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
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COL
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.
Publisher / Publication Date: Jacana 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 AS
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PIE
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012
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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...
Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2011
Copies Available at Woodmere1 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
Copies Available at Woodmere1 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
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN ARM
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.
Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2009
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 968.06 MANDELA, NELSON BAT
Summary: An illustrated collection of twelve folk tales, ten African and two Jewish.
Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1989
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 LES
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.
Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 779 SHA
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
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER CAT
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
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WHI
Contents: Prologue : bearing witness -- Loss and change -- Indirect knowledge -- Sure foundations -- Bitter knowledge -- Kollegas! (Colleagues!) -- Knowledge in the blood -- Mending broken lines -- Meet the parents -- Teaching to disrupt.
Publisher / Publication Date: Stanford University Press 2009
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 378.68 JAN
Summary: During the worst years of official racism in South Africa, the story of one young girl came to symbolize the injustice, corruption, and arbitrary nature of apartheid. Born in 1955 to a pro-apartheid white couple, Sandra Laing was officially registered and raised as a white child. But at a school for whites, she was mercilessly persecuted because of her dark skin and frizzy hair. Her parents...
Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Books/Hyperion 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.488 STO
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.488 Stone
Summary: After more than a decade as a prison guard overseeing Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), Brand, with the assistance of Mail on Sunday Africa correspondent Jones, chronicles the unlikely personal relationship they built.
Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MANDELA, NELSON BRA
Summary: The Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands, and the Garden Route is the ultimate travel guide to South Africa's most captivating city and its surrounding region. Full-color photography illustrates the finest of Cape Town's colonial architecture, vibrant neighborhoods, and iconic setting. This guide will show you the best this cosmopolitan city has to offer--from fascinating museums, cutting...
Publisher / Publication Date: Rough Guides Ltd 2017