Africa a continent of small villages in the jungle and savannah? Certainly not. The urbanisation of the continent is advancing rapidly, while African cities and metropolitan regions are among the fastest growing in the world. ´´Africa Drawn´´ presents one hundred of the most connected and important cities of the continent. A visual feast of three hundred images and masterfully drawn plans illustrates contemporary and historical place-making actions in Africa. The result is simultaneously an artistic and visually fascinating documentation of African urban space and a convincing analysis of its structure and morphology, thus providing a spatial point of departure for all interested parties. The drawings are accompanied by introductory texts and, for the first time, render possible a comparison of the diverse urban form on the continent. The study attempts to provide an indispensable resource of spatial and fi gure ground patterns in the context of urban space in Africa.
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. This book presents her experiences and friendships with the people around her.
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.
Revere life, and give yours away for the sake of serving others. As a young man, Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness. His immense talent and fortitude propelled him to a place as one of Europe’s most renowned philosophers, theologians, and musicians in the early 20th century. Yet Schweitzer shocked his contemporaries by forsaking worldly success and embarking on an epic journey into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to serve as a lifelong physician to ´´the least of these” in a mysterious land rife with famine, sickness, and superstition. Enduring hardship, conflict, and personal struggles, he and his beloved wife, Hélène, became German prisoners of war during WWI - and Hélène later battled persistent illnesses. Ken Gire’s novelesque narrative sheds new light on Schweitzer’s faith-in-action ethic and his commitment to honor God by celebrating the sacredness of all life. The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures in the thriving African hospital community that began in a humble chicken coop, in the millions who have drawn inspiration from his example, and in the challenge that emanates from his life story into our day. Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness - and he was. He made his life his greatest sermon to a world in desperate need of hope and healing. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001238/bk_oasi_001238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There Is No Me Without You is the story of Haregewoin Tefarra, a middle-aged Ethiopian woman of modest means whose home has become a refuge for hundreds of children orphaned by AIDS. It is a story as much about the power of the bond between children and parents as about the epidemic that every year leaves millions of children, mostly healthy themselves, without family.Originally a middle-class woman with a happy family life, Haregewoin fell into a deep depression after the death of her recently married daughter. But then a priest brought her two children, AIDS orphans, with nowhere to go. Unexpectedly, the children thrived, and Haregewoin found herself drawn back into daily life. As word got out, an endless stream of children began to arrive at her door, delivered by dying parents and other relatives who begged for her help. Pushing the limits of her home and bank account, she took in more and more.Today, Haregewoin runs a school, a daycare system, and a shelter for sick mothers. Without medication for her charges - some HIV-positive, some uninfected, and some infants trying to fight off the virus, but almost all of whom come to her terrified and malnourished - she forges on, caring for as many as she can handle. Increasingly, she also places them for adoption with families like that of journalist Melissa Fay Greene, who has two children adopted from Ethiopia. In Haregewoin Tefarra´s story, Greene gives us an astonishing portrait of a woman fighting a continent-wide epidemic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Fain Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000272/bk_high_000272_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspirational book packed with anecdotes and insights about the best treks and climbs in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, in North Africa, and drawn from the author´s 50-year experience. Illustrated with dazzling photographs of the mountains and also the mountain people, the Berbers. 48 routes including Jbel Toubkal, Tazekka and Igdat.
Now in paperback, this looks at the way the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, and explores the dark underbelly of the global economy. Drawn from a six-year investigation into the secret corners of the trade by an award-winning journalist.