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81 READER, JOHN. Africa: A Biography Of The Continent.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1998. 0679409793 / 9780679409793 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
From the primeval cataclysms that formed the continent to the civil wars and genocide that ravage it today - a work of startling grandeur and scope that provides a remarkable panoramic history of Africa, by a deeply intelligent writer who has spent most of his adult life there. Illustrated with many of the author's own beautiful photographs, which capture the staggering diversity of human experience in every part of the continent - from the inland estuaries of the Niger and the rain forests of the Equator, to the deserts of the north and the high veld of the sourth - this book weaves together into a richly fluent narrative the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, the changing patterns of indigenous life over the millennia, the complex history of slavery, the devastating impact of European settlers, and the fragile reemergence of independent nations. Includes an Index. "An absorbing safari into the soul of a continent." - Time 
Price: 26.32 USD
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82 RODNEY, WALTER. How Europe Underdeveloped: Africa.
Howard University Press, Washington D. C., 1974. 0882580132 / 9780882580135 Second Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. Cover is soiled. 
This wide-reaching volume shows how Africa developed before the coming of the Europeans up to the 15th century, and shows Africa's contribution to European capitalist development in the pre-colonial period. Colonialism is then shown as a system for under developing Africa. is among the most insightful analysis of the reasons behind the underdevelopment of the African continent. The book is written in a Marxist context. The author demonstrates exceptional analytical depth and critical research into how European colonialism and capitalism were a double edged sword in creating deep rooted underdevelopment of the continent which has been very difficult to uproot. 
Price: 94.76 USD
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83 ROEDELBERGER, FRANZ A.; GROSCHOFF, VERA I. African Wildlife.
Constable, London: 1964. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 61.28 USD
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84 ROSENTHAL, ERIC Gold! Gold! Gold: The Johannesburg Gold Rush.
Macmillan Press Ltd.; London: 1970. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard.. 

Price: 13.30 USD
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85 SASSI, DINO. Maasai
Kensta Nairobi: 1979. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. Cover is loose from book. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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86 SCHIPPER, MINEKE. Source Of All Evil: African Proverbs And Sayings On Women.
Allison and Busby, London: 1991. 0850318637 / 9780850318630 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Mineke Schipper, internationally known expert on Third World Literature, has here assembled literally hundreds of proverbs and sayings on women, in almost eighty African languages, from the wise to the wisecracking, from the odd to the outrageous. 
Price: 28.26 USD
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87 SELBY, BETTINA. Frail Dream Of Timbuktu.
John Murray, London: 1991. 0719548381 / 9780719548383 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. There is a gift inscription on the front end paper. 
Following the course of Africa's third longest river, the Niger, from Niamey through the fabled city of Timbuktu and on the Djenne and Segou, she reveals a lost world of cities founded centuries ago on the rich profits from trade in salt and spices, gold and slaves. This is a trip she did by bicycle. 
Price: 13.68 USD
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88 SHINNIE, MARGARET. Ancient African Kingdoms.
New American Library, New York: 1965. Second Printing. A Mentor Book. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Covers over two thousand years of African history. It describes the great kingdoms that have flourished in every part of Africa, their leaders, their political systems, their social structures, their vast economic and cultural achievements. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.06 USD
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89 SKINNER, ELLIOTT P. The Mossi Of The Upper Volta: The Political Development Of A Sudanese People.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 1964. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 

Price: 61.28 USD
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90 SPIELBERG, LAUREL A.; ADAMS, LISA V. (EDITORS). Africa: A Practical Guide For Global Health Workers.
Dartmouth College Press, Hanover: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An innovative and indispensable guidebook for people traveling to Africa to work on health or humanitarian projects. Written by authors who speak directly from their years of personal and professional experience with health projects in Africa, this book provides an integrated historical, social, political, economic, and health introduction to a series of African countries. It also offers a comprehensive view of major health issues for those aiming to undertake humanitarian and global health work in Africa. In the introductory chapter, the editors discuss the concepts of globalism and humanitarianism, and provide a framework for thinking about global health. They introduce readers to significant aspects of African history and agencies that play major roles in global health work in Africa. The "Tips for Travelers to Africa" chapter provides a wealth of information on preparing for travel to Africa and working successfully and effectively in African cultures. Individual chapters on Botswana, Ghana, The Maghreb, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda focus on key health or environmental issues, projects, and solutions unique to each country. Written jointly by U.S. and African medical personnel participating in major health initiatives, the chapters offer vibrant accounts of work on leading causes of disease and death or environmental problems. "Africa: A Practical Guide for Global Health Workers is an enormously useful guide for those committed to providing health care in impoverished settings. The work offers a broad understanding of the economic, educational, and cultural factors at play in several African countries, imparting strong guidance on how to establish effective health care programs. I recommend it highly."—Jim Yong Kim, President of Dartmouth College and co-founder of Partners in Health Laurel A. Spielberg, an epidemiologist and social worker, has spent nearly 40 years in a wide variety of positions in public health and social work in the United States and Canada. She served as research assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Lisa V. Adams is a physician and researcher, who has worked in domestic and international tuberculosis control for over 15 years. She directs Dartmouth's Global Health Initiative at the Dickey Center for International Understanding and Dartmouth Medical School. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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91 STAFF OF LIBERIA DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS. Liberia: Open Door To Travel And Investment.
The Department Of Information And Cultural Affairs, Monrovia, Liberia: 1967. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Covers and top of pages are stained. 

Price: 22.80 USD
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92 STAHL, ANN B. Making History In Banda: Anthropological Visions Of Africa's Past.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2001. 0521801826 / 9780521801829 New Studies in Archaeology Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Drawing on evidence from several disciplines, Ann B Stahl reconstructs the daily lives of Banda vllagers of west central Ghana, from the time that they were drawn into the Niger trade (around 1300 AD) until British overrule was establishedearly in the twentieth century. The study is designed to make the case for a closer integration of perspectives drawn from archaeology, history and anthropology. 
Price: 94.00 USD
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93 STRAWSON, JOHN. The Battle For North Africa.
Bonanza Books, New York: 1969. 0517128683 / 9780517128688 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 9.50 USD
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94 SWANEY, DEANNA Zimbabwe: Botswana And Nimibia.
Lonely Planet Publications, Hawthorn, Au: 1992. 0864421192 / 9780864421197 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Describes the topographical features, flora and fauna along with wildlife and human habitation of the two countries that make up Zimbabwe. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.78 USD
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95 THEROUX, PAUL. Dark Star Safari: Overland From Cairo To Cape Town.
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston: 2003. 0618134247 / 9780618134243 Advance Reading Copy. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Takes us the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, forgotten train, and rusting steamer. Beginning in Cairo and ending in Cape Town, Theroux goes on the ultimate safari to the true heart of Africa, not the lavish games parks with overfed guests but the small villages of the bush and the filthy, chaotic cities that define this forgotten continent. 
Price: 12.83 USD
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96 THOMAS, ELIZABETH MARSHALL. Warrior Herdsmen.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1965. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is torn irreparably 

Price: 11.64 USD
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97 THOMPSON, VIRGINIA; ADLOFF, RICHARD. Historical Dictionary Of The People's Republic Of The Congo (congo- Brazzaville).
Scarecrow Press, Metuchen: 1974. 0810807629 / 9780810807624 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Library discard. 
A dictionary of words pertaining to the Congo region in Africa, some pronunciation but mostly descriptions of the terms. Included is a bibliography which contains books, some in foreign languages, that pertain to the Congo region. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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98 TUTU, DESMOND. An African Prayer Book.
Doubleday, Garden City: 1995. 0385477309 / 9780385477307 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Gift inscription on half title page. 
In this collection all the spiritual riches of the vast and varied continent of Africa are bravely set forth. 
Price: 51.54 USD
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99 WALLER, JAMES. Fau: Portrait Of An Ethiopian Famine.
McFarlamd & Company, Jefferson: 1990. 0899505155 / 9780899505152 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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100 WAUTER, A-J. Bibliographie Du Congo, 1880-1895: Catalogue Methodique De 3,800 Ouvrages, Brochures, Notices Et Cartes Relatifs A L'histoire, A La Geographie Et A La Colonisation Du Congo.
Martino Publishing, Mansfield Centre: 2006. 1578985609 / 9781578985609 Reprint of the 1895 First Edition published in Brussels. h Hardcover. Brand new book. 
French Congo was the original French colony established in the present-day area of the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and the Central African Republic. It began in 1880 as a protectorate, and treaties over the next decade established its borders with Cabinda, Cameroons, and the Congo Free State. In order to develop the colony, the government granted massive concessions to some thirty French companies. The companies were granted huge swaths of land on the promise they would be developed. This development was limited and amounted mostly to the extraction of ivory, rubber, and timber. These operations often involved great brutality and the near enslavement of the locals. Even with these measures, most of the companies lost money. Only about ten earned profits. Many of the companies' vast holdings existed only on paper, with virtually no presence on the ground in Africa. French Congo was temporarily divided between Gabon and Middle Congo in 1906 before being reunited as French Equatorial Africa in 1910 in an attempt to copy the relative success of French West Africa. Wauter's is the most comprehensive bibliography on the Congo, with some 3800 references. 
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