African History, General
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
An African Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0375758992
An intimate memoir of growing up in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979 describes her life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Milawi, and Zambia, detailing her hardscrabble existence with an alcoholic mother, frequently absent father, and three lost siblings, as well as her fierce love for Africa. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724753
In describing her experiences managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, the author provides insights into the nature of African life
The Lost World of the Kalahari
The Lost World of the Kalahari
Paperback      ISBN: 0156537060
A detailed study of the vanishing Bushman culture in the Kalahari Desert of southwestern Africa
Life of a South African Tribe
Life of a South African Tribe
Hardcover      SKU: 1199060305
Africa
Africa
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824060350
Articles by scholars, performers, composers, and researchers of African music explain how music is made in Africa. After a general profile of the continent and its arts, material turns to themes and ideas that African music cultures have in common and specific musical practices in each region, with chapters on areas such as Yoruba popular music, music and healing, religious music in Kenya, and urban music in the new South Africa. Features a one-hour CD with music examples, plus b&w photos, maps, and discographies. For students, teachers, researchers, musicians, and world music lovers. The first volume in a ten-volume set exploring music of the world. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
An Ordinary Man
An Autobiography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670037524
A 2005 Civil Rights Freedom Award winner describes how he utilized his position as a hotel manager in violence-stricken Rwanda to offer shelter to more than twelve thousand members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, an act that inspired an Academy Award-nominated film. 60,000 first printing.
I Dreamed of Africa
I Dreamed of Africa
Paperback      ISBN: 0140287442
In an eloquent story of romance, sorrow, and Africa, Gallman reveals how her indomitable courage and unending love for Africa helped her overcome the numerous tragedies she suffered on the dark continent
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
Rough Crossings
Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
Hardcover      ISBN: 006053916x
A vivid new study of the American Revolution looks at the parts played by African-American slaves during the conflict, following escaped slaves who sought emancipation through an allegiance to the British cause as told through the voices of the slaves themselves and through white abolitionists who protected them. 100,000 first printing.
The Conquest Of Morocco
The Conquest Of Morocco
Paperback      ISBN: 0374128804
Details the early twentieth-century French conquest of the medieval kingdom of Morocco, discussing the French military leaders, the Moroccan rulers, the battles, and the mysterious, exotic land of Morocco.
Shebeen Tales: Messages from Harare
Shebeen Tales
Messages from Harare
Paperback      ISBN: 189795932x
Throughout southern Africa, shebeens are where jokes are born, news is embellished and exchanged, fights erupt and subside. They are unique vantage points where men go after a day's work, both to escape from the troubled world around them and to observe and comment on it. In Shebeen Tales, Zimbabwe's leading author offers a view of his country not from the privileged and insulated perspective of the foreign correspondent or well-heeled visitor, but that of the ordinary person who, with the help of dry wit and illegal beer, pokes fun at the rich and mighty. Struggling against madcap motorists, pompous bureaucrats and the other woes of life in the city, the man in the shebeen sees modern Africa as it really is, not as press releases or tourist brochures would have us believe. Chenjerai Hove looks straight in the eye of a society suffering from drought, economic hardship and AIDS, but does not succumb to despair. With a wry sense of humour, his writer's pen celebrates a people who continue to live life to the full, to laugh and sing, to tell tall tales - whatever is thrown at them. In new pieces written for this edition, he discusses the vexed issue of homosexuality in Zimbabwe and also casts an amused eye at President Mugabe's recent wedding.