South Africa Is My Home

Author: Jamie Daniel,Stillman Rogers

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 9780836808513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Presents the life of a twelve-year-old girl who lives in Soweto, a suburb of Johannesburg, under a system of apartheid. Includes a reference section with information about South Africa.

Africa Is My Home

A Child of the Amistad

Author: Monica Edinger

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763650382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 55

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Inspired by a true story, the compelling tale of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad describes her capture, her witness to a mutiny and the Supreme Court trial that prompts her return to Africa.

Mapping My Way Home

Activism, Nostalgia, and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa

Author: Stephanie Urdang

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583676678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Stephanie Urdang was born in Cape Town, South Africa, into a white, Jewish family staunchly opposed to the apartheid regime. In 1967, at the age of twenty-three, no longer able to tolerate the grotesque iniquities and oppression of apartheid, she chose exile and emigrated to the United States. There she embraced feminism, met anti-apartheid and solidarity movement activists, and encountered a particularly American brand of racial injustice. Urdang also met African revolutionaries such as Amilcar Cabral, who would influence her return to Africa and her subsequent journalism. In 1974, she trekked through the liberation zones of Guinea-Bissau during its war of independence; in the 1980’s, she returned repeatedly to Mozambique and saw how South Africa was fomenting a civil war aimed to destroy the newly independent country. From the vantage point of her activism in the United States, and from her travels in Africa, Urdang tracked and wrote about the slow, inexorable demise of apartheid that led to South Africa’s first democratic elections, when she could finally return home. Urdang’s memoir maps out her quest for the meaning of home and for the lived reality of revolution with empathy, courage, and a keen eye for historical and geographic detail. This is a personal narrative, beautifully told, of a journey traveled by an indefatigable exile who, while yearning for home, continued to question where, as a citizen of both South Africa and the United States, she belongs. “My South Africa!” she writes, on her return in 1991, after the release of Nelson Mandela, “How could I have imagined for one instant that I could return to its beauty, and not its pain?”

Cultural Portrayals of African Americans

Creating an Ethnic/racial Identity

Author: Janis Faye Hutchinson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897894982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

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This volume examines the problems of cultural portrayals of African Americans and the effects of these portrayals on both minorities and nonminorities.

In Wildest Africa - The Record Of A Hunting And Exploration Trip Through Uganda, Victoria Nyansa, The Kilimanjaro Region And British East Africa, With An Account Of The Snowfields Of Mount Kibo, In East Central Africa...

Author: Peter MacQueen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447484037

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 524

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The record of a hunting and exploration trip through Uganda, Victoria Nyansa, the Kilimanjaro region and British East Africa with an account of an ascent of the snowfields of Mount Kibo, in East Central Africa, and a description of the various tribes. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

In My Father's House

Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199874354

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism since the end of the nineteenth century, and, in the end, to move beyond the idea of race. In My Father's House is especially wide-ranging, covering everything from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals such as Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways in which African identity influences African literature. In his discussion of the latter subject, Appiah demonstrates how attempts to construct a uniquely African literature have ignored not only the inescapable influences that centuries of contact with the West have imposed, but also the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this last point is Appiah's eloquent title essay which offers a fitting finale to the volume. In a moving first-person account of his father's death and funeral in Ghana, Appiah offers a brilliant metaphor for the tension between Africa's aspirations to modernity and its desire to draw on its ancient cultural roots. During the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared on television to make his now famous plea: "People, can we all get along?" In this beautiful, elegantly written volume, Appiah steers us along a path toward answering a question of the utmost importance to us all.

Why Africa?

A Continent in a Dilemma of Unanswered Questions

Author: Bona Udeze

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469102188

Category: Political Science

Page: 715

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Why Africa? an abstract first painted in 1993 and reproduced in collage in 2004, is variously described by his admirers as an emotional revelation. The work depicts the African question problems and prospects including political instability, corruption, and poverty in the midst of rich natural and human resources. Thus, Why Africa? inspired him to write a book on the subject, applying his creativity with a unique perspective on the African case. Bona has written one book (unpublished) titled: The Ancient and Modern (1992) a story on Urualla, his ancestral origin in Nigeria.

African Rhythms

The Autobiography of Randy Weston

Author: Randy Weston,Willard Jenkins

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822393107

Category: Music

Page: 352

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The pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston is one of the world’s most influential jazz musicians and a remarkable storyteller whose career has spanned five continents and more than six decades. Packed with fascinating anecdotes, African Rhythms is Weston’s life story, as told by him to the music journalist Willard Jenkins. It encompasses Weston’s childhood in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood—where his parents and other members of their generation imbued him with pride in his African heritage—and his introduction to jazz and early years as a musician in the artistic ferment of mid-twentieth-century New York. His music has taken him around the world: he has performed in eighteen African countries, in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, in the Canterbury Cathedral, and at the grand opening of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina: The New Library of Alexandria. Africa is at the core of Weston’s music and spirituality. He has traversed the continent on a continuous quest to learn about its musical traditions, produced its first major jazz festival, and lived for years in Morocco, where he opened a popular jazz club, the African Rhythms Club, in Tangier. Weston’s narrative is replete with tales of the people he has met and befriended, and with whom he has worked. He describes his unique partnerships with Langston Hughes, the musician and arranger Melba Liston, and the jazz scholar Marshall Stearns, as well as his friendships and collaborations with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, the novelist Paul Bowles, the Cuban percussionist Candido Camero, the Ghanaian jazz artist Kofi Ghanaba, the Gnawa musicians of Morocco, and many others. With African Rhythms, an international jazz virtuoso continues to create cultural history.

African Voices, African Visions

Author: Olugbenga Adesida,Arunma Oteh

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171065308

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

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In this book, the voices of a new generation of Africa are heard, exploring the future from personal and diverse perspectives. The authors have enumerated the ills of Africa, analyzed the problems and explored the opportunities. Remarkably, despite the daunting nature of the challenges, they were all hopeful about the future.

The Victors

Author: Jack Cavanaugh

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781564765895

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

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The seventh book in the popular adult fiction series, "An American Family Portrait, The Victors" follows the path of a new generation of the Morgan family. Four siblings are caught up in the events of World War II, and each will handle the challenge differently. Nat, Walt, Alex, and Lily must face life's worst before they find out what it really means to be "the victors".

Visions of Zion

Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Author: Erin C. MacLeod

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479880752

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. “Repatriation is a must!” they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since the movement originated in Jamaica in 1930s. They consider it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone of their faith. Though Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the Rastafari see themselves as returning members of the Ethiopian diaspora. In Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod offers the first in-depth investigation into how Ethiopians perceive Rastafari and Rastafarians within Ethiopia and the role this unique immigrant community plays within Ethiopian society. Rastafari are unusual among migrants, basing their movements on spiritual rather than economic choices. This volume offers those who study the movement a broader understanding of the implications of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian perspective into account, it argues that migrant and diaspora identities are the products of negotiation, and it illuminates the implications of this negotiation for concepts of citizenship, as well as for our understandings of pan-Africanism and south-south migration. Providing a rare look at migration to a non-Western country, this volume also fills a gap in the broader immigration studies literature.

2009 and Usa - the Undocumented African

Author: Beatriz Griffin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483618749

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

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"TO ALL THE MIGRANTS IN THE COUNTRY" AND I ASK ALL MIGRANTS WHO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION STATUS UNDOCUMENTED ("UNDOCUMENTED") NOT ME GO TO FAIL, BECAUSE YOU THEIR ANCESTORS ARE FROM EUROPE, YOU ALSO ARE OF THE FAMILY OF THE AMERICAN PILGRIMS, NOW STOP ALREADY COMPARED THE UNDOCUMENTED AFRICAN. YOU SHARE DROPS OF BLOOD FROM THE REPUBLICANS, AND COULD NEVER LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE WITH THE UNDOCUMENTED AFRICAN BECAUSE TO YOU, TO US, WE LIKE TO DO THE SEX, AND NOT CAN HAVE THE INSOLENT WATCHING CREATURE FROM THE OTHER ROOMS TO COPY US ACCORDING TO, OR TO ROB US, BECAUSE MONEY IT HAS UNTIL NOW, IS PRODUCT OF ALMS THEY HAVE GIVEN YOU, AND THE EXTRABAGANTES LUXURY THAT IS STEALING, ARE WITH MONEY FROM YOU ALL AS PAYERS OF TAXES AND LUXURIES THAT NO PRESIDENT HAD TAKEN IN THE HISTORY, BUT THAT THIS UNDOCUMENTED AFRICAN IS SPENDING THE MONEY ON TO ADVERTISING AND BUYING EXPENSIVE THINGS WITH DESPAIR TO SEE IF SO IS DONE AS YOU, AS THE PILGRIMS THAT CAME FROM EUROPE TO CONQUER THESE LANDS, SOMETHING THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE THE MERE CENTRE OF AFRICA IS BLACK AND MOMBASA, KENYA, AFRICA IS BLACK; AND NOBODY HAS ANY BLAME FOR THAT AND YOU, THE HISPANIC MOST AND OTHERS, NOT HAVE NO BLACK DROP, AND YOU USE DIFFERENT COSMETICS OF HIM, SO ENOUGH WITH THAT YOU INVESTIGATE YOUR OWN ANCESTORS AND YOU ONLY WILL FIND A HERNAN CORTES AND A CUAHUTEMOC. "The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria" or "I am a descendant of Cuahutemoc, Mexican pride.

Anna In-Between

Author: Elizabeth Nunez

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070189

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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“Deftly explores family strife and immigrant identity . . . expressive prose and convincing characters that immediately hook the reader.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Winner of the PEN Oakland Award for Literary Excellence Long-listed for the IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award When Anna takes a break from her successful publishing career in the US and visits the Caribbean island home of her birth, she is upset to discover that her mother, Beatrice, has breast cancer. The family is upper class, and treatment in America may offer her a chance of survival. But, believing that she would never receive quality care there as a black woman, she rejects all efforts to persuade her as the clock keeps ticking on her illness . . . From the American Book Award–winning author of Prospero’s Daughter, this is a “moving exploration of immigrant identity [with] a protagonist caught between race, class, and a mother’s love” (Ms. Magazine). “A psychologically and emotionally astute family portrait, with dark themes like racism, cancer, and the bittersweet longing of the immigrant.” —The New York Times Book Review “Nunez has created a moving and insightful character study while delving into the complexities of identity politics. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal “An intimate portrait of the unknowable secrets and indelible ties that bind husbands and wives, mothers and daughters.” —Booklist “Probing and lyrical . . . one of Nunez’s best yet.” —Edwidge Danticat

Ich habe einen Namen

Roman

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832186557

Category: Fiction

Page: 575

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Westafrika, Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die kleine Aminata lebt mit ihren Eltern in einer friedlichen Dorfgemeinschaft. Doch der Sklavenhandel blüht, auf den Plantagen der neuen Kolonien braucht man Arbeitskräfte, und die britischen Machthaber sind skrupellos. Als Aminata elf Jahre alt ist, wird ihr Dorf überfallen und sie gefangengenommen. Auf einem Frachter bringt man sie mit vielen anderen Sklaven nach Amerika, wo sie an einen Großgrundbesitzer verkauft wird. Während der Wirren des Unabhängigkeitskriegs gelingt Aminata die Flucht. Sie folgt ihrem Herzen zurück nach Afrika und von dort nach London, um für die Befreiung der Schwarzen zu kämpfen. Ihre Geschichte ist das eindrückliche Porträt einer unglaublich starken Frau, die es geschafft hat, schwierigste Bedingungen zu überleben und dabei anderen zu helfen. Es ist eine Geschichte, die man nicht wieder vergisst, voller Hoffnung und Zuversicht.

A Devil's Chaplain

Selected Writings

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865420

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the rich variety of his interests. Whether he is examining postmodernism or the Human Genome Project, penning a letter to his daughter, or writing a moving eulogy to Douglas Adams and e-mailing Stephen Jay Gould, Dawkins writes with an intellectual vigour and grace that is second to none. This is a very human collection that shows not only the acuity of Dawkins' scientific mind, but also his sense of humour and the warmth of his relationships with friends and family.

Celebrating My Africanness

Author: Kilton Moyo

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490727922

Category: Self-Help

Page: 58

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In this book Celebrating My Africanness, he looks at a continental attitude that has caused millions to waste their lives and gifts, glued to past pains and failing to move ahead with their lives. The book encourages citizens of the continent to appreciate themselves and begin to value who they are and build their lives on that. Unless you change your attitude toward you, you will not see much success. No one disqualifies you more than you yourself. You are hindered by how you treat yourself.

New News Out of Africa

Uncovering Africa's Renaissance

Author: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198039488

Category: History

Page: 192

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For twenty years an acclaimed correspondent on PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the winner of two Emmys and two Peabody Awards (the latter two for her coverage of Africa), Charlayne Hunter-Gault was until recently the Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN. In New News Out of Africa, this eminent reporter offers a fresh and surprisingly optimistic assessment of modern Africa, revealing that there is more to the continent than the bad news of disease, disaster, and despair. Blending personal memoir with sterling reportage and astute analysis, Hunter Gault presents an Africa we rarely see. She looks first at South Africa, contrasting the country she first encountered as a young reporter--when she personally witnessed the brutality of apartheid--with the black-led, multiracial society of today, a nation undergoing one of the most radical social and economic experiments in modern times. She acknowledges the great imbalance in income in modern South Africa (where upwards of 30 to 40 percent of blacks are unemployed) and describes the ravaging effect of AIDS on the nation, but she also underscores the nation's commitment to affirmative action, describes how South African universities have opened their doors to black students, and debunks many of the myths about the violence of South African society. Likewise, Hunter-Gault looks at the continent-wide efforts to promote "an African Renaissance," illuminating the political and economic conditions in Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, and Sierra Leone. Finally, the book describes the challenges of reporting on the much-maligned continent and the efforts of African journalists to tell their own story. A compelling book on a topic of vital importance, New News Out of Africa promises to re-define what is news about this vast and complex continent.

The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate

Author: David Rodriguez

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467853156

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Starting with the sinister rumblings of World War II in 1939 up to the jubilant celebration of its end in 1945 and the bitter aftermath, this sweeping saga recounts the experiences of Pawel, a Polish Jew from Krakow. Pawel and his family are the early victims of the ravages of war. He narrowly escapes the concentration camps to become a member of the French Resistance, before being rescued by the British and enlisted in the Royal Air Force. As the war escalates, Pawel and his fellow pilots engage in dangerous rescue missions and air combat across North Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean, Australia, and Europe, in a series of historic encounters that culminate in the Battle of Berlin. Against the background of death and destruction, Pawel fathers two children. His former Austrian fianc, Ada Eissmann, has spurned their love to return to her Nazi heritage, and has disowned their relationship and his paternity of the child she carries. After finding love again with Janelle and fathering her child, he is separated from her when they have to flee to safety to escape the Nazi death squads. Finding his love and his two children becomes a personal mission for him, representing hope and the chance for happiness after years of conflict, danger, deprivation and loss.

Communication in Mission and Development

Relating to the Church in Africa

Author: Jim Harries

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162032878X

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Communication in Mission and Development identifies, unpacks, and articulates fundamental problems in communication in mission and development as it is being carried out in Africa and the majority world today. New technology, unique in the history of mankind, is throwing up vexing issues, to date barely recognized, in communication practice. This book reconsiders: -Previous work by mission scholars on communication. -Questions regarding materialism in Africa. -Widespread understandings on the nature of human equality. -The impact on communication of the holding of monistic vs. dualistic worldviews. -African and Western approaches to hermeneutics. -The use of European languages for communication in Africa. -Issues related to globalization and development. -And more . . . Underlying differences in philosophical foundations amongst Western as against majority world people influences their respective communication to such an extent that the expectation that both sides simply understand one another because they happen to use the same international language is found to be unrealistic. Communication in Mission and Development concludes that the practice of mission and development will better cope with current realities when the use of local languages is once again given its proper decisive place.

The History of America

Author: David L Cook

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456749420

Category: History

Page: 188

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The book is about slaves. How it was. He book depicts some graphic words about slavery, about how the slave master treated the slave. It’s very interesting and very Humiliating. This book will shock you and make you cry.