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    The EmperorDownfall Of An AutocratPenguin
    After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and...
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    Fela: The Life And Times Of An African Music IconBy Michael E. VealTemple
    Musician, political critic, and hedonist, international superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a sensation throughout his career. In his own country of...
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    Fela : This Bitch Of A Life By Carlos Moore (2009)The Authorized Biography Of Africa's Musical GeniusLawrence Hill Books
    Revealing the hidden facts of this African superstar's complex personality and the truth about his tumultuous existence, this unique biography is based...
    • Original Book (350g)£50.00
      Original = hard to find out-of print edition paperback with wicked sleeve! In great condition minor cover crease on back at bottom
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    Highlife Saturday NightPopular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana
    WICKED BOOK! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage...
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    Breakout - Profiles in African RhythmBy Gary StewartChicago (1992)
    Features on Fela Kuti, Kanda Bongo Man, Docteur Nico, Sonny Okosuns, Afro-Beat and more.
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      Secondhand ex-library in good condition
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    African Musics in Context. Institutions, Culture, Identityby Thomas Solomon
    African Musics in Context discusses the place of performing arts in Ugandan society, archiving music and music sources, performing archival music, performing...
    Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of SudanVarious ArtistsOstinato Records
    Superb follow up to the essential 'Sweet As Broken Dates' and 'Synthesize the Soul', this gem, 'Two Niles to Sing a Melody' revives the enchanting harmonies,...
    • Emad Youssef – Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
    • Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak – Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait (I Wish I Had Known)
    • Kamal Tarbas – Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb (Forget Those That Divide Us)
    • Madjzoub Ounsa – Arraid Arraid Ya Ahal (Love, Love Family)
    • Khojali Osman – Malo Law Safeetna Inta (What If You Resolve What’s Between Us?)
    • Zaidan Ibrahim – Ma Hammak Azabna (You Don’t Care About My Suffering) (Live)
    • Saied Khalifa – Igd Allooli (The Pearl Necklace)
    • Taj Makki – Ma Aarfeen Nagool Shino! (We Don’t Know What to Say!)
    • Hanan Bulu Bulu – Alamy Wa Shagiya (My Pain And Suffering) (Live)
    • Abdelmoniem Ekhaldi – Droob A Shoag (Paths To Love)
    • Samira Dunia – Galbi La Tahwa Tani (My Heart, Don’t Fall in Love Again)
    • محمد وردي – Al Sourah (The Photo)
    • Abdullah Abdelkader – Al Zaman Zamanak (It’s Your Time)
    • Mustafa Modawi & Ibrahim El Hassan – Al Wilaid Al Daif (The Youth Who Came as a Guest)
    • Ibrahim El Kashif – Elhabeeb Wain? (Where is My Sweetheart?)
    • محمد وردي – Al Mursal (The Messenger)
    • 1. Emad Youssef – Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
    • 2. Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak – Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait (I Wish I Had Known)
    • 3. Kamal Tarbas – Min Ozzalna Seebak Seeb (Forget Those That Divide Us)
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    Music Is The Weapon Of The FutureFifty Years Of African Popular MusicLawrence Hill Books
    Secondhand book in good condition, stickers on cover, insides cleanFrom the unique voice of Salif Keita and the hard funk of Fela Kuti to the poignant...
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      Secondhand book in good condition, stickers on cover, insides clean
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    Music in Africaby Adana Dzemila
    Africa is such a large and diverse continent. Outside Africa, there is often only talk about Africa as one country: For example Tunisia and Tanzania could...
    Lion SongsThomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe
    NEARLY 70% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! Like Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, singer, composer, and bandleader...
    Afrobeat!Fela and the Imagined ContinentAFRICA WORLD PRESS
    In the seventies, as signs of decay began to show in the capitalist experiment of the newly independent African countries, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti tore his...
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    Highlife GiantsWest African Dance Band PioneersCassava Republic Press
    As West Africa's oldest form of popular music, Highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era and its influence still resonates widely today. Highlife...
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    Hausaland Talesfrom the Nigerian MarketplaceBy Gavin McIntosh
    For a thousand years the Hausa people have been traders in sub-Saharan Africa, and most have remained a pastoral people. Village life revolves around the...
    South African Township Barbershops & SalonsBy Simon Weller
    As the cultural and social hubs of South Africas townships, barbershops and salons serve not only as places to get your hair styled but as places to gather,...
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    Theory of African MusicVolume 1
    Taken together, these comprehensive volumes offer an authoritative account of the music of Africa. One of the most prominent experts on the subject, Gerhard...
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    Theory of African MusicVolume 2
    Taken together, these comprehensive volumes offer an authoritative account of the music of Africa. One of the most prominent experts on the subject, Gerhard...
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    The FishermenBy Chigozie ObiomaOne
    In this impressive debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their...
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    Half Of A Yellow SunChimamanda Ngozi AdichieFourth Estate
    In 1960s Nigeria, a country blighted by civil war, three lives intersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor....
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    Famine And ForeignersEthiopia Since Live Aid Oxford University Press
    The terrible 1984 famine in Ethiopia focused the world's attention on the country and the issue of aid as never before. Anyone over the age of 30 remembers...
    The Walters Art Museum, BaltimoreEthiopian ArtThird Millennium Publishing
    AMAZON PRICE £29.10 Jul 2015 The art of Ethiopia is characterised by metalwork crosses, illuminated manuscripts, and painted icons that were used...
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    A Language Of SongJourneys in the Musical World of the African DiasporaDuke University Press
    In "A Language of Song", Samuel Charters - one of the pioneering collectors of African American music - writes of a trip to West Africa where he found...
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    King Leopold's GhostA Story Of Greed, Terror And Heroism In Colonial AfricaPan Books
    Fantastic book - 100% essential In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast...
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    Ghanaian Popular FictionBy Stephanie NewellOhio University Press
    Stephanie Newell's book reveals the undocumented writing, publishing and reading of pamphlets and paperbacks which exist outside of mainstream mass-production...
    Rumba On The RiverA History of the Popular Music of the Two CongosVersus
    Rumba on the River presents a snapshot of an era when the currents of tradition and modernization collided to produce a unique music along the banks of...
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    An African's LifeThe Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797Dover Thrift Editions
    Olaudah Equiano, was a former enslaved African, seaman and merchant who wrote an autobiography depicting the horrors of slavery and lobbied Parliament...
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    RhumbaBy Elaine ProctorQuercus
    Ten-year-old Flambeau waits for his young mother to arrive from the Congo, along the same dangerous route that the human traffickers smuggled him. Homesick...
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    There Was A CountryA Personal History Of Biafra by Chinua AchebeThe Penguin Press
    From the legendary author of 'Things Fall Apart', this is Chinua Achebe's long-awaited account of coming of age during the defining experience of...
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    Ernest ColePhotographerHasselblad Foundation
    GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK This book will for the first time enable Ernest Cole to be seen in the perspective of international photography where he surely...
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    World Of MusicAfricaHeinemann
    A comprehensive look at the musical styles and instruments of Africa. Discusses how the music of other cultures influenced the region's music and vice...
    Shire EthnographyIbo ArtShire Publications
    This book examines the sculpture of the different Ibo tribes, placing it in it's cultural and social setting and disentangling and distinguishing it's...
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    This Place Will Become HomeRefugee Repatriation To EthiopiaCornell University Press
    How do communities grapple with the challenges of reconstruction after conflicts? In one of the first in-depth ethnographic accounts of refugee repatriation...
    Leaf Of AllahKhat and Agricultural Transformation in Harerge, Ethiopia 1875-1991Ohio University Press
    In the late-19th-century, the main cash crop of Harerge, Ethiopia, shifted from coffee and food crops to khat, a quasi-legal psychoactive shrub. This text...
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    Angaza Africa: African Art NowBy Chris SpringLaurence King
    Description: This book brings together more than 60 of Africa's most creative contemporary artists, drawn from across the African continent as well as...
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    Young MandelaThe Revolutionary YearsLittle, Brown and Company
    Nelson Mandela is one of the world's greatest idols. He has been mythologised as a flawless hero of the liberation struggle. But how exactly did...
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    Ghana Highlife Music Florent Mazzoleni Castor Astral
    Wonderfully comprehensive book on modern music from Ghana. Written by Kwesi Owusu & Florent Mazzoleni. The book tells the story of the early Ghana...
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    Life & Afterlife In BeninPhotography In The Service Of Ethnographoi RealismPhaidon Press
    Photography plays a role in most of our lives - but rarely in our deaths. If you happened to live in the West African country of Benin during the 1960s...
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    Sacred Drums of Liberation : Religions and Music of Resistance in Africa and the DiasporaBy Ohadike, Don C.Africa Research & Publications
    Sacred Drums of Liberation chronicles the struggle for peoples of African descent to overcome slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonial hegemony. Tracing...
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    Welcome to NigeriaBy E.KerrHatchette
    Loads of stuff about Nigeria! This is our kind of book - informative and interesting.
    Highlife Music In West AfricaBy Sonny OtiMalthouse Press
    A posthumous publication, the book is an excursion into the origins and development of Highlife music in West Africa. Although highlife music belongs to...
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    Griots And GriottesA Comprehensive Guide To West Africa's GriotsIndiana University Press
    Alex Haley's "Roots" introduced griots to the world outside of West Africa and generated an enormous amount of interest in their profession. "Griots and...
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    Rumba RulesThe Politics Of Dance Music In Mobutu's ZaireDuke University Press
    Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled Zaire (now the Democratic Republic Congo) from 1965 until 1997, was fond of saying "happy are those who sing and dance," and...
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    African Rhythm and African SensibilityBy John Miller ChernoffUniversity Of Chicago Press
    "Four stars. One of the few books I know of that talks of the political, social, and spiritual meanings of music. I was moved. It was so nice I read it...
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    Fela - Edited By Trevor Schoonmaker (2003)From West Africa To West BroadwayPalgrave Macmillan
    Combine elements of Bob Marley, Malcolm X and Patrice Lumumba you get a sense of the power of the world's wildest rockstar. Fela created Afrobeat, an infectious...
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    Fela: Kalakuta Notes (2009)By John CollinsKit Publishers
    Fela Kuti was the outstanding African musician of the 20th century and Afrobeat is his lasting legacy. This book, lavishly illustrated with studies by...
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    Arrest The Music! Fela And His Rebel Art And PoliticsIndiana University Press
    "Arrest the Music!" is a lively musical study of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one of Africa's most recognizable, popular, and controversial musicians. The flamboyant...
    • Book (400g)£13.99
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    The Soul Of MbiraMusic And Traditions Of The Shona People Of ZimbabweUniversity Of Chicago Press
    "Paul Berliner's The Soul of Mbira is probably the best ethnography ever written about an African musical tradition. It is a complete classic ...I know...
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    The Beat Of My Drum - An AutobiographyBy Babatunde OlatunjiTemple University Press
    Babatune Olatunji's record album Drums of Passion proclaimed that the time had come for America to recognize Africa's cultural contributions to the music...
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    African StarsStudies In Black South African PerformanceUniversity of Chicago Press
    In recent years black South African music and dance have become ever more popular in the West, where they are now widely celebrated as expressions of opposition...
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    Focus Music of South AfricaRoutledge
    Great book, comes with free CD. "Focus on Music of South Africa" provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture...