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The Race for Timbuktu

by Frank T. Kryza

In the first decades of the nineteenth century, no place burned more brightly in the imagination of European geographers––and fortune hunters––than the lost city of Timbuktu. Africa's legendary City...

The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates

by Richard D. Estes, Daniel Otte & Kathryn S. Fuller

Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa,...

Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria

by Rotimi T. Suberu

Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria explores and analyses the underlying sources and salient features of recent ethnic minority conflicts in Nigeria, the largely controversial policies by which...

Nigeria during the Abacha Years (1993-1998)

by ‘Kunle Amuwo, Daniel C. Bach, Nicole Chevillard & Alex Gboyega et al.

The autocratic regime of Sani Abacha (1993-1998) stands out as a watershed in the history of independent Nigeria. Nigeria’s darkest years since the civil war resulted from his unrestrained personal rule; very...

Fishes of the Indian Ocean and Red Sea

by Marc Taquet & Alain Diringer

This guide, illustrated by more than 1,500 underwater photographs, presents nearly 1,200 species of fish in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The reference work dedicated to enthusiasts of the undersea world, more...

Learning to Play With a Lion's Testicles: Unexpected Gifts From the Animals of Africa

by Melissa Haynes

Melissa visits Africa for animal conservation, but a cast of unlikely characters teaches her about grief, fear, and ultimately life.

The Tuner of Silences

by Mia Couto & David Brookshaw

"Eleven when I saw a woman for the first time, I was seized by such surprise I burst into tears."

In the Heart of Life

by Kathy Eldon

A Mother Loses Almost Everything Before She Discovers True Joy

In 1977, Kathy Eldon moved with her husband and two children from England to Kenya, where she found freedom as she had never known it before and...

Marrakech Select

by Insight Guides

Select Guide Marrakech is a brand new inspirational guide to this vibrant city, offering authentic experiences, fresh discoveries, and a good dose of local culture. From the exotic souks of the medina to the...

Peter Capstick's Africa

by Peter Hathaway Capstick

For the readers of hunting literature, the name of Peter Capstick is becoming synonymous with excitement, danger, and high adventure. Such highly successful titles as Death in the Long Grass, Death in the Silent...

Fodor's Essential Morocco

by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. 

Thanks to a prime location linking Europe and North Africa, as well as a vibrant culture and...

Pursuing Giraffe

by Anne Innis Dagg

In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa. Based on extensive journals and letters home, Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicles the...

Insights into Uganda

by Kevin O�Connor

This selection of newspaper articles by columnist Kevin O'Connor for the Sunday Monitor, are drawn almost entirely from 2007 to 2015. Divided into thirteen chapters ranging from sex to religion and from inequality...

Insight Guides Experience Marrakesh

by Insight Guides

Explore iconic cities afresh. Been there, done that? Want a more authenticexperience? Then this stylish Insight guides ExperienceMarrakesh is for you. Fromseeing un-missable top attractions like saadian Tombs...

The Rough Guide to West Africa

by Rough Guides

The Rough Guide to West Africa in epub format is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to one of the world's hardest - and most rewarding - regions for travel, covering the 15 visitable countries from...

Cairo and the Pyramids (Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt)

by Dan Richardson

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the...

Sinai (Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt)

by Rough Guides

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Sinai is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful

part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and

comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions,...


by Pete Martin

In this travel adventure, Pete Martin experiences the joy of providing housing, schooling and football training to street children in Ghana. Subsequently, he embarks on a journey of discovery across various...

Behind the Curtain

by Peggy Haswell

The redoubtable Peggy Haswell was a young pioneer, flying to The Gambia just after World War Two. She was an agronomist who was sent to the remote parts of Africa to study how the villagers lived. Facing crocodiles,...

Insight Guides Tanzania & Zanzibar

by Insight Guides

A country larger than France and Germanycombined, Tanzania offers vast swathes of wilderness and diverse animal-life;Zanzibar, the archipelago off Tanzania's east coast, can seem a world away,with idyllic white-sand...