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  1. A Modern History of the Somali
    This latest edition of A Modern History of the Somali brings I. M. Lewis's definitive history up to date and shows the amazing continuity of Somali forms of social organization. Lewis's history portrays the ingeniousness with... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2003
    Paperback | £23.99
  2. Political Power Pre Colonial Buganda
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  3. Political Power in Pre-Colonial Buganda
    Blessed with fertile and well-watered soil, East Africa's kingdom of Buganda supported a relatively dense population and became a major regional power by the mid-nineteenth century. This complex and fascinating state has also... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2003
    Hardback | £50.00
  4. Potent Brews
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  5. Potent Brews
    In this first general history of alcohol and drinking in East Africa, Justin Willis's central theme is power—from customary beliefs in alcohol as a symbol of authority and a means of enhancement and privilege, to the use... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2002
    Hardback | £41.00
  6. Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia
    In this exciting new study, Bahru Zewde, one of the foremost historians of modern Ethiopia, has constructed a collective biography of a remarkable group of men and women in a formative period of their country's history. Ethiopia's... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2002
    Hardback | £50.00
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  7. Southern Marches of Imperial Ethiopia
    This pioneering book, first published to wide acclaim in 1986, traces the way the Ethiopian center and the peripheral regions of the country affected each other. It looks specifically at the expansion of the highland Ethiopian... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2002
    Paperback | £25.99
  8. A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855–1991
    Bounded by Sudan to the west and north, Kenya to the south, Somalia to the southeast, and Eritrea and Djibouti to the northeast, Ethiopia is a pivotal country in the geopolitics of the region. Yet it is important to understand... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2002
    Paperback | £19.99
  9. From Guerrillas To Government
    In 1991 the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) took over Asmara and completed the liberation of Eritrea; formal independence came two years later after a referendum in May 1993. It was the climax of a thirty-year struggle,... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2001
    Hardback | £41.00
  10. From Guerrillas To Government
    In 1991 the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) took over Asmara and completed the liberation of Eritrea; formal independence came two years later after a referendum in May 1993. It was the climax of a thirty-year struggle,... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2001
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Empire State-Building
    This history of administrative thought and practice in colonial Kenya looks at the ways in which white people tried to engineer social change. It asks four questions: - Why was Kenya's welfare operation so idiosyncratic and spartan... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2001
    Hardback | £41.00
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  12. Brothers At War
    The war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, which began in May 1998, took the world by surprise. During the war, both sides mobilized huge forces along their common borders and spent several hundred million dollars on military equipment.... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2001
    Paperback | £20.99
  13. Property Rights & Political Development in Ethiopia & Eritrea
    This book looks at the microfoundations of poverty in the developing world and in particular those present in property rights. The local institutions that govern land access are fundamental in affecting the distribution of wealth... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2000
    Hardback | £37.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  14. Poor Are Not Us
    Eastern African pastoralists often present themselves as being egalitarian, equating cattle ownership with wealth. By this definition "the poor are not us," poverty is confined to non-pastoralist, socially excluded persons and... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2000
    Paperback | £22.99
  15. The Poor Are Not Us
    Eastern African pastoralists often present themselves as being egalitarian, equating cattle ownership with wealth. By this definition \u201cthe poor are not us\u201d, poverty is confined to non-pastoralist, socially excluded persons... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2000
    Hardback | £41.00
  16. Alice Lakwena & Holy Spirits
    In August 1986, Alice Auma, a young Acholi woman in northern Uganda, proclaiming herself under the orders of a Christian spirit named Lakwena, raised an army called the "Holy Spirit Mobile Forces." With it she waged a war against... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2000
    Paperback | £20.99
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