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  • Beneath the Sands of Egyptby PhD Donald P. Ryan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ?Donald Ryan is a rare bird?a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend his book to all Egyptology buffs.? ?Barbara Mertz ( a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters), author of Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs   A real-life ?Indiana Jones,? Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D., offers a breathtaking personal account of his adventures... more...

  • The Legacies of Transition Governments in Africaby Jennifer C. Seely

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00

    The revolutionary political upheavals in Africa in the early 1990s continue to have an impact almost two decades later. Drawing on original interviews, this book argues we must look to the defining period of transition, and the workings of the transition governments, to understand how politics in these countries changed since the fall of dictatorial... more...

  • Chasing the Devilby Tim Butcher

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons - child soldiers, prisoner mutilation, blood diamonds. With their wars officially over, Tim Butcher sets out on a journey across both countries, trekking... more...

  • Liberia and Sierra Leoneby Christopher Clapham

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 28.00

    Very similar in some ways, but strikingly different in others, Sierra Leone and Liberia have an obvious appeal for comparative analysis. more...

  • Traders Without Tradeby Robert Launay

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 36.00

    This is an account of the incorporation of 'traditional' Dyula communities into a modern town. more...

  • Symbolic Structuresby Nigel Barley

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 28.00

    The book is a detailed study of the symbolic universe of the Dowayos of north Cameroon. more...

  • Power, Prayer and Productionby Olga F. Linares

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 54.00

    In this study, the author examines the reasons behind startling contrasts in the organization of agricultural tasks among three Jola communities. more...

  • Intervention as Indirect Ruleby Alex Veit

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 34.70

    Im Kongo findet einer der größten Blauhelmeinsätze der UN statt. Seit 1996 ringen dort die Armeen mehrerer afrikanischer Länder und Dutzende bewaffnete Gruppen um die Macht. Am Beispiel des Distrikts Ituri untersucht Alex Veit die Mikropolitik von Krieg und humanitärer Intervention. Er zeigt, warum die historisch gewachsene Machtstruktur von den internationalen... more...

  • Muslim Families in Global Senegalby Beth A. Buggenhagen

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    Senegalese Murid migrants have circulated cargo and currency through official and unofficial networks in Africa and the world. Muslim Families in Global Senegal focuses on trade and the transmission of enduring social value though cloth, videos of life-cycle rituals, and religious offerings. Highlighting women's participation in these networks and... more...

  • RECLAIMING HERITAGEby Ferdinand de Jong; Michael Rowlands

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Struggles over the meaning of the past are common in postcolonial states. State cultural heritage programs build monuments to reinforce in nation building efforts—often supported by international organizations and tourist dollars. These efforts often ignore the other, often more troubling memories preserved by local communities—markers... more...