True Story!

Author: Herman Wasserman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253222117

Category: History

Page: 218

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"A much needed media history and political and social assessment of a genre that is currently very much the subject of conjecture."---Sean Jacobs, University of Michigan --
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True Stories From a Safari Guide

Author: Mark C. Ross

Publisher: Miramax Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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On March 1st, 1999, American safari guide Mark Ross was camped with four clients in Uganda, searching for endangered mountain gorillas. By days end, two of these clients and six other tourists were dead at the hand of Rwandan rebels slipping across the border from Congo. As a man who loves East Africa, Ross felt betrayed by this horror that made headlines around the world. He writes, The continent has always been the love of my life. Now there is trouble between us. Dangerous Beauty is the story of that love and that trouble. Ross is one of the most seasoned and skilled safari guides at work in Africa today, and he writes here about his close-hand encounters with danger and natural beauty in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Uganda. He describes his walks in the bush and the way he teaches his clients to read the unearthly silences and stillnesses in the wind that signify trouble. He writes about deadly charges by elephants, encounters with lions, cheetas and Cape buffalo, and the electric excitement of witnessing the mass migrations of wildebeest and zebras. He writes in detail about the terrible events of 1999 and their aftermath. Ross also conveys the tranquility of dawn in the wild, and the times when the extraordinary loveliness of the land and its power bear down on the guide and his safari companions.
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Author: Ann Heinrichs

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516203409

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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A basic overview of the history, geography, climate, and culture of South Africa.
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A True Adventure

Author: Dennis Hubbard

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783068280

Category: Travel

Page: 200

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Dennis Hubbard was a naïve 21 year old when he arrived at a small mining town called Broken Hill in tropical Northern Rhodesia, where he spent the next two years. They were to become the greatest and most formative of his life. Together with his best friend Fred, he became involved in expeditions deep into the African bush, first on pedal cycles and then in a 1946 Flying Standard motor car. They paddled a kayak on the lake adjacent to Mulungushi Dam, where they had first-hand encounters with the dangerous native wildlife – such as crocodiles and hippos – and many other near altercations with elephants, buffalo and baboons. Dennis and Fred were recruited to the local Police Reserve and Dennis was shocked to see the segregation and discrimination that existed at the time. He befriended some local Africans, contrary to firm advice from many other white people in Broken Hill. Eventually, Dennis became truly absorbed into the colonial way of life just as the sun was setting on the British Empire. He used his rifle several times and became very familiar with the seemingly endless and beautiful savannah lands that surrounded Broken Hill. Towards the end of his stay in Africa, there was a heated romance with great tragedy in store for both Dennis and Fred, the horrendous circumstances of which will have the reader asking whether this is really a true story – unfortunately, it certainly is. Dennis was initially reluctant to share his story, and has so far kept this desperately tragic end of his stay in Africa a deep, dark secret... Until now. The Tragic Romance of Africa is a compelling combination of travel writing and memoir that also gives a unique and rare insight into a snapshot of Africa’s history. It’s a book that at times reads like a novel due to its hard-to-believe content, and an account that is often hilarious, occasionally touching, sometimes moving but ultimately harrowing, set in a bygone age of colonialism, racism, exploitation and adventure.
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Author: D. V. Georges

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780516012872

Category: Africa

Page: 44

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Briefly describes Africa's regions: the Middle East countries, the Sahara, the equatorial rain forest, the west coast, east Africa, island countries off the southeast coast, and southern Africa.
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A True Story from Africa

Author: Xan Hopcraft,Carol Cawthra Hopcraft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689835396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Ten-year-old Xan tells about the life of Dooms, the cheetah which became his pet and lived with his family in Kenya, Africa.
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True South African Stories

Author: Roger Webster

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864865823

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: 157

View: 6914

This collection contains true accounts of people, events and incidents that shaped the future of South Africa. Now no longer skewered by political agendas, they may be correctly told, bringing history back into balance.
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Author: David Petersen

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516207674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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A brief overview of the geography, wildlife, history, and people of Africa.
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An Informal Analysis

Author: Matthew T. Momon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477133321

Category: History

Page: 173

View: 6373

This book is designed to assist the advanced mathematics and science students through the maze of the Ancient World/Hellenistic World/ Classical World and its flow into the Modern World. This book will not only put critical events in perspective but also in their true chronological order. This book will give the reader knowledge of the history of the Mediterranean World from the Persian Empire to the 1883 A.D. discovery of electricity and beyond. From the seven wonders of the ancient world to ancient warfare and ancient machines of war and peace to Africa’s development and implementation of the disciplines of mathematics, all engineering sciences, physics, chemistry, metallurgy, statistics, medicine, masonry, technology, ethics, political science, metaphysics, astronomy, astrology and philosophy. In general, the reader will be introduced to a world that was developed and maintained by the mind of the African. This way of thought has maintained the world up to the modern age. Most importantly, the reader will learn through deductive and inductive reasoning where the origin of the western world really begins—who educated whom, when this education took place, where it took place, how long this educational environment lasted, the manner in which the professors and master teachers were treated, when the course of the world changed, who changed it, how it was changed and why. If the reader is tired of “keep your eyes on the prize!” and wants to know what the prize is and whether or not the African deserves the prize, then read this book and be informed.
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The True Story of George Washington's African American Descendants

Author: Linda Allen Bryant

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595767087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 486

View: 479

THE FIRST PRESIDENT Documented national history states that the nation's first president had no children. But the oral history of the descendants of this African American family tells a different story. THE CONTROVERSY Many people will believe the story of George Washington fathering a slave son. Others will find it difficult, if not impossible, to believe that Washington had an intimate relationship with a slave named Venus. Their fateful union during the era of antebellum slavery produced a son, West Ford. THE SECRET As time and space distanced the Ford family from its beginnings at Mount Vernon, each generation continued to walk a precarious line, bearing the weight of their heritage and battling issues of skin color, status, and identity. Linda Allen Bryant, a descendant of West Ford, pens her family's narrative history in I Cannot Tell a Lie. Their genealogy is rich in adventure, love, tragedy, sacrifice and courage-a story that will haunt you long after you turn the last page.
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The True Story of South Africa's Unwanted Children

Author: Dianne Lang

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143433306X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 628

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This book is a passionate cry from the heart. From the heart of someone who has given almost everything she has to the cause of justice and happiness for heavily-abused children and for HIV/AIDS sufferers, and from the heart of the real, here-and-now, South Africa - no pretence, no frills, exactly as it is, with supporting evidence. The people are all real people, with their real names; the incompetence, the neglect of duty, the corruption, the malevolence, the despair - and the goodness, the tenderness, the devotion to a cause, the trust and the joy - are all real. Writing the book has been an extremely draining and highly emotional experience, and this inevitably shows through in much of the text. But it had to be written, because the terrible failings of the 'system' have to be exposed, because the author needed the catharsis, and above all because the lives - and deaths - of these deeply hurt but irresistible children needed to be recorded and remembered. Here there is little for your comfort and much cause for the beloved country to cry.
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A True Story from Africa

Author: Jeanette Winter

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547546386

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A slender, realistic story of a young man's coming of age, Very Far Away from Anywhere Else is one of the most inspiring novels Ursula K. Le Guin has ever published.
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A True African Story

Author: Bonginkosi Gama

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479728055

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 53

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At what point does one begin to pursue a dream? This question has preoccupied my mind for the past two years, and hence it has ignited the inspiration to write this book about my father, who, at the very tender age of fourteen, seemed to have known what he wanted to accomplish with his life. Themba Delani Jeremiah Gama was his full name. He was born in Kwa Mafahlwane, a rural village which is 30 km away from the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) small town called Newcastle (South Africa), on12 February 1942. Throughout his life, he compared his life to that of Moses in the Holy Bible whose purpose was to deliver the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and lead them to the Promised Land (Canaan). Simply put, my father’s main mission in life was to deliver his family from poverty to a better life. From his whole life, I learnt the following principles: • Focus on the end results. • Sacrifice is inevitable. • Share your dream with your partner. • Passionately work hard towards your dream. • Take responsibility for your actions. • Be honest in all your dealings. • Have faith to achieve your dream. • Patience is rewarded.
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The True Story of the Young South African Martyr and his Struggle to Raise Black Consciousness

Author: Donald Woods

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 142993638X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 3307

Subjected to 22 hours of interrogation, torture and beating by South African police on September 6, 1977, Steve Biko died six days later. Donald Woods, Biko's close friend and a leading white South African newspaper editor, exposed the murder helping to ignite the black revolution.
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True Stories from a South African Paramedic

Author: N.A

Publisher: Quickfox Publishing

ISBN: 0620468513

Category: Emergency medical technicians

Page: 170

View: 1954

"In Tales from my Stethoscope, Bruna, an Advanced Life Support paramedic with more than 23 years' experience, takes you behind the scenes of accidents, sudden illness, shootings and human revelry gone wrong. You'll experience the fun and excitementƯ of Johannesburg on a Saturday night \2026 but you'll also go to the lonely places where old people suffer in silenceƯ and children aren't properly cared for. You'll read about running a clinic on a mine in deepest Africa and being the resident paramedic on a geo-survey ship plying the waters around the globe. You'll fly helicopters over cities praying that the patient survives, and you'll be there in the middle of farming country helping to amputate a leg caught in a harvester. If you can stomach the drama, the blood, the grief, and the quirky humour used to get through harrowing situations, you'll get to the end of these tales with a deeper understanding of the human condition and renewed admiration and gratitude for those who listen and act when we call out in distress"--Cover.
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Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6866

Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.
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150 True Stories of African-American Heroism

Author: N.A

Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers

ISBN: 9780811908696

Category: History

Page: 300

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Profiles African American men and women who have succeeded in fields such as politics, medicine, law, science, education, art, sports, business, and the military.
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Author: Patricia A. Fink Martin

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516215730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, life cycles, and behavior of several types of Old World monkeys, which live in Asia and Africa.
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Author: Edward Gilliat

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781340030346


Page: 406

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Author: Binyavanga Wainaina

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3884234544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Binyavanga Wainaina nimmt seine Leser mit auf die Reise durch sein Leben von den 1970ern bis in die heutige Gegenwart. Er erzählt von einer Kindheit in der urbanen Mittelklasse Kenias, der Studienzeit im Südafrika des gesellschaftlichen Wandels, den ersten schriftstellerischen Versuchen bis zum literarischen Durchbruch. Starke sinnliche Erlebnisse mischen sich mit landschaftlichen Eindrücken, gleichzeitig wird die Bedeutung von Familie, Volk und Nation vor dem Hintergrund der sich wandelnden politischen Szenerie immer wieder in Frage gestellt. Ob Wainaina sich an den Haartrockner im Frisörladen seiner Mutter erinnert, an die Musik Michael Jacksons oder an ein Familientreffen in Uganda - er tut dies so liebevoll wie respektlos, so hinreißend komisch wie melancholisch und immer mit sprachlichem Witz und scharfem Blick auf die Brüche unserer Zeit.
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