Africa Drawn:One Hundred Cities Gary White, Marguerite Pienaar, Bouwer Serfontein, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
From the moment the author arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, she spent her happiest years on the farm. In this title, her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled.
From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs.
From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm. This book presents her experiences and friendships with the people around her.
A collection of hugely entertaining stories, drawn from the rich folklore of many countries throughout Africa, and brought sparklingly to life with humour and rhyme by Ghanaian author, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writing under the name used for his children´s work, K. P. Kojo. Find out how selfish Lion gets his comeuppance, go to a Frog wedding in the Sky Kingdom, discover the days when the earth´s creatures were all mixed up and much more in tales which reflect the very best and the very worst of human nature. Includes endnotes with a glossary, additional information, and activities that children can do to explore the stories further. ´Needs to be three times as long and sitting on a shelf in every school library´ - Mark Haddon
This book offers unique insights into modern African architecture, influenced by modern European architecture, and at the same time a natural successor to existing site-specific and traditional architecture. It brings together the worlds of traditional site-specific architecture with the Modernist Project in Africa, which to date have only been considered in isolation. The book covers the four architectural disciplines: urban planning, building technology, building physics, and conservation. It includes an introduction with a historical outline and an analysis and comparison of a number of projects in various countries in Africa. On the basis of examples drawn from practice, the author documents and describes the hybrid architectural forms that have emerged from the confrontation and fusion with (pre)modern Western architecture and urban planning, and in so doing he also narrates the history of African architecture.
Adapted by Caroline Wheal and marvelously read by Janet Suzman, this delightful collection of stories is drawn from widely different cultures from all over the continent of Africa. The Chameleon and the Hare; Mfoso´s Beautiful Daughters; The Thief Catcher; The Hippo and the Lion; Ears, Eyes, Legs and Arms; Mpempe the Faithful Dog; Mansoor and the Donkey; The Princess who lost her Hair. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Suzman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mgom/000017/bk_mgom_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a small team of former special operators land in Tanzania to grab a local warlord, it´s business as usual. But the situation quickly changes when they learn that a pride of lions has been feeding on the local populace. Unable to walk away leaving the locals to fend for themselves, the seasoned warriors are drawn into a conflict unlike anything they´ve ever taken part in. As they struggle to understand their new enemy, they´re led deeper and deeper into the unforgiving Tanzanian wilderness. Accompanied by a local game ranger, the team risks everything for the same reason they always have: their fellow man. Stay out of the long grass.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Cruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113416/bk_acx0_113416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tate Britain’s ´´display´´, Seeing Africa - it was hardly big enough to be called a proper exhibition - raised more questions than it answered. Consisting of paintings and sculptures drawn from a single private collection, it aimed to explore the subject of Africanisme through images of African people and African landscape made by European painters who traveled to the Dark Continent at the height of the colonial epoch. That is to say between the 1870s and the 1950s. The focus of the collection was the vast Central African territory that was first called the Congo Free State when it was the private possession of King Léopold II of Belgium and later, simply the Belgian Congo. Not surprisingly, the majority of the artists represented were Belgian. Most were very minor figures in art historical terms, though there were one or two who were a little better known, chief among them Floris Jespers, best described as a slightly belated Belgian Cubist, with points of resemblance to Fernand Léger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Marquez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145935/bk_acx0_145935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.