Whirlwind of African Insanity

Whirlwind of African Insanity


  • Author: Lawrence N. Zarkpah
  • Release Date : 2012-10-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Liberia, a small West African nation imploded in a civil war that began on December 24, 1989. By the time the war ended fourteen years later, more than 250,000 lives had been taken. Many people sought refuge in camps throughout West Africa. In the war, children were trained to become killing machines, and women and young girls were held as sex slaves. Charles Taylor, the mastermind behind this rebellion, was elected President of Liberia in 1997. Liberians thought that his presidency would lead to the end of the civil war, but it only extended the war. Adding to the pressure, Taylor faced accusations of war crimes. He relinquished power in August 2003 and was escorted to Nigeria where he was subsequently arrested and taken to the International Crim...

Whirlwind of African Insanity

Whirlwind of African Insanity


  • Author : Lawrence N. Zarkpah
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479711659


Whirlwind of African Insanity Book Description :

Liberia, a small West African nation imploded in a civil war that began on December 24, 1989. By the time the war ended fourteen years later, more than 250,000 lives had been taken. Many people sought refuge in camps throughout West Africa. In the war, children were trained to become killing machines, and women and young girls were held as sex slaves. Charles Taylor, the main mastermind behind this rebellion, was elected President of Liberia in 1997. Liberians thought that his presidency would lead to the end of the civil war, but it only extended the war. Adding to the pressure, Taylor faced accusations of war crimes. He relinquished power in August 2003 and was escorted to Nigeria where he was subsequently arrested and taken to the International Cr...

Protecting Minority Rights in African Countries

Protecting Minority Rights in African Countries


  • Author : John M. Mbaku
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-01-26
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781786438614


Protecting Minority Rights in African Countries Book Description :

In this enlightening book, John Mukum Mbaku analyses the main challenges of constitutional design and the construction of governance institutions in Africa today. He argues that the central issues are: providing each country with a constitutional order that is capable of successfully managing sectarian conflict and enhancing peaceful coexistence; protecting the rights of citizens - including those of minorities; minimizing the monopolization of political space by the majority (to the detriment of minorities); and, effectively preventing government impunity. Mbaku offers a comprehensive analysis of various approaches to the management of diversity, and shows how these approaches can inform Africa's struggle to promote peace and good governance. He exp...

Confronting Black Jacobins

Confronting Black Jacobins


  • Author : Gerald Horne
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583675625


Confronting Black Jacobins Book Description :

The Haitian Revolution, the product of the first successful slave revolt, was truly world-historic in its impact. When Haiti declared independence in 1804, the leading powers—France, Great Britain, and Spain—suffered an ignominious defeat and the New World was remade. The island revolution also had a profound impact on Haiti’s mainland neighbor, the United States. Inspiring the enslaved and partisans of emancipation while striking terror throughout the Southern slaveocracy, it propelled the fledgling nation one step closer to civil war. Gerald Horne’s path breaking new work explores the complex and often fraught relationship between the United States and the island of Hispaniola. Giving particular attention to the responses of African America...

Reasonable Insanity

Reasonable Insanity


  • Author : Cynthia Freeman Gibbs
  • Publisher : Brown Girls Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944359683


Reasonable Insanity Book Description :

More than meets the eye On the outside, clinical psychologist, Dr. Olivia C. Maxwell appears to live a life others only dream about. She has a sexy husband, a big house, luxury cars, two gorgeous children and she attends all the see-and-be-seen events. To add to the mix, she is beautiful, tall, fit, and intelligent. But what people can't see is that inside, Olivia is living a nightmare. As the only dark-skinned member of her family, Olivia grew up hating the skin she’s in and she's spent her life desperately searching for acceptance. It's not long before those deep insecurities sabotage everything she loves. Friends ‘til the end.... After being estranged best friends for ten years, Savvy Menefee is back in Olivia's life. And her reappearance is r...

We will return in the whirlwind

We will return in the whirlwind


  • Author : Muhammad Ahmad
  • Publisher : Charles H Kerr Pub Co
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0882863142


We will return in the whirlwind Book Description :

Dr. Muhammad Ahmad was national field chairman of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) during the mid-60s and found of the African Peoples Party in the 1970s. He has worked closely with Malcolm X, Jesse Gray, Amiri Baraka, Stokely Carmichael, James and Grace Lee Boggs, James Forman, Robert and Mabel Williams, and Queen Mother Audley Moore, among others, in founding and carrying out various Black liberation projects and organizations. Who better then, to pen a major assessment of some of the most important Black radical organizations of the 60s. Here is a study of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Black Panther Party (BPP), the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW), that o...

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945


  • Author : Gareth Cornwell
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-13
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231503815


The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 Book Description :

From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rea...

The Economist

The Economist


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  • Release Date : 1954
  • Genre: Commerce
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  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000498584


The Economist Book Description :

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