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Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudiah Equiano (Norton Critical Editions)
Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudiah Equiano (Norton Critical Editions)
by Olaudah Equiano
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It is accompanied by an introduction, maps, illustrations, and annotations. "Contexts" provides essential public writings on the autobiography, general and historical background, related travel and scientific literature, other eighteenth-century works by... (read more)

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Family Identity & the State in the Bamako Kafu, c. 1800-c.1900
Family Identity & the State in the Bamako Kafu, c. 1800-c.1900
by B Marie Perinbam
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This groundbreaking book explores the history and the cultural context of family claims to power in the Bamako kafu, or state (located in contemporary Mali in West Africa), primarily during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Perinbam argues that... (read more)

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Last Moon Dancing
Last Moon Dancing
by Monique Maria Schmidt
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Key Benefit: International Management, 6/e, explores the dynamic global environment of business management, by exploring political, legal, technological, competitive and cultural factors that shape corporations worldwide. Key Topics: The author examines... (read more)

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Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
by Sarah Erdman
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A portrait of a resilient African village, ruled until recently by magic and tradition, now facing modern problems and responding, often triumphantly, to change When Sarah Erdman, a Peace Corps volunteer, arrived in Nambonkaha, she became the first... (read more)

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My Heart Will Cross This Ocean: My Story, My Son, Amadou
My Heart Will Cross This Ocean: My Story, My Son, Amadou
by Kadiatou Diallo
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Descended from West African kings and healers, Kadiatou Diallo was married off at the age of 13. Twenty-three years later, her son--a gentle, innocent young man named Amadou--was gunned down in New York City. Now Diallo tells the astonishing, inspiring... (read more)

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The Village of Waiting
The Village of Waiting
by George Packer
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Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Lavié (the... (read more)

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Do They Hear You When You Cry
Do They Hear You When You Cry
by Fauziya Kassindja
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For Fauziya Kassindja, an idyllic childhood in Togo, West Africa, sheltered from the tribal practices of polygamy and genital mutilation, ended with her beloved father's sudden death.  Forced into an arranged marriage at age seventeen, Fauziya... (read more)

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By the Rivers of Water : a Nineteenth-century Atlantic Odyssey (13 Edition)
By the Rivers of Water : a Nineteenth-century Atlantic Odyssey (13 Edition)
by Erskine Clarke
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In early November 1834, an aristocratic young couple from Savannah and South Carolina sailed from New York and began a strange seventeen year odyssey in West Africa. Leighton and Jane Wilson sailed along what was for them an exotic coastline, visited... (read more)

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Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia
Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia
by Robert Martin Baum
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In this groundbreaking work, Robert Baum seeks to reconstruct the religious and social history of the Diola communities in southern Senegal during the precolonial era, when the Atlantic slave trade was at its height. Baum shows that Diola community... (read more)

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Culture and Customs of Mali (Culture and Customs of Africa Culture and Customs of Africa)
Culture and Customs of Mali (Culture and Customs of Africa Culture and Customs of Africa)
by Dorothea Schulz
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Rated among the world's ten poorest nations, Mali has a glorious past and a less-certain present. Culture and Customs of Mali touches on the first as background for understanding the second, exploring multiple facets of contemporary social life and... (read more)

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Adventures of an African Slaver
Adventures of an African Slaver
by Theodore Canot
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Grim account by a former slave ship captain describes the apalling machinery of the commercial slave trade, including the harems and "factories" maintained by slavers, treatment and discipline of black Africans on slave ships, the suppression of... (read more)

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Timbuktu: The Sahara's Fabled City of Gold
Timbuktu: The Sahara's Fabled City of Gold
by Marq De Villiers
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Timbuktu--the name still evokes an exotic, faraway place even though its glory days are long gone. Unspooling its history and legends, resolving myth with reality, de Villiers and Hirtle have captured the splendor and decay of one of mankinds treasures.... (read more)

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Wanderings in West Africa
Wanderings in West Africa
by Richard Burton
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Great Victorian scholar-adventurer recounts long journey to British diplomatic post at Fernando Po, expeditions to African mainland. Invaluable descriptions of African tribal rituals concerning birth, marriage, death, fetishism, more. 1 illustration, 1... (read more)

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Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa
Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa
by Peter Chilson
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Without railroads or domestic airlines, Niger's roads are its lifeline. For a year, Peter Chilson traveled this desert country by automobile, detouring occasionally into Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast, in order to tell the story of West African... (read more)

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Guezo King of Dahomey: 1851
Guezo King of Dahomey: 1851
by Tim Coates
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To bring an end to slave dealing the British Navy went in search of the final traders and offered them money to end their business. One of these traders was Guezo, King of Dahomey. Featuring descriptions of ceremonial human sacrifice and his army of... (read more)

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Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (America in the World)
Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (America in the World)
by Andrew Zimmerman
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"This conceptually sophisticated, empirically rich, and genuinely transnational book mines sources on three different continents and exposes a dense network of connections and comparisons. It makes original contributions to German, American, and African... (read more)

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Smugglers, Secessionists & Loyal Citizens on the Ghana-Toga Frontier: The Life of the Borderlands Since 1914 (Western African Studies)
Smugglers, Secessionists & Loyal Citizens on the Ghana-Toga Frontier: The Life of the Borderlands Since 1914 (Western African Studies)
by Paul Nugent
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The first integrated history of the Ghana-Togo borderlands, Smugglers, Secessionists, and Loyal Citizens on the Ghana-Togo Frontier challenges the conventional wisdom that the current border is an arbitrary European construct, resisted by Ewe irredentism.... (read more)

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Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
by Sarah Erdman
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A portrait of a resilient African village, ruled until recently by magic and tradition, now facing modern problems and responding, often triumphantly, to change. When Sarah Erdman, a Peace Corps volunteer, arrived in Nambonkaha, she became the first... (read more)

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The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold
The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold
by Frank T Kryza
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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 of Gold, not visited by... (read more)

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My Friend the Mercenary
My Friend the Mercenary
by James Brabazon
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In February 2002, British journalist James Brabazon set out to travel with guerrilla forces into Liberia to show the world what was happening in that war-torn country. To protect him, he hired Nick du Toit, a former South African Defence Force soldier... (read more)

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