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61 MATTHIESSEN, PETER; PORTER, ELIOT. The Tree Where Man Was Born & The African Experience.
E. P. Dutton and Co., New York: 1972. 0525222650 / 9780525222651 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Peter Matthiessen does the prose and Eliot Porter does the photographs in this fascinating photograph and guide to everything Africa. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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62 MATTHIESSEN, PETER; PORTER, ELIOT. The Tree Where Man Was Born & The African Experience.
E. P. Dutton and Co., New York: 1972. 0525222650 / 9780525222651 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Peter Matthiessen does the prose and Eliot Porter does the photographs in this fascinating photograph and guide to everything Africa. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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63 MCGOVERN, MIKE. Unmasking The State: Making Guinea Modern.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
When the Republic of Guinea gained independence in 1958, one of the first policies of the new state was a village-to-village eradication of masks and other ritual objects it deemed "fetishes." The Demystification Program, as it was called, was so urgent it even preceded the building of a national road system. In Unmasking the State, Mike McGovern attempts to understand why this program was so important to the emerging state and examines the complex role it had in creating a unified national identity. In doing so, he tells a dramatic story of cat and mouse where minority groups cling desperately to their important— and outlawed—customs. Primarily focused on the communities in the country's southeastern rainforest region—people known as Forestiers—the Demystification Program operated via a paradox. At the same time it banned rituals from Forestiers' day-to-day lives, it appropriated them into a state-sponsored program of folklorization. McGovern points to an important purpose for this: by objectifying this polytheistic group's rituals, the state created a viable counterexample against which the Muslim majority could define proper modernity. Describing the intertwined relationship between national and local identity making, McGovern showcases the coercive power and the unintended consequences involved when states attempt to engineer culture. 
Price: 27.55 USD
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64 MCGOVERN, MIKE. Unmasking The State: Making Guinea Modern.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When the Republic of Guinea gained independence in 1958, one of the first policies of the new state was a village-to-village eradication of masks and other ritual objects it deemed "fetishes." The Demystification Program, as it was called, was so urgent it even preceded the building of a national road system. In Unmasking the State, Mike McGovern attempts to understand why this program was so important to the emerging state and examines the complex role it had in creating a unified national identity. In doing so, he tells a dramatic story of cat and mouse where minority groups cling desperately to their important— and outlawed—customs. Primarily focused on the communities in the country's southeastern rainforest region—people known as Forestiers—the Demystification Program operated via a paradox. At the same time it banned rituals from Forestiers' day-to-day lives, it appropriated them into a state-sponsored program of folklorization. McGovern points to an important purpose for this: by objectifying this polytheistic group's rituals, the state created a viable counterexample against which the Muslim majority could define proper modernity. Describing the intertwined relationship between national and local identity making, McGovern showcases the coercive power and the unintended consequences involved when states attempt to engineer culture. 
Price: 82.65 USD
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65 MCLOUGHLIN, PETER F. M. African Food Production Systems: Case And Theory.
The John Hopins Press, Baltimore: 1970. 0801810752 / 9780801810756 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Although a great deal has been written on agricultural production in recent years, the subject of food has received relatively little isolated and specific attention. Food production, quite rightly, is increasingly receiving world attention. The purpose of this collection of original articles is to focus on the food problem in an African environment. Includes an Index. 
Price: 52.25 USD
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66 MOORE, CLARK D. & DUNBAR, ANN (EDITORS). Africa Yesterday And Today: The George School Readings On Developing Lands.
Bantam Books, New York: 1968. Second Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. A very small chip, less than the size of a dime is missing from the cover. 
Offers a distinguished collection of essays by the world's foremost geologists, anthropologists and historians as well as exciting firsthsnd accounts by African Nationalists - black and white. Here is a omprehensive and moving portrait of Africa's troubled past and the problems and prospects of her future. Includes an Index. 
Price: 2.57 USD
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67 MOOREHEAD, ALAN. The Blue Nile.
Harper & Row, New York: 1972. 0060130113 / 9780060130114 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A study of the history of the river in the nineteenth century. 
Price: 17.10 USD
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68 MOOREHEAD, ALAN. The White Nile.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1960. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

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69 MOOREHEAD, ALAN. The White Nile.
Dell Publishing Co. Inc., New York: 1962. First Printing. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
The amazing story of the explorers and conquerors of the most mysterious region on earth..."A truly great work- massive, monumental, tremendous power, a wonderful story of heroism, a superb feat of research, the best book of its kind" Baltimore Sun. 
Price: 2.33 USD
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70 MOOREHEAD, ALAN. The White Nile.
Harper & Row, New York, London: 1971. 0060130490 / 9780060130497 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has tears in front and back. 
A study of the history of the river in the nineteenth century, 
Price: 14.25 USD
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71 MOUNTJOY, ALAN B.; EMBLETON, CLIFFORD. Africa A New Geographical Survey.
Frederick A Praeger Publishers, New York:1967. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Combines the best features of a topical approach with an unparalleled regional treatment to provide the most comprehensive and useful African geography now available. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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72 NORDEN, HERMANN. White And Black In East Africa: A Record Of Travel And Observation In Two African Crown Colonies.
Small Maynard & Company, Boston: 1924. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. The bottom of the spine is worn away. 
An account of East Africa from the time it was a British colony. Contains photos of the time. Includes an Index. 
Price: 229.90 USD
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73 OGOT, B. A.; KIERAN, J. A. (EDITORS). Zamani: A Survey Of East African History.
Humanities Press, New York: 1971 Reprinted 1971. s Softcover. Good condition. Stain on fore edge. 

Price: 10.69 USD
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74 OKOYE, FELIX N. The American Image Of Africa: Myth & Reality.
Third Press International, New York: 1971. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 71.49 USD
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75 OLIVER, ROLAND & FAGE, J. D. A Short History Of Africa.
Penguin Books, Middlesex: 1968. Reprint. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Extracts much of Africa's past from ignorance. Includes Index. 
Price: 1.90 USD
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76 OLIVER, ROLAND; ATMORE, ANTHONY. Africa Since 1800.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1967. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 
Includes various maps and an Index, 
Price: 8.55 USD
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77 PACKER, GEORGE. The Village Of Waiting.
Vintage Books, New York: 1988. 0394757548 / 9780394757544 First Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Here is a frank, moving, extremely vivid account of contemporary African life for anyone whose curiosity extends beyond the limits of Out of Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Lavie (the name means "wait a litle more") in tiny, underdeveloped Togo, George Packer portrays his own schooling at the hands of an unforgettable array of villagers - peasants, chiefs, charlatans, children, market women, cripples, crazies, and those who, having lost or given up much of their traditional identity and fastened their hopes on "development," find themselves trapped between the familiar repetitions of rural life and the chafing monotony of waiting for change. "A vivid, honest, very personal account. I admired and was moved by it." - Edward Hoagland 
Price: 6.08 USD
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78 PARFITT, TUDOR. Journey To The Vanished City: The Search Foe A Lost Tribe Of Israel.
St. Martin's Press, New York: 1993. 0312088299 / 9780312088293 First United States Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Who are the strange Lemba people of Zimbabwe and South Africa? Are they indeed, as they claim, a lost biblical Jewish tribe directly descended from the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon? Or are they impostors, claiming to be Jewish merely to speed a modern-day exodus to Israel, following a path undertaken by the Ethiopian Falasha Jews? These are the questions that noted historian Tudor Parfitt tackles in this absorbing narrative. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.59 USD
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79 PIERRE, JEMIMA. The Predicament Of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana And The Politics Of Race.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: s Softcover. Brand new book. 
What is the meaning of blackness in Africa? While much has been written on Africa's complex ethnic and tribal relationships, Jemima Pierre's groundbreaking The Predicament of Blackness is the first book to tackle the question of race in West Africa through its postcolonial manifestations. Challenging the view of the African continent as a nonracialized space—as a fixed historic source for the African diaspora—she envisions Africa, and in particular the nation of Ghana, as a place whose local relationships are deeply informed by global structures of race, economics, and politics. Against the backdrop of Ghana's history as a major port in the transatlantic slave trade and the subsequent and disruptive forces of colonialism and postcolonialism, Pierre examines key facets of contemporary Ghanaian society, from the pervasive significance of "whiteness" to the practice of chemical skin-bleaching to the government's active promotion of Pan-African "heritage tourism." Drawing these and other examples together, she shows that race and racism have not only persisted in Ghana after colonialism, but also that the beliefs and practices of this modern society all occur within a global racial hierarchy. In doing so, she provides a powerful articulation of race on the continent and a new way of understanding contemporary Africa—and the modern African diaspora. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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80 RASWAN, CARL R. Black Tents Of Arabia: My Life Among The Bedouins.
Little, Brown, Boston: 1935. Second Printing - September 1935. s G 
Describes the twenty-two years off and on the author spent among the Bedouins in Africa, migrating, hunting, raiding, starving and feasting with them. Includes photographs taken by the author. 
Price: 42.70 USD
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