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  • The Ashanti War (1874) Volume 1by Henry Brackenbury

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 30.49

    Henry Brackenbury was a brilliant staff officer - one of the “Garnet Ring” that surrounded the famous General Sir Garnet Wolsey. This is a very serious and detailed two-volume account of the brief but bloody Ashanti campaign - containing a lot of background and logistics. The Ashanti War came about after the armies of the ambitious Ashanti... more...

  • The Ashanti War (1874) Volume 2by Henry Brackenbury

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 30.49

    Henry Brackenbury was a brilliant staff officer - one of the “Garnet Ring” that surrounded the famous General Sir Garnet Wolsey. This is a very serious and detailed two-volume account of the brief but bloody Ashanti campaign - containing a lot of background and logistics. The Ashanti War came about after the armies of the ambitious Ashanti... more...

  • Boko Haramby Mike Smith

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa?s biggest country and worried the world. Yet it remains a mysterious ? almost unknowable ? organisation. ? rough exhaustive on-the-ground reporting, Mike Smith takes readers inside the con° ict and provides the ˙ rst in-depth account of the violence... more...

  • Building the Ghanaian Nation-Stateby Harcourt Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Ghana has always held a position of primacy in the African political and historical imagination, due in no small part to the indelible impression left president Kwame Nkrumah. This study examines the symbolic strategies he used to construct the Ghanaian state through currency, stamps, museums, flags, and other public icons. more...

  • Chasing the Devilby Tim Butcher

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons - child soldiers, prisoner mutilation, blood diamonds. With their wars officially over, Tim Butcher sets out on a journey across both countries, trekking... more...

  • Closing the Booksby Tove Storsveen

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2010; US$ 56.05

    Sitting on the terrace of the royal plantation Frederiksgave, his favourite retreat, Governor Edward Carstensen came to see the inevitable: Denmark had to give up her ?possessions? in Africa. As fate would have it, he came to be the instrument by which two centuries of Danish involvement on the Gold Coast was terminated, thereby making way for the... more...

  • Colonial Meltdownby Moses E. Ochonu

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    Historians of colonial Africa have largely regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. In Colonial Meltdown , Moses E. Ochonu challenges this conventional interpretation by mapping the determined, at times violent, yet instructive responses of Northern Nigeria?s chiefs, farmers, laborers,... more...

  • A Cultural and Social History of Ghana From the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuryby Ray A. Kea

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 0.00

    This study examines the African side of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and proposes a new approach to an understanding of early Atlantic and Gold Coast modernity. The thematic framework allows the study to pursue cultural, material, social, and biographical lines that intersected the inter-connections of Gold Coast urbanism and Atlantic mercantile... more...

  • Diwan Revisitedby Holl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Epistemologies of African Conflictsby Zubairu Wai

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book offers a bold, ground-breaking epistemological critique of the dominant discourses on African conflicts. Based on a painstaking study of the ways in which the Sierra Leone civil war has been interpreted, it considers how Africa is constructed as a site of knowledge and the implications that this has for the continent and its people. more...