Weep For Africa

Author: Jeremy Hall
Publisher: Helion and Company
ISBN: 1909982334
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Weep For Africa from the Author: Jeremy Hall. Jeremy Hall’s childhood in the white-ruled apartheid South Africa of the 1950s and ’60s was ostensibly idyllic: growing up in the farming areas of Natal, he had free rein to pander to his keen exploratory mind, yet niggling away was entrenched racism and interracial hatred. Closeted in the hallowed halls of an English-speaking high school, the revelation of the real world that followed – a world of township unrest, Afrikaner politicians issuing dire warnings of the red and black hordes massing on the borders – exploded into Hall’s psyche with his national-service call-up into the South African Defense Force (SADF), where he encountered the institutionalized hatred of the Afrikaner hierarchy for the English-speaking recruits, the rowe, or ‘scabs’. Disillusioned and unsettled, following his SADF conscription, Hall found himself in 1976 signing on for three years with 2 Commando The Rhodesian Light Infantry as the bush war in that country erupted from a simmering, low-key insurgency into full-blown war. As a paratrooper with this crack airborne unit, he was to see continual combat on Fireforce operations and cross-border raids into Zambia and Mozambique, such as Operation Dingo, the 1977 Rhodesian attack on ZANLA’s Chimoio base.

The Book In Africa

Author: C. Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137401621
Size: 51.68 MB
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The Book In Africa from the Author: C. Davis. This volume presents new research and critical debates in African book history, and brings together a range of disciplinary perspectives by leading scholars in the subject. It includes case studies from across Africa, ranging from third-century manuscript traditions to twenty-first century internet communications.

Weep Not Child

Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110158484X
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Weep Not Child from the Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o. The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s powerful first novel Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up. The first East African novel published in English, Weep Not, Child is a moving book about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Weep Not Child

Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435908300
Size: 40.94 MB
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Weep Not Child from the Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o. This is a simple and powerful tale of the effects of the Mau Mau war on individuals and families in Kenya.

African Folktales In The New World

Author: William Russell Bascom
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253311283
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African Folktales In The New World from the Author: William Russell Bascom. "These essays... are of immense importance to anyone interested in the issues of origins and folklore texts." Choice ..". this is Bascom at his best.... an attractive and full-bodied book." Fabula These essays, devoted to traditional narratives found in Africa and in the New World, represent the last major research project of William Bascom (1912-1981), eminent authority on African art and folklore his intention was to demonstrate the African roots of African American folktales."

The Angels Weep

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785765884
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The Angels Weep from the Author: Wilbur Smith. The lion rose lightly into the air, and settled like a huge yellow bird on the horse's back, crushing Jan Cheroot beneath his massive, blood-streaked body. At that instant, horse and rider and lion seemed to disappear into the very earth, and there was only a swirling column of dust to mark where they had been. A new generation. An age-old struggle. Ralph Ballantyne is following in his father Zouga's footsteps, as a hunter, gold prospector and promoter of British colonialism in Africa. But the tribes that they - and men like them - have previously exploited or butchered in the name of civilisation are rising up, and will no longer submit quietly to the greed and mindless destruction of the trespassers. Over a hundred years later, Ralph's descendants are still in Africa, in the newly named Zimbabwe, and the battles have not yet ended. In fact, for Craig Mellow, the last Ballantyne, there is still a terrible price to pay for the actions of his ancestors... The third book in the epic Ballantyne series

Newman S Birds Of Southern Africa

Author: Kenneth Newman
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 9781868727353
Size: 62.30 MB
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Newman S Birds Of Southern Africa from the Author: Kenneth Newman. A field guide to birds, this title illustrates and describes fully all the birds recorded from the southern seas as well as those of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique.