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Humphreys, Jessica Dee

Summary: Recounts the experiences of Michel Chikwanine, who at age five was abducted during a schoolyard soccer game and forced to become a child soldier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355 HUM

Okwess International (Musical group)

Contents: Hello -- Musonsu -- Ofakombolo -- Benanga -- Pondjo pondjo -- Emikele ngamo -- Nkoy -- Nzele momi -- Le temps passé -- Ekombe -- Bengai yo.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Stearns, Jason K.

Summary: At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention. In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this misunderstood conflict through the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 967.5103 STE

Verckys.

Contents: Bassala hot (Afrobeat) -- Ya nini (Congolese Rumba) -- Cheka sana (Afro Funk) -- Oui verckys (Organ Jerk) -- Nakobala yo Denise (Afro Pop) -- Sex vévé (Blues) -- Sisa motema (Psychedelic Rumba) -- Talali talala (Afro Funk) -- Zonga vonvon (Psychedelic Rumba) -- Nakomi paralise (Cavacha) -- Matinda comono (Pachanga).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Analog Africa 2014

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

Summary: Journey on the Congo River and through the life of Antoine 'Wendo' Kolosoy, from his beginnings as an orphan to his music banned by a dictator and onto his comeback. Features unforgettable interviews, music, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC ON

Anthony, Lawrence.

Summary: In this inspiring, heartfelt account, Lawrence Anthony, conservationist and coauthor of The Elephant Whisperer, traces his efforts to save the endangered northern white rhino.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 599.66 ANT

Schrefer, Eliot

Summary: Reluctantly accompanying her advocate mother to a bonobo sanctuary, a teen girl participates in a desperate effort to rescue the bonobos and survive in the jungle when a revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Kasai Allstars

Contents: The chief's enthronement/Oyaye -- Yangye, the evil leopard -- Salute to Kalombo -- Down and out -- He who makes bush fires for others -- As they walked into the forest on a Sunday, they encountered apes dressed as humans -- Thus spoke the ancestors -- Beware the fetish -- A good husband -- In praise of homeboys -- The dead don't dance -- The ploughman = Le laboureur (recorded live, July 2011,...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Crammed Discs 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Butcher, Tim

Summary: The author recounts his audacious and perilous quest through the Congo as he retraced the 1874 expedition of explorer H. M. Stanley to map the Congo River, traveling alone with an assortment of vehicles, including a motorbike and dugout canoe, and aided by characters ranging from U.N. aid workers to a pygmy-rights advocate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2008

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Anderson, Natalie C.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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Woods, Vanessa

Summary: Traces how a Discovery Channel writer and her scientist fianc šettled in a Bonobo sanctuary in war-torn Congo, where their research enabled greater understanding of the characteristics and largely peaceful culture of the rare ape that shares 98.7 percent of human DNA.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599 WOO

Kabasele Tshamala

Contents: Disc 1: Valerina Regina -- Kale Kato -- Parafifi -- African jazz -- Baila -- Tujala tshibemba -- Mokonzi ya mboka -- Tembe Nye -- Naweli boboto -- Indépendance cha cha -- Jamais kolonga -- Africa bola ngombi -- Matanga ya mobido -- Kamulanga -- Bana na nwa -- Nabongisa kala -- Tika ndeko na yo te -- Mama ngai habanera -- African jazz mokili mobimbo -- Miwela-miwela -- Bolingo suka te. Disc 2:...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Butcher, Tim

Summary: Journalist Tim Butcher offers this mixture of travelogue and history based on his experiences trekking through Africa's dense Congo region.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: W.F. Howes 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 916.751 BUT

Contents: CD 1. Coopération (Franco & Sam Mangwana) (12:08) -- Doublé-doublé (Nyboma) (8:12) -- Africa mokili mobimba (5:07) ; Indépendance cha cha cha (3:04) (Joseph Kabasele & African Jazz) -- Siluwangi wapi accordeon (Franco & O.K. Jazz & Camille Feruzi) (3:53) -- Marabenta (Vamos para o Campo) (Sam Mangwana) (7:48) -- Machette (Les Bantous de la Capitale) (9:12) -- Lina (3:12) ; Tcha tcha tcha de mi...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "1950s popular music from the Congo, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, and Kenya"--Title page of accompanying book.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD FOLK TRA

Summary: A brutal yet poetic snapshot of life as one of Africa's child soldiers, following a young girl who is kidnapped from her village by a group of rebel fighters. Forced to gun down members of her family and enemy soldiers, she takes solace in fellow soldier Magician, a young albino with whom she escapes and starts a new life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who lead his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served, for less than a year, as the first elected prime minister until he was brutally assassinated.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2002

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

Summary: In 2002, rivers of lava poured from the volcano Nyiragongo through the streets of the city of Goma in central Africa. A year later, volcanologist Jacques Durieux leads a team of specialists to the volcano to try and figure out it's inner secrets.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV VOL

Franco

Contents: Disc 1. Grand maître. Tokoma ba camarade pamba (11:26) -- Bina na ngai na respect (17:28) -- Sandoka (12:53) -- Princesse Kikou (14:08) -- Nostalgie (10:00) -- Coopération (12:09).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterns Music 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kingsolver, Barbara.

Summary: The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it, from garden seeds to Scripture, is calamitously transformed on African soil.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 1998

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Kin

Konono No. 1

Contents: Lufuala Ndonga -- Masikulu -- Kule Kule -- Ungudi Wele Wele -- Paradiso -- Kule Kule reprise -- Mama Liza.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Crammed Discs 2004

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

Newkirk, Pamela

Summary: In 1904, Ota Benga, a young Congolese "pygmy"--a person of petite stature--arrived from central Africa and was featured in an anthropology exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. Two years later, the New York Zoological Gardens displayed him in its Monkey House, caging the slight 103-pound, 4-foot 11-inch tall man with an orangutan. The attraction became an international sensation, drawing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BENGA, OTA NEW

Ry-Co Jazz (Musical group)

Contents: Bana Ry-Co (1:58) -- Mambo Ry-Co (3:56) -- Veronica (3:16) -- Caramba da ma vida (3:47) -- Cunvana (2:47) -- Ry-Co Band (4:01) -- Mambe (3:23) -- Twist with the docteur (2:59) -- Gariophona (3:21) -- Give me bombolo (3:21) -- My Zainatu (3:26) -- Baby technical (3:06) -- Sapo pepo (3:32) -- Tu bois beaucoup (3:53) -- Marie Jose (4:59) -- Si I bon di I bon (5:03).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: RetroAfric 1996

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

Shoumatoff, Alex.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 1986

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 916 SHO