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            Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War
             

            Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War (Hardback)

            By French, Howard W.

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            Revealing the central yet intentionally obliterated role of Africa in the creation of modernity, Born in Blackness vitally reframes our understanding of world history.

            ISBN 9781631495823
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            The Tangier Diaries
             

            The Tangier Diaries (Paperback)

            By Hopkins, John

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            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
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            24 Hours in Ancient Egypt: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There
             

            24 Hours in Ancient Egypt: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There (Hardback)

            By Ryan, Donald P.

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            Have you ever wondered was it was like to live and work in Egypt, the most powerful kingdom of the ancient world? Spend a day with 24 Egyptians to see Egypt through their eyes - the sights, the smells, the struggles and the conflicts.

            ISBN 9781782439110
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series 24 Hours in Ancient History
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            The Nile: History's Greatest River
             

            The Nile: History's Greatest River (Hardback)

            By Tvedt, Terje

            • RRP: $67.95
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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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            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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            South Africa: The rise and fall of apartheid
             

            South Africa: The rise and fall of apartheid (Paperback, 4th New edition)

            By Clark, Nancy L.; Worger, William H.

            • RRP: $70.99
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              7 Apr 22

            This new edition of South Africa examines the history of South Africa from 1948 to the present, covering the economic background to racial segregation, the introduction of the oppressive policy of apartheid, the eventual collapse of White supremacy, and the legacy of apartheid to... the present day.
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            ISBN 9780367551001
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2022
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Seminar Studies
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            Uganda
             

            Uganda (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Legget, Ian; Illustrated by Sayer, Geoff

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            This profile provides a concise account of Uganda's historical and political background and traces the growth of modern Uganda, where pioneering and imaginative responses to poverty and political pluralism are contrasted with the devastating effects of continuing internal conflic...ts.
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            ISBN 9780855984540
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxfam Country Profiles
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            Freight Dogs

            Freight Dogs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Foden, Giles

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A thrilling and powerful novel about one young man's struggle to survive the deadliest wars in modern African history, from the prize-winning author of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND.

            ISBN 9780297609100
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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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: $48.00
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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
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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