The Struggle over Land in Africa is a new book from HSRC Press. I’ve already downloaded my free PDF copy and I’d like to suggest you do the same.
Book (free) : The Struggle over Land in Africa, Conflicts, politics and change
Senegal : Masquerades of Modernity – Power and Secrecy in Casamance
A book review of Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal.
Free Mali book : The Meanings of Timbuktu
This book gives a lot more background not only to the manuscripts and African Arabic literature, but also to the scholars and the region and the context.