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  • Crossing the Color Lineby Carina E. Ray

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    A boundary-pushing examination of interracial relations in the colonial and anticolonial contexts. more...

  • British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913by Dr Dean Pavlakis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    The Congo Free State was under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians from 1885 to 1908. The accolades that attended its founding were soon contested by accusations of brutality, oppression, and murderous misrule, but the controversy, by itself, proved insufficient to prompt changes. Starting in 1896, concerned men and women used public... more...

  • Stromausfall im Paradiesby Rainer Hackel

    Traugott Bautz 2015; Not Available

    Rainer Hackel, der seit zwanzig Jahren nach Ghana reist, vermittelt in seinem fesselnden Reisebericht Einblicke in das faszinierende und widersprüchliche Leben des westafrikanischen Landes. Er erlebt das bunte Treiben auf den Märkten, taucht in das magische Leben Westafrikas ein und trifft auf berühmte Ghanaer wie Kofi Annan. Hackel geht aber auch... more...

  • Harmattanby Michael Jackson

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and our awareness of the risks of venturing into alien worlds. Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf... more...

  • A Year in the Life of Ancient Egyptby Ann Rosalie David

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Based on years of prestigious academic work, Professor Rosalie David cleverly presents every aspect of life in ancient Egypt through the lives of various characters, all based on mummies from the Manchester Museum whom Professor Rosalie David has led the study of. Characters hail from all walks of life, including royalty, nobles, officials, craftsmen... more...

  • Song from the Forestby Louis Sarno; Alex Shoumatoff; Michael Obert

    Trinity University Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    As a young man, American Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. With some funding from musician Brian Eno, he followed the mysterious sounds all the way to the Central African rain forest and found their source with the Bayaka Pygmies, a tribe of hunters and gatherers. Nothing could have prepared him for life among the... more...

  • The Biafra Storyby Frederick Forsyth

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 7.99

    The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s was one of the first occasions when Western consciences were awakened and deeply affronted by the level of the suffering and the scale of atrocity being played out in the African continent. This was thanks not just to advances in communication technology but to the courage and journalistic skills of correspondents... more...

  • Male Daughters, Female Husbandsby Ifi Amadiume; Pat Caplan

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    An early study of queer theory and non-Western feminism, challenging the concept of gender. more...

  • The Rulers of Belgian Africa, 1884-1914by Lewis H. Gann

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    In this comprehensive picture of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, Lewis Gann and Peter Duignan trace the formation of the colonial state that became Zaire, considering it in the light of colonial experience in other African territories. Whereas most studies have focused on the conquest and subjugation of the African population, this study probes... more...

  • Violence in Nigeriaby Patricia Taft; Nate Haken

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    This book takes a quantitative look at ICT-generated event data to highlight current trends and issues in Nigeria at the local, state and national levels. Without emphasizing a specific policy or agenda, it provides context and perspective on the relative spatial-temporal distribution of conflict factors in Nigeria. The analysis of violence at state... more...