By Laverle Bennette Berry, Library of Congress Federal Research Division
By Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
There has lengthy been a necessity for a brand new textbook on West Africa's background. This complete assortment brings jointly top students on key topics from West Africa's prehistory to the current. It discusses quite a few disciplinary ways to West African heritage, offers overviews of the literature on significant themes, and breaks new floor in the course of the incorporation of unique learn. half one presents views on West Africa's heritage from archaeology, ecology and tradition, linguistics, and oral traditions. half presents longue duree views on atmosphere, society, business enterprise and ancient swap. half 3 examines how financial and political advancements have formed non secular expression and identification in major methods. on the finish of every bankruptcy is a brief checklist of suggested examining. EMMANUEL KWAKU AKYEAMPONG is Professor of historical past at Harvard college North the United States: Ohio U Press; Ghana: Woeli Publishing prone
By V. S. Naipaul
Within the essay, "Prologue to an Autobiography," Naipaul recounts his beginnings as a author and renders a touching portrait of his father. In "The Crocodiles of Yamoussoukro," a examine of the Ivory Coast, he delineates sections of the trendy African brain: the Westernized "day" brain and that of the ageless, magic-haunted "night." PW known as either narratives "small works of art."
By Dennis D. Cordell
This wealthy number of biographies of African women and men provides a vital human size to our realizing of African historical past on the grounds that 1800. The final centuries were a time of large swap at the continent, and those existence tales express how humans survived by means of resisting ecu conquest and colonial rule, via taking part with colonial powers, or through discovering a center approach to reside their lives via tumultuous occasions. Bringing the tale to the current, the booklet strains the period of independence because the Sixties via demanding situations to the guideline of African dictators, struggles for the rights of girls and moms, the exploitation of teenage and baby squaddies, and financial booms and busts. via recounting the lives of actual, identifiable humans from societies throughout Africa south of the Sahara and from African groups in Europe, this distinct e-book underscores the significance and tool of person supplier in knowing the new African prior, a necessary supplement to analyses of broader, impersonal social and financial elements.
By Shahina A. Ghazanfar, Henk J. Beentje (auth.), Münir Öztürk, Benno Böer, Hans-Jörg Barth, Miguel Clüsener-Godt, M. Ajmal Khan, Siegmar-W. Breckle (eds.)
This e-book is a part of the Sabkha Ecosystems sequence. The sequence is designed to supply info on sabkha ecosystems of other areas. it is going to upload to the collective wisdom on hand approximately saline ecosystems and in addition specializes in the African zone the place simply constrained info is at present to be had on.
By Haleh Afshar
By Laurie Ann Thompson
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring precise story—which was once became a movie, Emmanuel's present, narrated by means of Oprah Winfrey—is not anything in need of remarkable.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was once brushed aside by means of such a lot people—but now not by way of his mom, who taught him to arrive for his desires. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to varsity greater than miles each one approach, discovered to play football, left domestic at age 13 to supply for his family members, and, finally, turned a bike owner. He rode an excellent 400 miles throughout Ghana in 2001, spreading his strong message: incapacity isn't lack of ability. this present day, Emmanuel keeps to paintings on behalf of the disabled.
Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's daring college illustrations provide a robust occasion of prevailing over adversity.
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Этот иллюстрированный определитель включает наиболее часто встречаемых и заметных птиц Мадагаскара, Маврикия, Сейшел и Коморских островов, то есть района со значительным уровнем эндемизма. Описание вида включает внешний вид птицы, поведение, предпочитаемые местообитания и географическое распространение. На каждый вид приходится целая страница книги, включая цветную фотографию, карту распространения и текст на английском и французском.
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By Pierre Bontier, Jean Le Verrier, Richard Henry Major
The courses of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early bills of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, contains a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and overlaying voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. The Canary Islands were identified to ecu international locations because the Roman period. In 1402, the dominion of Castile despatched an expeditionary strength, led via French explorers Jean de B?thencourt (1362-1425) and Gadifer de los angeles Salle (1340-1415), to beat the islands. This quantity, first released in English in 1872, encompasses a modern account of the conquest written via Pierre Bontier and Jean Le Verrier, either participants of the excursion; it comprises important information of the indigenous population of the islands.
By James Walvin
The autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a popular African in overdue 18th-century Britain, is quoted, anthologized and interpreted in dozens of books and articles. greater than any unmarried modern, Equiano speaks for the destiny of hundreds of thousands of Africans within the period of the transatlantic slave alternate. This learn makes an attempt to create a rounded portrait of the fellow in the back of the literary snapshot, and to review Equiano within the context of Atlantic slavery.