In 1866 Britain´s foremost explorer, Dr David Livingstone, went in search of the answer to an age-old geographical riddle: where was the source of the Nile? He commissioned his star reporter, Henry Morton Stanley (born John Rowlands in Wales!), to search for Livingstone.
This book investigates the expanding involvement of China in security cooperation in Africa. Drawing on leading and emerging scholars in the field, the volume uses a combination of analytical insights and case studies to unpack the complexity of security challenges confronting China and the continent. It interrogates how security considerations impact upon the growing economic and social links China has developed with African states.
´When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find that it is the same in all her music.´ In one of the most passionate memoirs ever written, Karen Blixen recalls running a farm in Africa at the start of the twentieth century, and the love affair that changed her life. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin´s original covers.
Escapee from suburbia, overweight, oversexed... Morgan Leafy isn´t overburdened with worldly success. Actually, he is refreshingly free from it. But then, as a representative of Her Britannic Majesty in tropical Kinjanja, it was not very constructive of him to get involved in wholesale bribery.
Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong´o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing, to more recent talents like Nuruddin Farah, Ben Okri, Aminatta Forna and Brian Chikwava. Who will be the next generation? Following the successful launch of Bogotá39, which identified many of the most interesting upcoming Latin American talents, including Daniel Alarcon, Junot Diaz (Pulitzer Prize), Santiago Roncagliolo (Independent Foreign Fiction Prize) and Juan Gabriel Vásquez (short-listed for the IFFP), and Beirut39 which published Randa Jarrar, Rabee Jaber, Joumana Haddad, Abdellah Taia and Samar Yazbek, Africa39 will bring to worldwide attention the best work from Africa and its diaspora. From the dazzling list of 39 writers chosen by the judges, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey has selected richly rewarding short stories, extracts from novels, fables and other work by writers from Africa south of the Sahara, or its diaspora, and created a collection of some of the most varied and exciting new work in world literature today. Africa39 is a Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club project which aims to select and celebrate 39 of the best young African writers from south of the Sahara. It will be launched at the PH Book Festival in UNESCO´s World Book Capital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in October 2014. The three judges are: Margaret Busby, Elechi Amadi, Osonye Tess Onwueme
Kuki Gallmann´s memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s, first with her husband Paulo, and then alone. This book is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the spirit of Africa.
Warum musste der 15-jährige Selly und seine Familie Südafrika verlassen? Aus den Erfahrungen in der neuen Heimat England und den Erinnerungen an Südafrika entsteht ein facettenreicher und immer spannender Bericht über Sehnsucht und Einsamkeit, Gewalt und Rassenvorurteile. Abiturempfehlung zum Themenbereich South Africa
´Compelling, insightful, often sombrely beautiful´ Sunday Telegraph Moving beyond travelogue, The Masque of Africa considers the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of African civilization. Beginning in Uganda, at the centre of the continent, Naipaul´s journey takes in Ghana and Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and ends, as the country does, in South Africa. Focusing upon the theme of belief - though sometimes the political or economical realities are so overwhelming that they have to be taken into account - Naipaul examines the fragile but enduring quality of the old world of magic. To witness the ubiquity of such ancient ritual, to be given some idea of its power, was to be taken far back to the beginning of things. To reach that beginning was the purpose of this book. ´Naipaul travels, he asks, he listens attentively and, above all else, he notices, often seeing what others do not or cannot. That acute gift has never left him . . . he is sustained by the old ideal of unadorned truth-telling´ New Statesman ´The quality of Naipaul´s writing - simple, concise, engaging - rarely varies . . . Above all, Naipaul´s latest African journey is eyewitness reporting at its best´ Time
Die Frau, die den Himmel bezwang. Aufgewachsen als Tochter eines Lords im afrikanischen Busch, interessiert sich die junge Beryl nicht für Seidenkleider und Etikette. Dafür ist sie stark und mutig und hat von ihrem Vater alles über Pferde gelernt. Doch im britischen Protektorat - dem späteren Kenia - der vorigen Jahrhundertwende ist kein Platz für solch ein ungezähmtes Mädchen. Bis sie in Karen Blixen eine Seelenverwandte findet - und in deren Geliebtem, dem Flieger und Großwildjäger Denys Finch Hatton, das Abenteuer ihres Lebens. Ein großes Afrika-Epos und die wahre Geschichte der Flugpionierin Beryl Markham, die als erste Frau den Atlantik überquerte. ´´Paula McLain hat eine unglaubliche Gabe, Figuren zum Leben zu erwecken.´´ Jojo Moyes. ´´Ein wunderbarer Schmöker.´´ Anita Rohland, Der Tagesspiegel. ´´Was für eine Frau!´´ Saskia Stöcker, Freundin.
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Southern Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Clamber up the world´s oldest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, step back in time on Mozambique Island, or enjoy world-class wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southern Africa and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Southern Africa Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, cuisine, environment, wildlife, music, religion, literature, visual arts Over 115 maps Covers Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Southern Africa , our most comprehensive guide to Southern Africa, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on South Africa or Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi? Check out Lonely Planet South Africa guide, and Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi guide for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler´s Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ -- Fairfax Media ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times