Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring real story—which used to be become a movie, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated through Oprah Winfrey—is not anything in need of outstanding.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was once disregarded by means of so much people—but now not by means of his mom, who taught him to arrive for his goals. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to college greater than miles each one manner, discovered to play football, left domestic at age 13 to supply for his family members, and, ultimately, turned a bike owner. He rode an remarkable 400 miles throughout Ghana in 2001, spreading his strong message: incapacity isn't really lack of ability. this day, Emmanuel keeps to paintings on behalf of the disabled.

Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's daring college illustrations provide a robust social gathering of prevailing over adversity.

Includes an author's observe with additional info approximately Emmanuel's charity.

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Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong (African Arguments)

By Morten Jerven

For the 1st time in generations, Africa is spoken of those days with enthusiastic wish: not obvious as a hopeless morass of poverty, the continent as a substitute is defined as “Africa Rising,” a land of large fiscal strength that's simply commencing to be tapped.

With Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong, Morten Jerven deals a bracing corrective. Neither tale, he exhibits, is exact. honestly, such a lot African economies were becoming swiftly because the 1990s—and, till a cave in within the ’70s and ’80s, they'd been becoming reliably for many years. Puncturing susceptible research that is predicated an excessive amount of on these misplaced many years, Jerven redraws our photo of Africa’s prior, current, and potential.

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African Health Secrets

By Kukuwa Kyereboah-Nuamah

African wellbeing and fitness secrets and techniques teaches readers that the best way they deal with their our bodies impacts their actual overall healthiness and overall healthiness, or even their university lives. The ebook offers usual how one can in achieving well-being and wellbeing, and indicates readers find out how to practice those to their lives via nutritious diet offerings and the self-discipline of dance.

It supplies tips in regards to the right approach to devour and drink obviously, to allow the physique to operate appropriately. It additionally addresses how nature impacts the physique, and the way to perform self-care via a less complicated, natural lifestyle.

The ten chapters of the publication contain info on African domestic treatments, nutrients and workout, some great benefits of juicing, weight concerns, and functional information and suggestion for making improvements to wellbeing and fitness. the fabric additionally reframes reliable consuming behavior, concentrating on confident way of life offerings, instead of healthy eating plan.

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African Struggles Today: Social Movements Since Independence

By Leo Zeilig

Three major Africa students examine the social forces riding the democratic transformation of postcolonial states throughout southern Africa. vast study and interviews with civil society organizers in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland tell this research of the demanding situations confronted by way of non-governmental corporations in touching on either to the attendant inequality of globalization and to grassroots struggles for social justice.

Peter Dwyer is a coach in economics at Ruskin university in Oxford.

Leo Zeilig Lecturer on the Institute of Commonwealth stories, college of London.

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Mandela: A Biography

By Martin Meredith

"It offers new point of view and insights into the fellow and his instances. . . . [Meredith] is very sturdy in recounting the parallel upward push and inevitable conflict of white Afrikaner and black African nationalism during this century . ..." --The Washington Post

"Meredith paints an insider's canvas of modern South African historical past in addition to an epic story of a freedom fighter." --San Francisco Chronicle

"[R]evealing insights, relatively into the distinction among the disciplined Mandela who emerged from felony and the impetuous determine of the past due 1940's and early 1950's." --The manhattan occasions e-book Review

"Meredith rigorously avoids adulation whereas tracing the process Mandela's outstanding profession. . . . [He] skillfully depicts Mandela's complicated relationships with the shut circle of white Communists who supported the African nationwide Congress [and] writes vividly yet unsentimentally in regards to the tribulations and betrayals that racked Mandela's family."--The l. a. Times

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Dark Continent my Black Arse

In 2003 Sihle Khumalo made up our minds to renounce a profitable task and a snug life-style in Durban and to have a good time his thirtieth birthday via crossing the continent from south to north. Celebrating existence with gusto and in inimitable sort, he describes a trip fraught with soreness, mishap, ecstasy, disillusionment, discovery and stunning human encounters. A trip that might be applicable insanity in a white guy is seemed by way of the author’s fellow Africans as a unprecedented and inexplicable expenditure of time and cash. Newly aware of language limitations and nearby distinction in a continent nonetheless unexplored through the vast majority of Africans, the writer offers a strikingly unique and hugely stress-free account of a special event. every one bankruptcy is prefaced by means of an outline of the ‘father of the state’ of the rustic in query and ends with a hilarious ‘important tip’.

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The Congo and the Cameroons (Penguin Great Journeys)

Contemptuous of Europe's 'civilising project' in Africa, Mary Kingsley's (1862-1900) impressive trips via tropical west Africa are a striking list, either one of a global which has vanished and of a author and explorer of enormous bravery, wit and humanity. Paddling via mangrove swamps, keeping off crocodiles, hiking Mount Cameroon, Kingsley is either admirable and humorous. "Great trips" permits readers to go back and forth either round the planet and again during the centuries - but additionally again into principles and worlds scary, ruthless and vicious in numerous methods from our personal. Few examining stories can start to fit that of attractive with writers who observed staggering issues: nice civilizations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and plants new to technology. interpreting those books is to determine the area afresh, to rediscover a time while many cultures have been particularly unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been handled as proof and during which loads was once nonetheless to be stumbled on.

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Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control (Perspectives on Global Health)

Global well-being in Africa is a primary exploration of chosen histories of world future health tasks in Africa. the gathering addresses the most very important interventions in ailment keep watch over, together with mass vaccination, large-scale remedy and/or prophylaxis campaigns, damage relief efforts, and dietary and virological research.

The chapters during this assortment are geared up in 3 sections that assessment linkages among prior, current, and emergent. half I, “Looking Back,” includes 4 chapters that research colonial-era interventions and replicate upon their implications for modern interventions. half II, “The prior within the Present,” comprises essays exploring the ancient dimensions and unexamined assumptions of up to date sickness keep an eye on courses. half III, “The prior within the Future,” examines fields of public overall healthiness intervention during which efforts to lessen affliction transmission and destiny damage are premised on an figuring out of the past.

This much-needed quantity brings jointly foreign specialists from the disciplines of demography, anthropology, and ancient epidemiology. protecting well-being tasks from smallpox vaccinations to malaria keep watch over to HIV campaigns, Global well-being in Africa deals a primary finished examine a few of international health’s most crucial challenges.

Contributors: James L. A. Webb, Jr.; Guillaume Lachenal; Jennifer Tappan; Tamara Giles-Vernick and Stephanie Rupp; Anne Marie Moulin; Myron Echenberg; Michel Garenne, Alain Giami, and Christophe Perrey; Sheryl McCurdy and Haruka Maruyama

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Sold as a Slave (Penguin Great Journeys)

Encouraged through Penguins cutting edge nice principles sequence, our new nice trips sequence provides the main exceptional excursions, voyages, treks, expeditions, and travels ever writtenfrom Isabella Birds exaltation within the hazards of grizzlies, rattlesnakes, and cowboys within the Rocky Mountains to Marco Polos mystified reviews of a big chook that eats elephants in the course of his voyage alongside the coasts of India. every one fantastically packaged quantity bargains the way to see the realm anew, to rediscover nice civilizations and legends, large deserts andunspoiled mountain levels, strange vegetation and unusual new creatures, and lots more and plenty extra.

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