"A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit." -- John Milton, Areopagitica

[En français.] A photographer's study of voodoo trance cults in West Africa and also Brazil.

[En français.] Another great choice for artistic photos, these of Ivory Coast. 

The author explores the role cloth has played in trade and culture. 

A scholarly work, recently published. Examines texts from antiquity and centers them in the modern discourse.

  Fits in your pocket.

Fits in your pocket.

These Dan tales are engagingly retold with dramatic black-and-white linoleum prints.

"...provides stimulating and original accounts of the Igbo of Eastern Nigeria from the ancient times to the present." By a Nigerian professor.

"The extraordinary manuscripts of Timbuktu: invaluable historical documents, objects of tremendous beauty, and a testament to a great center of learning and civilization."

"Christopher Wise deserves both our admiration and gratitude for making available to the wider world this five hundred year old chronicle--the best, the most significant and the most useful on the Songhay empire." -- Prof. Toyin Falola

About the Bwiti ceremony and use of iboga. 

Documents all 2,435 species known to be native to this region.

Experiences in the Gambia. "Matthias's experience in West Africa increasingly becomes an unpredictable adventure."

Investigates the impact of warfare on the history of Africa in the period of the slave trade and the founding of empires.

A black youth in colonial Cameroon. Written as a diary.

"Ihuoma, a beautiful young widow, has the admiration of the entire community in which she lives, and especially of the hunter Ekwueme. But their passion is fated and jealousy, a love potion and the closeness of the spirit world are important factors."

A novel about life in  Nigeria during the Biafran war of the 1960s. 

Just published! A novel about an-ex military officer and his new life in bustling Lagos.

A selection of the finest pieces of Dogon art collected by Lester Wunderman.

Experiences of a Belgian administrator in the Congo. Explores the distorting effects of life in a vastly different culture. For mature audiences. 

An excellent overview of West African history from the medieval era to colonial times: "A History of West Africa: 1000-1800"

“A fascinating exploration of sex across the color line in colonial Ghana. This book is a brilliant addition to the literature on sex, gender and empire.” —Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law, New York University

"Award-winnnig authors Patricia and Fredrick McKissack reveal the glory of these forgotten empires..."

A collection of stories of the indigenous peoples of northwest Cameroon. 

A prize-winning book about native religion in Benin. 

Published by Regular Baptist Press. "Abe Guenter's autobiography is a glimpse into the earlier days of missionary pilots."

A collection of historic documents. Published by Cambridge University Press.

A famous study of the Ibos of Nigeria with vintage photos from the beginning of the twentieth century. 

West Central Africa. "This comprehensive study is the first major catalogue to explore Kongo’s history, art forms, and cultural identity before, during, and after contact with Europe."