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            The Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Olusoga, David

            • RRP: $49.58
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            Discover the rich and complex history of the peoples of Africa, and the struggles and triumphs of Black cultures and communities around the world. With profiles of key people, movements, and events, The Black History Book brings together accounts of the most significant ideas and... milestones in Black history and culture. This vital and thought-provoking book presents a bold and accessible overview of the history of the African continent and its peoples - from the earliest human migrations to modern Black communities and the African diaspora. Powerful images and innovative infographics bring to life the stories of the early kingdoms of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and Carthage; the powerful empires of the Medieval and Early Modern eras; and the struggle against European colonizers. Black history and culture beyond the African continent is also explored in detail - including the Atlantic Slave Trade; the quilombos (slave resistance camps) of Brazil; the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age; the Windrush migration; Civil Rights and Black feminist movements; and Black Lives Matter. Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, The Black History Book examines the achievements and struggles of Black communities across the world up to the modern day, as well as the influence of Black cultures on art, literature, and music the world over.
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            ISBN 9780241512982
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Tangier Diaries
             

            The Tangier Diaries (Paperback)

            By Hopkins, John

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            Tangier, the white city poised atop the dark continent which turns out to be the continent of light. Tangier in the 1960s and '70s was a fabled place. This edge city, the 'Interzone', became muse and escapist's dream for artists, writers, millionaires and socialites, who wrote, p...ainted, partied and experienced life with an intensity and freedom that they never could back home. Into this louche and cosmopolitan world came John Hopkins, a young writer who became a part of the bohemian Tangier crowd with its core of Beats that included William Burroughs, Paul and Jane Bowles and Brion Gysin, as well as Tennessee Williams, Jean Genet, Yves Saint Laurent, Barbara Hutton and Malcolm Forbes. Those intoxicating decades - Tangier's 'Golden Years' - are long gone. Grand old houses that once sparkled with life are shuttered and dark and most of the eccentrics who once lived and loved in the city have died. But here, in the pages of John Hopkins' cult classic, all the decadence and flamboyance of those days is brought to life once more.
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            ISBN 9780755645565
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African American Visual Art
             

            The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African American Visual Art (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            Edited by Lock, Graham; Murray, David

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            The widespread presence of jazz and blues in African American visual art has long been overlooked. 'The Hearing Eye' makes the case for recognizing the music's importance, both as formal template and as explicit subject matter.

            ISBN 9780195340518
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa

            After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa (Paperback)

            By Russell, Alec

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            A portrait of post-apartheid South Africa. It draws on the author's deep knowledge of South Africa and his relationships with its most important figures - Mbeki, Zuma, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and of course Mandela himself - to address the questions facing the nation.

            ISBN 9780099534020
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2010
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Tears of the Desert: One woman's true story of surviving the horrors of Darfur
              

            Tears of the Desert: One woman's true story of surviving the horrors of Darfur (Paperback)

            By Bashir, Halima

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            The first memoir from a woman born and raised in South Darfur. An incredibly powerful first-hand account of the horrors of the genocide.

            ISBN 9780340963579
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
              

            Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Natsios, Andrew S.

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            A concise and illuminating account of the turbulent history, economics, and culture of Sudan, this timely book is essential for anyone who wants to know more about the complicated country and the changes to come with the independence of South Sudan in July 2011.

            ISBN 9780199764198
            Released NZ 18 May 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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            In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Ocean Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism
             

            In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Ocean Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism (Hardback)

            By Daughton, J. P.

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            The epic story of the Congo-Ocean railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.

            ISBN 9780393541014
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            The Nile: History's Greatest River
             

            The Nile: History's Greatest River (Hardback)

            By Tvedt, Terje

            • RRP: $67.96
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            The greatest river in the world has a long and fascinating history. Professor Terje Tvedt, on of the world's leading experts on the history of waterways, travels upstream along the river's mouth to its sources. The result is a travelogue through 5000 years and 11 countries, from ...the Mediterranean to Central Africa. This is the fascinating story of the immense economic, political and mythical significance of the river. Brimming with accounts of central characters in the struggle for the Nile - from Caesar and Cleopatra, to Churchill and Mussolini, and on to the political leaders of today, The Nile is a book with wide appeal, on a region of great interest.
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            ISBN 9780755616794
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

            A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution (Paperback)

            By Green, Toby

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            'Astonishing, staggering' Ben Okri, Daily Telegraph A groundbreaking history that will transform our view of West Africa By the time of the 'Scramble for Africa' in the late nineteenth century, Africa had already been globally connected for many centuries. Its gold had fuelled th...e economies of Europe and Islamic world since around 1000, and its sophisticated kingdoms had traded with Europeans along the coasts from Senegal down to Angola since the fifteenth century. Until at least 1650, this was a trade of equals, using a variety of currencies - most importantly shells: the cowrie shells imported from the Maldives, and the nzimbu shells imported from Brazil. Toby Green's groundbreaking new book transforms our view of West and West-Central Africa. It reconstructs the world of kingdoms whose existence (like those of Europe) revolved around warfare, taxation, trade, diplomacy, complex religious beliefs, royal display and extravagance, and the production of art. Over time, the relationship between Africa and Europe revolved ever more around the trade in slaves, damaging Africa's relative political and economic power as the terms of monetary exchange shifted drastically in Europe's favour. In spite of these growing capital imbalances, longstanding contacts ensured remarkable connections between the Age of Revolution in Europe and America and the birth of a revolutionary nineteenth century in Africa. A Fistful of Shells draws not just on written histories, but on archival research in nine countries, on art, praise-singers, oral history, archaeology, letters, and the author's personal experience to create a new perspective on the history of one of the world's most important regions.
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            ISBN 9780141977669
            Released NZ 30 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
             

            The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (Paperback, New edition)

            By Shaw, Ian

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            Describing the emergence and development of the civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks and Romans, this title details the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, which gave rise to some of the ...earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature.
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            ISBN 9780192804587
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
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