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  • 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...

  • From SAS to Blood Diamond Warsby Hamish Ross

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    From SAS To Blood Diamond Wars is the story of an outstanding warrior, even by SAS standards.On the point of being demobbed from the SAS, Fred Marafono was recruited by David Stirling for his private security company. After Stirling’s death, Fred found himself in the midst of Sierra Leone’s Blood Diamond wars, and formed an unbreakable bonding... more...

  • Looking for Transwonderlandby Noo Saro-Wiwa

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to visit her father in Nigeria — a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there, she didn?t return for several years. Recently,... more...

  • Sprache in der Zerstreuungby Andrea Schatz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 36.29

    Die vorliegende Studie blickt auf die jüdischen Aufklärer, die nach Möglichkeiten suchten, die »Heilige Sprache« in eine Sprache der Gegenwart zu verwandeln ? in die Sprache der jüdischen Nation in der Diaspora. Angesiedelt zwischen Kultur- und Geschichtswissenschaften entwirft das Buch ein neues dynamisches Bild der jüdischen Aufklärung des 18. Jahrhunderts.... 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...

  • From the Pit to the Marketby Diane Frost

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

    Argues that corporate neo-colonialism in the diamond trade of Sierra Leone has served to restrict its social and economic growth, excluding and marginalizing it from the club of wealthier nations, and causing it to continue to rely on international aid. more...

  • My Vision of Nigeriaby Aminu Tijjani; David Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 162.95

    Published in 1981, My Vision of Nigeria is a valuable contribution to the field of History. 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...

  • The Accidental Public Servantby Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

    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...

  • Outsiders and Strangersby Anne Haour

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 98.99

    Studies of liminality have a long history in anthropology. In archaeology, identifying past people - rather than faceless entities - through material culture is still a work in progress, but a project that has seen increased attention in recent years. Focusing on West Africa, this book argues that we should explore what happens when the primary label... more...