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Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism

by Amal N Ghazal

Bridging African and Arab histories, this book examines the relationship between Islam, nationalism and the evolution of identity politics from late 19th Century to World War II. It provides a cross-national,...


A History of the Sudan: From the Coming of Islam to the Present Day

by P. M. Holt & M. W. Daly

A History of the Sudan by Martin Daly and PM Holt, sixth edition, has been fully revised and updated and  covers the most recent developments that have occurred in Sudan over the last nine years, including...


Hope, Pain and Patience: The Lives of Women in South Sudan

by Friederike Bubenzer & Orly Stern

An edited collection of new research and analysis by a selection of authors—both from Sudan and abroad—this narrative outlines the experiences and contributions of the remarkable women who guided South Sudan...


Amin's Soldiers: A Caricature of Upper Prison

by John Pancras Orau

Following the fall of African dictator Idi Amin, remnants of his army were rounded-up and thrown in jail. John Pancras Orau, a member of Amin's Ugandan Air Force was one of these men. He saw first-hand the privations,...


The Nature of Christianity in Northern Tanzania: Environmental and Social Change 1890-1916

by Robert B. Munson

The Nature of Christianity in Northern Tanzania explores the relationship between the environment and social change on Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru during the German colonial period (1890-1916). The work analyzes...


The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

by Elspeth Huxley

In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered—the...


The Doctrine of Presence

by Benjamin Vance

The Doctrine of Presence introduces the reader to honest men and women challenged with half-truths and false accusations during their attempts to expose animal abuse among wildlife cinematographers in Kenya....


Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt

by Hibba Abugideiri

Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of empire' to serve the state building process in Egypt by the British colonial administration. It argues...


Aspects of Colonial Tanzania History

by Mbogoni E.Y. Lawrence

Aspects of Colonial Tanzanian History is a collection of essays that examines the lives and experiences of both colonizers and the colonized during colonial rule in what is today known as Tanzania. Dr. Mbogoni...


I Didn't Do It for You

by Michela Wrong

Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its...


The Quest for Press Freedom: One Hundred Years of History of the Media in Ethiopia

by Meseret Chekol Reta

This book is about press development and freedom in Ethiopia, with a focus on the state media. It examines the political and social situations of the monarchy era, the Marxist military regime, and the current...


The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family

by Peter Firstbrook

"Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage."

--David Remnick, TheNewYorker.com

On January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in...


The Teeth May Smile but the Heart Does Not Forget

by Andrew Rice

From a new star of American journalism, a riveting murder mystery that reveals the forces roiling today's Africa

From Rwanda to Sierra Leone, African countries recovering from tyranny and war are facing an impossible...


The Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography

by Jackson Ntirkana, Wilson Meikuaya & Susan McClelland

How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world.

They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are...


Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

by Mark Bowden

Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam...


Advancing the Ugandan Economy: A Personal Account

by Ezra Sabiti Suruma

Internal conflicts, dictatorship, and economic disintegration characterized the first twenty-five years of Uganda's independence from British colonial rule, which culminated in the reign of Idi Amin and a violent...


Urban Growth in Ethiopia, 1887-1974: From the Foundation of Finfinnee to the Demise of the First Imperial Era

by Getahun Benti

Combining chronological, thematic, and regional approaches, this book examines political, economic, and social developments that contributed to the rise and growth of towns in Ethiopia from 1887 to 1974. It...


Women, Mission and Church in Uganda: Ethnographic encounters in an age of imperialism, 1895-1960s

by Elizabeth Dimock

This volume recounts the experiences of female missionaries who worked in Uganda in and after 1895. It examines the personal stories of those women who were faced with a stubbornly masculine administration representative...


The Suicidal State in Somalia: The Rise and Fall of the Siad Barre Regime, 1969-1991

by Mohamed Haji Ingiriis

This book documents and delves into the reign and rule of the Siad Barre regime that ruled Somalia from 1969 up to 1991. It traces what went wrong with the post-colonial Somali State once colonial rule passed...


Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World

by Dorothy L. Hodgson

What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples' movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept...