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  • FOUR HUNDRED SOULS

    An epoch-defining history of African America co-curated by bestselling author of How To Be an Antiracist

    Four Hundred Souls is an epoch-defining history of African America, the first to appear in a generation, told by ninety leading Black voices.

    The story begins with the arrival of twenty Ndongo people on the shores of the first British colony in mainland America in 1619, the year before the arrival of the Mayflower. In eighty chronological chapters, each by a different author and spanning five years, the book charts the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans to the present – a journey defined by inhuman oppression, visionary struggles and stunning achievements – in a choral work of exceptional power and beauty. Contributors include some of the leading writers, historians, journalists, lawyers, poets and activists of contemporary America.

    They use a variety of techniques – historical essays, short stories, personal vignettes and fiery polemics – and approach history from various perspectives: through the eyes of towering historical icons or the untold stories of ordinary people, populating these pages with hundreds of extraordinary lives and personalities.

    Together they illuminate countless new facets to the story of slavery and resistance, segregation and survival, migration and self-discovery, reinvention and hope. Through its diversity of perspectives the book shows that to be African American means many different things and demonstrates the startling range of experiences and ideas that have always existed within the community of Blackness.

    Four Hundred Souls is an essential work that redefines America and the way its history can be told.

    ISBN: 9781847926906
    Publisher: THE BODLEY HEAD
    Subtitle: A COMMUNITY HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICA, 1619-2019
    Author: IBRAM X. KENDI

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  • WITNESS TO AIDS


    ISBN: 1845111192
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS
    Subtitle: A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION BY A COURAGEOUS SOUTH AFRICAN`
    Author: NELSON MANDELA

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  • GLOBAL OUTRAGE

    This is the first book to examine the origins and evolution of global public opinion in national and international policy-making. Written by a highly respected historian, this ground-breaking book provides case studies of world opinion in action, from the ending of apartheid in South Africa, to the protests against sweatshop practices in the early part of the 21st century. Peter Stearns also demonstrates the function and effectiveness of world opinion over the last two centuries, explaining what it is, why and how it originated, where it has succeeded and why. With a full examination of the relationship between world opinion and Islam and the protests against the 2003 Iraq war, author Peter Stearns also assesses the future possibilities of the role of world opinion.
    ISBN: 185168364X
    Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE IMPACT OF WORLD OPINION ON CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
    Author: PETER N. STEARN

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  • THE JEWS OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA IN MODERN TIMES


    ISBN: 023110796X
    Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: REEVA SPECTOR SIMON

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  • THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF THE SULTAN SALADIN

    When Saladin recaptured Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187, returning the Holy City to Islamic rule for the first time in almost ninety years, he sent shockwaves throughout Christian Europe and the Muslim Near East that reverberate today.

    It was the culmination of a supremely exciting life, fraught with challenges and contradictions but blessed occasionally with marvellous good fortune. Born into a significant Kurdish family in northern Iraq, Saladin shot to power in faraway Egypt thanks to the tutelage of his uncle. Over two decades, this warrior and diplomat fought under the banner of jihad, but at the same time worked tirelessly to build an immense dynastic empire that stretched from North Africa to Western Iraq. Gathering together a turbulent and diverse coalition he was able to capture Jerusalem, only to trigger the Third Crusade and face his greatest adversary, King Richard the Lionheart.

    Drawing on a rich blend of Arabic and European sources, this is a comprehensive account of both the man and the legend to which he gave birth, describing vividly the relentless action of his life and then tracing its aftermath through culture and politics all the way to the present day. It reveals the personal qualities that explain his enduring reputation as a man of faith, generosity, mercy and justice, even while showing him to be capable of mistakes, self-interest and cruelty. After Saladin’s death, it goes on to explain how in the West this Sunni Muslim became famed for his charm and chivalric virtue, while across much of the Islamic world he stands as one of history’s greatest heroes, an inspiration to be admired and emulated. The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin shows how this one man’s life takes us beyond the crude stereotypes of the ‘Clash of Civilisations’ even while his legacy helps explain them: an intimate portrait of a towering figure of world history that is thrillingly relevant today.
    ISBN: 9781847926012
    Publisher: BODLEY HEAD
    Subtitle:
    Author: JONATHAN PHILLIPS

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  • HOW LONG WILL SOUTH AFRICA SURVIVE ?


    ISBN: 9781849047234
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle:
    Author: RW JOHNSON

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  • MONSOON

    On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed twentieth century, but in the twenty-first century that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia”–which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania–bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan shows how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power. It is here that the fight for democracy, energy independence, and religious freedom will be lost or won, and it is here that American foreign policy must concentrate if the United States is to remain relevant in an ever-changing world. From the Horn of Africa to the Indonesian archipelago and beyond, Kaplan exposes the effects of population growth, climate change, and extremist politics on this unstable region, demonstrating why Americans can no longer afford to ignore this important area of the world.
    ISBN: 9780812979206
    Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    Subtitle: THE INDIAN OCEAN AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POWER
    Author: ROBERT D.KAPLAN

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  • OSMAN’S DREAM

    The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found – a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains.

    This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus.

    Understanding the realization of Osman’s vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.
    ISBN: 9780719561122
    Publisher: JOHN MURRAY
    Subtitle: THE STORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE 1300-1923
    Author: COROLINE FINKEL

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  • AFRICA EXPLORED


    ISBN: 0815411936
    Publisher: COOPER SQUARE PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT

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  • LONG SHADOWS

    Long Shadows offers a personal examination into the shifting terrain of war and memory that seeks to understand how nations come to terms with their most painful history. Her journey takes her to the United States, with its memories of slavery; to South Africa, to sit in on a Truth and Reconciliation hearing to heal the divisions of apartheid; to Japan, to probe the unresolved struggled for truth in Second World history; to France, still wrestling with its wartime legacy of collaboration; to Germany, where ferocious ‘memory battles’ continue to swirl around the Holocaust; and to the former Yugoslavia, where she exposes the cynical shaping of historical memory, and the way the international community responded to the lethal outcome.Paris takes us directly to the places of reckoning; she finds hope in the way ordinary people grapple with defining events of their lives, and in the changing face of international justice. Long Shadows illuminates the modern world and makes us question where we stand as individuals in relation to our own collective histories.
    ISBN: 1582341567
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    Subtitle: TRUTH LIES AND HISTORY
    Author: ERNA PARIS

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  • BRITISH DECOLONIZATION, 1946-1997

    The sudden demise of arguably the world’s greatest empire in the years following the Second World War was a momentous event in global history. After nearly four centuries of colonial activity, the British relinquished their empire in a little more than twenty years.

    In this comprehensive new survey, David McIntyre narrates the sequence of decolonization, summarizes the historical controversies surrounding its causes, and considers what was distinctive about the way events unfolded. The author argues that although colonial self-government had a long pedigree going back to the American colonies (and Dominion status had become a peaceful evolutionary route to independence), the upsurge of colonial nationalism after 1945 meant that policy-makers were overtaken by events. The great speed at

    which the numerous dependencies in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific were relinquished is analysed and the Commonwealth since decolonization reconsidered, revealing an association displaying surprising vigour in its post-Britannic years
    ISBN: 0333644379
    Publisher: MACMILLAN PRESS AND ST MARTIN’S PRESS
    Subtitle: WHEN, WHY AND HOW DID THE BRITISH EMPIRE FALL?
    Author: W DAVID MCLNTYR

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