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Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

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Summary: The second offering in the Gerald Kraak annual anthology, As You Like It, is a collection of the short-listed entries submitted for the Gerald Kraak Award. This anthology offers a window into deeply located visions and voices across Africa. It brings together stories of self-expression, identity, sexuality, and agency, all located within Africa and its legacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jacana 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 AS

Verde, Susan

Summary: With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie's kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE VER

Kemper, Steve.

Contents: Preparations -- Invitation to Africa -- At the edge of the desert -- First steps -- Stalled in Murzuk -- The palace of demons -- To Aïr -- Plundered -- Days and nights in Tintellust -- Desert port -- Separate ways -- "The celebrated emporium of Negroland" -- An ending -- The kingdom of Bornu -- A mystery solved -- "The horde of the Welad Sliman" -- Razzia -- Captive in Bagirmi -- Letters from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.70423 KEM

Wright, Adrienne

Summary: On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Black South African students were marching against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in Afrikaans, the language of the White government. The story's events unfold from the perspectives of Hector, his sister, and the photographer...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PIE

Summary: "Ready to go away? The experts at Fodor's are here to help. We're bringing you the very best of Africa, including Kenya's Masai Mara, Tanzania's Serengeti, Botswana's Kwando Reserve, and more. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure that you have all the essential information to plan a perfect trip and make the most of your time"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel, a division of MH Sub I, LLC, dba Internet Brands 2023

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 910 TRAVEL AFRICA

Perry, Alex.

Summary: "In 2006, the Wall Street pioneer and philanthropist Ray Chambers flicked through some holiday snapshots taken by his friend, development economist Jeff Sachs, and remarked on the placid beauty of a group of sleeping Malawian children. They're not sleeping, Sachs told him. They're in malarial comas. A few days later, they were all dead. Chambers had long avoided the public eye, but this moment...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 614.532 PER

Summary: Get up close to the wildlife, see the many natural wonders of Cape Town, drive along the beautiful coastline, and visit the village of Franschhoek, in the heart of wine country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.804 BES

Contents: Rufaa ya kiko (L'Orch. Dar International) (5:15) -- Hasara ya moto (Afro 70) (4:13) -- Rose atieno (Kauma Boys Band) (4:32) -- Nasalaki nini (Super Mambo Jazz Band "69") (4:53) -- Denise (Maquis Du Zaire) (5:26) -- Anyanga (Victoria Jazz Band) (5:05) -- Nakupenda sana (Orchestre Conga Internationale) (4:40) -- Rudi nyumbani (L'Orch. Dar International) (6:39) -- Taabu ya awendo (The Golden Kings...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN ARM

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

Cohen, David

Summary: Historic moments from Mandela's inspiring life are captured in more than one hundred iconic photos from the mid-1940s through August 2009. Six key Mandela speeches are included, as well as an informative text.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 968.06 MANDELA, NELSON BAT

Lester, Julius

Summary: An illustrated collection of twelve folk tales, ten African and two Jewish.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1989

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 LES

Shah, Anup

Summary: Color photographs of wild animals taken from hidden cameras on the ground in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara Natural Reserve in Kenya to capture the animals in their natural environment without the presence of human beings influencing their behavior.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2012

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 779 SHA

Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: The adventures of a 12-year-old African boy sold into slavery by his father to pay off a debt. The setting is East Africa, a place of trade caravans, tribal warfare and the beginnings of European colonization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUR

Summary: In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WHI

Summary: The true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical. That is, until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2007

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O'Malley, Padraig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.0609 OMA

Mukwege, Denis

Summary: "From Nobel laureate, world-renowned doctor, and noted human rights activist Dr. Denis Mukwege comes an inspiring clarion call-to-action to confront the scourge of sexual violence and better learn from women's resilience, strength, and power. At the heart of Dr. Mukwege's message will be the voices of the many women he has worked with over the years. Dr. Mukwege will use individual cases to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 610.82 MUK

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "Written in the voice of Mother Africa, who speaks to her children--human beings--this stunning picture book thrums with the love between mother and child as it celebrates humanity's common roots. Before words or tools or fire, Mother Africa's caves sheltered us and her forests fed us. She could not protect us from all dangers, but, like mothers everywhere, she gave her children all she could...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Astra Young Readers, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers 2023

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Summary: A retrospective of music from Burkina Faso that includes numerous rarities from the 60s onwards.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN ORI

Malby-Anthony, Françoise

Summary: "Françoise Malby-Anthony's The Elephants of Thula Thula is a powerful, gripping story about an extraordinary herd of elephants and the woman dedicated to keeping them safe. 'Somehow, the elephants got into my soul, and it became my life's work to see them safe and happy. There was no giving up on that vision, no matter how hard the road was at times.' Françoise Malby-Anthony is the owner of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.67 MAL

Meredith, Martin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.04 MER

Coppard, Kit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PRC Pub. 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 591.96 COP

Courtenay, Bryce

Summary: Story of Peekay, an English boy, living in South Africa during World War II whose dream is to become a winner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC COU

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