There are 53 books in this catalogue.
Across the Red River: Rwanda, Burundi and the Heart of Darkness
Book Number: 28052
Gollancz 2000 8vo hardcover 350pp, b/w illus. good, wear to bottom edge / good d/w with wear to bottom edge. Christian Jennings is not a man to rest on his laurels. Not content with the rigours of the French Foreign Legion (documented in his first book, A Mouthful of Rocks, he flew to Rwanda in August 1994 with a rucksack of provisions, The Day of the Jackal, and a self-confessed ignorance of the country beyond the knowledge that 850,000 people had just been slaughtered in brutal acts of genocide. Also, he had a television producer on her way who wanted to find the people responsible within the five-day span of her trip. Apart from the miraculous completion of that programme, the other thing to emerge from this immersion into the landscape of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, was a fascination with Central Africa that saw Jennings return again and again. He was to report for Sunday Telegraph and Reuters in Rwanda, its sibling-in-horror Burundi, and the former Zaire with fearful bravery, but in the impressive Across the Red River he navigates the territory between reportage and memoir. Cleverly matching his learning curve to the reader's, he moves from his virtual ignorance of Rwanda and its mesh of tragedy to a deeper understanding of the weave and durability of that net, achieved with a flowing and refreshing candour. If there are two lines of war journalism, with writers such as Michael Ignatieff providing a more intellectual overview from the hills, Christian Jennings is on the frontline with souls such as Maggie O'Kane, Eve-Ann Prentice and Anthony Loyd. As with the latter's My War Gone By, I Miss It So, Jennings is able to unbridle his sense of self to stirring effect and show the mundane tedium as well as the brutal tension of reporting from, and surviving in, war. Occasionally angry, more often darkly funny, his book proves an unsettling yet riveting critique of the unimaginable effects of genocide, those who feed off its corpse and the few, like Jennings, who live to open our eyes. --David Vincent nn Book Descriptionn A devastating account of the Central African nightmare, in the tradition of Anyone Here Been Raped and Speaks English and We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families
From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
Thwe, Pascal Khoo
Book Number: 62390
Flamingo March 3, 2003 8vo softcover 320pp very good. Illustrated with b&w photo's. Khoo Thwe, born in 1967, debuts with a remarkable portrait of his childhood in Phekhon,
A History of Malaysia
Andaya, Barbara Watson; Andaya, Leonard Y.
Book Number: 62394
Macmillan., London., 1985. 8vo. softcover. 350pp. index. Good, foxing to endpapers, cover edges faded.
A Survey of Tibet
The Compiling Committee of the Photo Collection of A Survey of Tibet
Book Number: 62344
Tibet People's Publishing House 1987 4to. Pictorial Laminated Boards in d/w. 192pp. Near fine. Illustrated throughout. Written in dual languages. A photographic history of Tibet. Hand made end pages, fly leaf is foxed.
This Must Be My Brother
Book Number: 31536
Chariot Victor Books 1995 8vo hardcover 173pp b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. Two housewives who had never been out of Iowa, Thieman and Dey were officers in the Iowa chapter of Friends of Children of Vietnam (an organization that, during the Vietnam War, raised money and supplies for Vietnamese orphans and also processed adoptions). In early April 1975, they were asked to fly into Vietnam and bring back six babies for adoption. As the fall of Saigon became imminent, however, President Ford approved a massive baby lift, and the six babies became two hundred.
Gender, Genre, and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions
Book Number: 48946
University of Pennsylvania Press July 1, 1991 8vo softcover 464pp very good. The authors cross the boundaries between anthropology, folklore, and history to cast new light on the relation between songs and stories, reality and realism, and rhythm and rhetoric in the expressive traditions of South Asia.
Collison, Kerry B.
Book Number: 56995
Sid Harta 2002 8vo. softcover. 626pp. Very good.
Thai jinks : madcap misadventures on land and sea in Thailand
Book Number: 47067
Asia Books 2006 8vo softcover 272pp near fine. Signed with inscription on half-title by Author. Legendary expat writer and beer connoisseur James Eckardt proves that just because you're middle-aged doesn't mean you can't be immature. Here, among other high jinks, he mounts elephants with polo mallet in hand, skitters about slippery yacht decks, presides over songfests at the Peachy Flophouse School of Journalism, stars in a Thai movie and soap opera, and is adopted as a guitar-playing mascot by a tribe of masseuses in Phuket. Covering nearly thirty years of calamitous carousals in Thailand, Thai Jinks is a fun-packed lesson in what you shouldn't do if you want to be a responsible adult.
The Regent: A Window on Thailand
Book Number: 21802
Singapore: Editions Didier Millet Pte Ltd, 1993 Square 4to. hardcover. 96pp. colour illus. very good. / no d/w.
Face of North Vietnam
Book Number: 29158
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, n.d. 4to softcover 121 b/w photos. fair, water damage to bottom edge, mainly on text pages at rear. most plates very good. Scarce.
Cultural Heritage of Sarawak
Book Number: 43948
Kuching, Sarawak Museum, 1980 Square 4to. softcover. 105pp.colour & b/w illus. Very good.
Restless Spirits : North Borneo
Delmas, Bente. illustrated by Sarah Lim
Book Number: 55872
Toihaan Publishing Company, 2000. 4to. hardcover. 66pp. colour illus. Fine. / Near Fine d/w. Stories on inhabitants of Sabah, Malaysia with beautiful watercolor illustrations.
TOBOLAND: The shreds of tradition
Barbier, Jean Paul
Book Number: 3995
Monographies published by the Barbier-Muller Museum, Geneva 1983 Wrpps, 4to. 237pp. 207 plates and illustrations, (30 in colour), 3 maps, fold out genealogical chart. biblio., index. Very Good condition, light crease on front cover, crease on fold out chart. Light foxing to endpapers. Small crease on rear cover, light edgewear.
Australia's Pacific Neighbours
Brooks, Michael & Codrington, Stephen
Book Number: 4312
Action for World Development & The Geography Teacher's Assoc. of NSW. 1989 small 4to. Softcover. 193pp. Good condition, informative text with b/w maps, photos, tables and diag.
Thailand: Land Of The Free
Book Number: 21822
Robert Hale London 1971, 8vo. hardcover. 273pp. index. + b/w plates. good. / good, chipped d/w.
From the Place of the Dead - Bishop Belo and the Struggle for East Timor
Kohen, Arnold K. - Intrduction by The Dali Lama
Book Number: 53857
Lion 1999 8vo. Softcover. 398pp. Very good. Index. Illustrations. In 1975, Indonesia illegally invaded East Timor, until then a Portuguese colony. Since then, an estimated 200,000 persons, nearly one-third of the territory's original population, have perished from war, famine, and killings. Now, after the fall of Indonesia's longtime strongman, General Suharto, East Timor is in the public eye, and seems on the verge of winning independence. No one has been more crucial to this development than Bishop Belo. His inspiring story recalls the struggle of Mahatma Gandhi, whose non-violent philosophy greatly influenced the Timorese bishop. In the face of assassination threats as well as excruciating pressure from enemies and friends alike, Bishop Belo has been a moral beacon and an unflinching defender of his martyred people in their fight against injustice.