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Return to Uganda IN National Geographic Vol.158 # 1 July 1980 (pp 73-89))

By Kambites, Jerry & Kambites Sarah (National Geographic)

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1980 Jerry Kambites is a Greek-Canadian educated at Holy Cross Seminary and McMaster University in Hamilton. This article describes the experiences of himself and his Ugandan wife after the fall of Idi Amin . Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.


Dream of Kilimanjaro

By Edberg, Rolf

New York: Pantheon, 1979 The award winning author, who was also an ambassador and member of Swedish parliament, describes his travels in east Africa, especially the Great Rift Valley, and the origin and evolution of humans. Translated from Swedish by Keith Bradfield. 179p. bibliography.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips.


Battles of KwaZulu-Natal

By Gillings, Ken

Durban SA: Art Publishers, 2000 A Pictorial Souvenir of the Battles of KwaZulu-Natal from 1818-1906. 57p. illus,maps Size: 11.5"x 9.75". 1st Thus.. Softcover. As New.


Christianikes Ekklesias Stin Archaia Noubia [IN GREEK]

By Triandaphyllou, Chloe

Athens: Ekdoseis Oganismos P. Kyriakide, 2011 In Greek with a brief introduction in English. A short survey of some of the remnants of early Christianity along the upper Nile into Sudan. Illustrations of some of the icons with Greek/Coptic inscriptions. 65p. Bibliography +12p.of illustrations in colour. 1st Greek Edition.. French Wraps. New.


The Hunter's Vision : Prehistoric Art of Zimbabwe

By Garlake, Peter

1995: British Museum Publications, 2003 First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


Catalogue of Works of Art From Benin. the Property of a European Private Collector

By Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co

London: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co, 1980 Auction catalogue for sale held Monday 16th June 1980 at 2.30pm. 67p., illus [some col]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.


Multiplicity, Connection and Convergence : African Art from the John F.Korachis Collection

By Eis, Andrea [Curator]

Oaklans CA: Oakland University Art Gallery, 2011 Illustrated catalogue of exhibit at the Oakland University Art Gallery September 10th.- November 20th.2011 "This exhibition from the John F. Korachis Collection of African Art explores the diversity of African art. Encouraging the viewer to connect personally with each object, many of the artworks are accompanied by reflective texts by Oakland University faculty members, urging each of us to consider how we contextualize art from different cultures.Chiefly from the 19th and 20th centuries, these objects were made by artists to be used in religious ceremonies. Some were placed in communal gathering places, many were worn by dancers, and others were a permanent presence in domestic environments. An intrinsic part of the everyday life of the people that made and used them, each objects appearance was fashioned to communicate precisely its personification and purpose, that of interceding and seeking a solution to a particular predicament, for example, to achieve fertility, to prevent drought, to ensure a good harvest, or to bar a malevolent presence. The power of these works of art lies in their metaphysical capacity to communicate with ancestors in the afterlife. In the context of this exhibition, their extraordinary visual presence reminds us that they are a vital part of both the kaleidoscope of global visual culture and the living culture that made them.". 1st US Ed... Original Wraps. New.


The Discarded People: An Account of African Resettlement in South Africa

By Desmond, Cosmas

London: Penguin, 1971 One aspect of South African apartheid is the resettlement of Africans in Bantu "homelands" What this pretty concept . entailed for about 1, 000,000 black people - in himan suffering poverty and starvation - is here described by a Franciscan priest. [who] .factually records what he found - thousands of families uprooted(with fire and force where neccessary) and dumped on bleak, barren sites which offer little hope of food, shelter, work or even water. 265p. illus maps,index. First Thus. Pbk. Near Fine.


Through a Doorway in Zanzibar. an Ethnological Study of the Peoples of East Africa

By Da Silva, Ladis

Scarborough Ontario: Celaz Print Shop, 1994 227p. illis index, fold out panorama. First Edition.. Soft Cover. New.


Hillaby's World : Adventures Across Three Continents

By Hillaby,John

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992 "Hillaby is perhaps best known for his walk from Land's End to John O'Groats, a trek chronicled in Journey Through Britain. A portion of that book appears here along with excerpts from his other travel adventures. His account of visits to the Congo and to the Mountains of the Moon, made during the colonial period, seem dated. "Journey to the Jade Sea" recounts Hillaby's camel trek along the Ethiopia-Kenya border to Lake Rudolph (1963). On a trip to Canada's Northwest Territories he looked at a uranium mine and observed Indians (whom he calls "Redmen") driving reindeer over cliffs. The only non-travel piece offers observations about favorite characters in Hillaby's native Yorkshire. The selections are lavishly illustrated with color photographs; the passages chosen from Journey Through Britain are enduring and classic. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. (tiny tear on dj, else fine). Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


Zimbabwe: A Handbook

By House, John; House, Mary & Salt, Beryl

Harare: Mervury Press, 1983 Detailed description of Zimbabwe as it was before the destructive policies of Robert Mugabe. 164p, illus ( B & W) index Bookplate of previous owner inside front cover. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Sylvia Bird.


The Forbidden Coast

By Lodwick, John

London: Travel Book Club, 1956 "The Story of a Journey to Rio De Oro, a Spanish Possession in North West Africa, to some Adjacent Islands and to Certain Other Sites in the 28th Degree of Northern Latitude Which are Not, Without Some Measure of Personal Perseverance Open to Uninstructed Memebers of the General Public" 269p. map. plates. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa
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To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa

By Shipman, Pat

New York: William Papas, 2005 "the amazing life of Lady Florence Baker (c. 1845-1916), who made the journey from a Turkish harem to become the wife of an English aristocrat--with whom she made many subsequent journeys to places that included Africa and the source of Nile. " 428p. illus bibliography. index. 1st US Ed... Soft Cover. Near Fine/Fine.


Mary Slessor of Calabar : Pioneer Missionary

By Livingstone,W.P.

New York: George H.Doran. No date c. 1919 ? Biography of intrepid Scottish woman who went to West Africa as a Misssionary. HC 353p.plates (Front hinge loose, cover slightly stained). 10th ed... Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.


Cameroon with Egbert

By Murphy, Dervla

London: Arrow, 1990 Their most recent sojourn took them to Africa for the first time, where Murphy, eighteen-year-old Rachel and a Fulani stallion called Egbert spent three unpredictable months following ludicrously inaccurate maps leading them from village to village in Cameroon. Although they spoke none of Cameroon's 300 or so languages, the Murphys enjoyed the hospitality of the local people and numerous village chiefs--some with as many as 250 wives--as they made their way through the highlands, where Europeans were first seen fewer than ninety years ago. They camped in the uncannily depopulated Gangdaba Mountains, which soon broke their nerve; during their stay in the breathtaking Mbabo Mountains, they had the chance to observe the indigenous wildlife--warthogs, antelope, baboons, and colobus monkeys.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.