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491 Days,Prisoner Number 1323/69

491 Days,Prisoner Number 1323/69

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.

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A Path Not Taken: The Story of Joseph Murumbi

A Path Not Taken: The Story of Joseph Murumbi

This is the story of Africa’s private cultural collector and Kenya’s second Vice President.

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An Ordinary Man

An Ordinary Man

April marks the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Read more about the conflict and the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda  in this remarkable account.

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Balotelli: The Remarkable Story Behind the Sensational Headlines

Balotelli: The Remarkable Story Behind the Sensational Headlines

Mario Balotelli has a reputation like no other in football. Since exploding onto the scene at Inter Milan in 2007, he has won league titles in both Italy and England, moving between Europe’s elite clubs with Liverpool his latest stop.

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Black Star View Of Life and Times Of Kwame Nkrumah

Black Star View Of Life and Times Of Kwame Nkrumah

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.

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Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

There are numerous books about Nelson Mandela, but Good Morning, Mr. Mandela is the first by a trusted member of his inner circle. In addition to offering a rare close portrait, Zelda la Grange pays tribute to Madiba as she knew him.
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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz

Known as “the Leopard,” the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake — seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country’s copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad’s crazed station manager.

Michela Wrong, a correspondent who witnessed Mobutu’s last days, traces the rise and fall of the idealistic young journalist who became the stereotype of an African despot. Engrossing, highly readable, and as funny as it is tragic, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz assesses the acts of the villains and the heroes in this fascinating story of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Mandela, Mobutu, and Me: A Newswoman's African Journey

Mandela, Mobutu, and Me: A Newswoman’s African Journey

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.

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Mandela: The Authorised Biography

Mandela: The Authorised Biography

This is an authoritative biography of one of the greatest men of the 20th century.

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No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley

No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley

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.

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Unyielding Hope - Life & Times of Koitalel Arap Samoei

Unyielding Hope – Life & Times of Koitalel Arap Samoei

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!

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