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Africa: Gift Books Issue

AfricaFocus Bulletin
Nov 27, 2008 (081127)
(Reposted from sources cited below)

Editor's Note

Looking for gifts that are not too expensive, but still attractive, enjoyable, and perhaps even educational as well? Take a look at the 15 books below and click on the links below each book for more information - or to view all the images, just go directly to http://www.africafocus.org/books/gifts08a.php

This selection includes, at modest prices from under $10 to $49,

  • striking books of photographs, such as Okwui Enwezor's Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography and Abdi Roble's The Somali Diaspora
  • art collections such as Africa Remix and Angaza Afrika
  • Gerhard Kubik's Africa and the Blues, and
  • children's books such as Babu's Song (under $8, for children 5 to 8) and Africa is Not a Country (under $10, for children 9-12, perfect for nieces and nephews you want to make sure don't grow up to be like Sarah Palin!)

Through these links you can order from Amazon in the United States, Canada, or UK, or from Powell's Books. And if none of those are convenient for you, there are also links to other distributors and directly to publishers at
http://www.africafocus.org/books/booksearch.php

Go to the bottom of the page for links to other sections of the AfricaFocus Bookshop, for a wide range of selections. And if you are ordering from Amazon or Powell's in any case, remember that if you do it in a visit coming through AfricaFocus Bookshop, AfricaFocus receives a small referral fee from Amazon or Powell's, at no extra expense to you.

I'll be adding additional pages with more gift suggestions in coming days and weeks, so keep checking back for your last-minute gifts as well. And if there are books (or music cds) you want to suggest as good choices, just send me the details at africafocus@igc.org, and I'll try to add them in promptly. And, of course, if you want to suggest to a friend or relative a gift you would like to receive, do refer them to the AfricaFocus Bookshop.

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Gift Books 2008

Photographs and More

(1) Snap Judgments:
New Positions in Contemporary African Photography
Colin Richard, Okwui Enwezor
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?3865212247

(2) Malick Sidibe: Photographs
Manthia Diawara, Gunilla Knape, Andre Magnin
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?3882439734

(3) The Somali Diaspora
Abdi Roble, Doug Rutledge
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?0816654573

(4) No Easy Victories:
African Liberation and American Activists
over a Half Century, 1950-2000
William Minter, Gail Hovey, and Charles Cobb, Jr.
Read excerpts & order at 15% discount at
http://www.noeasyvictories.org.

(5) Curse of the Black Gold:
50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta
Michael Watts, Ed Kashi
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?1576874265

(6) In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience Schomburg Center For Research,
Howard Dodson, Sylviane A. Diouf
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?0792273850

(7) Africa
Lelia Salgado, Mia Couto, Sebastião Salgado
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?3822856215

(8) Child Soldiers
Leora Kahn, Luis Moreno-Ocampo
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?1576874559

Art

(9) Angaza Africa: African Art Now
Chris Spring
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?1856695484

(10) Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent
Jean-Hubert Martin (Editor), Multiple authors.
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?3775714723

Music

(11) Africa and the Blues
Gerhard Kubik
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?1578061466

Children's Books

For more recommended children's books, visit
http://www.africaaccessreview.org/aar/buddies.html

(12) Aya
Marguerite Abouet, Clement Oubrerie
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?1894937902

(13) I Lost My Tooth In Africa
Penda Diakite, Baba Wague Diakite
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?0439662265

(14) Africa Is Not A Country
Margy Burns Knight
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?0761316477

(15) Babu's Song
Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, Aaron Boyd
http://www.africafocus.org/books/isbn.php?1600602754


Also on AfricaFocus Bookshop

Bookshop Home
http://www.africafocus.org/books/afbooks.php
http://www.africafocus.org/books/afbooks_uk.php

Selected Topics
http://www.africafocus.org/books/themes.php
http://www.africafocus.org/books/themes_uk.php

Africa Book Publishers & Distributors
http://www.africafocus.org/books/publishers.php

Books by AfricaFocus Subscribers
http://www.africafocus.org/books/subscribers.php

100 Best African Books
http://www.africafocus.org/books/100best.php

Featured Books
http://www.africafocus.org/books/featured.php
http://www.africafocus.org/books/featured_uk.php

Custom Africa Book Search Page
http://www.africafocus.org/books/booksearch.php

North Africa
http://www.africafocus.org/books/north.php
http://www.africafocus.org/books/north_uk.php

West Africa
http://www.africafocus.org/books/west.php
http://www.africafocus.org/books/west_uk.php

Central Africa
http://www.africafocus.org/books/central.php
http://www.africafocus.org/books/central_uk.php

East Africa
http://www.africafocus.org/books/east.php
http://www.africafocus.org/books/east_uk.php

Southern Africa
http://www.africafocus.org/books/southern.php
http://www.africafocus.org/books/southern_uk.php


AfricaFocus Bulletin is an independent electronic publication providing reposted commentary and analysis on African issues, with a particular focus on U.S. and international policies. AfricaFocus Bulletin is edited by William Minter.

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