/Africa
  • War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

    David Nott

    Nott is a surgeon. Instead of going to the beach for his hols, he heads to war zones: Sarajevo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria… His account of his experiences over the last 25 years is eye-opening and, as one would expect, humane on a grand scale.

    Hardback £18.99
  • Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

    Toby Green

    A remarkable new history that transforms our understanding of West Africa by showing the complex system of trade that existed there before the international slave trade, using cowrie shells as currency.

    Hardback £30.00
  • Life on the Edge: Tristan Voorspuy’s Fatal Love of Africa

    Adrian Dangar

    In the twenty years before his shooting in 2017, Voorspuy (described by his biographer as “one of the last stylishly mad”) created a game reserve on his Kenyan ranch. Published to help support the Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust.

    Hardback £20.00
  • African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent

    Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

    A superb new volume of previously unpublished work from the authors of the splendid ‘African Ark’ (1990), ‘African Ceremonies’ (1999), and ‘Faces of Africa’ (2004).

    Hardback £115.00
  • Morocco in Bloom

    Giuppi Pietromarchi, photographs by Giulio Pietromarchi

    The author, an Italian landscape designer, spent several years living in Rabat and has previously written about the gardens at Ninfa. This book looks at the plants suitable for southern Mediterranean gardens, arranged month by month as they flower. Includes many photographs of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.

    Hardback £35.00
  • Ottoman Explorations of the Nile

    Robert Dankoff

    A translation and edited version of Evliya Çelebi’s accounts.

    Hardback £40.00
  • The Monk of Mokha

    Dave Eggers

    The subject of this remarkable biography is Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Yemeni American from San Francisco who found himself trapped in Sana’a during the civil war.

    Hardback £18.99
  • The Lost War Horses of Cairo: The Passion of Dorothy Brooke

    Grant Hayter-Menzies

    In 1930 Brooke went to Cairo to find several thousand veterans of the Great War – horses of the American, Australian and British forces – that had been abandoned to a life of hard labour. The result was The Warhorse Memorial Hospital.

    Hardback £16.99
  • The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History

    Aida Edemariam

    AE tells the story of her Ethiopian grandmother, who lived through the Fascist invasion and occupation, the Allied bombardment, exile, the rise and fall of Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war.

    Hardback £16.99