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Gufu Oba, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
In Nomads in the Shadows of Empires, Gufu Oba offers accounts of the outcomes of imperial state contests over trans-frontier treaty, nomads grazing and watering movements, banditry, ethnic conflicts and wars that created lasting legacies along the southern Ethiopian-northern Kenyan frontier.
This is the first book that investigates political banishment in South Africa as well as with a global, historical and comparative focus. It advances understanding of banishment as an old and common practice.
Klaas van Walraven, African Studies Centre Leiden, The Netherlands
In The Yearning for Relief Klaas van Walraven traces the history of the Sawaba movement in Niger and its rebellion against the French-protected regime during the 1960s. The book analyses its guerrilla campaign and failure, followed by the movement’s destruction.
Annotated English Edition, edited by Henk Dop and Phillip T. Robinson, University of Toledo
Büttikofer’s Travel Sketches from Liberia details the development of the Liberian nation and the intricate, often volatile, relationships between the country’s indigenous peoples and its black colonists from America. In remarkable detail, it provides vivid images of the country's past.
R.M. Dilley, University of St. Andrews
Nearly Native, Barely Civilized by Roy Dilley offers an in-depth, intimate and rounded biography of Henri Gaden (1867-1939), an exceptional colonial soldier, ethnographer and linguist, lover, father, administrator and Governor, who lived for 45 years in French West Africa.
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