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  • Challenge of Culture in Africaby N. Fonlon

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 22.95

    This book was first published as a two-part essay in 1965 and 1967 in ABBIA ? Cameroon Cultural Review ? under the title ?Idea of Culture?. Its main argument is that indigenous Africans cultures must be the foundation on which the modern African cultural structure should be raised; the soil into which the new seed should be sown; the stem into which... more...

  • Lords of the Atlasby Gavin Maxwell

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Set in the medieval city of Marrakesh and the majestic kasbahs of the High Atlas mountains, Lords of the Atlas tells the extraordinary story of Madani and T?hami el Glaoui, warlord brothers who carved out a feudal fiefdom in southern Morocco in the early twentieth century. Quislings of the French colonial administration, they combined the aggression... more...

  • Africa's Urban Revolutionby Susan Parnell; Edgar Pieterse

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The facts of Africa’s rapid urbanisation are startling. By 2030 African cities will have grown by more than 350 million people and over half the continent's population will be urban. Drawing on the expertise of scholars and practitioners associated with the African Centre for Cities and utilising a diverse array of case studies, this book... more...

  • Marrakech Expressby Peter Millar

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 11.65

    Back in 1969 when Morocco?s ancient capital was a hashish-clouded hippy mecca, Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded their cheesy (and hopelessly inaccurate) foot-tapping anthem ‘Marrakech Express?. A generation on, award-winning journalist, author, and one-time glamrock fan Peter Millar uses what is now the country?s best visited tourist destination as... more...

  • Ahmad al-Mansurby Mercedes García-Arenal

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) was one of the most significant rulers in the history of Morocco, which to this day bears the mark of his twenty-five year rule in the sixteenth century. A brilliant political and military tactician, cunning diplomat and descendent of the Prophet Muhammad himself, al-Mansur was a charismatic religious authority with... more...

  • Abseits der Vorhersehbarkeitby Manfred Schmidbauer

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Keiner, der in die Wüste geht, ist der Gleiche, wenn er wiederkommt. Ebenso wahr ist wohl, dass die Wüste jene Fragen spiegelt, die uns bewegen, wenn wir sie betreten. Überwiegend zu Fuß, ohne Kamera, mit Zeichenstift und Tagebuch ist Manfred Schmidbauer, Autor des "gitterlosen Käfigs", des "kreativen Netzwerks" und des "Nerventurms" in die Wüste vorgedrungen.... more...

  • Africaby various

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 305.00

    Complete set Since 1961 the Adelphi Papers have provided some of the most informed accounts of international and strategic relations. Produced by the world renowned International Institute of Strategic Studies, each paper provides a short account of a subject of topical interest by a leading military figure, policy maker or academic. The project... more...

  • Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identityby Toyin Falola; Kwame Essien

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    There is no recent literature that underscores the transition from Pan-Africanism to Diaspora discourse. This book examines the gradual shift and four major transformations in the study of Pan-Africanism. It offers an "academic post-mortem" that seeks to gauge the extent to which Pan-Africanism overlaps with the study of the African Diaspora and reverse... more...

  • Zambia Then And Nowby William Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Written by a member of the last generation of British Colonial Service Officers in Africa, the book seeks to place both colonial rulers and their African successors in the context of history and the circumstances of their time, viewing their achievements and failures critically but not unsympathetically and comparing colonial society with that of... more...

  • Britain in Africaby Tom Porteous

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 23.95

    This book sets out the balance sheet of what Britain has achieved, and where and why it failed in Africa. more...