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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...


Geological Journeys: A traveller's guide to South Africa's rocks and landforms

by Nick Norman

A traveller's guide to South Africa's rocks and landforms


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...


Remembering Robben Island

by Jacques Claassen

Famous for being the place where former Nelson Mandela was incarcerated during the South African struggle for liberation, Robben Island is today a World Heritage Site. This fully illustrated book provides a...


Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula

by Mike Lundy

A bestseller for 21 years, Mike Lundy's Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula presents a selection of 30 of Cape Town's most enticing walks, ranging from challenging climbs to the top of Table Mountain to leisurely...


Cracking the Code: The Confused Traveler's Guide to Liberian English

by John Mark Sheppard

"Cracking the Code: The Confused Traveler's Guide to Liberian English" is the brainchild of John Mark Sheppard, who moved with his family from the United States to Liberia when he was just three years old. He...


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...


Touring South Africa's National Parks

by Michael Brett

From a single sanctuary established in 1926, South Africa now boasts a proud complement of 19 national parks. This unique guide, which includes 25 customised maps, is packed with information on each of them,...


South Africa: A Photographic Exploration of its People, Places & Wildlife

by Sean Fraser

South Africa is a vast country, extending from pristine coastal plain to rugged mountains across wide stretches of semi desert and forest, hills and valleys. South Africa is a fine tribute to the visual splendour...


Seven Days in Cape Town

by Sean Fraser

Blessed with blue skies, a balmy climate, a rich cultural heritage and a magnificent backdrop of ocean and mountain, Cape Town boasts a profusion of museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops, theatres, night...


Magnificent South Africa

by Struik Travel & Heritage

Magnificent South Africa celebrates one of the world's most beautiful and varied regions. With informative overviews of the country, its history and economy, and spectacular photographs, this highly illustrated...


Shaping Kruger

by Mitch Reardon

Shaping Kruger - the dynamics of managing wildlife in Africa's premier game park. Focuses on 13 of Kruger's key larger mammals. Illustrated with colour photographs.


The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captaine Iohn Smith, in Europe, Asia, Africke, and America Beginning about the Yeere 1593, and Continued to this Present 1629

by John Smith

The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captaine Iohn Smith, in Europe, Asia, Africke, and America: Beginning about the Yeere 1593, and Continued to this Present 1629

Sir Robert Cotton, that most Learned...


Stanley in Africa

by James Boyd

On this day in 1871, journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous search through Africa for the missing British explorer Dr. David Livingstone.

In the late 19th century, Europeans and Americans were deeply...