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  • 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...

  • Adaptable Autocratsby Joshua Stacher

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The decades-long resilience of Middle Eastern regimes meant that few anticipated the 2011 Arab Spring. But from the seemingly rapid leadership turnovers in Tunisia and Egypt to the protracted stalemates in Yemen and Syria, there remains a common outcome: ongoing control of the ruling regimes. While some analysts and media outlets rush to look for... 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...

  • Into Africaby Martin Dugard

    Transworld 2012; US$ 16.00

    In 1866 Britain's foremost explorer, Dr David Livingstone, went in search of the answer to an age-old geographical riddle: where was the source of the Nile? Livingstone set out with a large team, on a course that would lead through unmapped, seemingly impenetrable terrain into areas populated by fearsome man-eating tribes. Within weeks his expedition... 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...

  • Ashraf Marwan, Israel’s Most Valuable Spyby Ephraim Kahana

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    This biography of Ashraf Marwan provides valuable information about the Israeli intelligence community. In particular, it examines how Mossad recruits and manages agents. more...

  • Egypt Since the Revolutionby P.J. Vatikiotis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    As the leaders of a revolutionary, nationalist regime, the Egyptian Free Officers who came to power following the 1952 Revolution committed themselves to the attainment of goals associated with modernization, namely rapid economic development based on State planning and industrialization and the political mobilization of society along State-decreed... more...