cape Town Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    Probing beyond the heroic portrayals of armed struggles and nationalist resistance, this collection of essays illustrates the intertwined histories of Southern African liberation struggles and those of regional and international solidarity movements, beginning in the 1960s through the establishment of a nonracial democracy in South Africa in 1994.... more...

  • Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarakby Galal Amin

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 6.99

    Galal Amin once again turns his attention to the shaping of Egyptian society and the Egyptian state in the half-century and more that has elapsed since the Nasserite revolution, this time focusing on the era of President Mubarak. He looks at corruption, poverty, the plight of the middle class, and of course, the economy, and directs his penetrating... more...

  • San Rock Artby J.D. Lewis-Williams

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many to be the very earliest examples of representational art. There are as many as 15,000 known rock art sites, created over the course of thousands of years up until the nineteenth century. There are possibly just as many still awaiting discovery. Taking as his starting... more...

  • The Courage of ¦¦kabboby Janette Deacon; Pippa Skotnes

    University of Cape Town Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Just over a century ago, Specimens of Bushman Folklore first appeared in print. A project of Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd, ||kabbo, Dia!kwain, and several of their kin, that book first brought the oral traditions of the |xam to the attention of the public. The Courage of ||kabbo is a collective testimony to the enduring value of the Bleek and Lloyd... more...

  • England's Prideby Julian Symons

    House of Stratus 2014; US$ 7.99

    General Gordon, charged with defending Khartoum, was stabbed to death when the Mahdi?s forces took the town by storm. Two days later, the Expeditionary force arrived to relieve Gordon, but found the town firmly in the hands of the Mahdi. In England?s Pride, Julian Symons tells the story of the disastrous and tragic failure of this mission. more...

  • Egypt, Islam, and Democracyby Saad Eddin Ibrahim

    American University of Cairo Press 2001; US$ 23.99

    These essays by one of Egypt's most influential intellectuals provide a fascinating perspective on the political, religious, economic, and social issues of contemporary Egypt. Written over a period of fifteen years, the essays cover a range of topics including civil society and the prospects for democratization in Egypt and the region, the urban sociology... more...

  • Bread, Freedom, Social Justiceby Anne Alexander; Mostafa Bassiouny

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    The first detailed account of the role of the workers' movement in the Middle East uprisings. more...

  • Southern Africa in World Politicsby Janice Love

    Westview Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    These days, politics often seem to be local and global simultaneously, challenging people, politicians, and scholars to sort out what is domestic from what is international and how the two are related. Janice Love demonstrates the complex realities of how local and global politics are intimately interwoven, sometimes inextricably so, specifically... more...

  • The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistanceby Marilyn Booth; Gorman Anthony

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 119.99

    Egypt just before political eruption! Turns of the century in Africa's northeastern corner have been critical moments, ushering in overt popular activism in the hope of radical political redirection--as this volume's focus on Egypt's 19th-century fin-de-siecle demonstrates. The end of the 19th century in Egypt witnessed crisscrossing and... more...