African History


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  • Cover scan of Palm Oil And Small Chop
    Palm Oil And Small Chop
    John Goble - Paperback - Whittles
    From the unique perspective of working aboard merchant ships trading to the area, the author provides a viewpoint of the first 25 years of West African independence; it is simultaneously the story of the final years of many of the British Merchant Navy's liner trades where fortunes largely depended upon imperial routes.
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    My Friend The Mercenary
    James Brabazon - Hardback - Canongate
    'My Friend The Mercenary' tells the story of a coup - & also the story of all coups. It is an exploration of the mercenary myth & a chapter of the story of modern Africa. It is a brutally honest & undeniably human account of a journey into the heart of what it takes to be a friend, a survivor & a journalist in the corrosive crucible of war.
  • Cover scan of My Friend The Mercenary
    My Friend The Mercenary
    James Brabazon - Paperback - Canongate
    'My Friend The Mercenary' tells the story of a coup - & also the story of all coups. It is an exploration of the mercenary myth & a chapter of the story of modern Africa. It is a brutally honest & undeniably human account of a journey into the heart of what it takes to be a friend, a survivor & a journalist in the corrosive crucible of war.
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    The Storm Leopard
    Martyn Murray - Paperback - Whittles
    'The Storm Leopard' is an alchemic blend of travel and nature writing that explores the primary dilemma of the 21st century - the conflict of modern lifestyles with the natural environment.
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    Six Months In Sudan: A Young Doctor In A War-Torn Village
    James Maskalyk - Paperback - Canongate
    Dr James Maskalyk returned last year from Sudan where he was the first official blogger for Médecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders. He wrote about his life on assignment in Abyei, a town near the Darfur region of Sudan, where he spent almost six months tending patients at great personal risk.
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    The Hidden Life Of Ancient Egypt: Decoding The Secrets Of A Lost World
    Clare K. Gibson - Hardback - Saraband
    'The Hidden Life of Ancient Egypt' explores how the art of this great empire can be the key to understanding the rites, thoughts, and daily life of ancient Egyptians.
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    Wash My Bikini
    Anne Thomson - Paperback - Librario
    Anne Thomson spent two-and-a-half years in Zambia working for Prison Fellowship Zambia with Voluntary Service Overseas. In 'Wash My Bikini', she recalls her experiences of her time in the African nation.
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    Wash My Bikini
    Anne Thomson - Paperback - Librario
    Anne Thomson spent two-and-a-half years in Zambia working for Prison Fellowship Zambia with Voluntary Service Overseas. In 'Wash My Bikini', she recalls her experiences of her time in the African nation.
  • Cover scan of Six Months In Sudan
    Six Months In Sudan: A Young Doctor In A War-Torn Village
    James Maskalyk - Hardback - Canongate
    Dr. James Maskalyk returned last year from Sudan where he was the first official blogger for Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders. He wrote about his life on assignment in Abyei, a town near the Darfur region of Sudan, where he spent almost six months tending patients at great personal risk.
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    And Miles To Go Before I Sleep: A Scottish Vet In Africa
    Hugh Cran - Paperback - Merlin Unwin
    After three years working as a young vet in rural Aberdeenshire, Hugh Cran decided that it was time for a change. He got it. He took a post in Kenya and, 40 years later, he's still there, still working, still loving every challenging, unexpected moment.

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