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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Front Cover of African Switzerland by Eric Rosenthal
African Switzerland - Eric Rosenthal

 African Switzerland: Basutoland of Today by Eric Rosenthal is full of exciting and amusing stories, beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as drawings of Basutoland by the author. The country is like Switzerland in more than one respect, with its majestic mountains. The picturesque inhabitants were never completely conquered by an outside foe, but voluntarily submitted annexation.

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Front Cover of Skeleton Coast by Amy Schoeman
Skeleton Coast - Amy Schoeman

Skeleton Coast by Amy Schoeman covers the area in depth and compliments the text with outstanding photographs. The Skeleton Coast of Namibia, once an area for seafarers to fear and shun because of its treacherous coastline flanked by bone-bleaching desert wastes, is now prized as a place of beauty and tranquillity, a place of magnificent solitude.

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Front cover of In Search of Freedom by A. Shipanga and S. Armstrong
In Search of Freedom - A. Shipanga & S. Armstrong

In Search of Freedom by A. Shipanga and S. Armstrong presents the story of Andreas Shipanga, as told to Sue Armstrong. He tells of the contract labour system which formed the basis of SWAPO (South West African People's Organisation) demands for change; the first stirrings of political consciousness among the tribespeople; and the efforts of the South African security police in the early days to stifle opposition in the soon-to-be independent Namibia.

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Title page of Marriage Ceremonies in Morocco by Edward Westermarck
Marriage Ceremonies in Morocco - Edward Westermarck

Marriage Ceremonies in Morocco by Edward Westermarck is a careful study based on a six year residency and investigations with native tribes in Morocco. Edward Westermarck was a Finnish social anthropologist, philosopher, and sociologist, whose area of specialization was the history of marriage, morality, and religious institutions. Westermarck gained international fame with his doctoral thesis, The History of Human Marriage, which was inspired by the ideas of Darwin and Herbert Spencer.

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