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  • African Cultures and Literaturesby Gordon Collier

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 146.00

    Besides searching book reviews, an interview with the writer Tijan M. Sallah, a full report on the 6th Ethiopian International Film Festival, and a stimulating selection of creative writing (including a showcase of recent South African poetry), this issue of Matatu offers general essays on African women’s poetry, anglophone Cameroonian literature,... more...

  • Lords of the Seaby Alan G. Jamieson

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00

    The escalation of piracy in the waters east and south of Somalia has led commentators to call the area the new Barbary, but the Somali pirates cannot compare to the three hundred years of terror supplied by the Barbary corsairs in the Mediterranean and beyond. From 1500 to 1800, Muslim pirates from the Barbary Coast of North Africa captured and enslaved... more...

  • The History of Africaby Molefi Kete Asante

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    A ground breaking survey which presents a wide-ranging history of Africa through straight forward, illustrated and factual text that allows the reader to access the major developments, personalities and events on the African continent. more...

  • A Short History of Africaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous continent, from the dawn of human time in prehistoric Africa right through to Arab Spring Beginning with the origins of the human race and the development of stone age technology, this history of the cradle of civilization moves through ancient and medieval times, the significance... more...

  • Imagining the Cape Colonyby David Johnson

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 104.00

    Examines literatures and histories of the Cape in relation to postcolonial debates about nationalism. How the Cape Colony was imagined as a political community is examined by considering a variety of writers, from major European literati and intellectuals (Camões, Southey, Rousseau, Adam Smith), to well-known travel writers like François... more...

  • L? État néopatrimonialby Daniel C. Bach; Mamoudou Gazibo

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 19.99

    Une étude approfondie du néopatrimonialisme en Afrique et ailleurs. more...

  • The Rough Guide to First-Time Africaby Emma Gregg; Richard Trillo

    Rough Guides 2011; US$ 18.99

    The Rough Guide First-Time Africa tells you everything you need to know before you go to Africa, from visas and vaccinations to budgets and packing. It will help you plan the best possible trip, with advice on when to go and what not to miss, and how to avoid trouble on the road. You'll find insightful information on what tickets to buy, where to... more...

  • Reclaiming African Historyby Jacques Depelchin

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    The thought-provoking essays in this volume show that it is possible to reconnect the histories of those who have been disconnected in Africa: shack dwellers, the poor, and the dispossessed. This analysis of African history demonstrates how people have been forced into looking at their own histories through a shattered mirror, deliberately and forcefully... more...

  • Pirates of Barbaryby Adrian Tinniswood

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" ( New York Times ) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century. If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to think of pirating as a romantic way of life long gone. But nothing is further from the truth. Pirates have existed since the invention... more...

  • African Brew Ha-Haby Alan Whelan

    Summersdale 2010; US$ 9.99

    A 14,000 mile motorcycle journey through Africa that created memories to last a lifetime   Alan Whelan was on a unique quest to find the people in the hidden heart of Africa. On the 14,000 mile solo journey through Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, and all the way to Cape Town across deserts and the toughest roads imaginable, he met sporting legends... more...