The African Roots of Marijuana by Chris S. Duvall

The African Roots of Marijuana by Chris S. Duvall
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Overview: After arriving from South Asia approximately a thousand years ago, cannabis quickly spread throughout the African continent. European accounts of cannabis in Africa-often fictionalized and reliant upon racial stereotypes-shaped widespread myths about the plant and were used to depict the continent as a cultural backwater and Africans as predisposed to drug use. These myths continue to influence contemporary thinking about cannabis. In The African Roots of Marijuana, Chris S. Duvall corrects common misconceptions while providing an authoritative history of cannabis as it flowed into, throughout, and out of Africa. Duvall shows how preexisting smoking cultures in Africa transformed the plant into a fast-acting and easily dosed drug and how it later became linked with global capitalism and the slave trade. People often used cannabis to cope with oppressive working conditions under colonialism, as a recreational drug, and in religious and political movements. This expansive look at Africa’s importance to the development of human knowledge about marijuana will challenge everything readers thought they knew about one of the world’s most ubiquitous plants.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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African Americans and Africa by Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden

African Americans and Africa: A New History by Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 8.2 MB
Overview: An introduction to the complex relationship between African Americans and the African continent

What is an "African American" and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States’ first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. The diversity of African American identities through relationships with region, ethnicity, slavery, and immigration are all examined to investigate questions fundamental to the study of African American history and culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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African Americans At War by Jonathan Sutherland

African Americans At War: An Encyclopedia by Jonathan Sutherland
Requirements: .PDF reader, 11.1 Mb
Overview: African Americans at War puts a human face on this neglected area of history. From pre-Revolutionary fighting against the French to cutting-edge combat against Saddam Hussein, these A-Z volumes underscore significant military contributions from African Americans. The two volumes provide comprehensive coverage of aspects including important historical figures; key battles, legislation, and rulings; honors awarded; regiments, formations, and squadrons; and significant places. Individuals portrayed include celebrated Revolutionary hero Crispus Attucks and Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker, who led his platoon in a near suicidal attack on German positions in 1945. Often marginalized in support functions and frequently given suicidal missions, African Americans have served with distinction and honor in all U.S. conflicts. Their stories, endeavors, and bravery are now chronicled in one accessible resource. This set investigates each war, the interwar years, integration periods, and acceptance of African American men and women on the military team. This is a fascinating compendium spanning all U.S. history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Rise of an African Middle Class by Michael O. West

The Rise of an African Middle Class: Colonial Zimbabwe, 1898-1965 by Michael O. West
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.9MB
Overview: Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia’s unilateral declaration of independence, Michael O. West shows how some Africans were able to avail themselves of scarce educational and social opportunities in order to achieve some degree of upward mobility in a society that was hostile to their ambitions. Though relatively few in number and not rich by colonial standards, this comparatively better class of Africans challenged individual and social barriers imposed by colonialism to become the locus of protest against European domination. This extensive and original book opens new perspective into relations between colonizers and colonized in colonial Zimbabwe.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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South African Home Owner – June 2019

South African Home Owner – June 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 112 MB
Overview: The leading reference guide to South African home and décor ideas, inspirations and suppliers
SA Home Owner focuses on showcasing luxury houses across SA, as well as offering decor, trend-watching and lifestyle features, and expert comment on home-related topics. SA Home Owner is a magazine packed with expertise, and has built outstanding relationships with industry professionals and service providers, as well as readers across the country.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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South African Garden and Home – June 2019

South African Garden and Home – June 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 78 MB
Overview: SA Garden and Home is the ultimate magazine for home lovers of all ages. It features gorgeous homes and gardens and is filled with great tips and ideas for both decorating and gardening not to mention the latest info on lifestyle trends, creative people, entertaining, travel and more.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Magical Realism in West African Fiction by Brenda Cooper

Magical Realism in West African Fiction: Seeing With a Third Eye by Brenda Cooper
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Overview: This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers:
•Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone,
•Ben Okri of Nigeria
•and Kojo Laing of Ghana.

Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to:
•a range of global expressions of magical realism, from the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie
•wider contemporary trends in African writing, with particular attention to how the realism of authors such as Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka has been connected with nationalist agendas.

This is a fascinating and important work for all those working on African literature, magical realism, or postcoloniality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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Growing Up African in Australia by means of Maxine Beneba Clarke

Growing Up African in Australia by means of Maxine Beneba Clarke
Requirements: .ePUB reader, eight MB
Overview: Learning to kick a soccer in a suburban schoolyard. Finding your toes as a tender black dancer. Discovering your grandfather’s poetry. Meeting Nelson Mandela at your native church. Facing racism from those that will have to offer protection to you. Dreading a seek advice from to the hairdresser. House- hopping around the suburbs. Being too black. Not being black sufficient. Singing to seek out your soul, after which shedding your self once more.

Welcome to African Australia.

Compiled by means of award-winning writer Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial the help of writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings in combination voices from the areas of Africa and the African diaspora, together with the Caribbean and the Americas. Told with hobby, energy and poise, those are the tales of African-diaspora Australians.

Contributors come with Faustina Agolley, Santilla Chingaipe, Carly Findlay, Khalid Warsame, Nyadol Nyuon, Tariro Mavondo and lots of, many extra.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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We may just no longer fail : the primary African Americans within the Space Program

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South African Country Life – April 2019

South African Country Life – April 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 55 MB
Overview: The mag’s readers might reside within the town, however their hearts are within the nation. SA Country Life gives a singular mixture of commute, way of life, heritage, conservation, inexperienced dwelling and meals and wine, whilst the valuables and lodging categorized pages are utilized by the ones searching for distinctive getaway.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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South African Country Life – April 2019

South African Country Life – April 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 55 MB
Overview: The mag’s readers would possibly reside within the town, however their hearts are within the nation. SA Country Life gives a novel mixture of go back and forth, way of life, heritage, conservation, inexperienced residing and meals and wine, whilst the valuables and lodging categorized pages are utilized by the ones on the lookout for distinctive getaway.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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South African Country Life – April 2019

South African Country Life – April 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 55 MB
Overview: The mag’s readers might reside within the town, however their hearts are within the nation. SA Country Life provides a singular mixture of go back and forth, way of life, heritage, conservation, inexperienced dwelling and meals and wine, whilst the valuables and lodging categorized pages are utilized by the ones on the lookout for distinctive getaway.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Ronda Racha Penrice-African American History For Dummies

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African Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development

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