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African Dawn

Author : Tony Park
ISBN : 9780857387547
Genre : Fiction
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Natalie is ten years old when she is kidnapped by guerrillas from her grandparents' farm in Rhodesia. Bloodied, terrified, and beaten at the hands of her captor, her life is saved when a young soldier comes to her rescue. Thirty years later, Natalie returns to her homeland, now Zimbabwe. She becomes embroiled in the dangerous world of rhino conservation. Hunters are making a fortune on the black market by selling the horns and the survival of the black rhino is at stake. Natalie and her family must fight - not only to save Zimbabwe's rhinos, but to save themselves from the enemies who surround them. Spanning fifty years and three generations, African Dawn is the breathtaking saga of three families dealing with dark secrets and violent threats.
Category: Fiction

Bravo Force African Dawn

Author : Jackson Steel
ISBN : 9780987130969
Genre : Fiction
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Accomplish the Mission... or Die Trying.Africa. The cradle of life. A continent of splendor and beauty, of savagery and brutality, and home to a murderous warlord named General Kuhl Rahn who is about to make a deal with Pakistani terrorists that will not only result in an attack on thousands of innocent lives... it will deliver the world's most renowned genetic engineer into the diabolical hands of the network known only as The Enigma.Introducing the men of Bravo Force, an elite team of U.S. Marines led by Lt. Reese Rockwall. Their mission: to infiltrate Rahn's stronghold in the abandoned city of Sidanka, West Africa, and stop the warlord's exchange from taking place.Failure to do so is not an option.Bravo Force must accomplish their mission... or die trying.
Category: Fiction

African Dawn

Author : Langwill Hunter
ISBN : IND:39000001711071
Genre : Indigenous peoples
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Category: Indigenous peoples

King S African Rifles

Author : Malcolm Page
ISBN : 9781473815780
Genre : History
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Whatever one may think about the rights and wrongs of colonial rule, it is hard to deny that during the first half of the this century those African countries, which then came under British administration enjoyed a period of stability which most now look back upon with a profound sense of loss. Paradoxical though it may seem, one of the bulwarks of that stability was each country’s indigenous army. Trained and officered by the British, these force became a source of both pride and cohesion in their own country, none more so than the King’s African Rifles. founded in 1902 and probably the best known of the East African forces. In this, the first complete history of the East African forces, Malcolm Page, who himself served in the Somaliland Scouts for a number of years, has had access to much new material while researching the history of each unit from it’s foundation to the time of independence. Historians in several fields will be grateful to him for having put on record this very important period in the annals of both Great Britain and East Africa while the memories of many who served there were still fresh, and they themselves will perhaps be most grateful of all for this lasting tribute to the men they served and who served them, for in that shared sense of duty lay the true spirit of East African Forces.
Category: History

The African Diaspora In The United States And Canada At The Dawn Of The 21st Century

Author : John W. Frazier
ISBN : 9781438436845
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers important new perspectives on the African diaspora in North America. Drawing on the work of social scientists from geographic, historical, sociological, and political science perspectives, this volume offers new perspectives on the African diaspora in the United States and Canada. It has been approximately four centuries since the first Africans set foot in North America, and although it is impossible for any text to capture the complete Black experience on the continent, the persistent legacy of Black inequality and the winds of dramatic change are inseparable parts of the current African diaspora experience. In addition to comparing and contrasting the experiences and geographic patterns of the African diaspora in the United States and Canada, the book also explores important distinctions between the experiences of African Americans and those of more recent African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Under An African Sun

Author : Frank Bennett
ISBN : 1845110838
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Frank Bennett's life was changed forever by his spontaneous decision to reply to an advertisement for the Colonial Service. Knowing little about the Service and where he might be sent, Bennett accepted the opportunity to serve his country in the twilight of imperialism. By fate, Bennett found himself as a junior clerk in the Ministry of Finance in Northern Rhodesia (modern Zambia). Written with verve and enjoyable humour, this is a gentle and humorous portrait of colonial government and the lifestyles of its officers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary African American Novelists

Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
ISBN : 0313305013
Genre : Literary Criticism
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During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch of the author, offers a judicious critical assessment of the author's major works, provides a representative sample of the critical responses the author's books have elicited, and concludes with a selected bibliography that lists the author's publications as well as useful secondary material. Included are entries for major figures, such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, but many noteworthy young writers also receive the attention they deserve. Forty-one of the 79 writers discussed are women, and roughly a dozen of the novelists have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Intended for students and advanced scholars alike, the volume is sophisticated yet accessible to a wide audience.
Category: Literary Criticism

Foundations Of The American Century

Author : Inderjeet Parmar
ISBN : 9780231517935
Genre : Political Science
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Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations in U.S. foreign affairs, Parmar traces the transformation of America from an "isolationist" nation into the world's only superpower, all in the name of benevolent stewardship. Parmar begins in the 1920s with the establishment of these foundations and their system of top-down, elitist, scientific giving, which focused more on managing social, political, and economic change than on solving modern society's structural problems. Consulting rare documents and other archival materials, he recounts how the American intellectuals, academics, and policy makers affiliated with these organizations institutionalized such elitism, which then bled into the machinery of U.S. foreign policy and became regarded as the essence of modernity. America hoped to replace Britain in the role of global hegemon and created the necessary political, ideological, military, and institutional capacity to do so, yet far from being objective, the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations often advanced U.S. interests at the expense of other nations. Incorporating case studies of American philanthropy in Nigeria, Chile, and Indonesia, Parmar boldly exposes the knowledge networks underwriting American dominance in the twentieth century.
Category: Political Science

From Lark Rise To Madison County

Author : Francis Key
ISBN : 1453581073
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Laughing Monsters

Author : Denis Johnson
ISBN : 9780374709235
Genre : Fiction
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Denis Johnson's New York Times bestseller, The Laughing Monsters, is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game. Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian but travels on a U.S. passport. After ten years' absence, he returns to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko. They once made a lot of money here during the country's civil war, and, curious to see whether good luck will strike twice in the same place, Nair has allowed himself to be drawn back to a region he considers hopeless. Adriko is an African who styles himself a soldier of fortune and who claims to have served, at various times, the Ghanaian army, the Kuwaiti Emiri Guard, and the American Green Berets. He's probably broke now, but he remains, at thirty-six, as stirred by his own doubtful schemes as he was a decade ago. Although Nair believes some kind of money-making plan lies at the back of it all, Adriko's stated reason for inviting his friend to Freetown is for Nair to meet Adriko's fiancée, a grad student from Colorado named Davidia. Together the three set out to visit Adriko's clan in the Uganda-Congo borderland—but each of these travelers is keeping secrets from the others. Their journey through a land abandoned by the future leads Nair, Adriko, and Davidia to meet themselves not in a new light, but rather in a new darkness.
Category: Fiction