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Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By: Africa/Beah, Ishmael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 1/22/2016

Seller ID: 9780374531263

ISBN: 0374531269

Condition: USED


""My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life."Why did you leave Sierra Leone?""Because there is a war.""You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?""Yes, all the time.""Cool."I smile a little."You should tell us about it sometime.""Yes, sometime."""This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. ... View more info

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Long Way Gone, A: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By: Africa/Beah, Ishmael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 6/22/2016

Seller ID: 9780374105235

ISBN: 0374105235

Condition: USED


""My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life."Why did you leave Sierra Leone?""Because there is a war.""You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?""Yes, all the time.""Cool."I smile a little."You should tell us about it sometime.""Yes, sometime."""This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. ... View more info

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Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience

By: Africa/Bixler, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780820328836

ISBN: 0820328839

Condition: USED


In 2000 the United States began accepting 3,800 refugees from one of Africa's longest civil wars. They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as "Lost Boys," who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of a brutal conflict that has ravaged Sudan since 1983. "The Lost Boys of Sudan" focuses on four of these refugees. Theirs, however, is a typical story, one that repeated itself wherever the Lost Boys could be found across America.Jacob Magot, Peter Anyang, Daniel Khoch, and Marko Ayii were among 150 or so Lost Boys who were resettled in Atlanta.... View more info

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African Perspectives on Colonialism

By: Africa/Boahen, A. Adu

Price: $8.50

Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780801839313

ISBN: 0801839319

Condition: USED


This history deals with the twenty-year period between 1880 and 1900, when virtually all of Africa was seized and occupied by the Imperial Powers of Europe. Eurocentric points of view have dominated the study of this era, but in this book, one of Africa's leading historians reinterprets the colonial experiences from the perspective of the colonized. View more info

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Mirage: Napolean's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

By: Africa/Burleigh, Nina

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 1/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780060597689

ISBN: 0060597682

Condition: USED


Two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared to traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. But in 1798, more than 150 French engineers, artists, doctors, and scientists--even a poet and a musicologist--traveled to the Nile Valley under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte and his invading army. Hazarding hunger, hardship, uncertainty, and disease, Napoleon's "savants" risked their lives in pursuit of discovery. The first large-scale interaction between Europeans and Muslims in the modern era, the audacious expedition was both a triumph and ... View more info

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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

By: Africa/Carlin, John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 3/3/2017

Seller ID: 9781594201745

ISBN: 1594201749

Condition: USED


In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for twenty-three years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa's military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation's first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided by almost fifty years of apartheid. If he couldn't unite his country in a visceral, emotional way--and fast--it would collapse into chaos. He would need all the charisma and strategic acumen he had honed during half a century of activism, and he'd need a... View more info

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Africa and the International System

By: Africa/Clapham, Christopher

Price: $7.50

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0521576687

ISBN: 0521576687

Condition: USED


African independence launched into international politics a group of the world's poorest, weakest and most artificial states. How have such states managed to survive? To what extent is their survival now threatened? Christopher Clapham shows how an initially supportive international environment has become increasingly threatening to African rulers and the states over which they preside. The author reveals how international conventions designed to uphold state sovereignty have often been appropriated and subverted by rulers to enhance their domestic control, and how African states have been und... View more info

To Stop a Warlord: My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace

By: Africa/Davis, Shannon Sedgwick

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9780812995923

ISBN: 0812995929

Condition: USED


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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky. The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Suda

By: Africa/Deng, Benson

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781586483883D

ISBN: 9781586483883D

Condition: USED


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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky. The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Suda

By: Africa/Deng, Benson

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 9/9/2014

Seller ID: 9781586483883

ISBN: 1586483889

Condition: USED


Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages. Amid the chaos, screams, conflagration, and gunfire, five-year-old Benson and seven-year-old Benjamin fled into the dark night. Two years later, Alepho, age seven, was forced to do the same. Across the Southern Sudan, over... View more info

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Precolonial Black Africa

By: Africa/Diop, Cheikh Anta

Price: $7.00

Publisher: LAWRENCE HILL: 10/29/2011

Seller ID: 9781556520884

ISBN: 1556520883

Condition: USED


This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization. View more info

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Rape of the Nile: Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt

By: Africa/Fagan, Brian

Price: $5.50

Publisher: WESTVIEW PR: 9/26/2010

Seller ID: 9780813340616

ISBN: 0813340616

Condition: USED


The scandalous rape of Ancient Egypt is a historical vignette of greed, vanity, and dedicated archaeological research. It is a tale vividly told by renowned archaeology author, Brian Fagan, with characters that include the ancient historian Herodotus; Theban tomb robbers; obelisk-stealing Romans; Coptic Christians determined to erase the heretical past; mummy traders; leisured antiquarians; major European museums; Giovanni Belzoni, a circus strongman who removed more antiquities than Napoleon's armies; shrewd consuls and ruthless pashas; and archaeologists such Sir Flinders Petrie who changed ... View more info

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Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier

By: Africa/Fuller, Alexandra

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143035015

ISBN: 0143035010

Condition: USED


When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: "Curiosity scribbled the cat." Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller here recounts her friendship with K.K is, seemingly, a man of contr... View more info

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Mighty Be Our Powers

By: Africa/Gbowee, Leymah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780984295159

ISBN: 0984295151

Condition: USED


"WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE""I""n a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia's women together--and together they led a nation to peace."As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country--and shattered Gbowee's girlhood hopes and dreams. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realization that it is women who ... View more info

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Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

By: Africa/Gbowee, Leymah

Price: $7.50

Publisher: BEAST BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780984295197

ISBN: 0984295194

Condition: USED


"WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE""I""n a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia's women together--and together they led a nation to peace."As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country--and shattered Gbowee's girlhood hopes and dreams. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realization that it is women who ... View more info

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Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apart

By: Africa/Gobodo-Madikizela, Puml

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN:

Seller ID: 9780618446599

ISBN: 0618446591

Condition: USED


A Human Being Died That Night recounts an extraordinary dialogue. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a psychologist who grew up in a black South African township, reflects on her interviews with Eugene de Kock, the commanding officer of state-sanctioned death squads under apartheid. Gobodo-Madikizela met with de Kock in Pretoria's maximum-security prison, where he is serving a 212-year sentence for crimes against humanity. In profoundly arresting scenes, Gobodo-Madikizela conveys her struggle with contradictory internal impulses to hold him accountable and to forgive. Ultimately, as she allows us to wit... View more info

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Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martydom of Zimbabwe

By: Africa/Godwin, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS: 4/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780316051873

ISBN: 031605187X

Condition: USED


In 2008, memoirist and journalist Peter Godwin secretly returned to his native Zimbabwe after its notoriously tyrannical leader, Robert Mugabe, lost an election. The decision was severely risky--foreign journalists had been banned to prevent the world from seeing a corrupt leader's refusal to cede power. Zimbabweans have named this period, simply, The Fear. Godwin bears witness to the torture bases, the burning villages, the opposition leaders in hiding, the last white farmers, and the churchmen and diplomats putting their own lives on the line to stop the carnage. Told with a brilliant e... View more info

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Mukiwa: White Boy in Africa

By: Africa/Godwin, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC: 5/19/2014

Seller ID: 9780802141927

ISBN: 0802141927

Condition: USED


Mukiwa opens with Peter Godwin, six years old, describing the murder of his neighbor by African guerillas, in 1964, pre-war Rhodesia. Godwin's parents are liberal whites, his mother a governement-employed doctor, his father an engineer. Through his innocent, young eyes, the story of the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa unfolds. The memoir follows Godwin's personal journey from the eve of war in Rhodesia to his experience fighting in the civil war that he detests to his adventures as a journalist in the new state of Zimbabwe, covering the bloody return to Black rule. With each trans... View more info

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Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa

By: Africa/Godwin, Peter

Price: $5.50

Publisher: 12/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780060977238

ISBN: 006097723X

Condition: USED


Mukiwa begins in the magnificent mountains of eastern Rhodesia in the 1960s. In the eyes of young Peter Godwin, the land is an endless source of wonder and adventure: of leopard hunting, witch doctors, lepers, and snakes. Then one day he stumbles upon the body of his neighbor, killed by African guerrillas, and this perception is changed forever. Its an unforgettable tale of innocence lost under African skies as we follow Godwin's awakening to the often savage struggle between whites and blacks, his horror when he is forced to fight in a civil war he detests, and his experiences as a journalist... View more info

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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

By: Africa/Godwin, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS: 5/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780316018715

ISBN: 0316018716

Condition: USED


Hailed by reviewers as "powerful," "haunting" and "a tour de force of personal journalism," When A Crocodile Eats the Sun is the unforgettable story of one man's struggle to discover his past and come to terms with his present. Award winning author and journalist Peter Godwin writes with pathos and intimacy about Zimbabwe's spiral into chaos and, along with it, his family's steady collapse. This dramatic memoir is a searing portrait of unspeakable tragedy and exile, but it is also vivid proof of the profound strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love. "In the tradition of ... View more info