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9781849944922

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100 Speeches that Roused the World tells the stories behind the most inspiring, rousing and memorable speeches, from ancient Greece to the present day. A concise introduction and analysis of each speech is accompanied by key illustrations and photographs. 100 Speeches presents the power of the spoken word at its finest, from stirring calls to arms to impassioned pleas for peace. Speeches include: Sojourner Truth, 'Ain't I a woman' (1851), Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863), Emmeline Pankhurst 'Freedom or Death' (1913), Winston Churchill, 'Blood, Sweat and Tears' (1940), John F. Kennedy, 'We choose to go to the moon' (1961), Martin Luther King, 'I Have a Dream' (1963), Nelson Mandela on his release from prison (1990), Barack Obama, 'Yes, We Can!' (2008) and Malala Yousafzai, 'The right of education for every child' (2013). Others include Cicero, Elizabeth I, George Washington, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Enoch Powell, Eva Peron, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Richard M. Nixon, Maya Angelou, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey. This is a classic collection of inspirational, momentous and thought-provoking speeches that have stirred nations, challenged accepted beliefs and changed the course of history.
Publication date: 2019-05-31
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'Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.'
It's been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunications, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.
When the world's first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we'll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.
This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications - microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites - and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it's a story about us and our need to communicate.
Publication date: 2020-05-31
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9781529106053

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Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Here, Dita writes with startling clarity on the horrors and joys of a life delayed by the Holocaust. From her earliest memories and childhood friendships in Prague before the war, to the Nazi- occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto at Terezín, to the unimaginable fear and bravery of her imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and life after liberation.

Dita writes unflinchingly about the harsh conditions of the camps and her role as librarian of the precious books that her fellow prisoners managed to smuggle past the guards. But she also looks beyond the Holocaust - to the life she rebuilt after the war: her marriage to fellow survivor Otto B Kraus, a new life in Israel and the happiness and heartbreaks of motherhood.
Publication date: 2020-02-07
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9780141977669

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Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize, Cundill History Prize, Fage and Oliver Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award Winner of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2019 '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 the 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.
Publication date: 2020-02-28
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'Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.'
It's been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunications, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.
When the world's first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we'll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.
This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications - microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites - and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it's a story about us and our need to communicate.
Publication date: 2020-05-31
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9781946395153

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Never at home
Today the term “third-culture kid” is all over the internet. It has become a huge field of research, but when Caroline Kurtz grew up, only a handful of misunderstood kids knew what it was like never to belong anywhere. Those kids, with parents in the mission field, military or diplomatic services, had no support and no-one studied their needs.
Caroline Kurtz grew up in the remote mountains of Maji, Ethiopia in the 1950s. Inside their mud hut, living with her missionary parents and three sisters, she enjoyed an American family life.
Outside, her world was shaped by drums and the joy cry; Jeep and mule treks into the countryside; ostriches on the air strip; and the crackle of several Ethiopian languages she barely understood but longed to learn.
Finally, she returned to the USA, a country she did not understand, despite her upbringing.
Caroline felt like she had been exiled to a foreign country when she went to Illinois for college.
After completing her studies, she returned to Ethiopia to teach, only to discover how complex working in another culture and language really is.
Life under a communist dictatorship meant constant outages—water, electricity, sugar, even toilet paper, but she was willing to do anything, no matter how hard, to live in Ethiopia again. Yet the chaos only increased — guerrillas marched down from the north, their T-shirts crisscrossed by Kalashnikov bandoliers.
When peace returned, Caroline got the chance she'd longed for, to revisit that beloved childhood home in Maji. Maybe it would have been better just to treasure those memories.

Today, more than ever, readers turn to political nonfiction to try and understand their own position in a difficult world. On 11 March 2019 The Guardian called the growth in political nonfiction over the past two years 'stratospheric'. Caroline Kurtz's deep sense of longing for an Africa she cannot be fully part of, while never belonging in a Western culture either, will speak to many young South Africans.
Publication date: 2019-08-21
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9781868429394

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Beginning in 1820, Birmingham details the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire in Angola after the virtual loss of Asia and America. He charts the great flows of migrant people to and from the country that underpinned these colonial efforts and the burgeoning slave trade that went hand in hand with it. The book is a journey through the 20th century in Angola - the playing out of its politics, trade and labour practices against the backdrop of white settlement, and the eventual fall of Portuguese colonialism and Angola‟s struggle for national identity. It concludes with an examination of the civil war that ravaged the country in the 70s and 80s, which ended in 2002, but from whose legacy the Angolan people are still trying to rebuild today.
Publication date: 2019-01-31
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9781868428526

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This comprehensive history traces the evolution of modern Mozambique, from its early modern origins in the Indian Ocean trading system and the Portuguese maritime empire to the fifteen-year civil war that followed independence and its continued after effects.

Though peace was achieved in 1992 through international mediation, Mozambique's remarkable recovery has shown signs of stalling. Malyn Newitt explores the historical roots of Mozambican disunity and hampered development, beginning with the divisive effects of the slave trade, the drawing of colonial frontiers in the 1890s and the lasting particularities of the provinces.

Following the nationalist guerrillas' victory against the Portuguese in 1975, these regional divisions resurfaced in a civil war pitting the south against the north and centre. The settlement of the early 1990s is now under threat from a revived insurgency, and the ghosts of the past remain.

This book seeks to distil this complex history, and to understand why, twenty-five years after the Peace Accord, Mozambicans still remain among the poorest people in the world.
Publication date: 2018-04-30
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9781868429417

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Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity. Going beyond the problems of a single country, Hlumelo Biko calls for a reorientation of values, on a continental scale, to suit the needs and priorities of Africans. Building on the premise that slavery, colonialism, imperialism and apartheid fundamentally unbalanced the values and indeed the very self- concept of Africans, he offers realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afro-centric identity. Historically, African values were shaped by a sense of abundance, in material and mental terms, and by strong ties of community. The intrusion of religious, economic and legal systems imposed by conquerors, traders and missionaries upset this balance, and the African identity was subsumed by the values of the newcomers.
Publication date: 2019-04-30
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9780141987286

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'A revelation' Owen Jones 'Afropean seizes the blur of contradictions that have obscured Europe's relationship with blackness and paints it into something new, confident and lyrical' Afua Hirsch A Guardian, New Statesman and BBC History Magazine Best Book of 2019 'Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes, all this was part of Europe too ... With my brown skin and my British passport - still a ticket into mainland Europe at the time of writing - I set out in search of the Afropeans, on a cold October morning.' Afropean is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities. Here is an alternative map of the continent, taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is eighty per cent Muslim. Johny Pitts visits the former Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold War ties with the USSR, and Clichy Sous Bois in Paris, which gave birth to the 2005 riots, all the while presenting Afropeans as lead actors in their own story.
Publication date: 2020-06-29
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9781526618801

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Nahr has been confined to the Cube: nine square metres of glossy grey cinderblock, devoid of time, its patterns of light and dark nothing to do with day and night. Journalists visit her, but get nowhere; because Nahr is not going to share her story with them.
The world outside calls Nahr a terrorist, and a whore; some might call her a revolutionary, or a hero. But the truth is, Nahr has always been many things, and had many names.

She was named for the river her pregnant mother crossed when she fled from Palestine, but her feckless father called her Yaqoot, Ruby. For a time when she came of age she was Almas, Diamond, a girl who went to hidden parties in Kuwait with powerful men, who sold off parts of herself to keep her family together. She was a girl who learned, early and painfully, that when you are a second class citizen love is a kind of desperation; she learned, above all else, to survive.

She was a girl who went to Palestine in the wrong shoes, and without looking for it found what she had always lacked in the basement of a battered beauty parlour: purpose, politics, friends. She found a dark-eyed man called Bilal, who taught her to resist; who tried to save her when it was already too late.

Nahr sits in the Cube, and tells her story to Bilal. Bilal, who isn't there; Bilal, who may not even be alive, but who is her only reason to get out.
Publication date: 2020-08-15
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Anderkant Cuito is die verhaal van 'n groep oudsoldate wat teruggaan na ou basisse en slagvelde in Namibië en Angola, waar die Grensoorlog van 1966 tot 1989 gewoed het.
Hulle deel herinneringe, onthou makkers, ontlaai, reik uit na ou vyande, maak vriende langs die pad, reis deur die geskiedenis en soek na die waarheid. Hulle is die generasie wat 'n vuur - in 1914 aangesteek en aan die gang gehou deur politici - ver buite die grense van Suid-Afrika moes gaan blus.
'n Reis van 17 dae word uiteindelik 'n reis van meer as 'n 100 jaar deur die verlede. Die toergeselskap maak kennis met geskiedenis wat verswyg is, maar gedurende die Grensoorlog teruggekom het om die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag aan die hakskeen te byt. So byvoorbeeld was daar die eerste Suid-Afrikaanse militêre operasie op die grens (1917) om die Ovakwanyama koning, Mandume ya Nedemufayo, te elimineer. Die Owambo's het dit nooit vergeet nie en koning Mandume se spook het Suid-Afrikaanse soldate gedurende die Grensoorlog agtervolg, sonder dat hulle dit geweet het. Maar die sluier word ook gelig oor Operasie Firewood (1987), een van die heel bloedigste gevegte van die Grensoorlog, toe SWAPO se PLAN-guerrillas 'n Suid-Afrikaanse aanvalsmag trompop stormgeloop het.
Die oudsoldate se reis lei uiteindelik na die veelbesproke Cuito Cuanavale: Wie het gewen? Anders as destyds word die brug by Cuito hierdie keer oorgesteek. Anderkant Cuito is waarheid, bevryding en verligting. Maar die pad lê gesaai met wrakke en geraamtes…
Anderkant Cuito - 'n reisverhaal van die Grensoorlog, is drie reise in een: 'n Fisiese reis van plek tot plek, 'n reis deur die geskiedenis, maar bowenal 'n kopreis wat die leser by 'n nuwe bestemming uitbring. Die Grensoorlog word deur 'n ander bril beskou as die een wat politici en generaals vir die soldate, hulle ouers en geliefdes opgesit het.
Miskien is hierdie die belangrikste reis in die lewens van duisende wat steeds vra: Vir wat…?
Wie behoort die boek te lees? Almal wat direk en indirek by die Grensoorlog betrokke was, in die geskiedenis belangstel en die waarheid oor dié oorlog wil weet. Dit is 'n lekkerlees boek vir diegene wat graag self 'n reis deur die ou grensgebied wil onderneem, maar om welke rede ookal nie kan nie.
2019 Hersiene uitgawe. Sagteband, 428 bladsye, 32 bladsye foto's volkleur. 12 Kaarte wat teks toelig. 110 episodes met mense se facebook kommentaar. 14 Bylaes onder andere 'n herinneringskrif oor Operasie Firewood.
Publication date: 2019-12-02
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'Man does for the reader that most difficult of tasks: he conjures up an ancient people in an alien landscape in such a way as to make them live.' - Guardian The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 BC they dominated the heart of Asia for 400 years. They changed the world. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see them as ancestors. Their rise cemented Chinese unity and inspired the first Great Wall. Their heirs under Attila the Hun helped destroy the Roman Empire. We don't know what language they spoke, but they became known as Xiongnu, or Hunnu, a term passed down the centuries and across Eurasia, enduring today in shortened form as 'Hun'. Outside Asia precious little is known of their rich history, but new evidence reframes our understanding of the indelible mark they left on a vast region stretching from Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, Barbarians at the Wall traces their epic story, and shows how the nomadic cultures of the steppes gave birth to a 'barbarian empire' with the wealth and power to threaten the civilised order of the ancient world.
Publication date: 2020-05-04
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This multidisciplinary book consists of 31 chapters covering aspects such as history, sociology, demography, law, economics, environmental studies, politics and public administration - presented in a style that is accessible to both scholars and the general public.; The book provides depth and breadth to the field of politics and society generally, while increasing our knowledge of Botswana in particular. The editors are lecturers at the University of Botswana.
Publication date: 1998-01-04

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