By Kathy Cook

In October 1996, thirty Ugandan schoolgirls have been kidnapped by way of the Lord's Resistance military and disappeared into the bush of Northern Uganda. the women have been raped and tortured prior to being compelled to develop into baby infantrymen and intercourse slaves. This was once just one out of millions of kid kidnappings via cruel madman and insurgent chief Joseph Kony. yet for the battered civilians terrorized by means of insurgent conflict and missed by means of corrupt govt, this was once the brink. whatever needed to be done—the global had to recognize and their ladies had to be introduced domestic. Kathy Cook's one-on-one interviews with the surviving women and their moms make their worry, frustration, and ache overwhelmingly actual. With remarkable perception received from on-location learn, prepare dinner provides us an authoritative account of the way involved mom and dad, interfaith teams, politicians from Canada and the U.S., and NGOs banded jointly in a fight to rescue the women and to mobilize a humans, their state, and an international neighborhood. An emotionally charged retelling of a heartbreaking precise tale, Stolen Angels reminds us of the significance of religion, energy, and resolution within the face of adversity.

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By Bayo Holsey

Over the earlier fifteen years, viewers from the African diaspora have flocked to Cape Coast and Elmina, cities in Ghana whose leader vacationer points of interest are the castles and dungeons the place slaves have been imprisoned earlier than embarking for the recent global. This wish to commemorate the center Passage contrasts sharply with the silence that commonly cloaks the topic inside Ghana. Why do Ghanaians suppress the background of enslavement? And why is that this background expressed so otherwise at the different part of the Atlantic?

Routes of Remembrance tackles those questions by means of reading the slave trade’s absence from public types of coastal Ghanaian kin and neighborhood histories, its afflicted presentation within the country’s school rooms and nationalist narratives, and its elaboration through the transnational tourism undefined. Bayo Holsey discovers that previously, African involvement within the slave alternate used to be utilized by Europeans to denigrate neighborhood citizens, and this stigma keeps to form the best way Ghanaians think their history. this day, notwithstanding, because of overseas cognizance and the interest of younger Ghanaians, the slave exchange has eventually entered the general public sphere, remodeling it from a stigmatizing historical past to at least one that holds the capability to contest international inequalities.

Holsey’s examine should be an important to somebody enthusiastic about the worldwide debate over how the slave alternate endures in historical past and in memory.

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By Manfred Clauss

Das Alte Ägypten, Rom, Byzanz und das antike Griechenland – das sind untergegangene Welten, die bis heute nichts von ihrer Faszination verloren haben. Die Namen der bedeutendsten Persönlichkeiten jener Zeit sind jedem geläufig. Aber wer könnte schon auf Anhieb sagen, welche Schicksale sich dahinter verbergen? Manfred Clauss erzählt von Feldherren wie Hannibal oder Alexander dem Großen, von Philosophen wie Pythagoras oder Plato, er lässt das Leben von Religionsstiftern wie Arius oder dem Apostel Paulus und von Herrschern wie Caesar, Nero oder Kleopatra Revue passieren, und dabei zeichnet er, wie nebenbei, ein anschauliches landscape ihrer Zeit. Aber er stellt auch Helden der Mythologie wie Herakles oder Aeneas und olympische Götter wie den Donnerer Zeus oder die Liebesgöttin Aphrodite vor. So entsteht das lebendige Bild eines untergegangenen Kosmos, der unsere Geschichte und Kultur bis heute prägt. Clauss’ Buch ist nicht nur ein fundiertes Nachschlagewerk, sondern zugleich eine glänzend geschriebene Einführung in die Welt der Antike, die jugendliche wie erwachsene Leser gleichermaßen bereichern wird.

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By Carol Belanger Grafton

Rich in real interval taste, this extraordinary sourcebook, with its attractive vignettes of outdated kids, will upload a nostalgic contact to any variety of image initiatives.
Over 850 attractive black-and-white illustrations, conscientiously selected from infrequent resources, depict winsome moppets twiddling with toys, dolls, and pets; driving bicycles; enjoying tennis and baseball; examining, slumbering, and interesting in video games with different teenagers. they're proven with mom and dad and lecturers and in lots of different settings and situations.
Selected from The Royal journal, The Century journal, Harper's adolescents, Ueber Land und Meer, Little fogeys, lifestyles, Our younger fogeys, baby lifestyles, Craftsman, and many different late-nineteenth-century books and periodicals, those outdated, flexible illustrations should be worthy to artists, illustrators, and architects looking for classic royalty-free pictures. Collagists, découpeurs, and craft employees, besides, will locate right here an almost inexhaustible offer of fascinating illustrations for his or her initiatives.

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By U.S. Government,U.S. Military,Department of Defense

this can be a professionally-formatted, loose flowing e-book copy of distinctive, updated publications produced by way of the dept of security that supply accomplished information regarding all elements of lifestyles in Morocco, with a distinct emphasis on geography, background, the economic system, society, safeguard and armed forces concerns, faith, traditions, city and rural existence, ethnic teams, crime, the surroundings, executive, vacations, gender matters and masses more.

CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Geographic and Topographical Divisions * Mountains * The Plains * The barren region Southeast * weather * Rivers and Lakes * towns * Casablanca (Dar al-Baida) * Rabat * Fes * Marrakech * Tangier * Environmental issues * usual dangers * bankruptcy 2: heritage * Early historical past * Morocco throughout the Roman period * The Post-Roman period * The Early Islamic Dynasties * The Umayyads: Arab keep watch over * The Idrisid Dynasty: associated with the Prophet * The Almoravid and Almohad Dynasties: Berber Kingdoms * The Marinids: Secular Berbers * The Sharifian Dynasties * The Saadians * The Alaouite Dynasty: hyperlinks to the Prophet back * Onset of Colonial Rule * French and Spanish Morocco * international conflict II and Independence * smooth Morocco * King Mohammed V and King Hassan II: Steps to Democracy * King Mohammed VI: The Reformer King * bankruptcy three: economic climate * Agriculture * and production * Mining * Textiles * rising Industries * strength * average assets * alternate * Tourism * Banking and Finance * way of life * Employment traits * Outlook * bankruptcy four: SOCIETY * Ethnic teams and Languages * Berbers (Imazighen) and Tamashek * Arabic and Arabs * Jewish group * Sahrawi * faith * delicacies * conventional costume * Gender matters * Arts * song * movie * Al-Halqa * folks tradition and Folklore * activities and game * bankruptcy five: defense * United States-Morocco family members * kinfolk with Neighboring international locations * Algeria * Mauritania * Spain * France * army and legislation Enforcement * military * Air strength * army * concerns Affecting balance * Terrorist teams and task * The Moroccan Islamic Combatant crew * Western Sahara * Poverty * Drug Trafficking * Human Trafficking * Water protection * Outlook * ultimate evaluation * bankruptcy 1: PROFILE * Geography * region * Topography * Rivers * weather * significant towns * Casablanca (Dar al-Bai'da) * Rabat * Fes * Marrakech * Tangier * historical past * Early heritage * Arab and Berber Dynasties * the increase of eu Powers in Morocco * Moroccan Independence and Spanish Sahara * Morocco and Western Sahara: twenty first Century * executive * Media * economic climate * Ethnic teams and Languages * Berbers * Arabs * Sahrawi * Jews * bankruptcy 2: faith * evaluate of significant Religions * Islam * Tenets and unfold * Moroccan Islam * Christianity and Judaism * function of faith in govt * effect of faith on way of life * spiritual Conventions and Gender Roles * spiritual occasions * Ramadan * Moussems * spiritual vacation trips * Eid al-Fitr (Eid al-Sagheer) * Eid al-Adha (Eid al-Kabeer) * Al-Hijra or Muharram * Mawlid al-Nabi. Ashora * structures of Worship * Mosques * Murabitin * habit in locations of Worship * bankruptcy three: TRADITIONS * Honor and disgrace * Codes of Politeness * Greetings * Hospitality and Gift-Giving * Gender Roles and Interactions * eating Etiquette * delicacies and consuming styles * gown Codes * Headgear * basic ideas of gown * Social occasions * nationwide vacation trips * gala's and Celebrations * Dos and Don'ts * bankruptcy four: city existence * Urbanization matters * paintings difficulties in city components * healthiness matters * schooling and faculties in towns * eating places * Marketplaces and funds * Markets * Bargaining * cash and charge cards * city site visitors and Transportation * apartment autos * Taxis * Trains * Buses * road Crime and security * facing highway owners and Beggars * bankruptcy five: RURAL lifestyles * Tribal Distribution and Settlements * Land Distribution and possession * Rural financial system and Livelihood * Rural Transportation matters * using in Rural parts * Buses, Trains, and Taxis * vehicles and 4WD Vehicl

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By Max du Preez

The sequel to the bestselling Of Warriors, enthusiasts and Prophets, this can be a selection of extra attention-grabbing, vibrant - and typically unknown - ancient stories, all meticulously researched and written in a full of life and interesting style.
There are tales of Khoikhoi who attempted - with combined fortunes - to combine into early Cape colonial society, and whimsical Europeans who ventured to the turbulent inside. Readers will meet the Xhosa mystic and war-doctor Makhanda, who approximately succeeded in taking Grahamstown from the British in 1819; and the chieftainess Mantatisi, who led her humans to army victories through the upheavals of the 19th century.
Also featured are the Johannesburg-based Foster Gang, who have been in some way liable for the killing of Boer hero Koos de los angeles Rey; and the lads who pulled off the largest jewelry heist of the time, stealing Bridget Oppenheimer’s jewels in 1956.
Of Tricksters, Tyrants and Turncoats spans greater than 300 years of heritage, concluding with an account of the guy who uncovered South Africa’s debatable hands deal.
Once back, Max du Preez brings the previous to lifestyles, proving that historical past should be extra fascinating - and extra enjoyable - than fiction.

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By Alison Des Forges,Jürgen Bauer,Fee Engemann,Renate Hardt,Edith Nerke,Carmen von Samson-Himmelstjerna,Gisela Schwarz

Am 6. April 1994, unmittelbar nachdem Präsident Habyarimana bei einem Flugzeugabsturz ums Leben gekommen struggle, begann in Ruanda ein blutiges Gemetzel. Innerhalb von thirteen Wochen wurden mindestens eine halbe Million Menschen, vielleicht auch mehr, bestialisch abgeschlachtet.

Die meisten Opfer zählten zur Minderheit der Tutsi, aber mit ihnen starben auch Tausende Hutu, die das Morden ablehnten oder Tutsi zu beschützen versuchten.

Der Genozid battle kein spontaner Ausbruch kollektiver Wut oder ethnischer Spannungen, sondern Kalkül einer kleinen, modernen Elite, die ihren Machterhalt durch die wachsende competition in Ruanda gefährdet sah. Die militärischen und politischen Erfolge der von Tutsi dominierten Ruandischen Patriotischen entrance (RPF) lieferten den Hutu-Machthabern in Kigali einen willkommenen Vorwand, um die Kontrolle über sämtliche staatlichen Institutionen an sich zu reißen. Dabei konnten sie auf die Unterstützung von Militär und Nationalpolizei ebenso zählen wie auf regionale Behörden, Medien, Intellektuelle und Geistliche.

Das vorliegende Buch stützt sich auf Interviews mit Überlebenden wie mit Tätern, mit Menschen, die andere gerettet oder es zumindest versucht haben sowie mit jenen, die wegschauten. Protokolle örtlicher Zusammenkünfte, der Schriftverkehr zwischen Verwaltungsbeamten sowie die examine dessen, used to be in Radiosendungen oder bei Versammlungen gesagt oder verschwiegen wurde, geben ein detailliertes Bild der Ereignisse von 1994.

Zahlreiche Quellen, darunter Aussagen und Dokumente von Diplomaten und Mitarbeitern der Vereinten Nationen, belegen zudem das Versagen der internationalen Akteure und ihren Anteil am Völkermord in Ruanda: Frankreich, Belgien und die Vereinigten Staaten wußten ebenso wie die Vereinten Nationen von den Vorbereitungen für die Massaker. Ein entschlossenes gemeinsames Vorgehen auf politischer oder militärischer Ebene hätte das Blutvergießen höchstwahrscheinlich verhindern oder beenden können.

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By Andrew Arsan

This paintings is the 1st entire historical past of the Lebanese migrant groups of colonial French West Africa, an unlimited expanse that lined present-day Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Guinea, Benin and Mauritania. the place others have focused on the industrial actions of those migrants, casting them as archetypal middlemen, this paintings reconstructs not only their financial thoughts, but in addition their social and political lives. in addition, it examines the fraught responses of colonial Frenchmen to the unsettling presence of those interlopers of empire--responses which, with their echoes of metropolitan racism, helped to form the ways that Lebanese migrants represented themselves and justified their position in West Africa. this can be a paintings which makes an attempt not only to reshape broader understandings of diasporic life-of Janus-like existences lived in transit among far-off locales, and de- pendent at the consistent to-and-fro of individuals, information, and goods--but additionally to problem the best way we expect approximately empires, and the kin among their constituent territories and various inhabitants.

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By Ousseina D. Alidou

Seizing the gap opened via the early Nineties democratization circulation, Muslim ladies are carving an lively, influential, yet often-overlooked function for themselves in the course of a time of serious switch. Engaging Modernity offers a compelling portrait of Muslim ladies in Niger as they faced the demanding situations and possibilities of the overdue 20th century.

    in accordance with thorough scholarly learn and large fieldwork—including a wealth of interviews—Ousseina Alidou’s paintings bargains insights into the that means of modernity for Muslim ladies in Niger. blending biography with sociological information, social idea and linguistic research, it is a multilayered imaginative and prescient of political Islam, schooling, pop culture, and struggle and its aftermath. Alidou bargains a gripping examine one of many Muslim world’s strongest untold stories.

Runner-up, Aidoo-Snyder publication Prize, Women’s Caucus of the African stories organization, 2007

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