Slave Safari

Author: Warren Murphy
ISBN: 9780759278240
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Slave Safari from the Author: Warren Murphy. Chiun knows a secret and he isn't even telling Remo, the Destroyer, whom he has taught all his skills and loves as a son, because America has committed a sin against him he cannot pardon. They are in Africa, where feuds that have smoldered over centuries are being resolved by death and massacre. But how many deaths? And why? The facts are bizarre. In a Baltimore cemetery a white woman of aristocratic birth, who had died as a slave in Africa many years ago, is supposed to lie buried. But it is not her body in the coffin--and that can spark an international incident. It's going to get hotter in Africa. America's future seems dark indeed--and only Remo, the Destroyer, can bring back the light.

The Last Train To Zona Verde

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547999259
Size: 33.29 MB
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The Last Train To Zona Verde from the Author: Paul Theroux. "Theroux is at his best when he tells [people’s] stories, happy and sad . . . Theroux’s great mission had always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself—and thus, to challenge us." — Boston Globe A decade ago, Paul Theroux’s best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train to Zona Verde, he returns to discover how both he and Africa have changed in the ensuing years. Traveling alone, Theroux sets out from Cape Town, going north through South Africa, Namibia, then into Angola, encountering a world increasingly removed from tourists’ itineraries and the hopes of postcolonial independence movements. After covering nearly 2,500 arduous miles, he cuts short his journey, a decision he chronicles with unsparing honesty in a chapter titled “What Am I Doing Here?” Vivid, witty, and beautifully evocative, The Last Train to Zona Verde is a fitting final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers. "Everything is under scrutiny in Paul Theroux’s latest travel book—not just the people, landscapes and sociopolitical realities of the countries he visits, but his own motivations for going where he goes . . . His readers can only be grateful." — Seattle Times “If this book is proof, age has not slowed Theroux or encouraged him to rest on his achievements . . . Gutsy, alert to Africa's struggles, its injustices and history.” — San Francisco Chronicle

The Atlantic Slave Trade

Author: Joseph E. Inikori
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822312437
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The Atlantic Slave Trade from the Author: Joseph E. Inikori. For review see: J.R. McNeill, in HAHR, 74, 1 (February 1994); p. 136-137.

Law Reports Of Kenya

Author: Sir Robert William Hamilton
Size: 69.26 MB
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Law Reports Of Kenya from the Author: Sir Robert William Hamilton.

Mzee Ali

Author: Bror Urme MacDonell
Publisher: 30° South Publishers
ISBN: 095848905X
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Mzee Ali from the Author: Bror Urme MacDonell. ‘Mzee’ is the Swahili word for an ‘old timer’, a respected elder. Mzee Ali Kalikilima was born near the present-day town of Tabora in western Tanzania, probably in the 1870s (there is mention of ‘The Doctor’—Dr David Livingstone) to black Muslim parents of noble birth. At age 14, Mzee Ali led his first slaving safari to the shores of Lake Tanganyika and thence, with his caravan of captured slaves and ivory, through the malaria-, tsetse fly- and lion-infested wilds, to the Arab markets of Dar es Salaam, some 1,200 kilometers away on the Indian Ocean. With the arrival of the German colonizers, Mzee Ali joined the German East African forces as an askari (an Arabic word meaning soldier, usually used to mean an indigenous person who served in the armies of a colonial power). He worked on the new railway line that was being laid from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma and finally to Mwanza on the shores of Lake Victoria— a monumental feat. With the outbreak of World War I, he found himself attached to the forces of the legendary German commander, General von Lettow-Vorbeck. He saw action at the Battle of Salaita Hill near Mombasa and was with the General to the end, fighting a guerrilla campaign through southern Tanganyika, Portuguese East Africa, Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia and to final surrender. After the war, he joined the British Colonial Service as a game scout. What sets Mzee Ali apart from other African biographies is that it is the first account of East African history told from an Afrocentric perspective.

Dry Water

Author: Tammie Matson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0733628591
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Dry Water from the Author: Tammie Matson. When she was fifteen, Tammie Matson went on safari with her father to Zimbabwe - and it changed her forever. Back in Australia she turned her life upside down to build her future in Africa. Returning to the safari camps - this time as a worker - she out-ran a charging lioness, played with a cheetah, stumbled across poachers and watched with amazement as a witchdoctor struck fear into his victims' hearts. This was the adventure she was looking for and deciding to study zoology gave her a reason to stay. When the Zimbabwean war vets grew too threatening, Tammie headed to the Etosha National Park in Namibia. In that harsh, dry, devastatingly beautiful land, she has overcome the language barrier, the male-dominated society and the physical hardships to create a life she loves.


Author: Bartle Bull
Publisher: Viking Press
Size: 48.13 MB
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Safari from the Author: Bartle Bull. In fascinating and often amusing detail, Bull depicts both the hardships and the incongruous luxury of the classic safaris of the early 20th century and presents the legend of the great white hunter as seen by H. Rider Haggard, Hemingway, and Hollywood. 275 photos and illustrations, 75 in full color.

Fodor S The Complete Guide To African Safaris

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0770432808
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Fodor S The Complete Guide To African Safaris from the Author: Fodor's. Tourism in Africa is growing—the number of tourism arrivals increased from 37 million in 2003 to 58 million in 2009—and safaris are a key draw for visitors. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris ebook provides the most comprehensive and engaging information on the most popular game-viewing regions in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Namibia. Competitive Advantage: Other guides cover part of the process, but only Fodor’s deals with all aspects of the planning, picking, and preparing for safaris around Africa. Expanded Coverage: Travelers will find in-depth descriptions that enable them to determine which African safari destination is best for them, in addition to insider advice and practical tips on everything from packing to camera lenses and bug sprays. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury, bespoke experience, or a rustic in the bush excursion. Plus, we reveal the best beaches for must-needed post-safari relaxation. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Find out everything you need to know to witness the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five, with checklists for each country. Consult Fodor’s hierarchy of safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact features. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to restaurants. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.