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The Heart of Africa

Author: Alexander Campbell

Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf

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Category: Africa

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Contested Representations

Revisiting 'Into the Heart of Africa'

Author: Shelly R. Butler

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

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The controversy surrounding the significant "Into the Heart of Africa" exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is explored in this compelling and analytical text. The exhibit has become an international, controversial touchstone for issues surrounding the politics of visual representation, such as the challenges to curatorial and ethnographic authority in multicultural and postcolonial contexts. Asking why the museum's exhibit failed so many people, the author examines such issues as institutional politics, the broad political and intellectual climate surrounding museums, the legacies of colonialism and traditions of representation of Africa, and the politics of irony. By drawing upon anthropological and cultural criticism, the book offers a unique account of the ways in which an ambiguous exhibit about colonialism became the site of an expansiveInto the Heart of Africa."

The Heart of Africa Three Years Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa, from 1868 to 1871 by Dr. Georg Schweinfurth; Translated by Ellen E. Frewer; with an Introduction by Winwood Reade

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In the Heart of Africa

Author: Adolf Friedrich (Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin)

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Category: Africa, Central

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The Troubled Heart of Africa

A History of the Congo

Author: Robert Edgerton

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Category: History

Page: 320

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"This book serves as a basic primer on how one of the world's most mineral-rich countries was turned into one of its greatest tragedies." - Publishers Weekly Written over a century ago, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness continues to dominate our vision of the Congo, unlikely as it might seem that a late-Victorian novella could encapsulate a country roughly equal in size to the United States east of the Mississippi. Conrad's Congo is hell itself, a place where civilization won't take, where literal and metaphor darknesses converge, and where human conduct, unmoored from social (Western, in other words) norms, turns barbaric. As Robert Edgerton shows in this crisply narrated yet sweeping work of history, the Congo is still trying to awaken from the nightmare of its past, struggling to pull free from the grip of the "heart of darkness" cliche. Plundered for centuries for its natural resources (which remain Africa's most abundant), the Congo was not always a place of horror. Before the Portuguese landed on its shores at the end of the 15th century, it was a prosperous and thriving region. The Congo River, the world's second longest as well as the deepest, and one of the only routes to the continent's interior, provided indigenous populations with ample means for living and trading. What the Portuguese found first to exploit were people, and with the slave trade began a dizzying downward spiral of conquest and degradation that continued for centuries. By the 19th century the race to explore the full length of the legendary river masked a fight for territorial and moral control among the French, Arabs, British, Germans, as well as American missionaries, all of whom dreamed of possessing Africa's very heart. When King Leopold of Belgium managed to solidify control in 1885, the Congo "question" seemed solved. His reign, of course, was almost pathological in its cruelty-the true source of Conrad's "horror"-and its grim legacy endures to this day. Edgerton documents the Congo's long, sad history with a sense of empathy with and admiration for the character of the land and its inhabitants. Since independence in June 1960, the country has endured the machinations and disappointments of one dictator after another, beginning with Patrice Lumumba, and continuing through Joseph Mobutu, Laurent Kabila, and today Kabila's son, Joseph, who assumed power after his father was assassinated in January 2001. Whether called the "Congo Free State," or "Zaire," or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country remains perilously unstable. The Troubled Heart of Africa is the only book to give a complete history of the Congo, filling in the blanks in the country's history before the advent of Henry Stanley, David Livingstone, King Leopold, and other figures, and carrying us straight into today's headlines. The Congo continues today to be the subject of intense speculation and concern, and with good reason: upon it hangs the fate of sub-Sahara Africa as a whole. Here is a book that helps us face the stark truths of the Congo's past and appreciate both the enormous potential and uncertainty of its future.

The Heart of Africa. Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa from 1868 to 1871 ... Translated by E. E. Frewer. With an Introduction by W. Reade ... With Maps and ... Illustrations

Author: Georg August Schweinfurth

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The Heart of Africa

Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa from 1868 to 1871

Author: Georg August Schweinfurth

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In the Heart of Africa

Author: Samuel Baker

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Page: 318

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Adventures of an extraordinary man who went into Africa with his wife whom he had bougt in a Turkish slave market in the Balkans and equaled or surpassed Burton, Livingstone and other better-known explorers.

Gateway to the Heart of Africa

Missionary Pioneers in Sudan

Author: Francesco Pierli

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Category: Christianity

Page: 160

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This series is a valuable tool for deeper understanding of the experience of Christians in Sudan. It is also a resource in a search for reconciliation and peace in this land. These books are gathered from a conference offered in Limuru, Kenya, February, 1997.

Service in the Heart of Africa

Author: Sister Mary John

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Category: Monasticism and religious orders for women

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The Heart of Africa

Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa from 1868 to 1871

Author: Georg August Schweinfurth

Publisher: Gregg Division McGraw-Hill

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Category: Africa, Central

Page: 559

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In the Heart of Africa

Author: Samuel White Baker

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

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Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Reproduction of the original: In the Heart of Africa by Samuel White Baker

The Warm Heart of Africa and Other Stories

Author: Lily Mabura

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From the Heart of Africa

Short Stories from Rwanda

Author: Timothy Njoroge

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Serving in the Heart of Africa

Author: Juanita Brown

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Through the Heart of Africa

Being an Account of a Journey on Bicycles and on Foot from Northern Rhodesia, Past the Great Lakes, to Egypt, Undertaken when Proceeding Home on Leave in 1910

Author: Frank Hulme Melland

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Category: Africa, East

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The Malayan Special Force in the Heart of Africa

Author: Siew Soo Tan

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Category: Congo (Democratic Republic)

Page: 107

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David Livingstone

Deep in the Heart of Africa

Author: Steven Otfinoski

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 79

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Presents the life and accomplishments of David Livingstone, the missionary and explorer who was the first European to reach Victoria Falls in Southern Africa.

Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa

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Page: 127

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Arms and Daggers in the Heart of Africa

Studies on Internal Conflicts

Author: Peter Anyang' Nyong'o

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Category: Africa

Page: 364

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