The Flight of the Phoenix

By Elleston Trevor

[This is the Audiobook CD Library variation in vinyl case.]

*Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award*

they're twelve males who will not be alive. they've got survived the unexpected blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter. Survived a determined crash touchdown within the Sahara of critical Libya. Survived to stand the sluggish, dry, agonizing demise of the wasteland. Twelve males with one wish: to construct a brand new airplane from the wreckage in their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell.

just one guy may construct one of these airplane: Stringer, the intense and obsessed engineer. just one guy may possibly fly it: cities, the conceited and tormented pilot. either were aboard the Skytruck, yet either are mortal enemies whose eating hatred for every different is a hazard more than the desolate tract itself.

[This All-Time vintage mystery was once two times made right into a significant movie in 1965 & in 2004]

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Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africa (Africa Now)

Exiled populations, i.e. diaspora groups, carry a robust stake within the destiny in their international locations of starting place. In a global turning into ever extra interconnected, they have interaction in 'long-distance politics' in the direction of their homelands, ship monetary remittances and help social improvement of their groups of beginning. Transnational diaspora networks have therefore turn into international forces shaping the connection among nations, areas and continents.

This very important intervention, written by means of students operating on the innovative of diaspora and clash, demanding situations the normal knowledge that diaspora are all too frequently warmongers, their time overseas inflicting them to turn into extra militant of their engagement with neighborhood affairs. relatively, they could and may be a strength for strong in bringing peace to their domestic countries.

Featuring in-depth case stories from the Horn of Africa - together with Somalia and Ethiopia - this quantity provides an important re-thinking of a key factor in African politics and development.

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Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

The interesting tale of a friendship, a misplaced culture, and an enormous discovery, revealing how enslaved women and men made encoded quilts after which used them to navigate their break out at the Underground Railroad.  

"A groundbreaking work."--Emerge

In Hidden in simple View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and student Raymond Dobard supply the 1st evidence that yes cover styles, together with a well-liked one known as the Charleston Code, have been, in truth, crucial instruments for break out alongside the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of gorgeous hand-crafted quilts within the previous marketplace construction of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams started to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their get away at the Underground Railroad. yet simply as quick as she began, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she could research the remaining whilst she was once "ready."   throughout the 3 years it took for Williams's narrative to unfold--and because the friendship and belief among the 2 ladies grew--Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., an paintings heritage professor and famous African American quilter, to aid get to the bottom of the mystery.

Part event and half background, Hidden in undeniable View lines the beginning of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to unfastened blacks dwelling within the towns of the North, and exhibits how 3 humans from totally different backgrounds pieced jointly one awesome American tale.

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The World Bank and Africa: The Construction of Governance States (Routledge Advances in International Political Economy)

By Graham Harrison

Shortlisted for the Inaugural overseas Political economic system staff annual e-book prize, 2006.

An incisive exploration of the interventions of the area financial institution in seriously indebted African states. realizing sovereignty as a frontier instead of a boundary, this key learn develops a imaginative and prescient of a strong foreign association reconciling an international political financial system with its personal designs and a particular set of demanding situations posed by means of the African quarter. This research information the character of the area financial institution intervention within the sovereign frontier, investigating institutional improvement, discursive intervention, and political stabilization. It tackles the tools wherein the realm financial institution has led a undertaking to re-shape yes African states in response to a governance template, resulting in the presentation of 'success tales' in a continent linked to reform failure.

This conceptually cutting edge ebook information a political economic system of the area financial institution in Africa that's either globally contextualized and aware of person states. it's the purely quantity to examine the bank's family with Africa and may curiosity all scholars and researchers of African politics and the realm financial institution.

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A New Paradigm of the African State: Fundi wa Afrika

By Mueni wa Muiu, Guy Martin

This ebook takes a multidisciplinary and long term ancient point of view to check the evolution of African political platforms and associations. It ranges from Antiquity (Egypt, Kush, and Axum) to the current, with a specific specialise in the destruction of those political structures and associations via successive exogenous procedures, together with the Atlantic slave alternate, imperialism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism or globalization.

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Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

"A impressive account of Britain's final stand in Kenya. this is often imperial historical past at its very best."--John desire Franklin

In "a gripping narrative that's all yet most unlikely to place down" (Joseph C. Miller), Histories of the Hanged exposes the long-hidden colonial crimes of the British in Kenya. This groundbreaking paintings tells how the brutal struggle among the colonial executive and the insurrectionist Mau Mau among 1952 and 1960 ruled the ultimate bloody decade of imperialism in East Africa. utilizing striking new proof, David Anderson places the colonial govt on trial with eyewitness testimony from over 800 proceedings and formerly unseen documents. His learn exonerates the Kikuyu rebels; infrequently the terrorists they have been regarded as; and divulges the British to be brutal aggressors in a "dirty warfare" that concerned leaders on the maximum ranks of the British govt. This magnificent piece of scholarship portrays a teetering colonial empire in its ultimate section; utilizing no matter what army and propaganda tools it could possibly to maintain an order which can now not carry. 18 images, 2 maps

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Wildlife of East Africa: A photographic guide

By Dave Richards

This photographic advisor to the natural world of East Africa is an obtainable creation to the region's extra conspicuous and fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, bugs, plants and bushes. a color photo accompanies every one account, which describes the species' visual appeal, dimension, and behavior, and provides details on their conservation prestige, habitat and the easiest viewing localities. This e-book is a useful consultant for viewers to nationwide parks and different wildlife-rich areas in East Africa and is a convenient dimension for shuttle.

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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

A most sensible publication of the yr- The Economist & the Wall road Journal

At the guts of Africa is the Congo, a rustic the dimensions of Western Europe, bordering 9 different international locations, that considering the fact that 1996 has been wracked via a brutal battle during which hundreds of thousands have died. In Dancing within the Glory of Monsters, popular political activist and researcher Jason ok. Stearns has written a compelling and deeply-reported narrative of the way Congo turned a failed country that collapsed right into a conflict of retaliatory massacres. Stearns brilliantly describes the foremost perpetrators, lots of whom he met in my opinion, and highlights the character of the political process that introduced those humans to energy, in addition to the ethical judgements with which the warfare faced them. Now up-to-date with a brand new creation, Dancing within the Glory of Monsters tells the complete tale of Africa’s nice War.

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The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality

The Lord's Resistance military is Africa's so much terribly chronic and infamous terrorist group.  considering that their uprising in northern Uganda begun in 1987, the gang is anticipated to have kidnapped an predicted 30,000 childrens in addition to committing a chain of massacres and different bad human rights abuses opposed to the neighborhood population.  Led by means of the mysterious Joseph Kony, who in 2005 used to be indicted via the foreign legal courtroom, they continue to be a bunch that evokes either fascination and fear.
 
Authoritative yet provocative, The Lord's Resistance military provides the main complete research of the crowd on hand, dismantling a number of myths and supplying a wealth of data that's not well known. From the problem of kid squaddies to the reaction of the Ugandan executive, the publication seems to be at each element of this such a lot brutal of conflicts, or even contains a amazing first-hand interview with Joseph Kony himself.

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Loula Is Leaving for Africa

Loula has had sufficient of her poor triplet brothers and makes a decision to run away to Africa. fortunately, her mother’s chauffeur, Gilbert, is familiar with simply how one can get there. jointly, Loula and Gilbert experience camels, pass a barren region and, most crucial, use lots of mind's eye during this heartwarming experience.

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