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  • Nostalgia for the Futureby Charles Piot

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Since the end of the cold war, Africa has seen a dramatic rise in new political and religious phenomena, including an eviscerated privatized state, neoliberal NGOs, Pentecostalism, a resurgence in accusations of witchcraft, a culture of scamming and fraud, and, in some countries, a nearly universal wish to emigrate. Drawing on fieldwork in Togo, Charles... more...

  • Africa - An Incredible Journeyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    The incredible journey started without any planning whatsoever. One dreary, cold, wet English evening we were really fed up with the typical English winters. We took out a map of the world, opened it on the table, then my husband closed his eyes and stuck a pin randomly in the map. This was where we would go. Well, it was Africa, Zambia to be exact.... more...

  • West Africa Before the Europeansby O. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known regions: Ghana, Nigeria, the middle Niger valley and Western Senegal. After introducing the geographical background and chronology, subsequent... more...

  • Gambia, The Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Gambia, The will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Gambia, The, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • Africa Calledby Alan Hayward

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Africa was wide-open territory for expatriate scientists, engineers and technicians during much of the 20th century. British Colonial Africa was considered ripe for commercial and economic progress and ?Development? was the watchword and basis of government policy, as is clear from the Colonial Development and Welfare Acts. Alan Hayward came from... more...

  • The Rise of British West Africaby Claude George

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • West Africa before the Colonial Eraby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson. He takes as his starting point his successful text A History of West Africa 1000-1800 , but he has reworked his new text specially for a wider international readership. In the process he offers a fascinating introduction to... more...

  • Riding the Demonby Peter Chilson; James Galvin

    University of Georgia Press 1999; US$ 19.95

    In Niger, where access to rail and air travel requires overcoming many obstacles, roads are the nation’s lifeline. For a year in the early 1990s, Peter Chilson traveled this desert country by automobile to experience West African road culture. He crisscrossed the same roads again and again with bush taxi driver Issoufou Garba in order to learn... more...

  • Current Perspectives in the Archaeology of Ghanaby James Anquandah; Benjamin Kankpeyeng

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2014; US$ 47.00

    This collection of essays on archaeology and heritage studies is authored by local and expatriate scholars who are either past or current practitioners in archaeological work in Ghana. The subject matter covered includes the history and evolution of the discipline in Ghana; the method and theory or ?how to do it? in archaeology, fi eld research reports,... more...

  • Democratic Republic of the Congoby Joseph R. Oppong; Tania Woodruff

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Introduces the readers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country valiantly struggling to recover from historical abuse and ongoing war, a geographic paradise in the midst of political turmoil kept alive by the presence of the United Nations and 17,000 peacekeeping troops. more...