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Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, Volume I
by James Bruce

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English

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April 26, 2017

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Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, Volume I is the first part of Englishman James Bruce’s travels around the Horn of Africa in the 18th century.
The Brown Girl Dilemma: The Mysteries Revealed
by Vashtiy Alsaudamir

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Darkness followed me since the day I was born. It walked and talked to me if I was its own. Darkness allowed me to believe a lie. From the very hands that made me cry. I often wondered why it was so sly. Now lightness has surrounded me. It has showed me the way to truth. Now that the mysteries have been revealed.
GERONIMO MARTYR DU FORT DES 24H (French Edition)
by A. BERBRUGGER

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French

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April 24, 2017

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Histoire relatant un événement d'allure légendaire mais confirmé par des fouilles archéologiques 300 ans après...
The Negro (illustrated)
by W. E. B. Du Bois

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English

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April 23, 2017

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was an American sociologist, author, and cofounder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His pioneering work The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study was originally published in 1890 by, and remains available from, the University of Pennsylvania Press.<br /><br />Africa is at once the most romantic and the most tragic of continents. So begins The Negro, the first comprehensive history of African and African-derived people, from their early cultures through the period of the slave trade and into the twentieth century.<br /><br />Originally published in 1915, the book was acclaimed in its time, widely read, and deeply influential in both the white and black communities, yet this beautifully written history is virtually unknown today. As a wellspring of critical studies of Africa and African Americans, it directly and indirectly influenced and inspired the works of scholars such as C. L. R. James, Eric Williams, Herbert Aptheker, Eric Foner, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. One of the most important books on Africa ever written, it remains fresh, dynamic, and insightful to this day.<br /><br />The Negro is compelling on many levels. By comparing W. E. B. Du Bois's analysis with subsequent scholarship, Robert Gregg demonstrates in his afterword that The Negro was well ahead of its time: Du Bois's view of slavery prefigures both paternalistic perspectives and the materialist view that the system was part of the capitalist mode of production. On black contributions to the Civil War and to the emancipation of slaves, historians have yet to acknowledge all that Du Bois delineated. In his discussion of Reconstruction, Du Bois preempts much later historiography. His identification of segregation as an issue of class rather than race is almost forty years ahead of C. Vann Woodward's similar thesis. As to the matter of race, Du Bois is clear that the concept is a social construct having no foundation in biology.<br /><br />Intellectually and historically prescient, Du Bois assumed globalization as a matter of course, so that his definition of the color line in The Negro links all colonized peoples, not just people of African descent. With the resolution of the Cold War and the ascendancy of the global market, Du Bois's sweeping vision of Africans and the diaspora seems more relevant now than at any time in the past hundred years.<br /><br />This work, by one of the champions of the early civil rights movement in the U.S., pulls together the various elements of African history and highlights the distinctive and complex cultures existing in Africa before the slave trade, citing evidence of architectural development, iron working, writing, and numerous other cultural advances.<br /><br />Includes vintage illustration!
Anglo-Zulu War of 1879: Illustrated with Maps of the Campaign
by , J. W. Fortescue

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English

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April 23, 2017

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A cavalry officer’s view of the Anglo-Zulu War<br />There are several comprehensive histories of the Zulu War written during the time it was being fought or completed shortly after the cessation of hostilities. Whilst this book is one of them, several considerations make it exceptional. One of the authors was a serving cavalry officer in the campaign and so in addition to his reports of incidents based on his own personal experience much of his information came from reliable and candid conversations and interviews with fellow officers whilst the campaign was underway. This has resulted in the inclusion in this book of much detail concerning equipment, logistics, fortification measures etc. which has been overlooked by other reporters as potentially uninteresting to civilian readers. These matters were, of course, of every day importance to those who were dealing with them and this valuable information has been included here for military history students and posterity. Reports of actions are also finely drawn as a consequence of a thorough understanding of conditions in the field from a soldier’s perspective. The account of the disaster on Hlobane mountain is particularly interesting and well formed. Wyatt Edgell, the ‘on the spot’ reporter was sending information back to England for the penmanship of Waller Ashe to craft into this book. Wyatt Edgell was an officer in the 17th Lancers and was, in fact, tragically killed at Ulundi. So this Leonaur edition also includes a brief history of the 17th Lancers during the Zulu War and additionally benefits from the inclusion of illustrations and battlefield maps which were not included with any of the original texts.<br />Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
Women, Mission and Church in Uganda: Ethnographic encounters in a...
by Elizabeth Dimock

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English

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226

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April 21, 2017

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<P>This volume recounts the experiences of female missionaries who worked in Uganda in and after 1895. It examines the personal stories of those women who were faced with a stubbornly masculine administration representative of a wider masculine administrative network in Westminster and other outposts of the British Empire. Encounters with Ugandan women and men of a range of ethnicities, the gender relations in those societies and relations between the British Protectorate administration and Ugandan Christina women are all explored in detail. The analysis is offset by the author’s experience of working in Uganda at the close of British Protectorate status in the 1960s, employed by the Uganda Government Education Department in a school founded by the Uganda Mission.</P>
Mali's Next Battle: Improving Counterterrorism Capabilities
by , S. Rebecca Zimmerman

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English

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142

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April 19, 2017

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This report examines Mali’s counterterrorism requirements in light of recent evolutions in the country’s security environment: The terrorist threat in Mali is growing, but Mali’s military remains largely ineffective. It is not possible to strengthen Mali’s counterterrorism capabilities in isolation from its general military capabilities, which are in need of fundamental reform.
The Bible Is African History
by Neil Sinclair

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English

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158

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April 19, 2017

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<p>Neil M. C. Sinclair?s provocative but captivating text <i>Is the Bible African History</i> stripped away centuries of imperialism, restoring the African voice to the historical canon. Therein, Sinclair explained how the Department of Egyptology intentionally silenced the Africanisms that prove the Bible was actually inspired by black creativity.</p><br /><br /><p>That prequel establishes the perspective of <i>The Bible Is African History</i>, a new scholarly work in which Sinclair discusses the implications of his revisionist reading of human history. The key to his reinterpretation is the book of Revelation?a text generally accepted to predict the coming end of the world. But this book, Sinclair argues, actually tells the story of an event long past: Noah?s Flood.</p><br /><br /><p>Repositioning Revelation as history rather than prophecy leads to a startling new understanding of humanity?s course. Sinclair not only teaches us about the highly creative society that predated the Flood and the matriarchy that grew up after but also pinpoints the source of the past three thousand years of Western political and social turmoil. </p><br /><br /><p>Meticulously researched and written in scholarly but accessible language, <i>The Bible Is African History </i>gives readers a truly unique perspective on current events?and the correct story of our collective past.</p>
Rastafari - cura para as nações - uma perspectiva brasileira (P...
by André Duarte P. De Albuq...

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Portuguese

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April 14, 2017

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Razão e fé. Há muito que se discute essa relação. Santo Agostinho dizia que a razão não era necessária, ao homem bastaria a fé. São Tomás de Aquino reconheceu a importância da razão para aproximar o homem a Deus. André, se bem o conheço, não é um tomista, mas fez com maestria essa segunda operação.<br />Seu livro cumpre o interessante papel de unir fé e razão, religião e ciência. Fala com desenvoltura das passagens bíblicas e de como elas teriam se manifestado nos povos da Etiópia. Fazendo-o, traça registros históricos - algo da ciência - ao mesmo tempo em que deslinda sua crença em ensinamentos bíblicos.<br />Nesta obra singular temos referência ao imperialismo, às guerras mundiais, à descolonização africana. Temos, também, informações preciosas sobre a presença da cannabis na história humana, tanto quanto sobre a alimentação saudável, não determinada por interesses econômico-industriais. Não bastasse tanta riqueza de análise, André ainda nos contempla com incursões biográficas sobre Bob Marley não prescindido - é claro! - de toda uma explicação quanto ao balanço aprazível do reagge. Mais não digo para não atrasar o início de tão instigante leitura.<br />Clayton Avelar - Historiador
The African Civil Service Fifty Years after Independence: With Ca...
by , Augustine E. Ayuk

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English

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184

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March 01, 2017

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<p>This book provides an overview of the civil service in colonial and post-independence Africa. Using case studies from several countries, it examines the reasons for its growth and expansion; scrutinizes reform proposals, including “first and second generation” reforms and their implications; and formulates proposals for dealing with the civil service in future.</p><br /><p><em>The African Civil Service Fifty Years after Independence</em> aims to examine the numerous challenges/structural problems faced by the civil service, especially during periods of austerity in Africa. The reader will discover, from reading the book, how complicated the civil service bureaucracy has become in Africa. </p><br /><p>This book is part of the African World Series, edited by Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin.</p>

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