Aran to Africa

An Irishman's Unique Odyssey

Author: Padraig O'Toole

Publisher: CreateSpace



Page: 244

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Starting with an insider's glimpse of a vanished way of life, Aran to Africa traces the steps of Padraig O' Toole from a barefoot Irish-speaking boy who learns English, to rebellious seminarian, building labourer, celibate residing in an African Emir's harem, teacher of the Qur'an to Muslim students, expert horseman and boatman, priest at loggerheads with church bureaucrats, magazine editor, doctoral student in Canada, teacher in England, international concert promoter, and journalism professor in Tanzania. In this compelling read, we encounter U.S. author Leon Uris, media guru Marshall McLuhan, renowned educationalists Paolo Freire and Ivan lllich, and Irish authors Maeve Binchy, Breandan O hEithir and John B. Keane. He marries the internationally renowned singer and harpist, Mary O'Hara and retiring to his native lnis Mor, he sums up reflections inspired by his life.

The Making of South Africa

Culture and Politics

Author: Aran S. MacKinnon

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: History

Page: 320

View: 161

This new history of South Africa provides a significant and unique addition to the existing one volume texts by emphasizing African contributions and encompassing the previously hidden voices.This book incorporates important new perspectives on South African geography and the spatial dimensions of segregation and apartheid, environmental studies, and the dynamic literature on identities and ethnicity. The book also highlights how Europeans and Africans shaped the environment, politics and the economy to develop a complex multi-racial nation.For readers who want a detailed understanding of all the forces that have shaped South Africa to date.

Demographic Effects of Economic Reversals in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Working Group on Demographic Effects of Economic and Social Reversals

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Social Science

Page: 193

View: 635

This book examines the effects of economic downturns in recent decades on first marriages, first and second births, and child mortality in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Uganda.

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

Author: Kevin Shillington

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 1912

View: 471

Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

The Aran Islands

Author: J. M. Synge

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: History

Page: 160

View: 824

Famed playwright's beautiful, poetic 1907 memoir of life in an Irish fishing community. Superb retelling of folklore and anecdotes; vivid portrait of warmth, sincerity, and humor of hardy island residents.

Preserving the Landscape of Imagination

Children's Literature in Africa

Author: Raoul Granqvist

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Social Science

Page: 361

View: 552

From the contents: African children's literature or literature for African children? (Sam Mbure).- Information ou intoxication?: le role du peritexte dans quelques ouvrages de romancieres africaines publies a l'intention des jeunes(Jean-Marie Volet).- Theatre for children in South Africa (Zakes Mda).- Children's literature in Nigeria: revolutionary omissions (Marieh Linton Umeh).

The Global Financial Crisis

Impact on WAEMU Member Countries and Policy Options

Author: Irene Yackovlev

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 916

Most WAEMU countries are likely to see economic growth deteriorate over the next two years as a result of the global economic crisis, and some WAEMU countries will be more severely affected by the crisis than others. This could have a detrimental effect on efforts to reduce poverty. Deteriorating remittances and commodity export prices are projected to negatively affect the WAEMU countries' external current account deficit and reserves, although the impact should be cushioned by positive terms-of-trade shocks, such as declining import prices for food and fuel products. These developments should also help lower inflation pressures, bringing WAEMU inflation closer to its historical level of about 2 percent by 2010.

Nelson Mandela

A Reference Guide to His Life and Works

Author: Aran S. MacKinnon

Publisher: Significant Figures in World H


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 432

Nelson Mandela: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works covers his life and works. The extensive A to Z section includes over a hundred entries. The bibliography provides a comprehensive list of publications concerning his life and work.

Colonial Conspiracies in Africa

Author: Maduka E. Agbodike Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Religion

Page: 299

View: 618

This masterpiece is perhaps the most controversial treatise ever written by an African author or published. I have been reading various books but this is the first time I read one, which analytically used religious books, sciences, historic facts, various mysteries and nature to present, in simple manner most of the wonders of this weird world we live in Blasphemous heresies cum different human efforts cryptically inculcated into religious beliefs, which are unknowingly propagated and practised in almost every part of the world, were skilfully unmasked. Fraudulent honest beliefs cannily brewed at various philosophic caves of the developed world, geared towards minds slavery, then spewed into ethno-politics of the day and religious bodies, which enabled them hold the world at their mercies, were plainly unveiled. Colonial Conspiracies in Africa, like merciless and unapologetic hot knife while slicing through every butter or cheese created or produced by the world ruling class fibs potions, never respected or feared; just the way, she acting as the only Divine detergent, bleached every dye stain or taint on religious cum political maladies of our day! I am afraid, all the deep secrets in human hearts, which this book opened up and made very easy as well as palatable to swallow, no one truly sincere enough, can contest! This is that philological Murdered Truth about Gihons (Africans) in particular and other oppressed nations, which you must know. This shall set our one-sided historic records straight and stop further deceptive or exploitative symbiotic co-existance amongst human race! Africa is not the dreg of Human wastes, rather the only true Father of entire Human Race! This is Divinely inspired Power packed Epistle to the world at large. Study with reverence! This treatise shall be read and remembered forever! She is a revolutionary masterpiece!

Involuntary Resettlement in Africa

Selected Papers from a Conference on Environment and Settlement Issues in Africa

Author: Cynthia C. Cook

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 448

Annex 3. Opening speech.