Africa General

Front Cover of Africa's Third Liberation by Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst
Africa's Third Liberation - Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst

Africa's Third Liberation by Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst explains that Africa has experienced two liberations: the first from colonial and racist regimes, and the second from the autocrats who often followed foreign rule. African countries now have the potential to undertake a third liberation - from political economies characterised by graft, crony capitalism, rent seeking, elitism and social inequality. This third liberation will open up the economic space in which business can compete - a necessary condition for expanding employment.

R90.00
Front cover of On God's Mountain by Mohamed Amin, Duncan Willetts and Brian Tetley
On God's Mountain - Mohamed Amin, Duncan Willetts and Brian Tetley

On God's Mountain by Mohamed Amin, Duncan Willetts and Brian Tetley is a magnificently illustrated book which describes the geology, peoples and explorers of this magnificent mountain.

R110.00
Front Cover of Messages: Poems from Ghana edited by Kofi Awoonor and G Adali-Mortty
Messages: Poems from Ghana - Kofi Awoonor and G Adali-Mortty

Messages: Poems from Ghana edited by Kofi Awoonor and G Adali-Mortty is a very good introduction to the poetry of Ghana. Features 14 poets with biographical notes.

R60.00
Front Cover of The End of the Game by Peter H Beard
The End of the Game - Peter H Beard

The End of the Game by Peter H Beard documents the history and future of African wildlife. Focusing on the widespread destruction of the African elephant, Beard tells of the enterprisers, explorers, missionaries, and big-game hunters whose quests for progress and adventure were to change the face of Africa forever. Illustrated in b&w.

R600.00
Front Cover of Maasai Days by Cheryl Bentsen
Maasai Days - Cheryl Bentsen

Maasai Days by Cheryl Bentsen is a proud, frank book about a fine people and the author's experience with them. Illustrated with b&w photographs.

R80.00
Front Cover of Snowcaps on the Equator by Gordon Boy and Iain Allan
Snowcaps on the Equator - Gordon Boy and Iain Allan

Snowcaps on the Equator by Gordon Boy and Iain Allan captures the awe inspiring and remote beauty of the mountains of east and central Africa. The mountains mentioned include The Virunga Mountains; The Ruwenzori Mountains; Mount Elgon; Kadam, Sekerr and the Cherangani Hills; Kenya's Northern Mountains; Kenya's Aberdare Mountains; Mount Kenya; Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. With full colour photo illustrations and maps.

R180.00
Front Cover of The Music of Central Africa by Rose Brandel
The Music of Central Africa - Rose Brandel

The Music of Central Africa by Rose Brandel is a very comprehensive study of the the music of the areas listed. The book is divided into two parts. Part one considers the singing styles, an analysis of the music and the ethnology of the music. Part two consists of transcriptions and melody type charts. Illustrated with b&w photos.

R350.00
Front cover of LAMU by Usam Ghaidan
LAMU - Usam Ghaidan

LAMU: A Study in Conservation by Usam Ghaidan looks at the conservation of the fifteenth-century coastal town of Lamu in Kenya. The study was commissioned by the Kenyan government as a way of addressing modern development without destroying historical heritage and includes architectural plans of the houses.

R300.00
Front Cover of The Native Tribes of South West Africa by CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie
The Native Tribes of South West Africa - CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie

The Native Tribes of South West Africa by CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie is a collection of five studies dealing with the history, customs, beliefs and manners of the various tribes scattered over South West Africa, namely, the Ovambo, the Bushman, the Herrero, the Nama, and the Berg Damara. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

R300.00
Front Cover of Kaokoveld by Anthony Hall-Martin, Clive Walker and J du P Bothma
Kaokoveld - Anthony Hall-Martin, Clive Walker and J du P Bothma

Kaokoveld by Anthony Hall-Martin, Clive Walker and J du P Bothma explores the harsh land of rugged mountains, deep gorges, vast grasslands, shimmering flats and sand-dunes of the Koakoveld. 'Stretching from the Skeleton Coast to the great interior escarpment and highlands of Namibia, and from the Ugab to the Kunene, this area of breathtaking beauty, of living fossils, of the remnants of Stone Age cultures, remains unknown to outsiders. Illustrated with colour photos and line drawings

R120.00
Front cover of Iron Age Migrations by Thomas N Huffman
Iron Age Migrations - Thomas N Huffman

Iron Age Migrations by Thomas N Huffman is a monograph that presents a substantial revision of the Iron Age sequence of Zambia based on the excavations of two Kalomo culture mounds. Illustrated with photos and drawings.

R450.00
Front Cover of Last Days in Eden by Elspeth Huxley & Hugo van Lawick
Last Days in Eden - Elspeth Huxley & Hugo van Lawick

Last Days in Eden by Elspeth Huxley & Hugo van Lawick is a brilliant celebration of the legendary strongholds of wildlife in Africa which saw the authors travel to the Serengeti, the Gol Mountains, Olduvao Gorge, the Ngorongoro Crater and the sanctuary at Manyara famous for the elephants. Illustrated in colour throughout.

R90.00
Front Cover of Nine Faces of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley
Nine Faces of Kenya - Elspeth Huxley

Nine Faces of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley is a marvellous anthology that presents a fully rounded portrait of one of the most fascinating countries in the world. In nine sections focusing on exploration, travel, settlement, war, hunting, wildlife, environment, life-styles, and legend and poetry, using only first-hand accounts, she guides the reader through the story of Kenya from AD100 to the present with her characteristic candour and directness.

R175.00
Front Cover of Nine Faces of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley
Nine Faces of Kenya - Elspeth Huxley

Nine Faces of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley is a marvellous anthology that presents a fully rounded portrait of one of the most fascinating countries in the world. In nine sections focusing on exploration, travel, settlement, war, hunting, wildlife, environment, life-styles, and legend and poetry, using only first-hand accounts, she guides the reader through the story of Kenya from AD100 to the present with her characteristic candour and directness.

R65.00
Front Cover of Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King
Skeletons on the Zahara - Dean King

Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King is an enthralling narrative that recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara. The ordeal of these men - who found themselves tested by barbarism, murder, starvation, death, dehydration, and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on camelback - is made indelibly vivid in this gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.

R90.00
Front Cover of African Mythology by Jan Knappert
African Mythology - Jan Knappert

African Mythology by Jan Knappert is a comprehensive alphabetical guide to the beliefs, myths and cosmology of African peoples. Gods, mythical figures, legends, fables, religious concepts, prophets, mystical phenomena, spirits and demons are all covered.

R90.00
Front Cover of Namibia by Hugo A Lambrechts
Namibia - Hugo A Lambrechts

Namibia by Hugo A Lambrechts is both an outstanding photographic exploration of Namibia's deserts and an urgent plea for the conservation of these wilderness areas.

R120.00
Front Cover of Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea by Max Liniger-Goumaz
Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea - Max Liniger-Goumaz

Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea by Max Liniger-Goumaz is presented in an easy-to-use format that gathers information from pre-history to 1979 and provides concise entries on important people, significant events and contains a very good bibliography.

R125.00
Front cover of Swakopmund by Christine Marais
Swakopmund - Christine Marais

Swakopmund by Christine Marais is a fine collection of ink, water colour and pastel drawings which reflects a comprehensive visual impression of the old German colonial buildings of Swakopmund. Each illustration is accompanied by a brief description in English German and Afrikaans. Signed and dated - 18 July '81 - by the author.

R120.00
Front Cover of Atlas of Namibia by John Mendelsohn, Alice Jarvis, Carole Roberts and Tony Robertson
Atlas of Namibia - John Mendelsohn, Alice Jarvis, Carole Roberts and Tony Robertson

Atlas of Namibia by John Mendelsohn, Alice Jarvis, Carole Roberts and Tony Robertson contains a wealth of data about the land and its people rendered in both graphic and cartographic form. In addition to a series of topographical maps of the entire country the atlas deals with Namibia's climate, geology, fauna and flora, land ownership and uses, human demography, economy and social services.

R150.00
Front Cover of Why Africa is Poor by Greg Mills
Why Africa is Poor - Greg Mills

Why Africa is Poor by Greg Mills looks at the fragile economic and political situation in Africa and makes the quite controversial argument that the main reason Africa s people are poor is due to the choices made by their leaders. Dr Greg Mills draws extensively from his experiences running various presidential-level advisory teams across the continent and examines the policy choices that have stunted African development.

R90.00
Front Cover of The African Experience by Roland Oliver
The African Experience - Roland Oliver

The African Experience by Roland Oliver is an authoritative work which covers the entire span of human history across the African continent from the earliest emergence of hominids in eastern and southern Africa to the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990.

R150.00
Front Cover of Dances with Devils by Jacques Pauw
Dances with Devils - Jacques Pauw

Dances with Devils by Jacques Pauw reveals a decade long traversal of his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy. What he found was a rich array of personalities and stories, ranging from the profoundly tragic to the intensely personal.

R120.00
Front cover of Monarch of All I Survey by Sir Charles Rey
Monarch of All I Survey - Sir Charles Rey

Monarch of All I Survey: Bechuanaland Diaries 1929-37 are the diaries of Sir Charles Rey and are a candid record of eight years of triumph and frustration in the reform and development of an African colony.

R250.00
Front cover of The Material Culture of the Peoples of the Gwembe Valley by Barrie Reynolds
The Material Culture of the Peoples of the Gwembe Valley - Barrie Reynolds

The Material Culture of the Peoples of the Gwembe Valley by Barrie Reynolds, formerly Keeper of Ethnography at the Rhodes Livingstone Museum, has given us a third study of the Valley Tonga, occupants of the Gwembe section of the Zambezi River valley. His account deals with the period before 1958 when the Gwembe people were subject to a major resettlement to remove them from the area soon to be flooded by Lake Kariba. It is based on six months fieldwork, centered largely in four chieftaincies on the northern bank of the Zambezi in what is now Zambia.

R175.00

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