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  • There Was a Countryby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    "Foreign Policy Must Read 2012" by Books from Global Thinkers ?Chinua Achebe?s history of Biafra is a meditation on the condition of freedom. It has the tense narrative grip of the best fiction. It is also a revelatory entry into the intimate character of the writer?s brilliant mind and bold spirit. Achebe has created here a new genre of literature... more...

  • The Lions of Dagbonby Martin Staniland

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 36.00

    The political conflict that has taken the most violent form and proved costliest in human lives in Ghana is known as the Yendi skin dispute. more...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 37.84

    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...

  • The Ringtone and the Drumby Mark Weston

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    This is a courageous book, which sheds much-needed light on a corner of Africa that rarely gets media attention. Weston's first hand reporting and analysis will help anyone seeking to understand how poor countries work and poor people live. --Seth Kaplan, Author of Fixing Fragile States 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...