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The Pirates of Somalia

by Jay Bahadur

Somalia, on the tip of the Horn of Africa, has been inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Its history is as rich as the country is old. Caught up in a decades-long civil war, Somalia, along with Iraq and Afghanistan,...


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,...


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...


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...


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 processes in Egypt by the British colonial administration, which...


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.


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 Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

by Roger Thurow

The story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger illuminates the challenges, and vital necessity, of transforming Africa’s agriculture sector


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 World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

by James Fergusson

The first authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the Islamic extremists operating there today


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...


The Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography

by Wilson Meikuaya, Jackson Ntirkana & 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...


The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935-36

by David Nicolle & Raffaele Ruggeri

The Second Italo–Abyssinian War began in October 1935, when Mussolini ordered the invasion of Ethiopia from Italian-held Eritrea and Somaliland, thinking that he would easily crush an ill-prepared and badly...


The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

by Roger Thurow

The story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger illuminates the challenges, and vital necessity, of transforming Africa’s agriculture sector


From Citizen to Refugee: Uganda Asians Come to Britain

by Mahmood Mamdani

In a gripping personal account of the Asians’ last days in Uganda following their expulsion by Idi Amin in 1972, this book interweaves an examination of the country’s colonial history with the subsequent...