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Summary: ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern day parable of Western...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Contents: Men's elephant-hunting song (7:28) -- Girls' echo song (1:35) -- Peipa (Girl's initiation) (2:25) -- Honey-gathering song (1:29) -- Women's wedding song (2:51) -- Net-hunting song (2:29) -- Meĺie (́4:45) -- Bow-harp and vocal (5:07) -- Ikobi (Gathering song-version 1) (1:40) -- Ikobi (version.2) (1:38) -- One-string violin (2:22) -- Lote (notched flute) (2:05)--Sanza (plucked idiophone, or...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Ellipsis Arts 1995

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

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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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COL

Summary: What happens when an Afrikaans guy and a Zulu girl fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola? A contemporary romantic comedy about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society. Funny yet hard-hitting, the film tackles the thorny subject of cross-cultural relationships with humor and honesty.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF FAN

Mankell, Henning

Summary: In the 1870s, Hans Bengler travels to South Africa from Sweden, driven by a singular desire: to discover an insect no one has seen before and name it after himself. But then he impulsively adopts a young San orphan, a boy he christens Daniel and takes him to Sweden. Daniel continually struggles to understand this strange new land of mud and snow that surrounds and seemingly entraps him. At the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAN

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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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER CAT

Summary: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and a young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. Set against the awesome, harsh landscapes of South Africa.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA YES

Bawlf, R. Samuel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.92 BAW

Nwaubani, Adaobi

Summary: A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband -- these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren't too far out of reach. But the girl's dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC NWA

Summary: Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY COM

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Summary: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNI

Summary: John Wilson is a brilliant, driven filmmaker who is determined to turn his new project in Africa into a grand personal adventure hunting a wild elephant.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE WHI

Dimaline, Cherie

Summary: "In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population - and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow - and dreams - means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dancing Cat Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DIM

Summary: Horror of Dracula (1958): "Christopher Lee as the centuries-old vampire Dracula and Peter Cushing as his implacable foe Van Helsing battle for the souls of Londoners in this retelling of Bram Stoker's novel."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR GRE

Summary: When his new album tanks, Thugnificent is faced with the horror of getting a real job, and Ruckus finds his musical soulmate in famed racist country-western singer Jimmy Rebel. After a checkup, Granddad meets a young black woman who asks him out on a date, but the only person who can spoil Granddad's new romance is Granddad, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Music Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV BOO

Spectre, Peter H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sheridan House 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 623.82 SPE

Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia

Summary: Based on interviews with young women kidnapped by Boko Haram, this novel is the story of a girl taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival in the forest where she is forced to follow her captors' radical beliefs and watch her best friend succumb to them.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC NWA

Summary: An orphan of the Rwandan genocide travels from Kigali to the countryside on a quest for justice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

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

Summary: In April 1994 the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda crashes and the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population. In the Ecole Technique Officielle, Christopher, a Catholic priest and Joe Connor, an idealistic English teacher give sanctuary to twenty-five hundred Rwandans survivors in the school, which is under the protection of the UN Belgian force and under siege from the Hutu...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BEY

Summary: A film adaptation of one of the great oral epics of the Bambara people, set during the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century. Tells the story of Nianankoro, a young Bambara warrior destined to destroy a corrupt older society, the secret Komo cult, and with it his father, and, inevitably, himself. The climactic flash of light which floods the screen at the film's end ushers in a new purified...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2002

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

Wilson, John K.

Summary: Explores the ideas that Illinois senator Barack Obama has about race, religion, and politics and discusses how he has been received as a presidential candidate by the far right, the far left, the media, and everyday Americans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK WIL

Summary: A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CAC

Abramson, Jill

Summary: The remarkable story of Barack Obama's journey to the White House with award winning author contributions. Includes coverage of the inauguration and color photos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Times 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.932 ABR

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Summary: Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain that leads tours off Plymouth Island. His quiet life is upended when Karen, his ex-wife, tracks him down to ask him for help. She begs him to save her and their son from her new husband. She requests that Dill take her husband out on a fishing expedition and leave him to the sharks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SER

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD SER

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD SER

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Se

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD