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Swahili Grammar for Introductory and Intermediate Levels

by Oswald Almasi, Michael David Fallon & Nazish Pardhan Wared

This book is intended for university students and anyone interested in learning Standard Swahili grammar as spoken in the East African Community of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The most comprehensive grammar...

The Safari Companion

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 & Yann Lebeau

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...

Learning to Play With a Lion?s Testicles

by Melissa Haynes

The cheeky title of Melissa Haynes's story of adventure in Africa, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles, earned the book some big publicity on NBC-TV/Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 4,2013 where...

East African Journeys

by Brian B Harvey

The book describes Brian and Jan's visits to Africa, initially to visit their son who was a volunteer working for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). The visits inspired a wish to travel elsewhere which became...

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...

Remember Cape Hermes Hotel

by Sande Dotyeni

Remember Cape Hermes Hotel is a tragic true story about a young black South African who found himself living a privileged life during the harshest times in South Africa. It is a love story between this young...

Hotel Continental Tangier

by Theodor Boder

Das Hotel, 1850 gegründet, ist ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für die Erkundung der Stadt. Zur einen Seite verschaffen Terrasse und Zimmer mit Blick zum Hafen eine Verbindung zum Meer und geben eine Übersicht...

"Exterminate All the Brutes"

by Sven Lindqvist & Joan Tate

Now part of the eponymous HBO docuseries written and directed by Raoul Peck, “Exterminate All the Brutes” is a brilliant intellectual history of Europe’s genocidal colonization of Africa—and the terrible...

Those Who Eat Like Crocodiles

by Laura Fitzgerald

Those Who Eat Like Crocodiles is for anyone who has tried to understand - and be understood - in an alien environment. It is for anyone who knows what it’s like to reach a crossroads in life and realise that,...

In Darfur

by Muḥammad al-Tūnisī, R.S. O'Fahey & Humphrey Davies

A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state

Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi (d. 1274/1857) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi...

Charles de Foucaulds Reconnaissance au Maroc, 18831884

by Rosemary A. Peters-Hill

Womanizer ? Delinquent ? Glutton ? Deserter; Visionary ? Linguist ? Explorer ? Hermit. The lexical fields do not match, yet both sets of descriptors apply to one man: Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858?1916),...

The West Coast

by Leon Nell

Leon Nell?s sixth book to explore another captivating part of South Africa reveals a bounty of treasures that give the West Coast, or Weskus as locals call it, its particular allure. Beginning at Melkbosstrand...

In Darfur

by Muḥammad al-Tūnisī, Humphrey Davies, R.S. O'Fahey & Kwame Anthony Appiah

A merchant’s remarkable travel account of an African kingdom

Muḥammad al-Tūnisī (d. 1274/1857) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tūnisī was raised...

In Brightest Africa

by Carl Ethan Akeley

I have written this Foreword, not after reading the manuscript of the volume thoroughly, but after a quarter of a century acquaintance with the experiences, thoughts, and ideals of the author himself. This is...

Fetichism in West Africa

by Robert Hamill Nassau

First published in 1904, "Fetichism in West Africa" (full name: "Fetichism in West Africa: Forty Years' Observation of Native Customs and Superstitions") is a book by missionary Reverend Robert Hamill Nassau...

An Account of Egypt

by Herodotus

An Account of Egypt is a classic philosophical novel by Herodotus.

Regarded by many as the first major historian, Herodotus was a Greek scholar and traveler who set down his impressions of foreign countries and...

How I Found Livingstone

by Henry Morton Stanley

On March 21, 1871, Henry Morton Stanley set out from the African port of Bagamoyo on what he hoped would be a career-making adventure. The 30-year-old journalist had arrived on the “Dark Continent” at the...

Prester John

by John Buchan

"Prester John" was written as a boys' adventure story set mostly in South Africa. It was published in 1910 when John Buchan was 35. The South African background was based on the two years from 1901 which Buchan...