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  • King Peggy

    King Peggy

    Genre: History,Africa,History,Africa
    Author: Peggielene Bartels
    Duration: 14:14:00

    The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the ... [ more ]

  • Ethiopia and East Africa

    Ethiopia and East Africa

    Genre: History,Africa,History,Africa,History,Africa
    Author: Wendy McElroy
    Duration: 02:46:54

    This rich culture of East Africa-known in the Bible as Abyssinia-claims descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Under a Marxist regime, however, this ancient people has suffered from famine and genocide. This presentation chronicles the heartbreak of Ethiopia, which mirrors many of the cri ... [ more ]

  • Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962

    Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962

    Genre: History,Africa,Military
    Author: Alistair Horne
    Duration: 30:00:00

    The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It caused the fall of six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict, and as many European settlers were driven into exile ... [ more ]

  • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943)

    An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943)

    Genre: History,Africa,Military
    Author: Rick Atkinson
    Duration: 26:10:00

    Beginning the trilogy that continues with The Day of Battle, An Army at Dawn opens on the eve of Operation TORCH, the daring amphibious invasion of Morocco and Algeria. After three days of hard fighting against the French, American and British troops push deeper into North Africa. But the confi ... [ more ]

  • South Africa

    South Africa

    Genre: History,Africa,History,Africa,History,Africa
    Author: Joseph Stromberg
    Duration: 02:47:40

    South Africa has become the world's symbol of racism. From the moment the Dutch colonists set foot on the Cape in 1652, this nation has steered a straight course toward apartheid; civil unrest has resulted. These tapes explore the economic and social forces that have brought South Africa into the sp ... [ more ]

  • Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa

    Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa

    Genre: History,Africa
    Author: Dominique Lapierre
    Duration: 08:46:00

    In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's ... [ more ]

  • Nigeria and West Africa

    Nigeria and West Africa

    Genre: History,Africa,History,Africa,History,Africa
    Author: Wendy McElroy
    Duration: 02:37:06

    With a culture dating back to at least 700 B.C., West Africa has a long and rich history. British influence after the 16th century, and especially in the 18th century, changed the region's course. By 1967, Nigeria was at war with itself-with the Republic of Biafra: proclaimed in Nigeria's eastern re ... [ more ]

  • Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

    Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

    Genre: History,Africa
    Author: Dean King
    Duration: 13:00:00

    Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the ... [ more ]

  • Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East

    Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East

    Genre: History,Africa,Military
    Author: Juan Cole
    Duration: 11:30:00

    In this vivid history, master storyteller and world-renowned historian Juan Cole tells the story of Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798. Revealing Napoleon’s reasons for leading the expedition against Egypt and showcasing the young general’s fascinating views of the Orient, Cole delves into the psy ... [ more ]

  • Travels in the interior of Africa in 1795 by Mungo Park, the explorer

    Travels in the interior of Africa in 1795 by Mungo Park, the explorer

    Genre: History,Africa
    Author: Mungo Park
    Duration: 01:34:57

    Mungo Park was an explorer of the real kind. In 1795, only aged 24, he left Gambia for the uncharted interior of Africa, in a journey that would be filled with tragedy, heroism, and adventure. Park was the first European to ever reach the river Niger and the legendary city of Timbuctoo, thus resolvi ... [ more ]

  • Wonga Coup: A Tale of Guns, Germs and the Steely Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa

    Wonga Coup: A Tale of Guns, Germs and the Steely Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa

    Genre: History,Politics,Africa
    Author: Adam Roberts
    Duration: 08:36:00

    Equatorial Guinea is a tiny country roughly the size of the state of Maryland. Humid, jungle covered, and rife with unpleasant diseases, natives call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, belief in witchcraft, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption, ... [ more ]

  • How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa

    How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa

    Genre: History,Africa
    Author: Henry M. Stanley
    Duration: 16:00:00

    This riveting history is a firsthand account of the long and arduous search for one of the greatest explorers of the nineteenth century. Journalist and adventurer Henry M. Stanley was known for his search for the legendary David Livingstone, and their eventual meeting led to the popular quotation Dr ... [ more ]

  • Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

    Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

    Genre: History,Africa
    Author: Martin Dugard
    Duration: 05:50:00

    With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped tell ... [ more ]

  • White Hunters: The Golden Age of African Safaris

    White Hunters: The Golden Age of African Safaris

    Genre: History,Africa
    Author: Brian Herne
    Duration: 14:23:00

    A little over 100 years ago, East Africa was terra incognita to most whites: a land largely unmapped, sparsely settled by Europeans, and teeming with wildlife. It was the hunter-adventurer's paradise, and by the early twentieth century a small, lionhearted clan of explorers and big-game hunters bega ... [ more ]

  • Africans

    Africans

    Genre: History,Africa
    Author: David Lamb
    Duration: 18:30:23

    David Lamb, critically-acclaimed author of The Arabs, spent four years in Africa as a news correspondent, traveling through 48 of its countries. Written in 1983, The Africans is a remarkable and very personal commentary on the people of this vast continent. It offers colorful, close-up views of pres ... [ more ]

  • Ghana - Culture Smart!

    Ghana - Culture Smart!

    Genre: Travel,Africa,Guidebooks & Tours
    Author: Ian Utley
    Duration: 03:39:22

    The Gateway to Africa, Ghana welcomes around a million tourists, aid workers, and business travelers a year due to its tropical scenic beauty and rich culture. It is, however, the Ghanaians themselves who make the biggest impression. It is through their hospitality and love of peace that Ghana has a ... [ more ]

  • Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    Genre: Travel,Africa
    Author: Quintin Winks
    Duration: 03:58:13

    Don't pack anxiety in your suitcase! By reading Culture Smart! Tanzania before you go, will ease your travel, help you to make friends and avoid confusion. Culture Smart! Tanzania will help you to understand local manners, customs and laws. Culture Smart! Tanzania goes the extra mile to help you ... [ more ]

  • Sufferings In Africa

    Sufferings In Africa

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Africa
    Author: James Riley
    Duration: 09:57:00

    Young American sea captain James Riley, shipwrecked off the coast of north Africa in 1815, was captured by nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery. This dramatic account of Riley's trials and sufferings, wildly popular in his day, was read by a young and impressionable Abraham Lincoln. The degradations ... [ more ]

  • Challenge For Africa

    Challenge For Africa

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Africa,Environment
    Author: Wangari Maathai
    Duration: 10:55:00

    Nobel Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai has campaigned for environmental activism in Africa for more than three decades. In The Challenge for Africa, Maathai delivers an insightful call to action, presenting a realistic look at the diverse problems facing Africans. Maa ... [ more ]

  • Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones

    Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones

    Genre: History,Africa
    Author: Greg Campbell
    Duration: 07:03:00

    The smuggling of diamonds from Sierra Leone has become one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. This gripping true story traces the deadly trail of these diamonds and the repercussions felt far beyond the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone. ... [ more ]