Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa:Aftermath of the Arab Spring
Statebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa:The Aftermath of Regime Change Irene Costantini
People´s War and Aftermath Nepal:The Role of Truth and Reconcialation Commission (With Case Studies of Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Africa) Sunil Thapa, Drew Cottle
Africa supplies the majority of the world´s diamonds, yet consumers generally know little about the origins and history of these precious stones beyond sensationalized media accounts of so-called blood diamonds. Stones of Contention explores the major developments in the remarkable history of Africa´s diamonds, from the first stirrings of international interest in the continent´s mineral wealth in the first millennium A.D. to the present day. In the European colonial period, the discovery of diamonds in South Africa ushered in an era of unprecedented greed during which monopolistic enterprises exploited both the mineral resources and the indigenous workforce. In the aftermath of World War II, the governments of newly independent African states, both democratic and despotic, joined industry giant De Beers and other corporations to oversee and profit from mining activity on the continent. The book also considers the experiences of a wide array of Africans - from informal artisanal miners, company mineworkers, and indigenous authorities to armed rebels, mining executives, and premiers of mineral-rich states - and their relationships to the stones that have the power to bring both wealth and misery. The book is published by Ohio University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Rector. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038930/bk_acx0_038930_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gripping story of 200 freed Mississippi slaves who sailed to Liberia to build a new colony - where the colonists´ repression of the native tribes would beget a tragic cycle of violence. When a wealthy Mississippi cotton planter named Isaac Ross died in 1836, his will decreed that his plantation, Prospect Hill, should be liquidated and the proceeds from the sale be used to pay for his slaves´ passage to the newly established colony of Liberia in western Africa. Ross´ heirs contested the will for more than a decade in the state courts and legislature - prompting a deadly revolt in which a group of slaves burned Ross´ mansion to the ground - but the will was ultimately upheld. The slaves then emigrated to their new home, where they battled the local tribes and built vast plantations with Greek Revival mansions in a region the Americo-Africans renamed ´´Mississippi in Africa.´´ The seeds of resentment sown over a century of cultural conflict between the colonists and tribal peoples would explode in the late 20th century, begetting a civil war that rages in Liberia to this day. In the award-winning tradition of Slaves in the Family, this enthralling work traces an epic legacy that sweeps from the slave quarters of the antebellum South to the war-ravaged streets of modern-day Monrovia. Tracking down Prospect Hill´s living descendants, deciphering a history ruled by rumor, and delivering the complete chronicle in riveting prose, journalist Alan Huffman has rescued a lost chapter of American history whose aftermath is far from over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew L. Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021995/bk_acx0_021995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world is reeling after the carnage in Africa. The forces of earth with the Source weapons created by Colin´s company stood with the Soulguard and claimed victory. Now, the aftermath will be left to deal with, and Colin´s secret about his DNA is out. Rumors of another clan are already circulating, and it will be a race to prepare for a fourth wave of Kresh to come after our world. Can the Soulguard and the myriad armies of our planet stop one of the Elder Kresh and his massive army? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140208/bk_acx0_140208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
August, 1942. North Africa. The desert war hangs in the balance. When the commander of the Eighth Army, General Gott, is killed, it´s clear that foul play is at work. An impenetrable Axis spy circuit is compromising any hope the Allies have of stemming the Nazi tide. Jack Tanner, recovering from wounds in a Cairo hospital, is astonished to receive a battlefield commission which will propel him into a very different world when he returns to action. Fit once more, he finds himself facing the full onslaught of Rommel´s latest offensive. In its aftermath, Tanner and his trusty sidekick Sykes are recruited to work behind the Axis lines in a desperate attempt to fight back. But the murky world of deceit and murder they find themselves in is a million miles away from the certainties of the battlefield. Somehow they must discover who they can trust in the cat-and-mouse world of counter-espionage before it´s too late... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001946/bk_rhuk_001946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Foreword by Steven Hahn Nothing but Freedom examines the aftermath of emancipation in the South and the restructuring of society by which the former slaves gained, beyond their freedom, a new relation to the land they worked on, to the men they worked for, and to the government they lived under. Taking a comparative approach, Eric Foner examines Reconstruction in the southern states against the experience of Haiti, where a violent slave revolt was followed by the establishment of an undemocratic government and the imposition of a system of forced labor; the British Caribbean, where the colonial government oversaw an orderly transition from slavery to the creation of an almost totally dependent work force; and early 20th-century southern and eastern Africa, where a self-sufficient peasantry was dispossessed in order to create a dependent black work force. Measuring the progress of freedmen in the post-Civil War South against that of freedmen in other recently emancipated societies, Foner reveals Reconstruction to have been, despite its failings, a unique and dramatic experiment in interracial democracy in the aftermath of slavery. Steven Hahn´s timely new foreword places Foner´s analysis in the context of recent scholarship and assesses its enduring impact in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Lenard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003223/bk_acx0_003223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.