Reise Know-How SoundTrip East Africa:Musik-CD. 1. Auflage
Danish countess Karen Blixon, known as Isak Dineson, ran a coffee plantation in Kenya in the years when Africa remained a romantic and formidable continent to most Europeans. Out of Africa is her account of her life there, with stories of her respectful relationships with the Masai, Kikuyu, and Somali natives who work on her land; the European friends who visit her; and the imposing permanence of the wild, high land itself. Stage and television actress Julie Harris delivers a reading that is emotionally charged and reflective, recreating Dinesen´s lively appreciation for the land she loved so much. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/part/000014/bk_part_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this classic tale of adventure, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1815, was captured by a band of nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery. Thus begins an epic adventure of survival and a quest for freedom that takes him across the Sahara desert.This dramatic account of Captain Riley´s trials and sufferings sold more that one million copies in his day and was even read by a young and impressionable Abraham Lincoln. The degradations of a slave existence and the courage to survive under the most harrowing conditions have rarely been recorded with such painful honesty.Sufferings in Africa is a classic travel-adventure narrative and a fascinating testament of white Americans enslaved abroad, during a time when slavery flourished throughout the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Emerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001250/bk_blak_001250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Edward Bruce gives this speech on the birth of the ´´Loyal Order of the Sons of Africa´´; a society for colored men who have greviences against the white race. He urges them to organize and fight for the equal rights they deserve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Louis Tompkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000044/bk_yurt_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bob Geldof first visited Africa in 1984. The following year, Live Aid inspired a generation to raise millions for the starving in Africa. Over 20 years on, passion undiminished, Geldof returns to what he calls the Luminous Continent. This is his personal diary. Unflinchingly honest, Geldof in Africa paints a unique picture of this extraordinary and beautiful land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Geldof. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000971/bk_rhuk_000971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lynn Gissing, founder of Light in Africa, has been operating a children’s home in Moshi, Tanzania for 13 years. She is releasing her first book, A Light in Africa, January 2014. Her book chronicles her journey, telling stories that span the broad spectrum of human emotion. She tells of the challenges of selling all she owns to pursue her cause; the miraculous healing of a child who could not walk; and the struggles of watching the suffering and death around her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Gissing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/motv/000033/bk_motv_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sultans of Africa is a novel from Barry Gifford´s Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels. On the 20th anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford´s international best seller Wild at Heart, as well as the anniversary of the Palme d´Or-winning film adaptation by director David Lynch, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels presents all of the novels and novellas that comprise the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, ´´the Romeo and Juliet of the South´´: Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango (also made into a feature film), Sailor’s Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo’s Kiss, Bad Day for the Leopard Man, and The Imagination of the Heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016150/bk_adbl_016150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before blacks were enfranchised in the 1990s, South Africa was the world´s symbol of racism. From the moment the Dutch colonists set foot on the Cape in 1652, this nation steered a straight course toward apartheid, resulting in consistent civil unrest. This presentation explores the economic and social forces that brought South Africa´s troubles into the international spotlight. The World´s Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world´s most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today´s headlines, and tensions have recently become violent in many of them. Each presentation covers up to 10 centuries of background, revealing how and why today´s problems occur. Edited by Wendy McElroy and produced by Pat Childs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Reasoner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001972/bk_blak_001972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henri lived only a few short years in Europe before the family moved to the Belgian Congo, a country deep in the heart of Africa. These were the early 1900s at a time when the colonial era was in full swing. The White Man ruled the native population with undisputed authority and many parts of the country were totally uncivilized. Henri adapted easily to his new surroundings and the memoir chronicles his unique experiences with surprising verve and stirring prose. The listener´s imagination will be gripped by the account of witchcraft, superstition, strange rites, exotic animals, and life in a remote post. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henri Diamant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077124/bk_acx0_077124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.