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  • 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Nigeriaby Toyin Falola; Ann Genova

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 129.99

    Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leoneby Magbaily C. Fyle

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 92.99

    This new edition is based primarily on recent research on the country, but covers the earliest known inhabitants, the colonial era, and the period of independence including the very confusing turmoil of the recent past. The chronology briefly traces its history and the introduction provides an essential overview of all the recent developments in the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Guineaby Thomas O'Toole; Janice E. Baker

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 84.99

    Thoroughly updated and extensively revised, this 4th edition provides a very solid and substantial guide to a better understanding of this richly endowed but poorly understood nation. Students and others seeking information about the country will find an introductory narrative accounting of Guinea's political and economic history, a chronology that... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Mauritaniaby Anthony G. Pazzanita

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 164.99

    The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mauritania_through its chronology, introductory essay, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, institutions, and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_provides an important reference on Mauritania. more...

  • Oil, Politics and Violenceby Max Siollun

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 34.95

    An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the ?Giant of Africa,? Nigeria, Africa?s most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa?s first superpower and a stabilizing... more...

  • Nigeriaby Daniel E. Harmon

    Infobase Publishing 2000; US$ 42.00

    This text will help the reader discover the Niger River and its surrounding lands. Learn how life changed when the area became a British colony, and what has happened since the Nation of Nigeria gained its independence in 1960. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congoby Emizet Francois Kisangani; Scott F. Bobb

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 149.99

    The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups that shared the territory. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary... more...