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Bill Bryson S African Diary

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9781409095576
Genre : Travel
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Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Kenya, generally regarded as the cradle of humankind, is a land of stunning landscapes, famous game reserves, and a vibrant culture, but it also has many serious problems, including refugees, AIDS, drought and grinding poverty. It also provides plenty to worry a nervous traveller like Bill Bryson: hair-raising rides in light aircraft, tropical diseases, snakes, insects and large predators. Bryson casts his inimitable eye on a continent new to him, and the resultant diary, though short in length, contains all his trademark laugh-out-loud wit, wry observation and curious insight. All the author’s royalties from this book, as well as all profits, will go to CARE International.

Diary Of An African Journey 1914

Author : Henry Rider Haggard
ISBN : 1850654689
Genre : Africa
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This is a diary of Sir Henry Rider Haggard's tour of South Africa in 1914. It captures his feelings and perceptions on the change of Southern Africa, and of himself, since his departure in 1881.

The Diary Of Antera Duke An Eighteenth Century African Slave Trader

Author : Stephen D. Behrendt
ISBN : 9780199888511
Genre : History
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In his diary, Antera Duke (ca.1735-ca.1809) wrote the only surviving eyewitness account of the slave trade by an African merchant. A leader in late eighteenth-century Old Calabar, a cluster of Efik-speaking communities in the Cross River region, he resided in Duke Town, forty-five miles from the Atlantic Ocean in what is now southeast Nigeria. His diary, written in trade English from 1785 to 1788, is a candid account of daily life in an African community at the height of Calabar's overseas commerce. It provides valuable information on Old Calabar's economic activity both with other African businessmen and with European ship captains who arrived to trade for slaves, produce, and provisions. This new edition of Antera's diary, the first in fifty years, draws on the latest scholarship to place the diary in its historical context. Introductory essays set the stage for the Old Calabar of Antera Duke's lifetime, explore the range of trades, from slaves to produce, in which he rose to prominence, and follow Antera on trading missions across an extensive commercial hinterland. The essays trace the settlement and development of the towns that comprised Old Calabar and survey the community's social and political structure, rivalries among families, sacrifices of slaves, and witchcraft ordeals. This edition reproduces Antera's original trade-English diary with a translation into standard English on facing pages, along with extensive annotation. The Diary of Antera Duke furnishes a uniquely valuable source for the history of precolonial Nigeria and the Atlantic slave trade, and this new edition enriches our understanding of it.

Africa Diary

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ISBN : UOM:39015076580011
Genre : Africa
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Diary Of An African Fanatic

Author : Ismail Ali Dramundru
ISBN : 9781434943576
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Columbia Guide To South African Literature In English Since 1945

Author : Gareth Cornwell
ISBN : 9780231503815
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.

Extracts From The Diary Of A Field Officer Of The Bengal Army During A Journey Overland From Bombay With A Sketch Of A Tour From England To The South West Of India

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ISBN : OXFORD:590099227
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African Diary

Author : Helmut Thielicke
ISBN : UCAL:$B572198
Genre : Africa, East
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New Negroes From Africa

Author : Rosanne Marion Adderley
ISBN : 9780253347039
Genre : History
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In 1838 the British government outlawed the slave trade, emancipated all of the slaves in its possessions, and began to interdict slave ships en route to the Americas. Almost at once, colonies that had depended on slave labour were faced with a liberated and unwilling labour force. At the same time, newly freed slaves in Sierra Leone (and later from America and elsewhere) were "persuaded" to emigrate to other British colonies to provide a new workforce to replace or augment remnants of the old. Some became paid labourers, others indentured servants. These two groups--one, English-speaking colonists; the other, new African immigrants--are the focus of this study of "receptive" communities in the West Indies. Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with them. She addresses issues of gender, ethnicity, and identity, and concludes with a discussion of repatriation.

8th King S Royal Irish Hussars Diary Of The South African War

Author : J. W. Morton
ISBN : 9781781510551
Genre : History
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This diary is written from notes made daily by the author when he was signal sergeant to Lieutenant-Colonel P.L.Clowes, who commanded the regiment during the war until October 1901, and afterwards from notes made when he was a squadron sergeant-major and Orderly-Room Sergeant (ORS). It also incorporates the diary of C Squadron, when detached from the regiment, written by its OC, Major A.Henderson, and that of A Squadron during the time it was with Colonel Pulteney’s Column, written by Major F.W.Mussenden, squadron OC. It begins with a short, background history of the regiment from its formation in 1693 to 1903 when it was in Aldershot. On 26th December 1899 the regiment was at the Curragh when mobilization orders were received and on 13th February 1900 the regiment embarked at Queenstown (Cobh) for S Africa, part of the 4th Cavalry Brigade with 7th Dragoon Guards and 17th Lancers. Embarkation strength was 19 officers, 586 WOs, NCOs and men and 487 horses (someone was going to have to walk!). The complete nominal roll of those embarking is given, listed by squadrons. The diary begins on 13th Feb followed by daily entries describing the voyage during which eleven horses and one crew member died; it ended at Cape Town on 10th March. It is on this daily entry basis that the progress of the regiment is described, in action, on the move, in camp with all the problems of campaigning on the veldt - sickness, food and water shortage, supplies and other details. Casualties are noted by name and rank and number as they occurred, each draft arriving is listed by number, rank and name and this aspect is a godsend to medallists and genealogists. We meet officers who will have a part to play in the next war - French, Plumer, Pulteney, Hamilton and others. The memorial in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, lists three officers and 51 other ranks dead; the description of the unveiling ceremony as published in the Dublin Mail andEvening Mail is reproduced at the end of the book.

The Africa Diaries

Author : Dereck Joubert
ISBN : UCSC:32106012559479
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A first-person testament by the directors of Disney's The Story of Whispers share their twenty-year sojourn through the wilds of Africa and their determined efforts to protect its wildlife. 30,000 first printing.

African Diary

Author : Wayne Dehoney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105080556967
Genre : Baptists
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Olivia S African Diary

Author : Olivia Stokes Hatch
ISBN : UVA:X001630989
Genre : Africa, Eastern
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Bushveld Diary In Africa

Author : Hitch Hiker
ISBN : 9781462034437
Genre : Fiction
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THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO people in need, with the hope that as long as there is finances coming in from my books as a writer to invest in those that are willing to go forward in peace, and hopefully reach as much as possible hiv/aids patients worldwide foodwise. We are on this small planet to look after each other, Meaning helping each other, Meaning do something to help one another, Meaning at least try to do something to prevent other people to get into situation, we can stop by caring. You can make a difference in your own family to prevent HIV/AIDS. Get your status and make others aware of HIV/AIDS in your town. I can’t end this book, because this is only the beginning of my story I have to tell . . . . ‘‘HITCH HIKER’’!!!!

Letters Home

Author : Cyril Edward Walsh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112278739
Genre : Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918 - Campagnes et batailles - Front occidental
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Excerpts From The Diary Of Kwaku Niri Alias J Q Hammond 1884 1918 Edited By M Kilson

Author : Kwaku NIRI ([J. Q. Hammond.])
ISBN : OCLC:1151911439
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Elton And The East African Coast Slave Trade

Author : James Frederick Elton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070516542
Genre : Slave-trade
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George Seferis

Author : George Seferis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043150809
Genre : Greek diaries
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Diary From A South African Prison

Author : Tshenuwani Simon Farisani
ISBN : UOM:39015028723941
Genre : Social Science
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"This is Tshenuwani Simon Farisani's harrowing account of the suffering inflicted on a single human being by the brutalities of apartheid. Farisani shows us the terror of torture, the fear of death, and the eventual victory of faith. "Here is a man of God, deeply committed to justice and peace, who has given himself in total solidarity with the struggle of his people to the cause of liberation in South Africa. Here is a Christian who has suffered the agonies of hell for the sake of his Lord, his calling as pastor, and his love for his people. Reading this autobiography is not only a priority but an absolute necessity." THE REV. DR. BEYERS NAUDÉ (1915-2004) Former General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches TSHENUWANI SIMON FARISANI is Branch President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Office and Speaker of the Provincial Legislature of the Parliamentary Office of Limpopo, South Africa. He was the Dean of the Devhula circuit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa, Northern Diocese, and imprisoned several times for his outspoken criticism of apartheid.

Margery Perham And British Rule In Africa

Author : Mary Bull
ISBN : 9781317727576
Genre : History
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Margery Perham was an outstanding influence on official and academic thinking on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa during the middle part of the century. The book traces how the Second World War transformed her view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished.

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