Diamonds Gold And War

Author: Martin Meredith
Editor: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781416526377
Size: 12,36 MB
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The prize was great -- not just land, but the riches it held, in the form of diamonds and gold. What became a country called South Africa was, until 1910, a vast and untamed land where great fortunes could be made (and lost); where great battles were fought (and lost); and where great men had their reputations forged, or dashed, or sometimes both. Martin Meredith's follow-up to his magisterial The State of Africa is an equally epic new history of the making of South Africa. Covering the extraordinarily eventful four decades leading up to the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910, it covers some of the most iconic tales of imperial history. The Zulus at Rorke's Drift; the Jameson Raid; the diamond and gold rushes at Kimberley and Witwatersrand; the Boer wars; the titanic struggle between the arch-imperialist Cecil Rhodes and his Boer rival, Paul Kruger -- DIAMONDS, GOLD AND WAR brings all of these and more together in a stunningly coherent and compelling narrative. History, somehow, just isn't as colourful any more.

Diamonds Gold And War

Author: Martin Meredith
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586486772
Size: 17,95 MB
Format: PDF
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Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the world's richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land. The result was the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and the devastation of the Boer republics. The New Yorker calls this magisterial account of those years “[an] astute history.… Meredith expertly shows how the exigencies of the diamond (and then gold) rush laid the foundation for apartheid.”

Internally Displaced People

Author: Global IDP Survey
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 1853839531
Size: 10,30 MB
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Includes statistics.

Fortunes Of Africa

Author: Martin Meredith
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471135462
Size: 15,22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonisation. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse into their future. This is history on an epic scale.

Consumer Culture And The Media

Author: M. Iqani
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137272139
Size: 16,37 MB
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How did consumer culture become synonymous with westernised societies? Iqani argues that it is the way it is promoted by media texts. She provides a detailed analysis of publicly displayed consumer magazine covers and engages with big questions about the public, power and identity in mediated consumer culture.

Dancing With The Devils

Author: Maligie Koroma
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456857460
Size: 10,23 MB
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Maligie Koroma was born in Sierra Leone in 1983. He att ended the Awada Preparatory school in Bo; he went to St. Edwards Secondary school in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He graduated from high school at the age of fi ft een and decided to be a medical doctor, but our future is never predicted. He lost his dad and suff ered from the confl icts in Sierra Leone. He is born to the late Mr. Maligie Koroma and Rosaline Foh. His late father was a graduate from Birmingham and Liverpool University and his mother is a graduate from Northern Virginia College. He moved to Canada in 2003 and fi nished his last two years at Guelph collegiate Vocational school. He decided to pursue business, since he was always curious about the economics of Africa and its woes. He received several awards and later pursued his studies at Humber College where he graduated with an associate degree in business administrati on, and certi fi cates in management, entrepreneurial studies, and business studies. Seeing the untapped talents in Africa and wondering what could be done to help Africans, he decided to pursue a bachelor of commerce degree and specialize in human resources and internati onal business. He had a short career with some major organizati on in Canada and decided to pursue his master’s degree in corporate fi nance. He received an excellent student scholarship award to EDHEC Business School in Nice, France, but was unable to complete his studies due to lack of funds. His quest was to study the European cultures and languages and then return home to pursue his PhD studies at the University of Toronto. He sees the University of Toronto as the Harvard University in Canada. He is a volunteer at the Homewood Health Center and currently working hard to dedicate his service to victi ms of cancer, diabetes, and children who are suff ering from wars. Maligie lives in Toronto, Canada.

Teacher S Guide For Jackson Farmer Of South Africa

Author: Alice Lockmiller
ISBN: 0557375290
Size: 11,29 MB
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A complementary resource for the historical fiction novel, this guide is for experienced teachers of young people ages 10-12. Learn more about the history, geography, culture, religion, lifestyle, heroes, government, medicine, language, alphabet, writings, art, and music of this place and time. Guides include age-appropriate curriculum elements such as historical reading material, worksheets, writing projects, puzzles, arts & crafts, tests and timeline events.


Author: Martin Meredith
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847399339
Size: 15,96 MB
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Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most admired political figures of the twentieth century. It was his leadership and moral courage above all that helped to deliver a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa after years of racial division and violence and to establish a fledgling democracy there. Martin Meredith's vivid portrayal of this towering leader was originally acclaimed by the Sunday Timesas 'a fitting epitaph to an extraordinary career' and by the Daily Telegraphas 'a compelling account of the whole of Mandela's life'. Meredith's acclaimed biography incorporates a decade of additional perspective and hindsight on the man and his legacy and examines how far his hopes for the new South Africa were realised. Mandelais the most thorough and up-to-date account available of the life of its most revered hero.

Heritage Culture And Politics In The Postcolony

Author: Daniel Herwitz
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530722
Size: 13,53 MB
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The act of remaking one's history into a heritage, a conscientiously crafted narrative placed over the past, is a thriving industry in almost every postcolonial culture. This is surprising, given the tainted role of heritage in so much of colonialism's history. Yet the postcolonial state, like its European predecessor of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, deploys heritage institutions and instruments, museums, courts of law, and universities to empower itself with unity, longevity, exaltation of value, origin, and destiny. Bringing the eye of a philosopher, the pen of an essayist, and the experience of a public intellectual to the study of heritage, Daniel Herwitz reveals the febrile pitch at which heritage is staked. In this absorbing book, he travels to South Africa and unpacks its controversial and robust confrontations with the colonial and apartheid past. He visits India and reads in its modern art the gesture of a newly minted heritage idealizing the precolonial world as the source of Indian modernity. He traverses the United States and finds in its heritage of incessant invention, small town exceptionalism, and settler destiny a key to contemporary American media-driven politics. Showing how destabilizing, ambivalent, and potentially dangerous heritage is as a producer of contemporary social, aesthetic, and political realities, Herwitz captures its perfect embodiment of the struggle to seize culture and society at moments of profound social change.

Nelson Mandela

Author: Rob Shone
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404209237
Size: 10,34 MB
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Presents, in graphic novel format, the early life and imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, from his childhood and education to his work with the African National Congress and political accomplishments during prison.