Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The King of Drinks (African Social Studies Series) Paperback – October 30, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-9004160910 ISBN-10: 9004160914

10 New from $79.40 6 Used from $74.96
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$79.40 $74.96
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

Hero Quick Promo
Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Editorial Reviews


"This book is both provocative and subversive. The evidence that van den Bersselaar provides for his central argument-that "imported goods are likely to be incorporated into African consumptive patterns in ways that make sense in the context of existing yet continually changing African world views, ..." - has important implications not only for our understanding of modern West African history but for broader scholarship on consumption and commodities as well. Better yet, it's a pleasure to read". Charles Ambler in"African Studies Review 2008 "Like many commodity histories, van den Bersselaar's book successfully combines aspects of economic, political and social history with, in this case, excursions into the history of trade law and advertising" Insa Nolte in Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, Volume 23, No 2 (Spring, 2009)

About the Author

Dmitri van den Bersselaar, Ph.D. (1998), Leiden University, is Lecturer in African History at the University of Liverpool. He has published on the social and cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth century Ghana and Nigeria

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: African Social Studies Series (Book 18)
  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: BRILL (October 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9004160914
  • ISBN-13: 978-9004160910
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,232,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers