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10 books about Africa
Pick up one of these featured titles on Africa in May 2021.
An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the Herd Taught Me about Love, Courage and Survival by Françoise Malby-Anthony
This book was published 2 years ago by Pan and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
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History of Africa by Kevin Shillington
This book was published 3 years ago by Red Globe Press and takes approximately 18.4 hours to read.
This fourth edition of this best-selling core history textbook offers a richly illustrated, single volume, narrative introduction to African history, from a hugely respected authority in the field. The market-leading range of illustrated material from prior editions is now further improved, featuring not only additional and redrawn maps and a refreshed selection of photographs, but the addition of full colour to make these even more instructive, evocative and attractive. Already hugely popular on introductory African History courses, the book has been widely praised for its engaging and readable style, and is unrivalled in scope, both geographically and chronologically – while many competitors limit themselves to certain regions or eras, Shillington chronicles the entire continent, from prehistory right up to the present day. For this new edition, both content and layout have been thoroughly refreshed and restructured to make this wealth of material easily navigable, and even more appealing to students unfamiliar with the subject.
The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor by Martin Meredith
Category: Environmental Economics
This book was published 5 years ago by PublicAffairs and takes approximately 26.1 hours to read.
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: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader
Category: South Africa
This book was published 22 years ago by Vintage and takes approximately 27.2 hours to read.
A panoramic, illustrated history of Africa from the dawn of human history to the end of apartheid charts the rise and fall of its civilizations, its complex history of slavery, its struggle with colonialism, and its great diversity. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Save the Land (Save the Earth) by Bethany Stahl
This book was published last year by Bethany Stahl and takes approximately 1.0 hours to read.
Discover the importance of trees with Amari and Momma as we learn about the Great Green Wall! From exciting and adventurous to educational and captivating, Save the Land tells the story of Amari who learns what Momma and all of the people in Africa are working so hard to achieve! This engaging book teaches about the effort to combat desertification in Africa. With beautiful and charming illustrations, this is a book adults will love reading over and over again with their kids. Save the Lands's heartwarming lesson of conservation and perseverance will stay with the reader for a lifetime.
The Adventures of Darren and Destiny - Ghana: Expanded Edition by Jay Cameron
Category: Action & Adventure
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 1.7 hours to read.
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Cry of the Kalahari by Mark Owens
This book was published 29 years ago by Mariner Books and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
This account of the author's seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project
Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A. by Arlisha Norwood
Category: Black & African American
This book was published last year by Rockridge Press and takes approximately 7.1 hours to read.
Take an exciting journey through black history with dozens of inspiring biographies for kids From the rulers of ancient Egypt to modern-day scientists, athletes, and journalists, discover the lives of black leaders and role models throughout history. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids is packed with 50 biographies of inspiring figures from Africa, the United States, and around the world. Explore the stories of well-known people like Rosa Parks and Barack Obama, and lesser-known figures like Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African-American doctor, and Benjamin Banneker, an astronomer and mathematician. This vibrant black history book for kids makes it fun to learn about how these individuals created lasting change and paved the way for future leaders. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids includes: Civil rights heroes--Meet world-changing activists like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Stars of the arts--Learn about artists like musician Louis Armstrong, dancer Josephine Baker, and poet Langston Hughes in this unique black history book for kids. Scientists and pioneers--Read the adventures of aviator Bessie Coleman, astronaut Katherine Johnson, and biologist Ernest Just. How will the outstanding role models inside Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids inspire you?
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