He wanted to honor his ancestors. Unaware that hunger, sickness, and deprivation were awaiting him, a young idealist departs the United States and embarks on a spiritual quest to West Africa. Repeatedly challenged by a world beyond his understanding and thrown into harsh, critical self-reflections, he is repulsed by the image of himself that Africa forces him to confront. Road of Ash and Dust: The Awakening of a Soul in Africa is a deeply intimate, unique, and voyeuristic unveiling of aspects of the African-American experience rarely committed to print. It allows you access to one of the most universal of journeys, a discovery of self. Author E.L. Cyrs channels voices from a distant and muted past, guiding us into understanding that many of the answers to our most troubling questions do, truly, come from within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Baba the Storyteller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069985/bk_acx0_069985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a stunning opening to a sparking new series, Balewa Sample introduces Shango, God of Thunder. Taller, stronger, and braver than any man alive, Shango rules the tiny Pangean county of Abzu (on what is now the east coast of Africa). The citizens do his bidding because Lord Shango is not like any one they have ever experienced. He possesses uncanny strength and advanced fighting skills. Along with his brother Lord Ogun, Shango has hammered out a personal haven of wealth and pleasure. No men oppose him. No women resist him. Until he meets Princess Nefertari. Determined to rule a country of fierce fighting women, the princess stands next in line to the throne of Abzu. Her only opposition is her brother, the arrogant but well-ensconced King Gamba. Life in Abzu is peaceful until Lord Shango, an interloper who holds total control of the area for reasons no one quite comprehends, spies Nefertari at a party. The infatuation is instantaneous and incurable. Obstacles abound. Shango is prohibited from marrying anyone outside of his mysterious tribe. To make matter worse, Nefertari takes an occasion at a State dinner to announce to the Lord Shango, ´´You smell like a goat.” Added to the mix is Mensa, a courageous soldier determined to guard the princess with his life, even after she announces her intention to marry the powerful Shango. Abzu seems a peaceful place, but it is a land built on blood. Its history reveals a sordid progression of betrayal, treachery, and assassination. Almost no one is who he/she seems to be. Once you start listening and meet Dindaka, the wise, you will be hooked on this story of war, love, betrayal, and heartbreak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Garner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151343/bk_acx0_151343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An eye-opening survey of the recent Arab revolutions and their political consequences, comparing them to those of a previous generation. When Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, in December 2010, sparking a wave of popular uprisings that would topple dictatorial regimes across North Africa and the Middle East, observers hailed the onset of a great ´´Arab Awakening.” But this wasn’t the first time people in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere across the region had taken to the streets demanding fundamental change. An earlier generation, in the 1950s and 1960s, rose against Arab governments that were doing the bidding of colonial powers. A generation later, many of these revolutionary heroes and their inheritors had themselves become murderous tyrants, leading the people to rebel a second time. In The Second Arab Awakening, distinguished academic and writer Adeed Dawisha brings a deep historical perspective to the recent Arab uprisings, tracing the fledgling and uncertain progress so far of these revolutions and the Islamist challenge that has emerged in their wake. Elegantly written, detailed yet concise, Dawisha’s illuminating exploration of the threats and opportunities facing the victorious revolutionaries provides necessary perspective on a fast-changing political landscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013557/bk_adbl_013557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The legend of the Paka Watu. Ever since she was a young girl, Abby Lane can´t resist the allure of a catshifter tribe forced to repress their beasts. On a trip to Africa, she discovers a coveted piece of information - the name the pride leader assumed when he left his home - and she traces his lineage to his descendent. The sleeping lion. Utah Pearce can´t keep his gaze off the woman who slips into the bar every night. Though not his usual type, she brings out the possessive instinct in him, making him battle with himself as he tries to stay away. Mine. Abby´s research never prepared her for the reality in front of her. The beast is waking, and Utah is changing in ways both exciting and terrifying. He is possessive and dominant, and when he finally claims her, neither of them will ever be the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064109/bk_acx0_064109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peace. Forgiveness. Adventure. Compassion. Love. Healing. Consciousness. Abundance. The grand journey of consciousness culminates with an exciting travel adventure! From the frostbite blizzards of St. Petersburg to the warm tropical breezes of Hawaii; from an isolated barren desert in Africa to a quiet French village on the outskirts of civilization; and from the extreme conditions under a bustling geisha house to a heroine’s grand transformation along the banks of the Nile, get ready for an inspiring collection of soul-evolving experiences. Your Soul is composed of layers and imprints of wisdom that are all ready to be embraced now – but are you looking in the right places? Do you see what is currently present in yourself as messages about your power? Are you connecting with the truth of who you truly are and owning the beauty of your limitless Soul? The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire is filled with spiritual connections, healing, passion, forgiveness, love, emotional depths, peace, and unexpected wisdom to connect you more personally with your greater Soul discovery. You are here to heal all energies back to their original source of Love, and in this lifetime, you have everything you need to fulfill that mission - right here, right now. The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire, Book Three in the Awakening Consciousness Series, takes you even deeper into the understandings of your Soul’s energy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065380/bk_acx0_065380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is a tribe in Africa where, the first time a woman leaves home following the confinement period after giving birth, everyone she meets along the road greets her with a sacred song otherwise reserved for warriors returning from battle. She´s honored as having lived through a rite of passage that will forever mark her womanhood as abundant and powerful and blessed. She´s respected as a fully franchised member of the most ubiquitous and yet most extraordinary group of beings in our collective experience: mothers. Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned from My Six-Month-Old is an Eat, Pray, Love for moms. It fuses memoir, spirituality, and self-development into the unique perspective that babies are actually extraordinary spiritual teachers who are capable of showing their caregivers the way toward inspired living. Kuwana Haulsey imparts this deeper understanding of universal love, in which motherhood awakens the innate potential for personal transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005962/bk_blak_005962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shake your bones, listen to your dreams, and feel the earth beneath your feet Inside you is a deep capacity for connection to nature, your ancestors, and the limitless wisdom and creativity you touch every night in your dreams. Yet in this modern age filled with distraction and anxiety, how do you restore your connection to these primal resources for living with power and purpose? ´´We are all bound together by a symphony of blood and bone´´, teaches John Lockley, one of the few white men in recent history to become a fully initiated sangoma - traditional priest and healer - in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa. With The Way of the Leopard, he brings you a treasury of practices informed by this powerful tradition to help you embrace your true gifts and become a healing presence in the world. An audio training course inspired by African Shamanic wisdom The core spiritual teachings John teaches are all created to help you awaken to your own Ubuntu, or shared humanity. In these sessions, you´ll learn to activate the untapped power of your physical senses and intuition; discover how to honor your ancestors and draw upon their guidance; engage with your dreams as a spiritual practice; connect to nature through animal and plant medicine; and dance and shake your way to greater vitality, health, and aliveness. At the beginning of his sangoma apprenticeship, John Lockley´s teacher MaMngwevu gave him the name Cingolweendaba, which means ´´messenger´´, reflecting his calling to spread the essential values and principles of South African mysticism to a world in need of healing. ´´It doesn´t matter what color your skin is or what culture you´re from´´, John teaches. ´´If you are a human being with red blood, you can walk like the leopard and connect with the earth like the elephant.´´ Join this remarkable teacher on The Way of the Leopard for a joyful and invigorating course to help you create a life rich in meanin 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lockley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/001000/sp_true_001000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Climate Policy and Development:Awakening Africa With The Case of Togo? Romaricson ALOGNON
The Devil Came on Horseback is an intense, vivid autobiographical report from the heart of violent Darfur and a call to action by a former American Marine who became a military observer for the African Union. The first extensive on-the-ground account of the genocide in Sudan, it leads us through the tragic impact of an Arab government bent on destroying its black African citizens and the frustrating complexity of international inaction. At the same time, it is a powerful memoir of one soldier´s awakening to conscience and his awkward, heroic transformation from Marine to humanitarian. While bearing witness to unmentionable atrocities, this compelling story offers evidence that the actions of just one committed person have the power to transform the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002186/bk_blak_002186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.