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Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization
by John G. Jackson

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English

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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The history of Ethiopia could also be called the history of humanity. The question is not if this history is well documented, but why it is not thought widely in schools. The time necessary to study the tomes that refer to the Nubians as the forbearers of our civilization is enormous. The world owes Ethiopia for its history, astronomy, agriculture and all the other sciences, and John G. Jackson gave ample references to validate this claim. Ethiopia’s history is incredible and a treasure to the world and it is a shame that it has been distorted by the persistent Eurocentrism.
Le silence tiraillé: À ces guerriers bannis de l'Histoire... (F...
by Rachid Bouamara

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French

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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<b>Quelques paroles d’un illustre poète peuvent parfois suffire à ouvrir les portes d’une grande aventure.</b><br /><br />C’est en écoutant une chanson du lyrique algérien Slimane Azem que Rachid Bouamara découvre l’existence des nombreux soldats africains ayant combattu aux côtés de la France au cours de plusieurs conflits, notamment les deux guerres mondiales. Un de ses grands oncles trouva d’ailleurs la mort le 14 mai 1940 lors de la bataille de Gembloux. Seule victoire terrestre des Alliés en 1940, ce succès est cependant occulté, absent des manuels scolaires, à l’instar de nombreuses autres campagnes de 14-18 et de 39-45.<br /><br />Le sacrifice des tirailleurs algériens, tunisiens, marocains et sénégalais constituera un sujet de prédilection pour l’auteur, qui, durant plusieurs années, œuvrera pour la réhabilitation de la mémoire de ces héros, dont la plupart ont péri sur l’autel de la Liberté. Cet ouvrage, richement documenté et copieusement illustré, est le compte-rendu d’une quête de longue haleine qui ne saurait avoir d’autres objectifs que d’éveiller les consciences sur les dérives de la haine et du racisme et de restituer un héritage, afin de caresser l’espoir d’une France fraternelle où la paix pourra gagner le cœur des hommes.<br /><br /><b>Un ouvrage historique visant à réhabiliter la mémoire des soldats africains qui ont combattu à plusieurs reprises aux côtés de la France !</b><br /><br />EXTRAIT<br /><br />À l’instar des combattants algériens, on retrouve les coloniaux du Sénégal, d’Indochine, de Madagascar et enfin les troupes issues des protectorats comme la Tunisie et le Maroc. Ces renforts s’avèrent judicieux et étoffent considérablement le potentiel de l’armée française. D’autres unités font leur apparition au Maroc sous le nom de Goums. Formées à partir de soldats marocains que l’on appelle goumiers, elles constituent les forces supplétives du roi.<br />Mais il n’y a pas que dans l’infanterie ou dans la cavalerie légère que l’on retrouve des indigènes. Ils se trouvent également dans le génie et dans les sections d’artillerie. Bientôt, toutes ces troupes vont être envoyées sur le front au cours de la Première Guerre mondiale. Elles se composent de 172 000 Algériens, 37 000 Marocains et de 135 000 Sénégalais et environ 60 000 Tunisiens. Par ailleurs, zouaves et tirailleurs vont se rassembler pour former des régiments mixtes appelés RMZT. Les Allemands s’en souviendront longtemps !<br /><br />À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR<br /><br /><b>Rachid Bouamara</b> est né le 28 avril 1969 dans un petit village des montagnes du Djurdjura, en Kabylie. Arrivé en France en mars 1971, il s’installe à Longuyon, commune située en Lorraine, à proximité des frontières belge et luxembourgeoise.<br />En 2008, il décide d’écrire un ouvrage sur ces tirailleurs d’Afrique, qui s’intitulera <i>Le silence tiraillé</i>. Le livre connaît un retentissant succès, si bien qu’il est sollicité en Lorraine et en Belgique pour animer des conférences. En 2011, il écrit un premier tome sur l’histoire de sa localité sous le nom Longuyon, des souvenirs et des émotions. Captivé par le passé d’un club de sa région, il décide d’écrire, l’année suivante, un livre sur l’histoire du club de football de Rehon : <i>Les heures de gloire du foot rehonnais</i>.<br />Sur sa lancée, il écrira deux autres tomes sur Longuyon et, entre ces deux ouvrages, il publie <i>Un pied dans l’inconnu</i> qui traite sur les expériences de mort imminente.<br />Très estimé dans la région, et eu égard à ses nombreux efforts, il se verra décoré de la médaille de l’Assemblée nationale en 2012, des mains du député Christian Eckert, et de la médaille de Ville de Longuyon, en février 2013.<br /><i>Férus de foot, les temps forts de la région de Longwy</i> est son 7e ouvrage, paru en février 2017.
Thinking Freedom in Africa: Toward a Theory of Emancipatory Polit...
by Michael Neocosmos

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English

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1038

Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Previous ways of conceiving the universal emancipation of humanity have in practice ended in failure. Marxism, anti-colonial nationalism and neo-liberalism all understand the achievement of universal emancipation through a form of state politics. Marxism, which had encapsulated the idea of freedom for most of the twentieth century, was found wanting when it came to thinking emancipation because social interests and identities were understood as simply reflected inpolitical subjectivity which could only lead to statist authoritarianism.Neo-liberalism and anti-colonial nationalism have also both assumed that freedom is realisable through the state, and have been equally authoritarian in their relations to those they have excluded on the African continent and elsewhere. Thinking Freedom in Africa then conceives emancipatory politics beginning from the axiom that &#8216;people think'. In other words, the idea that anyone is capable of engaging in a collective thought-practice which exceeds social place, interests and identities and which thus begins to think a politics of universal humanity. Using the work of thinkers such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Ranci&#232;re, Sylvain Lazarus, Frantz Fanon and many others, along with the inventive thoughtof people themselves in their experiences of struggle, the author proceeds to analyse how Africans themselves &#8211; with agency of their own - have thought emancipation during various historical political sequences and to show how emancipation may be thought today in a manner appropriate to twenty-fi rst century conditions and concerns.
An Uncertain Age: The Politics of Manhood in Kenya (New African H...
by Paul Ocobock

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English

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376

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March 30, 2017

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<div><br /><p>In twentieth-century Kenya, age and gender were powerful cultural and political forces that animated household and generational relationships. They also shaped East Africans’ contact with and influence on emergent colonial and global ideas about age and masculinity. Kenyan men and boys came of age achieving their manhood through changing rites of passage and access to new outlets such as town life, crime, anticolonial violence, and nationalism. And as they did, the colonial government appropriated masculinity and maturity as means of statecraft and control.</p><br /><p>In <i>An Uncertain Age,</i> Paul Ocobock positions age and gender at the heart of everyday life and state building in Kenya. He excavates in unprecedented ways how the evolving concept of “youth” motivated and energized colonial power and the movements against it, exploring the masculinities boys and young men debated and performed as they crisscrossed the colony in search of wages or took the Mau Mau oath. Yet he also considers how British officials’ own ideas about masculinity shaped not only young African men’s ideas about manhood but the very nature of colonial rule.</p><br /><p><i>An Uncertain Age</i> joins a growing number of histories that have begun to break down monolithic male identities to push the historiographies of Kenya and empire into new territory.</p><br /></div>
Birthmark
by Stephen Clingman

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English

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256

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October 24, 2016

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When Stephen Clingman was two, he underwent an operation to remove a birthmark under his right eye. The operation failed, and the birthmark returned, but in somewhat altered form. In this captivating book, Clingman takes the fact of that mark—its appearance, disappearance, and return—as a guiding motif of memory.<br /><br />Not only was the operation unsuccessful, it affected his vision, and his eyes came to see differently from each other. Birthmark explores the questions raised by living with divided vision in a divided world—the world of South Africa under apartheid, where every view was governed by the markings of birth, the accidents of color, race, and skin. But what were the effects on the mind? Clingman's book engages a number of questions. How, in such circumstances, can we come to a deeper kind of vision? How can we achieve wholeness and acceptance? How can we find our place in the midst of turmoil and change?<br /><br />In a beguiling narrative set on three continents, this is a story that is personal, painful, comic, and ultimately uplifting: a book not so much of the coming of age but the coming of perspective.
Victoria Falls and Colonial Imagination in British Southern Afric...
by Andrea L. Arrington-Siroi...

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English

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291

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April 12, 2017

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This is the first full- length historical analysis of Victoria Falls. The text offers a critical examination of Victoria Falls providing new insight into the British Southern African project and reveals how Victoria Falls became one of the first modern African tourist destinations. This book makes a case for a critical reading of Victoria Falls as much more than a localized natural wonder.  Europeans with multiple and often competing agendas, as well as African leaders and laborers were brought into contact with one another at Victoria Falls.  Their visions of the past and hopes for the future shared Victoria Falls as a common point of inspiration.  The value these parties placed on the Falls extended far beyond its location on the Zambezi and had broad implications for the British Empire in Southern and Central Africa. 
Is Africa Cursed?
by Tokunboh Adeyemo

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English

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134

Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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Africa’s story is heartrending. It is the sad account of the long history of a people who have suffered from slavery and colonialism, and continue to suffer wars, genocide, poor governance, starvation, poverty, HIV and AIDS, coups and counter-coups, and child trafficking, to mention only a few. This gloomy picture begs the question, “Is Africa cursed?” In this book, the author conveys a winning message — one of hope for Africa. He unwraps Africa’s place in the Bible, wards off superstition, and advocates for Christians’ active engagement in transforming Africa.
When I was in Darkest Africa: The Wartime Letters Home of Cyril M...
by Richard Osborn

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English

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March 21, 2017

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For Cyril Marchant joining the Royal Air Force during World War 2, from an office job in Brighton, meant an eventual assignment to a remote post on the coast of West Africa. <br />Through the letters he sent home to his parents, the story of his time training in England and then his service in Africa can be told.<br />This is not a story of combat or heroic deeds in battle. <br />It is a story that was common to many who served during the war of doing their duty for their country.<br />Cyril writes home about the surroundings he finds himself in, the people he meets and the events that take place and through it all the reader feels the love of a young man for his parents and his faith in God.
A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conques...
by James Henry Breasted

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English

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820

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February 07, 2017

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<b></b><h2><b>“Considered by Egyptologists as one of the best introductions to their subject ever written.” <em>World Archaeology</em></b></h2><br /><br />James Henry Breasted, in this magnificent work on Ancient Egypt, takes the reader from the earliest days when the Egyptian state had barely formed through to its eventual demise and collapse at the hands of the Persians.<br /><br />He explains why Egypt was able to develop so rapidly and form such a sophisticated socio-political system.<br /><br />As a pioneer Egyptologist, Breasted draws upon a wide variety of sources to create this history of Ancient Egypt, from archaeology to ancient historians and translated hieroglyphics.<br /><br />Through the course of the book he uncovers early Egyptian religious beliefs, the development of the pyramids, the different dynasties that ruled, as well as many other fascinating subjects.<br /><br /><em>A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest</em> is the authoritative history of Egypt and is essential reading for anyone interesting in learning more about this famous civilization.<br /><br />“Those who wish to obtain a general view of the history of Egypt, from the beginnings to the Persian invasion, written by a scholar steeped in knowledge of the texts, may turn to Professor Breasted’s <em>History of Egypt</em>, the fullest as well as most vivid and interesting that has ever been written.” <em>The English Historical Review</em><br /><br />“The foremost communicator of Egyptology to general audiences.” <em>History Today</em><br /><br />James Henry Breasted was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist and historian. <em>A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest</em> was his first book, published in 1905. That year he was also promoted to become a professor in Egyptology and Oriental History. In 1919 he founded the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. He died in 1935.
L'Algérie en Cadeau (French Edition)
by Jakie Labourey

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French

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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Chaque appelé du contingent possède dans sa mémoire, l'histoire de ses 20 ans, en particulier ceux qui ont "fait" l'Algérie de 1954 à 1962. Mon histoire, c'est la mienne. Avec mon parcours personnel des évènements auxquels j'ai assisté et participé. Etant affecté dans un bataillon opérationnel en Kabylie ou en maintient de l'ordre à Alger, j'ai vécu cette aventure algérienne au jour le jour, ayant confiance en mon étoile, contrairement à d'autres p'tit gars anxieux, fiancés ou mariés, comptant les longs jours avant leur retour en France. Après 4 mois j'avais plus la notion des jours, des semaines...

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