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  • Egyptby Rabab El-Mahdi; Philip Marfleet

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Egypt is at the axis of the Arab world, but there have been few attempts to understand contemporary Egyptian society. This book addresses the turmoil created by neoliberal economic policies, the increasingly fragile nature of the authoritarian regime, the influence of movements for democratic opening and popular participation, and the impact of Islamism. more...

  • Global Security Watch--Egypt: A Reference Handbookby Denis J. Sullivan; Kimberly Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Despite the appearance of political and military stability, Egypt may be standing at the edge of a precipice as the state remains grounded in rigid authoritarianism while the population, including a struggling civil society, readies itself to make the leap to democratization. This characterization has far-reaching implications for relations between... more...

  • The Black Nileby Dan Morrison

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    "A supremely entertaining work, and also an important one." -David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z Upon hearing the news of tenuous peace in Sudan, foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank-board boat, summoned a friend who'd never left America, and set out from Uganda, paddling the Nile on a quest to reach Cairo-a trip that tyranny... more...

  • Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930?1945by Israel Gershoni; James P. Jankowski

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 43.00

    The emergence of nationalism redefined Egyptian identity. This book shows how the growth of an urban middle class, combined with political failures in the 1930s, eroded the earlier territorial and isolationist order. more...

  • Crossing the Zambeziby JoAnn McGregor

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    This is the story of 150 years of conflict and contested claims over control and access to the waters and banks of the River Zambezi, one of Africa's longest and most important rivers. more...

  • David Livingstoneby Meriel Buxton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    A biography of David Livingstone giving a balanced account of his strengths and weaknesses. Revered for years as a saint, he was in fact a much more interesting character, difficult, demanding and unsympathetic but also single minded, determined, patient and outstandingly brave. At ten he worked a fourteen hour day in a mill and at sixty was buried... more...

  • New Approaches to Security and Developmentby Shri L K Advani

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 19.50

    This paper was delivered by Shri Lal Krishna Advani, Deputy Prime Minister of India, at a Public Lecture organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore on 4 February 2003.... more...

  • Heart of Africaby Shile Khumalo

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    More hilarious, more deeply experienced travelling from the author of Dark Continent My Black Arse more...

  • Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Aliby Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 50.00

    This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt. It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments. They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use... more...

  • Rivalry in Southern Africa 1893-99by Matthew S. Seligmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 150.00

    Seligmann focuses on the development of German policy towards the Transvaal and southern Africa in the 1890s. During this time Germany's flirtation with President Kruger and her confrontational approach to Britain threatened war. How did this come to pass? The author examines the roots of German policy and explores consequent rivalries and tensions.... more...