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- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Do you know who the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld is? What type of mask would an embalmer wear whilst carrying out the mummification process on a body? Who was the most successful of all the pharaohs? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating easy-to-read guide to ancient Egypt. Whether you are studying the subject and... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 24.95
The United Nations-organised plebiscite on 11 February 1961 was one of the most significant events in the history of the southern and northern parts of the British-administered trust territory in Cameroon. John Percival was sent by the then Colonial Office as part of the team to oversee the process. This book captures the story of the plebiscite in... more...
- Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95
Geographically, Egypt is clearly on the African continent, yet Ancient Egypt is routinely regarded as a non-African cultural form. The significance of Ancient Egypt for the rest of Africa is a hotly debated issue with complex ramifications. This book considers how Ancient Egypt was dislocated from Africa, drawing on a wide range of sources. It examines... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 12.95
Am Ufer des Nassersees stehen inmitten karger Landschaft die gewaltigen Felsentempel Ramses? II. und seiner Gemahlin Nefertari. Monumentalität und verschwenderische Pracht zum Ruhme des ägyptischen Pharao. Um die steingewordene Ewigkeit vor den Fluten des Nil zu retten, wurden die Tempel in den 1960er Jahren in einer von der UNESCO unterstützten Aktion... more...
- Safari Books Ltd. 2013; US$ 54.95
This is a story of Nigeria, told from the inside. After a successful career in the private sector, Nasir El-Rufai rose to the top ranks of Nigeria's political hierarchy, serving first as the privatization czar at the Bureau for Public Enterprises and then as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja under former President Olesegun Obasanjo.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 63.95
For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent?s more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest it has long deserved, in the shape of debates about... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 27.50
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...
- 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...
- Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 24.95
Africa?s Political Wastelands explores and confirms the fact that because of irresponsible, corrupt, selfish, and unpatriotic kleptocrats parading as leaders, the ultimate breakdown of order has become the norm in African nations, especially those south of the Sahara. The result is the virtual annihilation of once thriving and proud nations along with... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99
The Rwandan genocide sparked a horrific bloodbath that swept across sub-Saharan Africa, ultimately leading to the deaths of some four million people. In this extraordinary history of the recent wars in Central Africa, Gerard Prunier offers a gripping account of how one grisly episode laid the groundwork for a sweeping and disastrous upheaval. Prunier... more...