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Africa Is Not a Country

Author : Mark Melnicove
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Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.

Africa Is Not A Country

Author : Dipo Faloyin
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'Warm, funny, biting and essential reading.' Adam Rutherford 'Hilarious, ferocious, generous and convincing. It made me reconsider almost everything I thought I knew about Africa.' Oliver Bullough Africa Is Not A Country is a bright portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story. 'This book should be on the curriculum.' Nikki May, author of WAHALA You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife. In this funny and insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a much-needed corrective. He examines each country's colonial heritage, and explores a wide range of subjects, from chronicling urban life in Lagos and the lively West African rivalry over who makes the best Jollof rice, to the story of democracy in seven dictatorships and the dangers of stereotypes in popular culture. By turns intimate and political, Africa Is Not A Country brings the story of the continent towards reality, celebrating the energy and fabric of its different cultures and communities in a way that has never been done before.

Africa Is Not a Country 2nd Edition

Author : Mark Melnicove
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Enter into the daily lives of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent. This edition includes updates to the text, statistics, and illustrations to reflect Africa in the 2020s. “A lovely book about Africa that gets the issue of its enormous diversity right.” —Barbara Brown, Director, Africa in our Schools and Community Program, African Studies Center, Boston University “A book every school must have as we emerge into the global village. Gives good insights into Africa’s many cultures, with a balance of the contemporary and traditional that is the way of life now.” —Oscar Mokeme, Director, Museum of African Tribal Art, Portland, Maine

Hidden

Author : Deborah-Julie Katsuva
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Hidden tells the stories of Sub-Saharan African immigrants while giving a clear comparison of their experiences in the United States, Canada, and France.Sub-Saharan immigrants are a group that is often misrepresented by the mainstream media. This book gives them a platform to tell us what their experiences in their countries of origin are versus the countries they immigrated to.Before you read this book you MUST know, Africa is NOT a country, it is a continent with many countries and hundreds of cultures.

You re Not a Country Africa

Author : Pius Adesanmi
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In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Pius Adesanmi explores what Africa means to him as an African and as a citizen of the world. Examining the personal and the political, tradition and modernity, custom and culture, Adesanmi grapples with the complexity and contradictions of this vast continent, zooming in most closely on Nigeria, the country of his birth. The inspiration for the title of the collection, You're Not a Country, Africa, comes from a line of poetry: 'You are not a country Africa, you are a concept, fashioned in our minds, each to each'. The Africa fashioned in our minds - with our fears and our dreams - is the Africa that the reader will encounter in these essays. Through narratives and political and cultural reflections, Pius Adesanmi approaches the meaning of Africa from the perspective that you never actually define Africa: rather, it defines you in various contexts and for various people.

Africa Is Not a Country

Author : Dipo Faloyin
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An exuberant, opinionated, stereotype-busting portrait of contemporary Africa in all its splendid diversity, by one of its leading new writers. So often, Africa has been depicted simplistically as a uniform land of famines and safaris, poverty and strife, stripped of all nuance. In this bold and insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a much-needed corrective, weaving a vibrant tapestry of stories that bring to life Africa's rich diversity, communities, and histories. Starting with an immersive description of the lively and complex urban life of Lagos, Faloyin unearths surprising truths about many African countries' colonial heritage and tells the story of the continent's struggles with democracy through seven dictatorships. With biting wit, he takes on the phenomenon of the white savior complex and brings to light the damage caused by charity campaigns of the past decades, revisiting such cultural touchstones as the KONY 2012 film. Entering into the rivalries that energize the continent, Faloyin engages in the heated debate over which West African country makes the best jollof rice and describes the strange, incongruent beauty of the African Cup of Nations. With an eye toward the future promise of the continent, he explores the youth-led cultural and political movements that are defining and reimagining Africa on their own terms. The stories Faloyin shares are by turns joyful and enraging; proud and optimistic for the future even while they unequivocally confront the obstacles systematically set in place by former colonial powers. Brimming with humor and wit, filled with political insights, and, above all, infused with a deep love for the region, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the energy and particularity of the continent's different cultures and communities, treating Africa with the respect it deserves.

Africa Is Not a Country 2nd Edition

Author : Mark Melnicove
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An updated edition of a best-selling classic, reflecting Africa in the 2020s

Helping Your Child With Maps Globes

Author : Bruce Frazee
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Children get involved in fun-to-do activities while learning the important map-reading skills they need to succeed in a global society. Many activities combine music, art, drama, and poetry with important geography skills.

Walking on the Wild Side

Author : Pat Dewil
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Step Into Africa

Author : Caroline Starbird
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Contains a series of lessons designed to provide young students with a look at contemporary Africa and give them an appreciation of the diversity of nations and cultures found on the continent. Lessons are based on readings from: Africa is not a country / Margy Burns Knight and Mark Melnicove. Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c2000.