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

by Robert B. Munson Lexington Books (October 29, 2013)

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 Indiana University Press (April 21, 2011)

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 Doctrine of Presence

by Benjamin Vance Benjamin Vance (June 09, 2013)

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....


I Didn't Do It for You

by Michela Wrong HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

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 UPA (April 26, 2013)

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 Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography

by Jackson Ntirkana, Wilson Meikuaya & Susan McClelland Me to We (August 24, 2012)

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...


The War Within

by Eric Morier-Genoud, Michel Cahen & Domingos M. do Rosário James Currey (July 20, 2018)

The 1976-1992 civil war which opposed the Government of Frelimo and the Renamo guerrillas (among other actors) is a central event in the history of Mozambique. Aiming to open up a new era of studies of the war,...


Ethiopian Warriorhood

by Tsehai Berhane-Selassie James Currey (October 19, 2018)

Today best known for their role in defending Ethiopia from Italian invasion 1935-41, when more than 7,000 fought against colonial forces, chewa warriors protected Ethiopia for centuries. Yet, depictedby some...


The Legacy of Tanzanian Musicians Muhidin Gurumo and Hassan Bitchuka

by Frank Gunderson & Hassan Rehani Bitchuka Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Muhidin Maalim Gurumo and Hassan Rehani Bitchuka are two of Tanzania’s most well-known singers in the popular music genre known as muziki wa dansi (literally, 'music for dancing'), a variation of the Cuban-based...


Nubian Encounters

by Nicholas S. Hopkins & Sohair R. Mehanna The American University in Cairo Press (November 01, 2010)

In the 1960s the construction of the Aswan High Dam occasioned the forced displacement of a large part of the Nubian population. Beginning in 1960, anthropologists at the American University in Cairo's Social...


Race and Slavery in the Middle East

by Terence Walz & Kenneth M. Cuno The American University in Cairo Press (November 01, 2010)

In the nineteenth century hundreds of thousands of Africans were forcibly migrated northward to Egypt and other eastern Mediterranean destinations, yet relatively little is known about them. Studies have focused...


Medicinal Rule

by Koen Stroeken Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

As soon as Europeans set foot on African soil, they looked for the equivalents of their kings – and found them. The resulting misunderstandings last until this day. Based on ethnography-driven regional comparison...


Ploughing New Ground

by Getnet Bekele James Currey (August 18, 2017)

In October 2016, the Ethiopian administration declared a State of Emergency in response to anti-Government demonstrations and mass riots. While the Government claimed the riots stemmed from subversiveactivities...


Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda

by Jason Bruner University of Rochester Press (September 01, 2017)

Starting in the mid-1930s, East African revivalists (or, Balokole: "the saved ones") proclaimed a message of salvation, hoping to revive the mission churches of colonial East Africa. Frustrated by what they...


Pan-Africanism and Education

by Kenneth J. King Diasporic Africa Press (August 12, 2017)

This is an analysis of the complex links between Black America and Africa in the period of 1880 to 1945. It examines an extended white attempt to pattern politics and education in colonial Africa upon the example...


Ancient History of East Central African Customs

by James MacDonald Lm Publishers (August 05, 2017)

"The following account of a few of the customs common among the tribes of east central Africa, in the region of Lake Nyassa, has been gathered from many sources; most of the statements have been revised and...


Walking the Rift: Idealism and Imperialism in East Africa, Alfred Robert Tucker (1890-1911)

by Joan Plubell Mattia Pickwick Publications (May 24, 2017)

The Victorian encounter with Africa contains many micro-narratives that call for a questioning of an old consensus. Tentative assumptions as to the motives of early missionaries and colonial personnel often...


Darfur

by Gérard Prunier Cornell University Press (October 09, 2008)

Praise for the 2005 Edition:

"A passionate and highly readable account of the current tragedy that combines intimate knowledge of the region's history, politics, and sociology with a telling cynicism about the...


The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures

by John Henry Patterson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Considered to be one of the most famous stories of man-eating lions in modern times, "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" is the first-hand account of Lieutanant-Colonel John Henry Patterson's encounter with several man-eating...


Haile Selassie I

by David Abner Talbot Divine Child Publications (April 22, 2017)

This book reveals that, contrary to stereotype belief, Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia is not a cryptic, mystic ruler of a legendary African Kingdom, but a man of sterling ability with an extraordinary...


Germans on the Kenyan Coast

by Nina Berman Indiana University Press (January 16, 2017)

Diani, a coastal town on the Indian Ocean, is significantly defined by a large European presence that has spurred economic development and is also supported by close relationships between Kenyans and European...


The Call of Bilal

by Edward E. Curtis IV The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2014)

How do people in the African diaspora practice Islam? While the term "Black Muslim" may conjure images of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, millions of African-descended Muslims around the globe have no connection...


Africa's First Democrats: Somalia's Aden A. Osman and Abdirazak H. Hussen

by Abdi Ismail Samatar Indiana University Press (September 26, 2016)

Abdi Ismail Samatar provides a clear and foundational history of Somalia at the dawn of the country's independence when Africa's first democrats appeared. While many African countries were dominated by authoritarian...


Somali Piracy and Terrorism in the Horn of Africa

by Christopher L. Daniels Scarecrow Press (April 05, 2012)

The first contribution to Global Flashpoints: A Scarecrow Press Series, Christopher Daniels’ Somali Piracy and Terrorism in the Horn of Africa provides readers with a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of...


The First Ethiopians: The Image of Africa and Africans in the Early Mediterranean World

by Malvern van Wyk Smith Wits University Press (July 01, 2009)

The First Ethiopians explores the images of Africa and Africans that evolved in ancient Egypt, in classical Greece and imperial Rome, in the early Mediterranean world, and in the early domains of Christianity....


The Political Economy of Sugar Production in Colonial Kenya: The Asian Initiative in Central Nyanza

by Godriver Wanga-Odhiambo Lexington Books (July 29, 2016)

This study of Asian agency in colonial Nyanza provides a blueprint to understand the persistent insufficiency in sugar production in post-independence Kenya. This book brings to light issues in broader Kenyan...


The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa during the Cold War: Between Ideology and Pragmatism

by Radoslav A. Yordanov Lexington Books (March 17, 2016)

Based on original research and previously unpublished material, this study reevaluates the Soviet Union’s involvement in the Horn of Africa and traces the evolution of Moscow’s foreign policy toward Somalia...


Controversial Chiefs in Colonial Kenya: The Untold Story of Senior Chief Waruhiu Wa Kung'u, 1890-1952

by Evanson N. Wamagatta Lexington Books (April 21, 2016)

This book documents the life of Senior Chief Waruhiu, one of colonial Kenya’s most controversial chiefs, from his birth in 1890 to his death in 1952.


The Last Great Safari: East Africa in World War I

by Corey W. Reigel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 22, 2015)

In The Last Great Safari, Reigel explores the fascinating and misunderstood theater of African operations in the history of the First World War. He brings together traditional military studies and African history...


Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words: Stories of Disability and Illness

by Sheryl Feinstein & Nicole C. D'Errico Lexington Books (December 21, 2009)

Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words is a compilation of oral histories by Tanzanian women living with disabilities or chronic illnesses. The narratives encourage readers to consider issues of health care, transportation,...


Seeking Salaam: Ethiopians, Eritreans, and Somalis in the Pacific Northwest

by Sandra M. Chait University of Washington Press (December 01, 2011)

Prolonged violence in the Horn of Africa, the northeastern corner of the continent, has led growing numbers of Ethiopians, Eritreans, and Somalis to flee to the United States. Despite the enmity created by centuries...


The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great & Small and Why They Matter

by Richard Girling Counterpoint (November 11, 2014)

Taking as its narrative engine the hunt for an animal that is legendarily rare, Richard Girling writes an engaging and highly informative history of humankind’s interest in hunting and collecting – what prompts...


90 Minutes at Entebbe

by William Stevenson & Uri Dan Skyhorse (January 06, 2015)

The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner.

On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the...