Black Gold of the Sun by Ekow Eshun

By Ekow Eshun

'Where are you from?' 'No, the place are you actually from?' those questions, which he has been requested for the reason that boyhood, force Ekow Eshun to go back and forth via Ghana looking for his roots, and lead him on an exploration of background and belonging, from slavery in Africa and the West to the current day and what it potential to be black. looking for solutions, Ekow finds but extra questions, a few stunning contradictions and a few long-forgotten truths approximately his relatives past...

Show description

Read or Download Black Gold of the Sun PDF

Best africa books

The History and Description of Africa, Volume 2: And of the Notable Things Therein Contained

The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made on hand edited (and occasionally translated) early debts of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, contains a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by means of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.

Frommer's Kenya and Tanzania (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Frommer's Kenya & Tanzania may be the in basic terms significant guidebook to hide either one of those international locations intimately. absolutely 50% of foreign travelers arriving in Tanzania come from Kenya, so the benefit of getting one publication for either nations is an important promoting element. Frommer's Kenya & Tanzania might be written by means of a trio of writers, of whom at present reside in Africa and a 3rd who lived in Tanzania for years.

Sudan and South Sudan: From One to Two

The Republic of Sudan received its independence from Britain at the 1st of January 1956 an occasion which introduced an finish to a long time of colonial rule via the uk. however the nation that emerged from the tip of British rule used to be a development of colonialism with deep cultural divisions latest among these within the north and people within the south, the north being culturally Arab and religiously Islamic whereas the south is basically black African.

Extra info for Black Gold of the Sun

Example text

This bickering hampered the smooth functioning of the defence apparatus as a whole. Prior to the elections, Rhodesian forces launched a daring Land Rover raid into Lusaka on 13 April. Although Nkomo was not killed in the attack on his home, the operation was a definite blow to both ZPRA and Zambia. At the same time the Kasangula Ferry, the only link between Botswana and Zambia, was sunk in the most audacious raid yet into Botswana. Then, during the first days of April, having delayed the announcement for as long as possible for security reasons, Harare announced that polling would begin on 17 April.

18. , p. 88. 19. Africa Research Bulletin, (1-28 Feb. 1974), p. 3144. 20. Sithole, Struggles within the Struggle, pp. 75-76. 21. Stiff and Reid Daly, Selous Scouts, p. 84. 22. M. Meredith, The Past is Another Country, revised and extended edition (Pan Books, London, 1980) , p. 171. 23. Wilkinson in Raeburn, Black Fire, p. 41. 24. According to classified Army documentation total Rhodesian mobilisation figures at this stage were Army Regulars 3 650 National Servicemen 2 000 Active Territorial Army 4 100 Territorial Army Reserve 7 000 Colours and Asians 1 500 Total 18 250 Air Force * 1 200 58 BSAP Regulars Reservists Total 8 000 35 000 43 000 25.

The Agreement of 3 March was based on two primary objectives: the first was the achievement of international recognition; the second an end to the war. Recognition was to be achieved by presenting the outside world with the results from a free and fair election which bore witness to the support these three black parties had amongst the black population. On the one hand an end to the war flowed from the internal political initiative, and on the other from the support Bishop Muzorewa and Reverend Sithole claimed to have within the ranks of the insurgents.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 42 votes