Bios written by other people.
491 Days: Prisoner Number 1323/69 shares with the world Winnie Mandela’s moving and compelling journal as well as some of the letters written between affected parties at the time, including Winnie and Nelson Mandela, who by then had been in prison for nearly seven years.
Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah seized opportunities to lead the countries of sub-Saharan Africa away from colonialism. In 1957, he became the first Prime Minister of Ghana. By the time he was overthrown in a coup in 1966 most African countries, outside the settler-dominated South, had also achieved independence.
MANDELA, MOBUTU, AND ME is a richly detailed, clear-eyed account of the hard realities Duke discovered, including the devastation wrought by ruthless, rapacious dictators like Mobutu Sese Seko and his successor, Laurent Kabila, in the Congo, and appalling indifference of Europeans and Americans to the legacy of their own exploitation of the continent and its people. But Duke also records with admiration the visionary leadership and personal style of Nelson Mandela in south Africa as he led his country’s inspiring transition from apartheid in the twilight of his incredible life.
A memoir by the woman who knew Bob Marley best–his wife, Rita. Written with author Hettie Jones, No Woman No Cry is a no-holds-barred account of life with one of the most famous musicians of all time. In No Woman No Cry, readers will learn about the never-before-told details of Bob Marley’s life.
For more than ten years, from 1895-1905. the British conquest of Kenya was stalled by a guerrilla campaign masterminded by Koitalel Samoei, supreme leader of the Nandi people. The British were able to lay to rest the threat he posed only by inviting him to a bogus peace conference and shooting him.
Unyielding Hope tells the story of Koitalel and his people’s freedom struggle. This riveting story is a seminal study of the mysterious life of Koitalel Samoei, the legendary and charismatic hero who initiated the struggle against British colonialism. In a series of running battles and evasive maneuvers, the courageous Nandi, armed with spears and bows, outwitted the British soldiers with their rifles and Maxim guns. This is an extraordinary book about an amazing Kenyan freedom fighter!