Back from Africa

Author: Corinne Hofmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1908129212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 810


Corinne Hofmann describes her return to Switzerland and the difficulties that faced her there, detailing how she built a new life for herself and her daughter and overcame all obstacles, with the same courage and optimism with which she faced the demands of her life in the Kenyan outback.

The Life of Akoa-Mongo Kara from Africa to the United States, Maine

Author: François Kara Akoa-Mongo

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426947402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9998


This book is an excellent tool to learn how people used to live in Central Africa around 1960 when many African countries started to become politically independent. One would learn how people lived, worked, socialized, traveled, took care of themselves when sick, the children and women contributing to the family economy, the system of education, family ties, territorial occupations, tribal relations, language formations, and settlements of the population.. He would also learn what happened from around 1954 concerning the struggles for independence, and the first leaders of African nations. One would also learn about the difficulties of going to school, getting good health care, Black and White relations, and discrimination in reverse, difficulties of making a living, Christianity, paganism, and poverty. Concerning the United States, one will learn about problems foreigners face in the United States in order to be acclimated, and acculturated, differences in culture, eating habits, weather, language, socialization, help for the poor, the role of church, education opportunities, humanitarian and Christian love, relations between Blacks from Africa, and African Americans, between Africans living in the States and those at home, problems between those living in the States, problems of alienation of most children of the second generation of the immigrates. This book deals with men and women issues, Christian religion, paganism, and faith in God, the love of God, and serving others as a result of what God has done in someones life. This book is easy to read. It is good for those who would like to learn about African culture and people, the way others look at and see Americans; things to learn from each other as groups of people living in the same environment. Young people, families, churches, schools, anthropologists, sociologists, and political scientists may use this book. These are wishes of the author, Franois K. Akoa-Mongo

Back from Africa

Author: Corinne Hofmann

Publisher: Arcadia Books

ISBN: 1908129212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 7409


Corinne Hofmann describes her return to Switzerland and the difficulties that faced her there, detailing how she built a new life for herself and her daughter and overcame all obstacles, with the same courage and optimism with which she faced the demands of her life in the Kenyan outback.

Практична граматика англійської мови з вправами. 1-й том. [англ.]

Author: Черноватий Л. М.

Publisher: Нова Книга

ISBN: 9668609050

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 276

View: 4963


Перший том посібника охоплює розділи англійської граматики (речення, іменник, прикметник, прислівник, займенник, категорія кількості, прийменник, система часу та способу дієслова), засвоєння яких передбачено програмою навчання на рівні факультетів іноземної філології, і ґрунтується на положеннях теорії педагогічної граматики, що розробляється авторами. Зокрема, враховані психологічні закономірності формування іншомовних граматичних навичок, важливість позитивного емоційного довкілля в класі та адекватного орієнтування студентів. Комплекс вправ, що включає як одномовні, так і перекладні вправи, створює сприятливі умови для ефективного засвоєння змісту посібника та розвитку граматичних навичок під час аудиторних занять та при роботі вдома. Для студентів вищих закладів освіти, що спеціалізуються у галузі іноземної філології.

Emails from Africa

Author: Trish Boland

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469156105

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 6917


From Nairobi, Kenya to Cape Town in South Africa this story tells of my travel through the Dark Continent, warts and all. The book is for those who have been to Africa and want to compare experiences, those who want to go and are looking for a little “real” information and especially for those who want a vicarious African experience shared from the comfort of their armchairs. Have a wonderful time... Trish

Father of the Tuskegee Airmen, John C. Robinson

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597974870

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 462


Across black America during the Golden Age of Aviation, John C. Robinson was widely acclaimed as the long-awaited “black Lindbergh.” Robinson’s fame, which rivaled that of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, came primarily from his wartime role as the commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force after Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935. As the only African American who served during the war’s entirety, the Mississippi-born Robinson garnered widespread recognition, sparking an interest in aviation for young black men and women. Known as the “Brown Condor of Ethiopia,” he provided a symbolic moral example to an entire generation of African Americans. While white America remained isolationist, Robinson fought on his own initiative against the march of fascism to protect Africa’s only independent black nation. Robinson’s wartime role in Ethiopia made him America’s foremost black aviator. Robinson made other important contributions that predated the Italo-Ethiopian War. After graduating from Tuskegee Institute, Robinson led the way in breaking racial barriers in Chicago, becoming the first black student and teacher at one of the most prestigious aeronautical schools in the United States, the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical School. In May 1934, Robinson first planted the seed for the establishment of an aviation school at Tuskegee Institute. While Robinson’s involvement with Tuskegee was only a small part of his overall contribution to opening the door for blacks in aviation, the success of the Tuskegee Airmen—the first African American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces—is one of the most recognized achievements in twentieth-century African American history.

How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind

Author: La Marr Jurelle Bruce

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 1478012420

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

View: 4102


“Hold tight. The way to go mad without losing your mind is sometimes unruly.” So begins La Marr Jurelle Bruce's urgent provocation and poignant meditation on madness in black radical art. Bruce theorizes four overlapping meanings of madness: the lived experience of an unruly mind, the psychiatric category of serious mental illness, the emotional state also known as “rage,” and any drastic deviation from psychosocial norms. With care and verve, he explores the mad in the literature of Amiri Baraka, Gayl Jones, and Ntozake Shange; in the jazz repertoires of Buddy Bolden, Sun Ra, and Charles Mingus; in the comedic performances of Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle; in the protest music of Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, and Kendrick Lamar, and beyond. These artists activate madness as content, form, aesthetic, strategy, philosophy, and energy in an enduring black radical tradition. Joining this tradition, Bruce mobilizes a set of interpretive practices, affective dispositions, political principles, and existential orientations that he calls “mad methodology.” Ultimately, How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind is both a study and an act of critical, ethical, radical madness.

Africa Is Not A Country

Author: Dipo Faloyin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473593433

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 9721


'Warm, funny, biting and essential reading.' Adam Rutherford 'Hilarious, ferocious, generous and convincing. It made me reconsider almost everything I thought I knew about Africa.' Oliver Bullough Africa Is Not A Country is a bright portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story. 'This book should be on the curriculum.' Nikki May, author of WAHALA You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife. In this funny and insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a much-needed corrective. He examines each country's colonial heritage, and explores a wide range of subjects, from chronicling urban life in Lagos and the lively West African rivalry over who makes the best Jollof rice, to the story of democracy in seven dictatorships and the dangers of stereotypes in popular culture. By turns intimate and political, Africa Is Not A Country brings the story of the continent towards reality, celebrating the energy and fabric of its different cultures and communities in a way that has never been done before.

Letters from Africa

Author: Cynthia Wales Tuthill

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595531237

Category: Travel

Page: 232

View: 8580


Dr. Tuthill embarked on her first safari into the African bush in 2003, honoring the death of her best friend, the astronaut Kalpana Chawla, in the crash of the space shuttle Columbia. She and her husband fell deeply in love with the animals and the people they met in the wilds of southern Africa, and the experience changed their lives. They have traveled back every year and lovingly chronicled each experience in detailed letters to Kalpana's sisters in India. The letters follow the daily routine in remote bush camps, covering the details of camp life along with the excitement and thrill of walking safaris, canoe trips, and game drives. One can almost hear the hippos by night and smell the fresh lavender along the path, as Tuthill describes the nightly "sundowners" enjoyed with her beloved husband, and details the spectacular views and experiences they shared together. In this poignant set of travel essays Tuthill depicts the glories of ecotravel and demonstrates how our vacation dollars can be used to help save the continent of Africa.