A liberating motorcycle journey through Africa with descriptions of the amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape destiny. Into Africa tells the story of a novice motorcyclist who takes on the challenge of riding the length of the continent just because, 'it seemed like a great idea’. Sam Manicom had only planned to take a temporary break from his successful retail career, but the one-year ride was so life-changing that he continued adventuring around the world for another seven years, covering 55 countries and 200,000 miles. Sam had no idea how liberating motorcycle travel would be. Revelling in a new-found freedom without timetables or routines, he became fascinated by his ability to explore side roads at a whim and reach remote parts of the continent that many travellers never find. Though Africa is just 5,000 miles from top to toe, Sam explored over 22,000 miles on every kind of road imaginable. Narrated by Sam, ride with him as he describes Africa's amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape his destiny. This is a genuine tale of the unexpected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Manicom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/open/000044/bk_open_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What wove the African continent into the rich fabric of cultures and peoples that it is today? Where did ancient culture, trade, and civilization begin? How did the African people survive and thrive despite European colonization and apartheid? These are just some of the questions you’ll find answers to in Africa: African History from Ancient Egypt to Modern South Africa. Africa is a vast continent whose waters, fertile lands, minerals, and diverse wildlife nurtured humankind since ancient times until European colonization and exploitation caused immeasurable suffering and loss. To understand how Africa developed, thrived, suffered, and emerged into the rich tapestry of peoples that it is today, take a trip back to the ancient River Nile and the East African coast. Witness: The development of small settlements into three distinct cultures The Carthaginian Empire grow and flourish as an economic and commercial power The settlement of the Zimbabwe plateau and the construction of enormous stone cities The emergence of the Kingdom of Kongo and its expansion through peaceful trade and alliances The upheaval, atrocities, wars, and eventual stability created by European colonization The founding of the Congo Free State and the growth of forced labor to extract valuable resources from the land The decolonization of Africa and the return of territorial sovereignty and independence The forced racial segregation under apartheid and the birth of a new constitution that ended it The founding of the African Union to establish norms across the continent Start your study of the struggles and triumphs of the African people today with Africa: African History from Ancient Egypt to Modern South Africa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Bubis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102537/bk_acx0_102537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make your journey to South Africa the best possible! You want to exactly know where to go and what to do? You found the right audiobook. South Africa - rugged, multifaceted, contradictory, diverse, and utterly rich - is a country that will surely take you back to your innate primal self. Think of wilderness that touches the nooks and crannies of your soul, of lions that roam freely along vast savannas, or of snow-peaked mountains that soar majestically from the sea. Think vineyards that stretch for miles with the promise of good wine and dramatic backdrops, or flat-topped mountains and quintessential port cities. South Africa is quite simply incredible. If this is your first time in this beautiful country, you should plan your trip in detail. If not, you most certainly will miss out on some of the best places to be and things to see. This audiobook will help you to make the most out of your time in South Africa. You will get to know the most fascinating things to do and see in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Durban to name a few of the most beautiful locations. This audiobook provides some unique suggestions and will help you to make this the best time of your life. Here’s what you’ll find in the audiobook: South African Culture Explore Historical Landmarks on Constitution Hill in Johannesburg See the Cultural Significance of the Afrikaans Language Monument in Cape Town See Panoramic Views from the Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site in Pretoria Relax in the Free State National Botanical Garden in Bloemfontein Much, much more! When you download this audiobook, you will be on your way to the best possible version of your trip. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107912/bk_acx0_107912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stranger than Fiction: Das Leben der britischen Flugpionierin Beryl Markham. Paula McLain, gefeierte Autorin von Madame Hemingway, erzählt das abenteuerliche Leben der britischen Flugpionierin, Pferdezüchterin und Schriftstellerin Beryl Markham: Eine der bemerkenswertesten Frauen des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, die - allen Konventionen zum Trotz - ihr Liebe zu Afrika, die Leidenschaft für Pferde und ihren Traum vom Fliegen behauptete. So stark und selbstbewusst wie Beryl Markham auftritt, so herausragend liest Anna Thalbach. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Anna Thalbach. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhde/002490/bk_rhde_002490_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
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.
Deep within the Dark Continent of Africa, the dwindling population of wild Elephants is protected by law yet systematically harvested by poachers. The armed forces of Park Rangers are not enough to protect the ivory prongs from these giants of nature. A hundred years ago, the Great White Hunters were the predators. Now the region calls on one man to protect the elephants from virtual extinction … Tusk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Abell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109362/bk_acx0_109362_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.
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.