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Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use ...
The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources and misappropriation of revenues and aid monies contribute to an impression of a continent beyond hope. How did we get here? What, if anything, is to be done? Fully revised and updated and weaving together the key stories and characters of the last sixty years into a stunningly compelling and coherent narrative, Martin Meredith has produced the definitive history of how European ideas of how to organise 10,000 different ethnic groups has led to what Tony Blair described as the 'scar on the conscience of the world'. Authoritative, provocative and consistently fascinating, this is the updated edition of the seminal book on one of the most important issues facing the West today.
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18.90 USD

The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence

by Martin Meredith
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In June 2017, the Jews of Libya commemorated the jubilee of their complete exodus from this North African land in 1967, which began with a mass migration to Israel in 1948-49. Jews had resided in Libya since Phoenician times, seventeen centuries before their encounter with the Arab conquest in AD ...
Jewish Libya: Memory and Identity in Text and Image
In June 2017, the Jews of Libya commemorated the jubilee of their complete exodus from this North African land in 1967, which began with a mass migration to Israel in 1948-49. Jews had resided in Libya since Phoenician times, seventeen centuries before their encounter with the Arab conquest in AD 644-646. Their disappearance from Libya, like most other Jewish communities in North Africa and the Middle East, led to their fragmentation across the globe as well as reconstitution in two major centers, Israel and Italy. Distinctive Libyan Jewish traditions and a broad cultural heritage have survived and prospered in different places in Israel and in Rome, Italy, where Libyan Jews are recognized for their vibrant contribution to Italian Jewry. Nevertheless, with the passage of time, memories fade among the younger generations and multiple identities begin to overshadow those inherited over the centuries. Capturing the essence of Libyan Jewish cultural heritage, this anthology aims to reawaken and preserve the memories of this community. Jewish Libya collects the work of scholars who explore the community's history, its literature and dialect, topography and cuisine, and the difficult negotiation of trauma and memory. In shedding new light on this now-fragmented culture and society, this collection commemorates and celebrates vital elements of Libyan Jewish heritage and encourages a lively intergenerational exchange among the many Jews of Libyan origin worldwide.
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26.200000 USD

Jewish Libya: Memory and Identity in Text and Image

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In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region. That vibrant and enormously influential swath extended from the ...
Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean
In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region. That vibrant and enormously influential swath extended from the desert fringes of Arabia to Zanzibar and the Swahili coast and on to the Congo River watershed. In the half century before European colonization, Africans and Arabs from coasts and hinterlands used newfound sources of credit to seek out opportunities, establish new outposts in distant places, and maintain families in a rapidly changing economy. They used temporizing strategies to escape drought in Oman, join ivory caravans in the African interior, and build new settlements. The key to McDow's analysis is a previously unstudied trove of Arabic business deeds that show complex variations on the financial transactions that underwrote the trade economy across the region. The documents list names, genealogies, statuses, and clan names of a wide variety of people-Africans, Indians, and Arabs; men and women; free and slave-who bought, sold, and mortgaged property. Through unprecedented use of these sources, McDow moves the historical analysis of the Indian Ocean beyond connected port cities to reveal the roles of previously invisible people.
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46.05 USD

Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean

by Thomas F McDow
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This book considers the promises and challenges of globalization for Africa. Why have African states been perennially unable to diversify their economies and move beyond export of primary produce, even as Southeast Asia has made a tremendous leap into manufacturing? What institutional impediments are in play in African states? What ...
Africa and Globalization: Challenges of Governance and Creativity
This book considers the promises and challenges of globalization for Africa. Why have African states been perennially unable to diversify their economies and move beyond export of primary produce, even as Southeast Asia has made a tremendous leap into manufacturing? What institutional impediments are in play in African states? What reforms would mitigate the negative effects of globalization and distribute its benefits more equitably? Covering critical themes such as political leadership, security challenges, the creative sector, and community life, essays in this volume argue that the starting point for Africa's meaningful engagement with the rest of the world must be to look inward, examine Africa's institutions, and work towards reforms that promote inclusiveness and stability.
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104.990000 USD

Africa and Globalization: Challenges of Governance and Creativity

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Contrary to much perceived wisdom, the Sahara is a rich and varied tapestry of diverse environments that sustain an array of ecosystems. Throughout its history, the Sahara has been a stage for human evolution, with human habitation, movement and lifeways shaped by a dynamic environment of successive phases of relative ...
The Archaeology of Western Sahara: A Synthesis of Fieldwork, 2002 to 2009
Contrary to much perceived wisdom, the Sahara is a rich and varied tapestry of diverse environments that sustain an array of ecosystems. Throughout its history, the Sahara has been a stage for human evolution, with human habitation, movement and lifeways shaped by a dynamic environment of successive phases of relative humidity and aridity driven by wider global climatic changes. The nature of human utilization of the landscape has undergone many changes, from the ephemeral and ill-defined lithic scatters of the Early Holocene to the dense and complex funerary landscapes of Late Holocene Pastoral period. Generally speaking, the living have left very little trace of their existence while funerary monuments endure, stamping the landscape with a cultural timelessness that marks certain regions of the desert as special . During the last ten years, the Western Sahara Project has undertaken large scale archaeological and environmental research that has begun to address the gaps in our knowledge of the archaeology and palaeoenvironments of Western Sahara, and to develop narratives of prehistoric cultural adaptation and change from the end of the Pleistocene to the Late Holocene and place it within its wider Saharan context. A detailed discussion of past environmental change and a presentation of results from the environmental component of the extensive survey work are provided. A typology of built stone features- monuments and funerary architecture is presented together with the results of the archaeological component of the extensive survey work, focusing on stone features, but also including discussion of ceramics and rock art and the analysis of lithic assemblages. Chapters focusing on intensive survey work in key study areas consider the landscape contexts of monuments and the results of excavation of burial cairns and artefact scatters.
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93.85 USD

The Archaeology of Western Sahara: A Synthesis of Fieldwork, 2002 to 2009

by Nick Brooks, Jo Clarke
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How the presence of the tsetse fly turned the African forest into an open laboratory where African knowledge formed the basis of colonial tsetse control policies.The tsetse fly is a pan-African insect that bites an infective forest animal and ingests blood filled with invisible parasites, which it carries and transmits ...
The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production
How the presence of the tsetse fly turned the African forest into an open laboratory where African knowledge formed the basis of colonial tsetse control policies.The tsetse fly is a pan-African insect that bites an infective forest animal and ingests blood filled with invisible parasites, which it carries and transmits into cattle and people as it bites them, leading to n'gana (animal trypanosomiasis) and sleeping sickness. In The Mobile Workshop, Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga examines how the presence of the tsetse fly turned the forests of Zimbabwe and southern Africa into an open laboratory where African knowledge formed the basis of colonial tsetse control policies. He traces the pestiferous work that an indefatigable, mobile insect does through its movements, and the work done by humans to control it.Mavhunga's account restores the central role not just of African labor but of African intellect in the production of knowledge about the tsetse fly. He describes how European colonizers built on and beyond this knowledge toward destructive and toxic methods, including cutting down entire forests, forced prophylactic resettlement, massive destruction of wild animals, and extensive spraying of organochlorine pesticides. Throughout, Mavhunga uses African terms to describe the African experience, taking vernacular concepts as starting points in writing a narrative of ruzivo (knowledge) rather than viewing Africa through foreign keywords. The tsetse fly became a site of knowledge production-a mobile workshop of pestilence.
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59.72 USD

The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

by Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga
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In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region. That vibrant and enormously influential swath extended from the ...
Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean
In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region. That vibrant and enormously influential swath extended from the desert fringes of Arabia to Zanzibar and the Swahili coast and on to the Congo River watershed. In the half century before European colonization, Africans and Arabs from coasts and hinterlands used newfound sources of credit to seek out opportunities, establish new outposts in distant places, and maintain families in a rapidly changing economy. They used temporizing strategies to escape drought in Oman, join ivory caravans in the African interior, and build new settlements. The key to McDow's analysis is a previously unstudied trove of Arabic business deeds that show complex variations on the financial transactions that underwrote the trade economy across the region. The documents list names, genealogies, statuses, and clan names of a wide variety of people-Africans, Indians, and Arabs; men and women; free and slave-who bought, sold, and mortgaged property. Through unprecedented use of these sources, McDow moves the historical analysis of the Indian Ocean beyond connected port cities to reveal the roles of previously invisible people.
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84.000000 USD

Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean

by Thomas F McDow
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A comprehensive history of the Seychelles, this volume traces its periods of colonisation by France and Britain, the immobile years of the twentieth century, the granting of independence in 1976, and the social changes precipitated by tourism in the late-1990s.
Seychelles Since 1770: The History of a Slave and Post-Slavery Society
A comprehensive history of the Seychelles, this volume traces its periods of colonisation by France and Britain, the immobile years of the twentieth century, the granting of independence in 1976, and the social changes precipitated by tourism in the late-1990s.
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25.58 USD

Seychelles Since 1770: The History of a Slave and Post-Slavery Society

by Deryck Scarr
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In July 2011, South Sudan was granted independence and became the world's newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed civil war and political strife. Hilde F. Johnson served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United ...
South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to Civil War
In July 2011, South Sudan was granted independence and became the world's newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed civil war and political strife. Hilde F. Johnson served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan from July 2011 until July 2014 and, as such, she was witness to the many challenges which the country faced as it struggled to adjust to its new autonomous state. In this book, she provides an unparalleled insider's account of South Sudan's descent from the ecstatic celebrations of July 2011 to the outbreak of the disastrous conflict in December 2013 and the early, bloody phase of the fighting. Johnson's frequent personal and private contacts at the highest levels of government, accompanied by her deep knowledge of the country and its history, make this a unique eyewitness account of the turbulent first three years of the world's newest - and yet most fragile - country.
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25.58 USD

South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to Civil War

by Hilde F. Johnson
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For over five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs and gripping stories from all corners of the earth. Inspired by our monumental Around the World in 125 Years, this volume curates around 200 captivating images sourced directly from the National Geographic historical archives, ...
National Geographic. Around the World in 125 Years. Africa
For over five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs and gripping stories from all corners of the earth. Inspired by our monumental Around the World in 125 Years, this volume curates around 200 captivating images sourced directly from the National Geographic historical archives, including 40 new photographs, that traverse the landscapes, history, cultures, and wildlife of Africa.Our continental journey through amazing Africa ranges from evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital. Along the way, we fly over the misty volcanoes of Uganda in a 1950s plane; follow archaeologists into the cool, musky tombs of Egypt; gaze up at the gleaming skyscrapers of Zimbabwe; admire the ritual masks of the Chokwe tribesmen of Angola; get lost in a labyrinth of alleys and souks in Algeria's old quarters; wonder at the fragile red-tufted flowers of South Africa's Drakensberg mountains; trudge behind Kenyan farmers as they battle clouds of flying locusts; and gingerly spy mountain gorillas enjoying the Rwandan sunshine.Long before the Travel Channel and Google Images, these images celebrated Africa's spectacular landscapes, incredible wildlife, and diversity-but also reflect edgier stories that speak of rural hardship, environmental threats, and the lasting remnants of forced colonization. Leaving no stone unturned, this definitive voyage is in equal parts a breathtaking homage to an incomparable continent, and a unique tribute to the world's most famous photography magazine.
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85.31 USD

National Geographic. Around the World in 125 Years. Africa

by Joe Yogerst, Unknown
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Award-winning historian Robert Harms offers a contemporary history of Africa-one that reflects the continent's cultural richness and diversity while presenting its history in a global context. A chronological narrative covers the origins of humankind to the present, focusing on similarities and differences across regions and the continent as a whole. ...
Africa in Global History with Sources
Award-winning historian Robert Harms offers a contemporary history of Africa-one that reflects the continent's cultural richness and diversity while presenting its history in a global context. A chronological narrative covers the origins of humankind to the present, focusing on similarities and differences across regions and the continent as a whole. A stunning full-colour design engages the reader with primary sources, images and maps, and instructor resources enhance the teaching experience.
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72.980000 USD

Africa in Global History with Sources

by Harms
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It was not just the searing heat of the day, hot enough to boil an egg on the bonnet of a lorry, or the sand that nestled in every crevice of the body, or the shivering cold of the starlit nights, that the British and Commonwealth troops had to battle ...
The Desert VCs: Extraordinary Valour in the North African Campaign in WWII
It was not just the searing heat of the day, hot enough to boil an egg on the bonnet of a lorry, or the sand that nestled in every crevice of the body, or the shivering cold of the starlit nights, that the British and Commonwealth troops had to battle in the North African desert it was also the tough and determined Axis forces under their brilliant leader, Erwin Rommel. The actions which resulted in the awarding of twenty-nine VCs in the Desert War included stretcher bearer Private Anderson walking alone into the gunfire of the enemy to rescue wounded comrades, not once but time and time again until he too was shot, and killed. Lieutenant George Gunn, who, at Sidi Rezegh, found his troop of the Royal Horse Artillery facing the onslaught of sixty German tanks. One by one the guns were put out of action, the crews killed or wounded. Eventually, only one gun was left, manned by the twenty-nine-year-old lieutenant and his sergeant. Regardless of the odds, Gunn fought on until he too was killed, shot through the head. The fighting in North Africa was not just in the harsh extremes of the rolling desert, but also the barren mountains of Tunisia, and the coastal strips of Libya. In every battle, every manoeuvre the terrain was the limiting or enabling feature and it was over that unforgiving ground that twenty-nine men distinguished themselves and were awarded the highest of all gallantry medals, the Victoria Cross.
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42.66 USD

The Desert VCs: Extraordinary Valour in the North African Campaign in WWII

by Brian Best
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Ethical challenges during epidemics is of high topical interest given the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa and the likelihood of similar events in the future. The topic of epidemics ad infectious diseases tends to take a more general perspective in current literature. This volume builds on this ...
Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel: Dealing with Epidemics
Ethical challenges during epidemics is of high topical interest given the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa and the likelihood of similar events in the future. The topic of epidemics ad infectious diseases tends to take a more general perspective in current literature. This volume builds on this research and further takes into account the specifics of a military context since military actors are always involved in a decisive manner during disasters and large scale public health emergencies. This book collates a range of experiences from pre-deployment training and recent deployments in Ebola affected countries from those that have been involved with either or both themselves. Providing enlightening case studies on recent deployments and philosophical arguments about the duties of military doctors or the duty to care, this study offers a rich theoretical reflection combined with recent experiences from military and NGO missions in the field. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, ethics and African politics.
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179.16 USD

Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel: Dealing with Epidemics

by David F. Winkler, Daniel Messelken
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The dictator who grew so rich on his country's cocoa crop that he built a 35-storey-high basilica in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. The austere, incorruptible leader who has shut Eritrea off from the world in a permanent state of war and conscripted every adult into the armed forces. ...
Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa
The dictator who grew so rich on his country's cocoa crop that he built a 35-storey-high basilica in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. The austere, incorruptible leader who has shut Eritrea off from the world in a permanent state of war and conscripted every adult into the armed forces. In Equatorial Guinea, the paranoid despot who thought Hitler was the saviour of Africa and waged a relentless campaign of terror against his own people. The Libyan army officer who authored a new work of political philosophy, The Green Book, and lived in a tent with a harem of female soldiers, running his country like a mafia family business. And behind these almost incredible stories of fantastic violence and excess lie the dark secrets of Western greed and complicity, the insatiable taste for chocolate, oil, diamonds and gold that have encouraged dictators to rule with an iron hand, siphoning off their share of the action into mansions in Paris and banks in Zurich and keeping their people in dire poverty.
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39.38 USD

Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

by Paul Kenyon
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The French Refugees at the Cape (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

The French Refugees at the Cape (Classic Reprint)

by Colin Graham Botha
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The Quest of the Silver Fleece, a Novel: Special Edition
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19.940000 USD

The Quest of the Silver Fleece, a Novel: Special Edition

by W E B Du Bois
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written: Special Edition
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16.790000 USD

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written: Special Edition

by Harriet A Jacobs
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Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral: Special Edition
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7.340000 USD

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral: Special Edition

by Phillis Wheatley
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The Hazards of Nation Building: Nurturing Competing Visions
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27.290000 USD

The Hazards of Nation Building: Nurturing Competing Visions

by John Gai Yoh
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The English Establishments on the Gold Coast in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

The English Establishments on the Gold Coast in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century (Classic Reprint)

by Eveline C Martin
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Das Staatsarchiv, Vol. 70: Sammlung Der Offiziellen Aktenst�cke Zur Geschichte Der Gegenwart (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Das Staatsarchiv, Vol. 70: Sammlung Der Offiziellen Aktenst�cke Zur Geschichte Der Gegenwart (Classic Reprint)

by Ludwig Karl James Aegidi
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With Stanley on the Congo (Classic Reprint)
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12.150000 USD

With Stanley on the Congo (Classic Reprint)

by M Douglas
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The Rise of Our East African Empire, Vol. 1: Early Efforts in Nyasaland and Uganda (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

The Rise of Our East African Empire, Vol. 1: Early Efforts in Nyasaland and Uganda (Classic Reprint)

by Frederick John Dealtry Lugard
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In German Gaols: A Narrative of Two Years Captivity in German East Africa (Classic Reprint)
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10.470000 USD

In German Gaols: A Narrative of Two Years Captivity in German East Africa (Classic Reprint)

by Ernest Frederick Spanton
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History of Madagascar, Vol. 2 of 2: Comprising Also the Progress of the Christian Mission Established in 1818, and an Authentic Account of the Persecution and Recent Martyrdom of the Native Christians (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

History of Madagascar, Vol. 2 of 2: Comprising Also the Progress of the Christian Mission Established in 1818, and an Authentic Account of the Persecution and Recent Martyrdom of the Native Christians (Classic Reprint)

by William Ellis
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The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 16: April, 1905 (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 16: April, 1905 (Classic Reprint)

by Unknown Author
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The Congo Independent State: A Report on a Voyage of Enquiry
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15.220000 USD

The Congo Independent State: A Report on a Voyage of Enquiry

by Viscount Mountmorres
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The New Era in South Africa, with an Examination of the Chinese Labour Question
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15.220000 USD

The New Era in South Africa, with an Examination of the Chinese Labour Question

by Violet R Markham
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The Truth about the Congo: The Chicago Tribune Articles
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14.180000 USD

The Truth about the Congo: The Chicago Tribune Articles

by Frederick Starr
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Black Nationalist Thought in South Africa: The Persistence of an Idea of Liberation
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125.990000 USD

Black Nationalist Thought in South Africa: The Persistence of an Idea of Liberation

by Hashi Kenneth Tafira
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