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The Fortunes of Africa Book
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN Code: 1610394607
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Summary: Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their colonies in northern Africa for vital grain shipments to feed the population of Rome. Arab invaders followed in their wake, eventually colonizing the entire region. More recently, foreign corporations have acquired huge tracts of land to secure food supplies needed abroad, just as the Romans did. In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonization. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse of their future. His cast of characters includes religious leaders, mining magnates, warlords, dictators, and many other legendary figures—among them Mansa Musa, ruler of the medieval Mali empire, said to be the richest man the world has ever known. “I speak of Africa,” Shakespeare wrote, “and of golden joys.” This is history on an epic scale.

Africa's Mineral Fortune Book by Saleem H. Ali,Kathryn Sturman,Nina Collins

Africa's Mineral Fortune Book
  • Author : Saleem H. Ali,Kathryn Sturman,Nina Collins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-20
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN Code: 0429884591
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Summary: For too long Africa's mineral fortune has been lamented as a resource curse that has led to conflict rather than development for much of the continent. Yet times are changing and the opportunities to bring technical expertise on modern mining alongside appropriate governance mechanisms for social development are becoming more accessible in Africa. This book synthesizes perspectives from multiple disciplines to address Africa’s development goals in relation to its mineral resources. The authors cover ways of addressing a range of policy challenges, environmental concerns, and public health impacts and also consider the role of globalization within the extractive industries. Academic research is coupled with key field vignettes from practitioners exemplifying case studies throughout. The book summarizes the challenges of natural resource governance, suggesting ways in which mining can be more effectively managed in Africa. By providing an analytical framework it highlights the essential intersection between natural and social sciences, central to efficient and effective harnessing of the potential for minerals and mining to be a contributor to positive development in Africa. It will be of interest to policy makers, industry professionals, and researchers in the extractive industries, as well as to the broader development community.

Africa Book by John Reader

Africa Book
  • Author : John Reader
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1998-11-05
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN Code: 0141926937
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Summary: Drawing on many years of African experience, John Reader has written a book of startling grandeur and scope that recreates the great panorama of African history, from the primeval cataclysms that formed the continent to the political upheavals facing much of the continent today. Reader tells the extraordinary story of humankind's adaptation to the ferocious obstacles of forest, river and desert, and to the threat of debilitating parasites, bacteria and viruses unmatched elsewhere in the world. He also shows how the world's richest assortment of animals and plants has helped - or hindered - human progress in Africa.

The Wretched of the Earth Book by Frantz Fanon

The Wretched of the Earth Book
  • Author : Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0802198856
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Summary: The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1961, and reissued in this sixtieth anniversary edition with a powerful new introduction by Cornel West, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterfuland timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle, and a continuing influence on movements from Black Lives Matter to decolonization. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Alongside Cornel West’s introduction, the book features critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha. This sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

African Dominion Book by Michael A. Gomez

African Dominion Book
  • Author : Michael A. Gomez
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN Code: 1400888166
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Summary: A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book, the first on this period of the region’s history in a generation, tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, including Arabic manuscripts, oral histories, and recent archaeological findings, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history more generally. Scholars have long held that such distinctions arose during the colonial period, but Gomez shows they developed much earlier. Focusing on the Savannah and Sahel region, Gomez traces the exchange of ideas and influences with North Africa and the Central Islamic Lands by way of merchants, scholars, and pilgrims. Islam’s growth in West Africa, in tandem with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire. A major preoccupation was the question of who could be legally enslaved, which together with other factors led to the construction of new ideas about ethnicity, race, gender, and caste—long before colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade. Telling a radically new story about early Africa in global history, African Dominion is set to be the standard work on the subject for many years to come.

Fortunes Book by Ebbe Dommisse

Fortunes Book
  • Author : Ebbe Dommisse
  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN Code: 1868427552
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Summary: A handful of Afrikaners have risen to the very top of the business world in South Africa in the past three decades, some of them now dollar billionaires with vast global business interests. With Koos Bekker at its helm, media group Naspers grew to dominate the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and was transformed into a global consumer internet group. Johann Rupert boldly extended Richemont’s share in the upper-end market of luxury goods, while Christo Wiese and Whitey Basson at Pepkor and Shoprite became Africa’s largest clothing and food retailers. Based predominantly on personal interviews, Fortunes reveals why individuals such as Jannie Mouton, Michiel le Roux, Douw Steyn, Johan van Zyl, GT Ferreira, Hendrik du Toit, and several commercial farmers, turn whatever they touch to gold. Work ethic, astute alliances and an appetite for risk have catapulted them to great heights. The rise of the Afrikaner super-rich has coincided with the government’s black economic empowerment programme, making it one of the unexpected features of the South African economy today. Fortunes is an unrivalled work that explains who these tycoons are, how they built their empires and how the sensational collapse of Steinhoff International, led by Markus Jooste, almost destroyed some of their fortunes. The book boldly interrogates their spirit of enterprise, faults and follies, but also their vast philanthropic contributions to the country.

Capitalist Nigger Book by Chika Onyeani

Capitalist Nigger Book
  • Author : Chika Onyeani
  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1868425061
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Summary: Capitalist Nigger is an explosive and jarring indictment of the black race. The book asserts that the Negroid race, as naturally endowed as any other, is culpably a non-productive race, a consumer race that depends on other communities for its culture, its language, its feeding and its clothing. Despite enormous natural resources, blacks are economic slaves because they lack the ‘devil-may-care’ attitude and the ‘killer instinct’ of the Caucasian, as well as the spider web mentality of the Asian. A Capitalist Nigger must embody ruthlessness in pursuit of excellence in his drive towards achieving the goal of becoming an economic warrior. In putting forward the idea of the Capitalist Nigger, Chika Onyeani charts a road to success whereby black economic warriors employ the ‘Spider Web Doctrine’ – discipline, self-reliance, ruthlessness – to escape from their victim mentality. Born in Nigeria, Chika Onyeani is a journalist, editor and former diplomat.

Diamonds, Gold, and War Book by Martin Meredith

Diamonds, Gold, and War Book
  • Author : Martin Meredith
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2008-09-23
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN Code: 1586486772
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Summary: Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the world's richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land. The result was the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and the devastation of the Boer republics. The New Yorker calls this magisterial account of those years “[an] astute history.… Meredith expertly shows how the exigencies of the diamond (and then gold) rush laid the foundation for apartheid.”

The Count of Monte Cristo Book by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo Book
  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1926
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1613104928
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Summary: ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book by Thomas Piketty

Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book
  • Author : Thomas Piketty
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-14
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN Code: 0674982932
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Summary: The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Long Walk to Freedom Book by Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom Book
  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-03-11
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 9780759521049
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Summary: The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Word and Questions to White America: What Black Birthright Citizens Want Book by Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo

Word and Questions to White America: What Black Birthright Citizens Want Book
  • Author : Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo
  • Publisher : Warren Williams
  • Release Date : 2020-07-09
  • Category: Bibles
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo provides a workbook for America to define comprehend and resolve conflicts and problems related to racism. With Word of pain grief rage and protest, questions to stir emotions and focus minds and links to online research this book offers readers with insights to comprehend Blacks Americans demands of White Americans and themselves. The Author challenges every person to self examine and commit to end the persisting unwanted intolerable Black Holocaust. Pharaoh introduces a new genre of writing. A writing style with a heart and soul of free conscience thought born out of spirituality anguish frustration distress meditation fear and concern. 'Word and Questions to White America: What Black Birthright Citizens Want' presents insightful ways and means for the nation and the world to end and prevent racist crimes on Black Humanity with focus for peace and prioritizing quality living for all This is a manual calling for social balance that offers ancient methods of civilizing contemporary societies with possible universal original solutions to right the world to prevent senseless violence, misuse and excesses use of firearms and save and enhance lives to better the world and our human experience of life.

Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics Book by C.L. Quinan,Kathrin Thiele

Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics Book
  • Author : C.L. Quinan,Kathrin Thiele
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-25
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN Code: 1000372871
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Summary: The concepts of biopolitics and necropolitics have increasingly gained scholarly attention, particularly in light of today’s urgent and troubling issues that mark some lives as more – or less – worthy than others, including the migration crisis, rise of populism on a global scale, homonationalist practices, and state-sanctioned targeting of gender, sexual, racial, and ethnic ‘others’. This book aims to nuance this conversation by emphasising feminist and queer investments and interventions and by adding the analytical lens of cosmopolitics to ongoing debates around life/living and death/dying in the current political climate. In this way, we move forward toward envisioning feminist and queer futures that rethink categories such as ‘human’ and ‘subjectivity’ based on classical modern premises. Informed by feminist/queer studies, postcolonial theory, cultural analysis, and critical posthumanism, Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics engages with longstanding questions of biopolitics and necropolitics in an era of neoliberalism and late capitalism, but does so by urging for a more inclusive (and less violent) cosmopolitical framework. Taking account of these global dynamics that are shaped by asymmetrical power relations, this fruitful posthuman(ist) and post-/decolonial approach allows for visions of transformation of the matrix of in-/exclusion into feminist/queer futures that work towards planetary social justice. This book is a significant new contribution to feminist and queer philosophy and politics, and will be of interest to academics, researchers, and advanced students of gender studies, postcolonial studies, sociology, philosophy, politics, and law. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Gender Studies.

Contemporary Art and Feminism Book by Jacqueline Millner,Catriona Moore

Contemporary Art and Feminism Book
  • Author : Jacqueline Millner,Catriona Moore
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN Code: 1000404307
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Summary: This important new book examines contemporary art while foregrounding the key role feminism has played in enabling current modes of artmaking, spectatorship and theoretical discourse. Contemporary Art and Feminism carefully outlines the links between feminist theory and practice of the past four decades of contemporary art and offers a radical re-reading of the contemporary movement. Rather than focus on filling in the gaps of accepted histories by ‘adding’ the ‘missing’ female, queer, First Nations and women artists of colour, the authors seek to revise broader understandings of contemporary practice by providing case studies contextualised in a robust art historical and theoretical basis. Readers are encouraged to see where art ideas come from and evaluate past and present art strategies. What strategies, materials or tropes are less relevant in today’s networked, event-driven art economies? What strategies and themes should we keep hold of, or develop in new ways? This is a significant and innovative intervention that is ideal for students in courses on contemporary art within fine arts, visual studies, history of art, gender studies and queer studies.

Encyclopedia of Public Health: Principles, People, and Programs [2 volumes] Book by Sally Kuykendall

Encyclopedia of Public Health: Principles, People, and Programs [2 volumes] Book
  • Author : Sally Kuykendall
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-06-08
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 788
  • ISBN Code: 1610699831
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Summary: Providing context to today's public health practices and broad coverage of topics, this book demonstrates how cross-disciplinary studies are critical to addressing current health issues. • Presents complex health issues in ways that encourage readers to pursue the many different opportunities in the field of public health • Supplies insights from contributors that include experts on diseases such as hepatitis, substance abuse prevention, the history of medicine, and neurology • Provides a functional foundation for those working to improve the health of communities or individuals • Identifies relevant connections between physical, social, and emotional health and well-being to everyday life • Serves as a gateway to additional research and study by providing suggested further readings with each entry

Global English and Political Economy Book by John P. O'Regan

Global English and Political Economy Book
  • Author : John P. O'Regan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-19
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN Code: 1317608771
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Summary: In this book, John O’Regan examines the role of political economy in the worldwide spread of English and traces the origins and development of the dominance of English to the endless accumulation of capital in a capitalist world-system. O’Regan combines Marxist perspectives of capital accumulation with world-systems analysis, international political economy, and studies of imperialism and empire to present a historical account of the ‘free riding’ of English upon the global capital networks of the capitalist world-system. Relevant disciplinary perspectives on global English are examined in this light, including superdiversity, translanguaging, translingual practice, trans-spatiality, language commodification, World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca. Global English and Political Economy presents an original historical and interdisciplinary interpretation of the global ascent of English, while also raising important theoretical and practical questions for perspectives which suggest that the time of the traditional models of English is past. Providing an introduction to key theoretical perspectives in political economy, this book is essential reading for advanced students and researchers in applied linguistics, World Englishes and related fields of study.

Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule Book by Francesco Cavatorta

Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule Book
  • Author : Francesco Cavatorta
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN Code: 1136207813
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Summary: This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change. This book moves beyond traditional notions of civil society and explains the complexity of state-society relations in authoritarian contexts outside the framework of democratization. Rejecting a wholly normative approach, the contributors focus on the whole range of civic activism under authoritarianism, from resistance to support for the political system in place. They explain how activism under authoritarianism is subject to different structures, and demonstrate how active citizens have tried to claw back powers of expression and contestation, but also sought to create a voice for themselves as privileged interlocutors of authoritarian regimes. With a strong empirical focus on a wide range of countries and authoritarian regimes, this book presents cross-country comparisons on Spain, Portugal, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Cuba, Chile, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, Afghanistan and Burma. Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule will be of interest to students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics, civil society, authoritarianism and regime change.

Giants Book by Peter Phillips

Giants Book
  • Author : Peter Phillips
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 160980872X
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Summary: A look at the top 300 most powerful players in world capitalism, who are at the controls of our economic future. Who holds the purse strings to the majority of the world's wealth? There is a new global elite at the controls of our economic future, and here former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillips unveils for the general reader just who these players are. The book includes such power players as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett. As the number of men with as much wealth as half the world fell from sixty-two to just eight between January 2016 and January 2017, according to Oxfam International, fewer than 200 super-connected asset managers at only 17 asset management firms—each with well over a trillion dollars in assets under management—now represent the financial core of the world's transnational capitalist class. Members of the global power elite are the management—the facilitators—of world capitalism, the firewall protecting the capital investment, growth, and debt collection that keeps the status quo from changing. Each chapter in Giants identifies by name the members of this international club of multi-millionaires, their 17 global financial companies—and including NGOs such as the Group of Thirty and the Trilateral Commission—and their transnational military protectors, so the reader, for the first time anywhere, can identify who constitutes this network of influence, where the wealth is concentrated, how it suppresses social movements, and how it can be redistributed for maximum systemic change.