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Ten empowering books to read in celebration of Black History Month

Anna J. Cooper once said: “the cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class—it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.”In observance of Black History Month, we are celebrating our prize-winning authors and empowering scholarship spanning a variety of topics across African American history, the civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter, the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, and more. Explore our reading list and update your bookshelf with the most recent ...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Africa, America, History, Biography, Louis Armstrong, Black History Month, Trump, Angela Davis, Nat King Cole, Editor's Picks, Stewart, Armstrong, Locke


As a Black Lord of the Rings fan, I felt left out of fantasy worlds. So I created my own | Namina Forna

Author Namina Forna loved JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis’ books as a child, but saw little that resembled the magic and rich mythology she saw in AfricaWhen I was a child, I was what you would call a JRR Tolkien fangirl. I read The Lord of the Rings over and over. I traipsed around the countryside, imagining it was Middle-earth. With just a flight of imagination, I could be snug in the Shire, exploring the mines of Moria, or even flitting through the woods of Lothlórien.When the first Lord of the Ring...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Africa, Culture, Shire, Cs Lewis, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Fantasy Books, Moria, Namina Forna


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to publish memoir about her father's death

Notes on Grief will recount the life of ‘a remarkable man of kindness and charm’ and the author’s struggle to absorb his loss during lockdown last yearChimamanda Ngozi Adichie has written a memoir about the sudden death of her father in lockdown last year. Notes on Grief, by the Orange prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, will be published on 11 May. Her UK publisher 4th Estate described it as “a timely and deeply personal … work of meditation, remembrance and hope”.Adich...
Tags: Books, Publishing, UK, Nigeria, Africa, US, Culture, Autobiography and memoir, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Adichie, Americanah, Yellow Sun, Ngozi Adichie, James Nwoye Adichie


Spain’s Star BM – The 9mm “Not An M1911” Handgun

By: Vincent DeNiro The left side of the Model BM with original Star stampings visible, letting you know it was made in Eibar, Spain. IMG Vince D. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In the milsurp market, $200 can get you far, but it’s hard to get more out of your $200 than with the Star Model BM. The Star BM is one of the most popular milsurp guns on the market, and with good reason. It’s able to balance price, fun, and practicality like no other. For around $200, you get a fun import plinker that can...
Tags: Guns, Africa, Spain, Star, South Africa, Gear, Libya, Beretta, Eibar, Winchester, Vince, Guardia Civil, Rhodesia, French Army, Winchester Ammunition, INTERARMS


Henry Repeating Arms Side Loading 45-70 Rifle Review

Side Gate Lever Action Rifle in 45-70 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Almost 160 years after the fact, Henry Repeating Arms finally added a side loading gate to their line of rifles which for the longest time had only been front-loading tubular magazine rifles. A few months back I was lucky enough to try out one of the first of these rifles chambered in 35 Remington, but all it did was make me long for other calibers in the same platform! So when I was offered their ultimate big bore rifle in 45-70,...
Tags: Guns, Africa, US, Las Vegas, SHARPS, Nelson, Winchester, Magnum, Henry, Mike, SBR, Skinner, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Henry Repeating Arms, Benjamin Tyler Henry


Novelist William Boyd says he’s had ‘the usual nightmare experiences’ working in TV and film

Forty years ago this month, William Boyd’s first novel, the satirical “A Good Man in Africa” was published to great acclaim, winning the Somerset Maugham Award and the Whitbread Book Award for a first novel…even though it was technically Boyd’s fourth. “While getting a post-graduate degree and teaching at Oxford University, I wrote three novels, which all ended up in a drawer,” he recalls. “They were like my apprentice work so my first published novel was really my fourth novel, which is why ...
Tags: Books, UK, England, France, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, William Boyd, Oxford University, Ghana, Southern California


The Book Stokvel: Africa writes; we read

Sarah Mokwebo explains how her book stokvel concept works, and how it benefits members The post The Book Stokvel: Africa writes; we read appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, Africa, Reading, Literature, Friday, Novels, Top Six, Thando Mgqolozana, Abantu Book Festival, Sarah Mokwebo, Stokvels, The Book Stokvel


Fabled ark could be among ancient treasures in danger in Ethiopia’s deadly war

Tigray’s rich heritage is ‘highly endangered’, experts warn, as the conflict escalates near key cultural sitesIt has been hidden from view for thousands of years, and its whereabouts never proved. But if the Ark of the Covenant indeed rests in a chapel in northern Ethiopia, this extraordinary religious treasure could be at grave risk from fighting in the area.The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, which reputedly houses the ark – a casket of gilded wood containing stone tablets inscribed with the ...
Tags: Books, Africa, Religion, World news, Culture, Unesco, Heritage, United Nations, Ethiopia, Archaeology, Tigray, Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, Paralympics 2012: archery


Coming to terms with recalcitrant kids and with mots populaires

A look at such English animal names as pig, cow, bull, bun (that is, bunny), cat, dog, tyke, horse, and quite a few others reveals a certain uniformity: their roots have always been monosyllabic (except for an occasional case ending), and dictionaries tend to call their origin unknown or uncertain. Does it follow that their etymology is as simple as bow-wow, oink-oink, as cluck-cluck? Surely, this is not the whole story. Also, camel and elephant are not reducible to animal cries. The same holds ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Africa, Lukas, Kipper, Joseph Wright, ENGL, Kitz, Zicke, Sabine van Straaten, Wortmann, Wilhelm Oehl, Kitze, Zick lein, Ticcen, Felix Wortmann


WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PLANT A DAPHNE?

Where is the best place to plant a Daphne? The most popular cultivars of Daphne grown today, such as Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata', Daphne x transatlantica 'Pink Fragrance' and Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill', are all known for their glorious fragrance. And it's because of their scented superiority that they are often planted near front and back doors. That way, those-in-the-know can profit the most from their heady, early-spring perfumes.However, being near a door doesn't really c...
Tags: Gardening, Japan, China, Africa, Nepal, Korea, Daphne, CC BY SA, Asia Europe, Simon Eade, DAPHNE BHOLUA Jacqueline Postill, Jacqueline Postill, Sergei Kazantsev


'Cowboys for Trump' leader plans to bring guns to DC on the day of Biden's inauguration

Otero County Commission Chairman and Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin rides his horse on 5th avenue on May 1, 2020 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images Couy Griffin, founder of Cowboys for Trump, said Thursday that he plans to bring multiple guns to Washington, DC, on the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Griffin, a county commissioner in New Mexico, said he would keep one of the guns on the front seat of his car. DC law prohibits keeping a firearm in the pass...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Africa, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, New Mexico, Dc, Biden, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Griffin, National Park Service


Women & Literature: Zora Neale Hurston

‘Zora Neale Hurston’ by Bev Sykes. The oral tradition of southern black folklore was an art and a skill handed down from Africa, preserved through slavery, and still thriving in the early years of the twentieth century, when Zora Neale Hurston came of age. The tradition was preserved through generations of rural southern culture and began to decline when the black workers left the agricultural South for the cities of the North. Zora Neale Hurston was singularly placed to record this material a...
Tags: Books, Florida, New York, Featured, California, Washington, New York City, Africa, Alabama, America, History, Egypt, New Jersey, New Orleans, Literature, Philadelphia


Women & Literature: Alice Walker

Alice Walker, perhaps best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple (1982), has always been committed to social and political change. This was nowhere clearer than in The Color Purple, which brought to light questions of sexual abuse and violence in the black community, while demonstrating the liberatory possibilities inherent in every life. The Color Purple tells the story of Celie, who is the victim of systematic gender oppression, at the hands of first her stepfather and th...
Tags: Books, Featured, Mississippi, Washington, Africa, America, United States, Literature, Pentagon, World Trade Center, Alice Walker, Martin Luther King Jr, South, Wellesley, Ruth, Meridian


President Trump Calls for Massive Protest in D.C. January 6th 2021 ~ VIDEO

Editors' Note: This video has been censored by Youtube for “violating” some BS terms because it tells the truth, so that is every reason you need to view this video one more time. Please share this post and this video far and wide to defeat big tech. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- President Trump has called for patriots to come to D.C. on 6 January 2021. I will be there, covering the event for AmmoLand News. Patriots in the United States face a major Constitutional crisis, as the 2020 elections are...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Africa, Time, America, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Biden, District Of Columbia, Caribbean, Trump, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team


President Trump Calls for Massive Protest in D.C. on 6 January 2021

Image from twitter cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- President Trump has called for patriots to come to D.C. on 6 January 2021. I will be there, covering the event for AmmoLand. Patriots in the United States face a major Constitutional crisis, as the 2020 elections are severely tainted.  Candidate Biden talks about requiring registration and additional taxes on the most popular rifles in the United States. The establishment wants to return to the insider pork-barr...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Africa, Time, America, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Biden, District Of Columbia, Caribbean, Trump, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team


THE MONKEY LADDER - Entada gigas

Image credit - Paul Hermann Wilhelm Taubert (1862-1897)The Monkey Vine -  Entada gigas, also commonly known as the monkey-ladder, Cœur de la Mer or Sea Heart, is a species of flowering liana from the pea family, Fabaceae. A liana is a long-stemmed, woody vine which is rooted in the soil at ground level and uses trees, as well as other means of vertical support, to allow it to grow up through the canopy to get access to well-lit areas of the forest. The Monkey Vine -  Entada gigas, ...
Tags: Gardening, Africa, Gabon, Central America, Simon Eade, Paul Hermann Wilhelm Taubert, Cœur de la Mer, Caribbean northern South America


Issue with footnote pop-up (epub3)

First, I love the version 5 viewer--getting ever better! Now, the issue. As seen in the attachment, the note shows an additional line--repeated for every last note in each chapter. Cause: notes in this book are collected in an end-notes page, with a heading separating chapters, as in this code: Spoiler: Code: 19. Mallory 1989:145–146; and Anthony 1991a. For Africa, see Nettles 1996.   Chapter 5. Language and Place   1. For homeland theories, see Mallory 1989, chap. 6. For p...
Tags: Books, Africa, Anthony, Soviet Union, Kohl, Nettles, Mallory, Viewer, Chernykh, Poliakov


20 last-minute gifts for tea lovers - from new brews to fun teapots and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Numi Tea Tea lovers can never have too much tea or too many tea-themed items at home.We've rounded up the best gifts for tea lovers so you can surprise your giftee with some fun, new items.If you're still shopping for other gifts, you can check out all our gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.There's nothing better than a steaming cu...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Tea, Europe, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, England, Etsy, China, India, Africa, Trends, Features, Gifts, David, Nepal


HOW MUCH LIGHT DOES A FICUS LYRATA NEED?

  How much light does a Ficus lyrata need? As a houseplant, Ficus lyrata has been on sale in our garden centres for a least forty years now yet they have recently been the subject of a huge surge in interest from house plant growers. Considered by many as the 'King of Houseplants', Ficus lyrata - commonly known s the fiddle-leafed fig, is undoubtedly an impressive, architectural specimen. While it indeed has exotic characteristics, does it then mean that it requires exotic environmenta...
Tags: Gardening, Africa, Elastica, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Kim Starr, Parque Botánico de Maspalomas Gran Canaria Date, Krzysztof Ziarnek


IS FICUS LYRATA AN INDOOR PLANT?

Is Ficus lyrata an indoor plant? Like me, you have probably seen a lot of articles written about the fiddle-leafed fig - Ficus lyrata turning up on your news feed. You may also have noticed that, after white orchids, it is the houseplant of choice for the interior designers of multi-million pound properties. Lauded by some as the 'King of Houseplants', Ficus lyrata has seemingly captured the imagination of many houseplants lovers and its size is often used as a gauge the successfulnes...
Tags: Gardening, Africa, Elastica, Simon Eade, Kim Starr, Parque Botánico de Maspalomas Gran Canaria Date, Krzysztof Ziarnek


Master spy writer John le Carre dies at 89, agent says

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89. Le Carre’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday that he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday after a short illness. The death was not related to COVID-19. In such classics as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “The Honourable Schoolboy,” Le ...
Tags: Books, England, London, News, Germany, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Berlin, Africa, Sport, Ap, Bbc, David, Austria, Britain, Soccer


Edna O’Brien on turning 90: ‘I can’t pretend that I haven’t made mistakes’

Ireland’s greatest living writer is as ambitious as ever. She talks about working in Nigeria, coping with critics – and one final novelMost people approaching their 90th birthday would be forgiven for deciding that, whatever their work, enough was enough and it was time to relax.Most people, however, are not Edna O’Brien. Ireland’s greatest living writer has over the past week delivered this year’s TS Eliot lecture on Eliot and James Joyce for Dublin’s Abbey Theatre – Covid-19 meant that it was ...
Tags: Books, London, Fiction, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Women, Culture, Ireland, Dublin, Focus, James Joyce, Eliot, Edna O'Brien, South Bank Sky Arts, Irish Embassy


‘Travelling While Black’ extract: Africans can be foreigners in Africa too

This extract from Nanjala Nyabola’s new book reflects on Pan-Africanism and xenophobia in the context of the capitalist state The post ‘Travelling While Black’ extract: Africans can be foreigners in Africa too appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Books, Politics, Identity, Writing, Africa, Trauma, Migration, Capitalism, Refugees, Literature, Violence, Extract, Openaccess, Xenophobia, NonFiction


Thank you again & puzzles...

I’m so pleased the tins are arriving safely. We did two excursions in the end because of course this time of year the PO is heaving on the best of days, now the queue snakes halfway around town. But we found a little sub PO who we knew would be happy to have the business, and they certainly were, and then a quick swoop in Okehampton to seal the deal....whilst on yet another trip to the dentist (first me, then Bookhound, don’t ask).  Thank you again everyone, we’ve had huge fun putting this toge...
Tags: Books, Africa, Uganda, Tommy, Dovegreyreader, Bookhound, Okehampton, Mama Joy


Trump, Jr. Head of NRA? ‘Fake News’ Says President’s Son…But Oh, the Uproar!

Donald Trump, Jr.–shown here at an NRA convention–has dismissed reports he is interested in becoming the associations new CEO. (Dave Workman photo) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A report at Business Insider asserting that Donald Trump Jr. “might weigh a run to take over as the head of the National Rifle Association as a way to stay involved in politics,” was dismissed as “fake news” by the younger Trump in a tweet, but it still set off a firestorm as other online news sources picked up the initial...
Tags: UK, New York, Board of Directors, Guns, Africa, US, Trump, Nra, Don, Wayne, Mother Jones, National Rifle Association, Richmond Virginia, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, NewsMax


Social studies: learning the past to influence the future

The events of 2020 have shown individuals living in the United States that race is ever-present in our lives. Consider the mass protests that have occurred all over the US—and spread around the world—following the death of George Floyd, and the economic and medical inequalities experienced by communities of color revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These historic events contradict the New York Times headline I recalled following the election of Barack Obama as President in 2008: “Racial Barrier F...
Tags: Books, Politics, New York, Texas, Featured, Africa, Race, US, America, Barack Obama, History, United States, New York Times, Bob Marley, North America, Social Studies


Background Checks from Gun Sales Break Records for November 2020

Do ‘universal background checks' really work to reduce gun-related crime? (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- November of 2020 continued the trend of record-breaking gun sales and record-breaking National Instant background Check System (NICS) checks. The two are not the same. About half of background checks in recent years are done for other purposes, such as gun permits and gun permit rechecks. Permit and permit rechecks have slowed somewhat in relation to gun sales in 2020, probably du...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Guns, Australia, China, India, Africa, America, Department Of Defense, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Gun Sales, Newton, ATF


Thank you...

Thank you so much both for buying tins and sending donations, and for good wishes and encouragement, you are all amazing. The remainder of the thirty seven Borehole tins sold within hours (that's a lot of Christmas dinners in Africa) and the packing department has been very busy here (Bookhound and moi) wrapping and labelling and tomorrow we post. We've had order numbers and spread sheets and tin numbers and heaven knows what, it's been quite the operation. Thinking we might do a tour of abo...
Tags: Books, UK, Africa, Tommy, Susan Hill, Dovegreyreader, Roger Borde


Small & Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size Worth $12.7 Billion By 2027

7.62x39mm ammunition SAN FRANCISCO – -(AmmoLand.com)- The global small & medium caliber ammunition market size is projected to reach USD 12.74 billion by 2027 registering a CAGR of 4.2%, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. A rise in arms and ammunition purchasing due to increasing geopolitical tensions is expected to drive the demand for small & medium caliber ammunition over the forecast period. Rising global incidences of armed conflicts and terrorism have driven the majo...
Tags: Guns, California, India, Africa, San Francisco, Middle East, Tunisia, Grand View Research Inc, Shooting Industry News, Ammoland TV, Grand View Research, Ammunition Industry, Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size Worth, Algeria Morocco Egypt, Asia Pacific MEA Central South America, About Grand View Research Grand View Research U S


'Try again next time': my three visa rejections – podcast

After being offered a prestigious international literary residency, Nkiacha Atemnkeng was excited for his first visit to the US – until he turned up at the embassy for his interview Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Africa, US, World news, Migration, Cameroon, Literary Festivals, Trump travel ban, Nkiacha Atemnkeng



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