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Expedition to Sudan

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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The River War, An Historical of The Reconquest of the Sudan

The River War, An Historical of The Reconquest of the Sudan

by Winston S. Churchill | Mary Soames | James W. Muller

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 381 PAGES

The classic account of the history of the Sudan and its reconquest by Lord Kitchener and an Anglo-Egyptian Army in the 1890s. Churchill served as a lieutenant during the war. (AFR147, $14.95)

Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea

Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea

by Robert D. Kaplan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

Robert Kaplan, the prolific journalist and author of Balkan Ghosts, traveled through Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea for this illuminating travelogue examining the culture, religion and politics of the region. (AFR155, $15.95)

Season of Migration to the North

Season of Migration to the North

by Tayeb Salih

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 139 PAGES

Salih's incandescent novel, set among the people of a small village along the Nile in Sudan, is beautifully translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. (CAF47, $14.00)

Bradt Guide North Sudan

Bradt Guide North Sudan

by Paul Clammer

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular Bradt series, noted for publishing travel guides to remote and little-visited destinations. (AFR152, $26.99)

Sudan Map

by ITMB

  • 2008
  • MAP

A full-color map of Sudan at a scale of 1:1:2,500,000. With an inset of Khartoum. (AFR75, $12.95)

 

The A to Z of Ancient and Medieval Nubia


by Richard A. Lobban

  • REFERENCE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 511 PAGES

An authoritative reference on Nubian history from the Paleolithic through Medieval Christianity. It includes a survey of Egyptology and Nubian archaeology. (EGY252, $34.45)

Africa's Turn?

Africa's Turn?


by Edward Miguel

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES

Refreshingly optimistic, Berkeley economist Edward Miguel brings together nine experts on Africa and international development to respond to his observation that African nations are making modest but genuine recent gains in the standard of living and better government. (AFR240, $15.95)

From Slave to Pharaoh, The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt

From Slave to Pharaoh, The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt


by Donald B. Redford

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

In a lively and engaging style, Redford examines the once powerful Nubian kingdom of southern Egypt and the Sudan and the racial and cultural tensions with the ancent Egyptians. (EGY188, $27.00)

The Blue Nile

The Blue Nile


by Alan Moorehead

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In this grand history of exploration and events on the great river from 1798 to 1869, Moorehead follows the course of the Blue Nile from the Ethiopian highlands through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean. (EGY67, $14.99)

The Fate of Africa

The Fate of Africa


by Martin Meredith

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 792 PAGES

Ambitious in scope, immensely readable -- and as big as a doorstop -- Martin Meredith's blockbuster country-by-country overview of the tumult in Africa since independence is now revised and updated to reflect recent events. (AFR154, $22.99)

The White Nile

The White Nile


by Alan Moorehead

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 431 PAGES

This lively history of the Victorian search for the source of the Nile includes the extraordinary tales of Burton and Speke, not to mention the famous meeting of Livingstone and Stanley. The narrative includes vivid descriptions of Zanzibar, the last days of Khartoum and the building of the Suez Canal. (EGY79, $14.99)

Trans-Saharan Africa in World History

Trans-Saharan Africa in World History


by Ralph A. Austen

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Austen traces the growth, impact and legacy of the 1,000 years of camel caravan traffic in North Africa that brought gold, slaves and other commodities northward and sent both manufactured goods and Mediterranean culture southward into the Sudan. (NAF72, $19.95)

Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs, A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs, A Popular History of Ancient Egypt


by Barbara Mertz

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 324 PAGES

Mertz's great enthusiasm and formidable scholarship brings ancient Egypt to life for the general reader in this updated classic. She's also the author, writing as Elizabeth Peters, of the best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries. (EGY27, $17.99)

Desert Songs, A Woman Explorer in Egypt and Sudan

Desert Songs, A Woman Explorer in Egypt and Sudan


by Arita Baaijens

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES

Having given up a traditional European life to explore the deserts of Egypt and Sudan, Baaijens recounts her passion for the desert's vistas and horizons, dangers and physical challenges, nomads and camels, in this personal photographic journal. (DES14, $34.95)

Down the Nile, Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff

Down the Nile, Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff


by Rosemary Mahoney

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 273 PAGES

Mahoney weaves the tale of her quest to row the Nile with deft portraits of the people she meets in this marvelously engaging chronicle. (EGY207, $14.99)

The Black Nile

The Black Nile


by Dan Morrison

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Abandoned by his childhood friend mid-trip, intrepid Dan Morrison persists with his plan to paddle 4,000-miles from Uganda across the Sudan to Cairo on a hand-built plank boat. (AFR271, $16.00)

The Wedding of Zein

The Wedding of Zein


by Tayeb Salih | Denys Johnson-Davies

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A classic of Arabic literature, set in a village in the north of Sudan. (AFR264, $14.00)

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu's Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu's Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War


by Naguib Mahfouz

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 648 PAGES

A collection of three novels by Nobel laureate Mahfouz (Cairo Triology) set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt. (EGY198, $26.95)

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