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Leo The African

Author : Amin Maalouf
ISBN : 9780748131235
Genre : Fiction
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From his chlidhood in Fez, having fled the Christian Inquisition, through his many journeys to the East as an itinerant merhcant, Hasans story is a quixotic catalogue of pirates, slave girls and princesses, encompassing the complexities of a world in a state of religious flux. Hasan too is touched by the instability of the era, performing his hadj to Mecca, then converting to Christianity, only to relapse back to the Muslim faith later in life. In re-creating his extraordinary experiences, Amin Maalouf sketches an irrisistible portrait of the Mediterranea world as it was nearly five centuries ago - the fall of Granada, the Ottoman conquest of Egypt, Renaissance Rome under the Medicis: all contribute to a background of spectacular colour, matched only by the picaresque adventures of Hasan's life.
Category: Fiction

Stamped From The Beginning

Author : Ibram Kendi
ISBN : 9781473549470
Genre : History
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Winner of the US National Book Award for Non-Fiction -- Stamped from the Beginning is a redefining history of anti-Black racist ideas that dramatically changes our understanding of the causes and extent of racist thinking itself. Its deeply researched and fast-moving narrative chronicles the journey of racist ideas from fifteenth-century Europe to present-day America through the lives of five major intellectuals – Puritan minister Cotton Mather, President Thomas Jefferson, fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis – showing how these ideas were developed, disseminated and eventually enshrined in American society. Contrary to popular conception, it reveals that racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era, including anti-slavery and pro-civil rights advocates, who used their gifts and intelligence wittingly or otherwise to rationalize and justify existing racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. Seen in this piercing new light, racist ideas are shown to be the result, not the cause, of inequalities that stretch back over centuries, brought about ultimately through economic, political and cultural self-interest. Stamped from the Beginning offers compelling new answers to some of the most troubling questions of our time. In forcing us to reconsider our most basic assumptions about racism and also about ourselves, it leads us to a true understanding on which to build a real foundation for change.
Category: History

African Art

Author : Maurice Delafosse
ISBN : 9781780428833
Genre : Art
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African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent. Since the discovery of African art at the end of the nineteenth century during the colonial expositions it has been a limitless source of inspiration for artists who, over time, have perpetually recreated these artworks. The power of Sub-Saharan African art lies within its visual diversity, demonstrating the creativity of the artists who are continuing to conceptualize new stylistic forms. From Mauritania to South Africa and from the Ivory Coast to Somalia, statues, masks, jewelry, pottery and tapestries compose a variety of daily and ritual objects springing from these richly varied societies.
Category: Art

Encyclopedia Of African History 3 Volume Set

Author : Kevin Shillington
ISBN : 9781135456696
Genre : History
File Size : 39.46 MB
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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.
Category: History

African Struggles Today

Author : Peter Dwyer
ISBN : 9781608463084
Genre : History
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Three leading Africa scholars investigate the social forces driving the democratic transformation of postcolonial states across southern Africa. Extensive research and interviews with civil society organizers in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland inform this analysis of the challenges faced by non-governmental organizations in relating both to the attendant inequality of globalization and to grassroots struggles for social justice. Peter Dwyer is a tutor in economics at Ruskin College in Oxford. Leo Zeilig Lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
Category: History

The African American Church

Author : Leonidas A. Johnson
ISBN : 0878083480
Genre : African Americans
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In this book, Dr. Johnson explores the strategic possibility of the African American church partnering with Ethiopian missionaries to reach Arabia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These are some of the most resistant areas to the gospel message. Just think, if the Gospel of the Kingdom can penetrate these areas in our lifetime, we will see the fulfillment of Matthew 24:14.--from foreword.
Category: African Americans

Duel With A Dictator An African Woman S Political Struggle

Author : Emmanuel Acheta
ISBN : 9781596820630
Genre : Fiction
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A Duel with a Dictator may well be a trashcan of rotten African politics. It is a tale of an African dictator parroting democracy. This is a story of intrigue, gross human rights abuses, and political violence within the tradition of African tyrants. But this despot and looter-this omnipotent god, President Wadhabo-must face off with a single-minded opposition activist. In Paula Okappah, we see a determined African woman pitied against a crooked tyranny. A great irony in the twenty-first century is that Western democracies still roll out red carpets for these repressive African pretenders to the throne. It is unbelievable!
Category: Fiction

African Pearls And Poisons

Author : Leo Louis Jacques
ISBN : 9781481732734
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“If you desire an exhilarating read of a family’s life during Idi Amin’s savage reign, then this book’s for you.” Doug Abraham, Writer & Columnist. “The Jacques Family’s unique Safaris passed through some of the most beautiful – often life threatening – landscapes and situations on earth, and survived. Enjoy!” MacDonald Coleman, Author. “Leo invites you into a world that has the same capacity for richness, complexity and openness that the fictional universe offers. A great read.” Jim J. Nolan, Editor/Journalist. “This is surely life as it was at the time of Idi Amin.” Marshall Dunn, Kampala School Teacher. “AFRICAN PEARLS AND POISONS,” Idi Amin’s Uganda; Kenya; Zaire’s Pygmies, takes you on a series of Safaris, by a family of four, through East and Central Africa, in 1971-72, to attain freedom from Amin and return to North America to unveil their tale – undercover until now. Amin’s army and death squad, kills a reported 300,000 humans, who, for the most part, are innocent victims of his, “Economic War.” A Swahili saying: -- “When two bull elephants fight, it is the grass who suffers most,” fits this situation. In Kenya, the Jacques family, experienced the breathtaking beauty of a country dubbed, “The World’s Safari Capital.” In Zaire, they safari to the cannibalized and now extinct Twa Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest, in their temporary camp, past Semliki, on the Mountain of the Moons trail. This book, like Joseph Conrad’s “HEART OF DARKNESS” inspires a reader to think differently about East and Central Africa.
Category: Biography & Autobiography