Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Historical Dictionary of The Gambia

A new edition of the Historical Dictionary of The Gambia  is now out. I haven't seen it yet, but if it's anything like the other books in this series from the US publisher, Scarecrow Press, it will be an essential reference for anyone interested in what really make the country tick. Or sometimes fail to tick. Co-author Dr David Perfect has written to let me know that the new edition is an extensive revision of the the previous edition of 1999 and covers events up to June of this year – which is pretty up-to-date for a hardback. Highly recommended.