History - Africa - West

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Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Trac...

Greg Campbell

First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in...

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Published: Feb 2012

Another America: The Story of Liberia...

James Ciment

The first popular history of the former American slaves who founded, ruled, and lost Africa's first republicIn 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to Africa, to a place they w...

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Published: Aug 2014

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: A...

Joshua Hammer

To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out th...

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Published: Apr 2017

The Igbos and Israel: An Inter-Cultur...

Remy Ilona

Jewish Igbo scholar Remy Ilona presents and analyzes Judaic history, practices and concept within the Igbo culture of Nigeria.

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Published: Mar 2014

Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of...

Isha Sesay

"It is no accident that the places in the world where we see the most instability are those in which the rights of women and girls are denied. Isha Sesay's indispensable and gripping account of the brutal abduction of Nigerian sc...

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Published: Apr 2020
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