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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 nightmare of war is seen through the eyes of one of its most tragic casualties, a child soldier, in this harrowing vision of innocence lost from Cary Joji Fukunaga. Based on the acclaimed novel by Uzodinma Iweala and starring Idris Elba.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2021

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

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA BEA

Ham, Anthony

Summary: Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Senegalese music scene in Dakar, sun yourself in the coastal paradise of Freetown, or hike through lush highlands in Kpalime; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now! Inside...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.604 LON

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

Paul, Miranda

Summary: Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE PAU

Searcey, Dionne

Summary: "In 2015, Dionne Searcey was covering the economy for The New York Times, living in Brooklyn with her husband and three young children. Saddled with the demands of a dual-career household and motherhood in an urban setting, her life was in a rut. She decided to pursue a job as the paper's West Africa bureau chief, landing with her family in Dakar, Senegal, where she found their lives turned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEARCEY, DIONNE SEA

Summary: Ossei is a strong-willed young man who sets out to rescue his mother when their village is raided. His quest leads him to the stronghold of the dreaded King Adanggaman, an arrogant despot who thrives on the slave trade and uses fierce female warriors to enforce his power. One of these Amazons, herself a former slave, falls in love with Ossei, and they escape to the bush.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2007

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

Achebe, Ngozi.

Summary: A tale of two women separated by 400 years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH

Preston, Richard

Summary: The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses--from the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, soon to be a National Geographic original miniseries. This time, Ebola started with a two-year-old child who likely had...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 614.5 PRE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 614.5 PRE

Baka Beyond (Musical group)

Contents: Mbé (6:22) -- Migrations (8:40) -- Mountain song (6:11) -- Konti (6:39) -- Cotu (6:39) -- Land's end (5:33) -- Soiridh leis (6:12) -- Queen of Ngorongoro (5:24).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hannibal Records 1998

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/WORLDBEAT BAK

Shaffer, Tanya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.03 SHAFFER, TANYA SHA

Onuzo, Chibundu

10 holds on 5 copies

Summary: A funny, gripping and surprising story of a mixed-race British woman who goes in search of the African father she never knew, by award-winning author Chibundu Onuzo. Anna grew up in England with her white mother and knowing very little about her African father. In middle age, after separating from her husband and with her daughter all grown up, she finds herself alone and wondering who she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2021

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Afro Celt Sound System (Musical group)

Contents: 1. North -- 2. North 2 -- 3. When you're falling -- 4. Colossus -- 5. Lagan -- 6. Shadowman -- 7. Life begin again -- 8. Further in time -- 9. Go on through -- 10. Persistence of memory -- 11. Silken whip -- 12. Onwards.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Real World Records 2001

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

Abouet, Marguerite

Summary: "Our favorite troublemaker is back in this graphic novel collection of wild childhood adventures set on the Ivory Coast! Akissi and her posse are still wreaking havoc wherever they go. Join her as she tackles skeletons, plays matchmaker with mixed results, dreads moving to the wolf-infested wilds of Paris, and writes poetry, which stinks."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flying Eye Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 ABO

Barron, Rena

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval. There's only one thing Arrah hasn't tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom's children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2019

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

Adeyemi, Tomi

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2019

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Moss, Todd.

Summary: Stymied by infighting and turf battles after being appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction unit, Judd Ryker attempts to prove himself during a coup in Mali that becomes a violent maelstrom of dominating personalities and shifting loyalties.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

Moss, Todd.

Summary: Stymied by infighting and turf battles after being appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction unit, Judd Ryker attempts to prove himself during a coup in Mali that becomes a violent maelstrom of dominating personalities and shifting loyalties.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOS

Obono, Trifonia Melibea

Summary: "The story of an orphan, Okomo, who lives with her grandmother and dreams of finding her father. She enlists the help of outcasts in the village including a gang of girls. She finds herself falling in love with the gang leader and rebelling against the norms of Fang culture."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feminist Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBO

Summary: Disc 1: The story of a remarkable child who, on the day he is born, embarks on a mission to rid his village of a sorceress. The sorceress has caused the local spring to dry up and has devoured all the men of the village. Based on traditional West African story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Remstar 2004

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

Contents: Al jbal li dargoug aaaliya / (Compagnie Jellouli & Gdih) (7:45) -- Jraad / (Malouma) (4:42) -- Alkhar dessouf / (Tinariwen) (4:52) -- Hakmet lakdar / (Hasna El Becharia) (5:48) -- Tadzi-out / (Chet Féwet) (6:57) -- Dios mio / (Aziza Brahim) (2:12) -- Bleida / (Nayim Alal) (3:45) -- Id chab / (Mariem Hassan) (3:34) -- Ikruhwaten / (Tartit Ensemble) (3:58) -- Malfa sibori / (Seckou Maïga) (6:10)...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: World Music Network 2005

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

Karantamba.

Summary: Teranga Beat proudly presents Bai Janha alias "Sweet Fingers" and his psychedelic steamroller, Karantamba. Composer, arranger, guitar player in Guelewar and Ifang Bondi, Bai Janha is undisputedly the most important musician to have come from Gambia. Band leader of the groups Black Star, Whales Band, Fabulous Eagles and Supreme Eagles, founder of the group Alligators who later became Guelewar,...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teranga Beat 2012

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

Contents: Allah l'aake (Kolda, Senegal) -- Sunjata (Tabato, Guinea-Bissau) -- Sinyaro (Brikama, The Gambia) -- Mariama (Kolda) -- Spring waterfall -- Jula faso (Brikama) -- Sunjata (Kolda) -- Lanmbasy dub -- Jula jekereh (Brikama) -- Lambango (Gabu, Guinea-Brissau) -- Samma -- Sorrie (Brikama) -- Yata kaya (Kolda) -- Lambango (Tabato) -- Allah l'aake (Brikama).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Ellipsis Arts 1997

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

Abouet, Marguerite

Summary: "The plucky, troublemaking Akissi is back with her mischief on The Ivory Coast! This time, she has to keep herself from drowning, stand up to a bully, make peace with her arch nemesis--the prettiest girl in school, and evade a witch doctor's potion."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flying Eye Books, an imprint of Nobrow Ltd. 2019

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