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The Sin In My Blackness by Nkateko Masinga
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
I have found a beauty in blackness that I am willing to defend, a beauty that I will not allow to be contained or stifled. I refuse to succumb to the notion that I must hide my hair, bleach my skin or make apologies for the way I sound when I speak. I have written this book as a form of love letter to myself; to say: There is no shame or sin in my blackness.
The South African Story - 3rd Edition by Ron McGregor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,290. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Ron McGregor is one of South Africa's most experienced tour guides. The South African Story - 3rd Edition is a collection of his commentaries, delivered in Ron's inimitable raconteurial style. For those who want a deeper understanding of the country they are visiting - but don't want to invest in a library - this is the single book that has it all.
No Valley Without Shadows: MSF and the fight for affordable ARVs in South Africa by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
Price: Free! Words: 24,120. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / AIDS & HIV, Nonfiction » History » Africa
"No Valley Without Shadows" gives an insiders’ account of the early days of the HIV treatment movement in South Africa during the 2000s. To take its place in this battle, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders would have to overcome internal resistance, seemingly impossible financial barriers, multiple lawsuits, and the shame and terror of the very people they were trying to help.
Letters from Lonehill by James Forson
Price: Free! Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Essay » Literature
In this entertaining collection of short stories, James Forson light-heartedly explores some of his memories of the Western Cape Province in South Africa and confronts some of the challenges and ironies of the world of business. Sometimes humorous, sometimes pithy, the stories strike a responsive chord with our own life experiences. A pleasant read to while away the weekend.
Literurbano.com by Stélio Inácio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,630. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Este é o livro mais divertido que terá a oportunidade de ler na sua vida. Tipo... Histórias para rachar, pauladas, crónicas maradas e anedotas piradas com um style literário.
Takka Takka by Kieran Haldenby
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,800. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Takka Takka tells the story of men living the nightmare under unimaginable terrible conditions, and yet in the midst of this terror, this violence and torture, often reaching out to each other and finding, friendship, loyalty and courage. Love and beauty. It is a story that had to be told; and a story that has to be read by all those who long to bring light into the darkness.
Children of Freedom by Lea Ann Douglas
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Xhosa storyteller Inkululeko tells the story of her life and narrates the history of South Africa from the start of the twentieth century until just before the end of apartheid. He stories help preserve the native African culture, inspiring her people and keeping hope alive.
Nyayo Za Obama by Safari E. Ohumay
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,910. Language: Swahili. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Nyayo za Obama ni kitabu kinachosimulia maisha ya rais Barack Obama na mafanikio yake ya kihistoria katika siasa ya Marekani. Kimeandikwa kwa madhumuni mahasusi ya kuboresha lugha ya Kiswahili, kikisisitiza utumiaaji wa Kiswahili sanifu. Kwa minajili hiyo, sura tano kati ya nane zinazungumzia historia ya raia na taifa, changamoto zake, na majukumu yake kama taifa kiongozi ulimwenguni.
Africa in Prophecy by Ohimai Izedonmi
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction
Is Africa really cursed? If Africa is cursed, who cursed it and why? Are the negative life and leadership realities in Africa today products of a curse? Is there an end to the problems of Africa? What does the future holds for her? In this book these and many other questions about Africa's past, present and future are finally answered from the wealth of Bible prophecies.
A Painful Journey and More by Vernon W. Wilson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is a true story about a woman who is forced to leave her home, north of Kimberley, with five young children at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899 after a personal tragedy. She undertakes a journey of a 1000 kilometres partly through a war torn country and semi desert area of South Africa to reach the safety of Cape Town.
The Armoured Train Incident by Kathy Stewart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
On 15 November 1899, near the start of the Anglo-Boer War, an armoured train with a young Winston Churchill aboard ground its way through the misty hinterland of Natal, South Africa. The Boers, fearsome, brave Afrikaner farmers known for their marksmanship, had proved to be a formidable force. As the train steamed along, the soldiers were aware the elusive foe could strike at any time.
Footbridge by Roger Russell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,330. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is the story of one man’s walk around South Africa undertaken in 1999 in support of the South African Police Services; a first-hand account of the state of Police Service stations and the mind-set of a country. This is an intimate picture of the South African public, the remnants of Apartheid and the streets of SA like few you will ever read…
Hobson's Choice by David Hilton-Barber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is book is a cameo of Len Hobson’s memories of growing up in the 1930s, the early days of farming in the Karoo, his youthful exploits, his exposure to the poverty of the poor whites at that time and his grief at losing his sibling and later, two of his wives. Len Hobson is a humble soul who has never lost touch with the simple side of life. He is a down-toearth man of the soil.
Footprints by David Hilton-Barber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,430. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Here is an idiosyncratic view of one of South Africa’s loveliest districts. History is certainly revealed, but the book is much more than dry-as-dust fact and chronologies. The mountains and valleys and abundant vegetation of the northern Drakensberg have inspired many people. Their stories enliven almost every page.
The Baronet And The Savage King by David Hilton-Barber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Africa
“Gold mined at Tati was identifi ed with the dynasty of the Queen of Sheba and the ancient rulers of biblical Ophir. David’s book records how this notion, mentioned in Milton’s Paradise Lost, was discarded as being romantic fi ction. But romance there is here aplenty.” JOHN GORDON DAVIS, bestselling author of Hold My Hand I’m Dying
The Affects of Colonialism in Africa by Matthew Croyle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
The Affects of Colonialism in Africa analyzes the invasion of the colonists into Africa during the 19th and 20th Centuries. Some of the most difficult times for Africa were during the establishment of colonialism in their countries. Colonials from Europe invaded countries in Africa with no regard for the well being or culture of the inhabited countries.
The Scarification Guide by John Monyjok Maluth
Series: Journalism, Book 5. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 19,400. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013 by Discipleship Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
The Scarification Guide is not a result of a serious research even though I tried my best to interview different people from different states of the South Sudan. Read it and experience the pain caused by this graduation act. I, the author of this book, I received the marks on my forehead in November, 1997 when I was 14.
Hartbeespoortdam by B.K. de Beer
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: Afrikaans. Published: April 22, 2013 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Hierdie is die volledige teks van Hoofstuk 18, uit B. K. de Beer se boek: Agter die Magalies. Bertus de Beer was 'n boer langs die Krokodilrivier net 'n paar kilometer aan die onderkant van die Hartbeespoortdam. Daarom bied hy aan ons 'n unieke perspektief van die geskiedenis van die “Dam” en hoe afhanklik die boere was van die water uit die dam.
Haunted Africa: True Ghost Stories Part I by Mary Devey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,830. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Haunted Africa: True Ghost Stories Part 1 includes a compilation of African stories from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda which explores demonic possessions, haunted dwellings, child ritual abuse, witchcraft and African goblins. Anything can happen in Africa; strange creatures show themselves all the time and you might have read about how people get their way all the time using goblins..