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White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa Audiobook

White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa

Author: Susan Williams Narrator: Chanté Mccormick Release Date: August 2021

 A revelatory history of how post-colonial African Independence movements were systematically undermined by one nation above all: the US.    In 1958 in Accra, Ghana, the Hands Off Africa conference brought together the leading figures of African independence in a public show of political strength and purpose. Led by the charismatic Kwame Nkrumah, who had just won Ghana's independence, his determined call for Pan-Africanism was heeded by young, idealistic leaders across the continent and by African Americans seeking civil rights at home. Yet, a moment that signified a new era of African freedom simultaneously marked a new era of foreign intervention and control.   In White Malice, Susan Williams unearths the covert operations pursued by the CIA from Ghana to the Congo to the UN in an effort to frustrate and deny Africa's new generation of nationalist leaders. This dramatically upends the conventional belief that the African nations failed to establish effective, democratic states on their own accord. As the old European powers moved out, the US moved in.      Drawing on original research and recently declassified documents, and told through an engaging narrative, Williams introduces readers to idealistic African leaders and to the secret agents, ambassadors, and even presidents who deliberately worked against them, forever altering the future of a continent.  

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The Destruction of Civilization about 10,500 B.C. Audiobook

The Destruction of Civilization about 10,500 B.C.

Author: Martin K. Ettington Narrator: Martin K. Ettington Release Date: August 2021

There is much of human history which we don’t know due to lost records, the oceans covering our ancestor’s cities, natural disasters, and reasons we don’t know. There are also many anomalies which have been found showing ruins and objects from the far past which should not exist. Some of the Historical Facts this book is based on: Plato said that Atlantis was destroyed 9,000 years before his time in Greece. Plato lived in 433 B.C. which would have meant Atlantis was destroyed 9,433 years B.C. or 11,433 years before the current age. The Younger Dryas Period in History was between roughly 12,900 and 11,600 years ago according to paleontologists and archeologists. Many researchers think this period of climate change resulted from comets hitting the Earth at this time. The Vulture Stone at Gobekli Tepe which some scientists have interpreted as having a record of comets hitting the Earth about 11,000 B.C. My study on ancient history has led me to write a number of books on the topic which can be found on my website at this link: The above facts and all of my research has led me to conclude that there were ancient world spanning civilizations which existed and were destroyed on the Earth in the 9,000 B.C. to 11,000 B.C period. There may have been earlier civilizations too, but the focus of this book is on that time period. The following chapters review some of the evidence of these ancient civilizations which existed at these same very ancient times.

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Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes Audiobook

Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes

Author: Barnaby Phillips Narrator: Michael Page Release Date: June 2021

In 1897, Britain responded to the killing of a group of officials by razing an empire to the ground. The men had been travelling to the ancient Kingdom of Benin, in what is now Nigeria, when they were ambushed and killed by local soldiers. Just six weeks later, the British had exacted their revenge, set Benin aflame, exiled the king and annexed the territory. They also made off with some of Africa's greatest works of art. This is the story of the 'Benin Bronzes', their creation, theft, and what should happen to them now. When first exhibited in London they caused a sensation and helped reshape European attitudes towards Africa, challenging the prevailing view of the continent as 'backward' and without culture. But seeing them in the British Museum today is, in the words of one Benin City artist, like 'visiting relatives behind bars'. In a time of fevered debate about the legacies of empire, loot, museums, and history, what does the future hold for the Bronzes themselves?

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A Strange Campaign: The Battle for Madagascar Audiobook

A Strange Campaign: The Battle for Madagascar

Author: Peter Caddick-Adams, Russell Phillips Narrator: Henry Hyde Release Date: May 2021

Madagascar provided the stunning backdrop for one of the strangest conflicts of the Second World War — when Britain went head to head against one of its closest allies. When British forces landed on the island in 1942, the enemy they faced wasn’t German, Japanese or even Italian, this time the opposing forces were French. Concerned that Japan might use Madagascar as a strategic base to disrupt the supply line to India, Britain was keen to take control of the island. However, the Vichy forces were keen to defend the French colony and prevent it becoming part of the British Empire. A Strange Campaign: The Battle for Madagascar gives a detailed account of this fascinating but little-known period of military history. Even at the time, the conflict was a controversial one, pitting two colonial empires against each other. However, it was also ground-breaking as it was the first time Allied forces had staged a major amphibious invasion. The lessons learned on the shores of Madagascar would prove to be invaluable two years later during the D-day landings in Normandy. Military historian Russell Phillips examines the tactics used in the battle for Madagascar which included secret agents, dummy paratroopers and attempted bribery. But just how did the British finally break down months of resistance by the French? And how did a tug-of-war over an island in the middle of the Indian ocean influence the rest of the Second World War?

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African History: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

African History: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Parker, Richard Rathbone Narrator: Dion Graham Release Date: May 2021

This Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented, both in Africa and beyond. The author illustrates important aspects of Africa's history with a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn from over five millennia across this vast continent. The multitude of topics that the listener will learn about in this succinct work include the unity and diversity of African cultures, slavery, religion, colonial conquest, the diaspora, and the importance of history in understanding contemporary Africa. The book examines questions such as: Who invented the idea of 'Africa'? How is African history pieced together, given such a lack of documentary evidence? How did Africa interact with the world 1,000 years ago? Africa has been known as 'the cradle of mankind,' and its recoverable history stretches back to the Pharaohs. But the idea of studying African history is itself new, and the authors show why it is still contested and controversial. This VSI, the first concise work of its kind, will prove essential for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history.

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The Wretched of the Earth Audiobook

The Wretched of the Earth

Author: Frantz Fanon Narrator: Sebastain Brown Release Date: April 2021

First published in 1961, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterful and timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle. In 2020, it found a new readership in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the centering of narratives interrogating race by Black writers. Bearing singular insight into the rage and frustration of colonized peoples, and the role of violence in spurring historical change, the book incisively attacks the twin perils of post-independence colonial politics: the disenfranchisement of the masses by the elites on the one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Translated by Richard Philcox, and featuring now-classic critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha, as well as a new essay, this sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm

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More Out of Place Artifacts Audiobook

More Out of Place Artifacts

Author: Martin K. Ettington Narrator: Martin K. Ettington Release Date: March 2021

I love investigating out of place artifacts. The idea that they exist in contradiction to many accepted theories of our history says to me that we don’t know the real history of humanity and the Earth that we thought we did. My first book on the subject is titled “Strange Objects Which Should Not Exist” which I published in 2019. After it was done I kept reading articles on more out of place objects—some of which were recently discovered. I realized there was enough material that I need to work on a “Part 2” book on the same subject. Some of these objects might be fraudulent, but the fact that so many objects of this type exist says to me that there is some reality to them. In this book we cover some well-known and documented devices like the Antikythera Mechanism, and others which may be unknown to most of you. I hope you enjoy reading about and considering these strange discoveries as much as I enjoyed researching them.

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Cleopatra: The Queen who Challenged Rome and Conquered Eternity Audiobook

Cleopatra: The Queen who Challenged Rome and Conquered Eternity

Author: Alberto Angela Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: March 2021

One of Italy’s most revered cultural figures reconstructs the extraordinary life of the legendary Cleopatra at the height of her power in this epic story of passion, intrigue, betrayal, and war. Our world today would not be the same without Cleopatra. While she is one of the most famous figures in history, the legendary Egyptian queen remains, in many ways, an enigma. In this mesmerizing history, Alberto Angela offers a fresh and dynamic portrait of this extraordinary ruler, revealing a strikingly modern woman born in an ancient era and skilled in the art of diplomacy and war, who would conquer the heart of a general—Marc Antony—and Rome itself. Cleopatra focuses on a twenty-year period that marked a sweeping change in Roman history, beginning with the assassination of Julius Caesar that led to the end of the Republic, and ending with the suicides of Antony and Cleopatra and the birth of the Augustan Empire. Angela brings the people, stories, customs, and traditions of this fascinating period alive as he transports us to the chaotic streets of the capital of the ancient world, the exotic port of Alexandria in Egypt, and to the bloody battlefields where an empire was won and lost.  Meticulously researched and rich with vivid detail, this sweeping history, reminiscent of the works of Simon Schama, Mary Beard’s SPQR, and Tom Holland’s Rubicon, recreates this remarkable era and the woman at its turbulent center. Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor “[Cleopatra] combines scholarship with novelistic detail and character depth…[Alberto Angela] effectively draws on previous scholarship, wading through legend and myth to get at the truth of what actually occurred… a character-rich historical biography.” -- Kirkus Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Forged On The Frontier (1818-1849): The Emperor’s youth as an 1820 Settler, cockney farmer, brother  Audiobook

Forged On The Frontier (1818-1849): The Emperor’s youth as an 1820 Settler, cockney farmer, brother

Author: Chirag Patel Narrator: Chirag Patel Release Date: March 2021

A wryly humorous telling of the British colonialisation in South Africa, told from the point of view of a not-very-successful family and the child that would become Emperor, thousands of miles away.Long before he became Emperor of the United States, Joshua Norton won his place in history as one of the 1820 Settlers, in the British colonialisation of the Cape Colony, in today's South Africa.Many think the patron saint of Discordianism a myth, or his life absurdly exaggerated, but they are wrong. Reality is far stranger than fiction could ever be, and Joshua Norton is the absolute proof, a real-life Don Quixote formed in tragedy and triumph, scarred into a delusion of a better world by the violence of this one. This volume covers Joshua's upbringing as an 1820 settler in the newly-formed Albany region, in what would become the Eastern Cape. It brings to life one of history's most turbulent periods, as Dutch, British, Xhosa, Khoi and Fingo all try to build a life on a land riven by constant war. Read on for a tale of heroes and villains, but mostly of people trying to survive where they can when all the odds are stacked against them and great political winds tear through their desperate lives. The first volume of the definitive history of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. Told with with a wry dramatisation, it contains the most accurate and complete information on Joshua's early life in any book to date.

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Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad Audiobook

Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad

Author: Michela Wrong Narrator: Michela Wrong Release Date: March 2021

A powerful investigation into a grisly political murder and the authoritarian regime behind it: Do Not Disturb upends the narrative that Rwanda sold the world after one of the deadliest genocides of the twentieth century. We think we know the story of Africa's Great Lakes region. Following the Rwandan genocide, an idealistic group of young rebels overthrew the brutal regime in Kigali, ushering in an era of peace and stability that made Rwanda the donor darling of the West, winning comparisons with Switzerland and Singapore. But the truth was considerably more sinister.    Vividly sourcing her story with direct testimony from key participants, Wrong uses the story of the murder of Patrick Karegeya, once Rwanda's head of external intelligence and a quicksilver operator of supple charm, to paint the portrait of a modern African dictatorship created in the chilling likeness of Paul Kagame, the president who sanctioned his former friend's assassination.

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Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the First World War in Africa Audiobook

Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the First World War in Africa

Author: Edward Paice Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Release Date: February 2021

Controversial and groundbreaking account of the infamous East African campaign during the First World War 'Superb' Sunday Times 'Masterful' Daily Mail 'Gripping' Daily Telegraph The Great War's East Africa campaign was, and remains, of huge importance. A 'small war', consisting of a few 'local affairs', was all that was expected in August 1914 as Britain moved to eliminate the threat to the high seas of German naval bases in Africa. But two weeks after the Armistice was signed in Europe British and German troops were still fighting in Africa after four years of what one campaign historian described as 'a war of extermination and attrition without parallel in modern times'. The expense of the campaign to the British Empire was immense, the Allied and German 'butchers bills' even greater. But the most tragic consequence of the two sides' deadly game of 'tip and run' was the devastation of an area five times the size of Germany, and civilian suffering on a scale unimaginable in Europe. Includes the real stories behind the classic Bogart/ film THE AFRICAN QUEEN, William Boyd's Booker shortlisted novel AN ICE-CREAM WAR, Wilbur Smith's thriller SHOUT AT THE DEVIL and two of the Young Indiana Jones films

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Democracy and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics Audiobook

Democracy and Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics

Author: Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Narrator: Hangwi Lephatsi Release Date: February 2021

South African politics is riddled with delusions. Many common political arguments come pre-packaged in an old and dusty box - but the self-evident truths are not, in fact, so indisputable. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh sets out to dismantle that box. He argues that free education is far from impossible, the ANC's liberation narrative is too idyllic to swallow, land reform is not the first step to chaos, and the media is not free... In this incisive, informed book we find not only challenges to commonly held opinions, but optimism about South Africa's future, and solutions to old problems. A fresh perspective on South African politics.

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