African History, General
Long Walk to Freedom
The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Paperback ISBN: 0316548189
The best-selling memoirs, begun during the South African president's years in prison, traces the Nobel Prize-winner's historic life from his traditional tribal childhood to his triumphant rise to power. Reprint.
Lost Boy No More
A True Story Of Survival And Salvation
Paperback ISBN: 0805431861
Lost Boy No More tells the incredible true story of Abraham Nhial—but the story is not his alone. As a nine year-old child, Abraham found himself orphaned as civil war in his homeland of Sudan ravaged his entire village because they refused to embrace Islam. His journey is one of a perilous walk along with 35,000 lost boys of Sudan who fled to Ethiopia. Abraham and others like him made it to the border but hard times were not over as he endured the refugee camps of Ethiopia. Abraham becomes a lost boy no more when he discovers real salvation through Jesus Christ. Lost Boy No More gives more than a narrative of Abraham’s story. It also gives a history of Sudan and the persecution of Christians by Islamic militants.
The Making of Modern South Africa
Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1405154292
Worden (history, U. of Cape Town, South Africa) introduces themes and debates in South Africa's history, beginning with the pre-colonial period, with a focus on the period of racial segregation between the 1910s and the 1970s. He also describes the end of apartheid in the 1980s and 1990s. He focuses on key themes since the historical understanding of South Africa has changed to be more inclusive of race and gender. These include the dynamics of colonial conquest in the late nineteenth century, the mineral revolution of the 1880s, white worker militancy in the late 1910s, black rural protest in the 1920s, and the roots and emergence of segregation. This edition contains a rewritten final chapter that extends the account from 1994 to the present, as well as new and revised maps and an updated further reading section. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Country of My Skull
Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa
Paperback ISBN: 0812931297
Documents South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, offering a definitivec report on its founding in 1995, investigation into state-sanctioned apartheid as revealed by both perpetrators and victims, and subsequent responses. Reprint.
War, Evil, and the End of History
Paperback ISBN: 0971865957
From the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl? — "a gripping blend of reportage and philosophy," according to The New York Times — comes another startlingly original work of literature. In WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard-Henri Lévy continues his daring investigation into the breeding grounds of terrorism with a series of riveting first-person reports from five of the world's most horrific "forgotten" war zones. In Sri Lanka, he conducts a clandestine interview with a terrified young woman escaped from a suicide-bomber training camp . . . he journeys, blindfolded, into the Colombian jungle to interview a psychotic drug lord who considers himself the successor to Che Guevara and fronts a bloodthirsty "guerilla" army . . . Lévy surreptitiously observes the nameless slaves working the diamond mines that fund an endless war in Angola . . . airdrops into a rebel stronghold in the blockaded Nuba mountains of the Sudan . . . and reports on the ongoing carnage in Burundi between Hutus and Tutsis. But Lévy is more than just a journalist: as France's leading philosopher, he follows the reports with a series of intensely personal and probing "reflections" considering how, in an enlightened, cultured, and well-informed society, these wars have acquired such a perverse "non-meaning." He considers war literature from Stendhal, Hemingway, Proust and others, and issues an excoriating response to those who have glorified it. He reconsiders his own background as a student revolutionary in Paris in May 1968, and as a 22-year-old war reporter in Bangladesh. And, in one of the book's most moving passages, he recounts his travels with Ahmad Massoud, the anti-Taliban Afghan leader assassinated hours before the September 11 attacks. Already a huge bestseller in Europe, WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY is the work of a scintillating intellect at the height of its powers. Bernard-Henri Lévy's previous book foresaw today's headlines about Pakistan's secret trading of nuclear technology and the nexus of terrorist groups behind the murder of Daniel Pearl. WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY is his brilliant foray into the next danger zones.
The City Victorious
Paperback ISBN: 0679767274
A writer who has spent much of his life in this fabled city explores its past as the seat of both pharaohs and sultans, its medieval splendor, and the contemporary Cairo that exists sidebyside with ancient tombs. Reprint.