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The Resource African heroes, Jim Haskins

African heroes, Jim Haskins

Label
African heroes
Title
African heroes
Statement of responsibility
Jim Haskins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout Africa's tumultuous history, certain individuals have fought against the odds to make a difference for their people. Some were strong conquerors while others were determined to bring about change through peaceful means. But all were figures whose charisma, bravery, and vision are legendary. African Heroes brings their stories to life. The mini-biographies in this inspiring book capture the struggles and triumphs of twenty-seven of the country's most notable leaders. From ancient Africa to the empire-building era, from battles against European incursion to twentieth-century efforts for nationalism, you'll meet the remarkable men and women who fought for this land, including: Youssef I, an Almoravid Muslim who established the city of Marrakesh in Morocco. Menelik II of Ethiopia, one of many African leaders who fought against European domination-but the first to succeed. Nzingha, Queen of Angola, who fought several wars against the Portuguese. Haile Selassie, King of Ethiopia, who modernized the country and championed the decolonization of Africa. Albert John Luthuli, the Zulu chief and religious leader who was the first president of the African National Congress and the first African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Nelson Mandela, who emerged from twenty-two years in prison for fighting apartheid to win the Nobel Peace Prize and become president of South Africa. Stephen Biko, a committed activist for black nationalism who was murdered by South African authorities because of his work. Some well-known and some little-known, the men and women on these pages each possessed the qualities of leadership, courage, and imagination that made them true heroes of Africa. Meet the Greatest heroes of Africa-from ancient to modern times "The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid." Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine, Kofi Annan, Askia the Great, Bambaata, Behanzin Hossu Bowelle, Stephen Biko, Cetewayo, Constance Cummings-John, Imhotep, Kenneth Kaunda, Jomo Kenyatta, Khama, Sir Seretse Khama, Patrice Lumumba, Albert John Luthuli, Nelson Mandela, Menelik II, Moshesh, Mansa Musa, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Nzingha, Piankhy, Rabah, Haile Selassie, Albertina Sisulu, Osei Tutu, Youssef I
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 920.06
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT18
LC item number
.H37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Black stars
Label
African heroes, Jim Haskins
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Heroes of Ancient and Medieval Africa: Imhotep -- Piankhy -- Youssef I -- Mansa Musa -- Askia the Great -- Heroes of the struggle against European incursion: Nzingha -- Osei Tutu -- Moshesh -- Cetewayo -- Khama -- Behanzin Hossu Bowelle -- Rabah -- Menelik II -- Bambaata -- Heroes of the Twentieth Century: Haile Selassie -- Jomo Kenyatta -- Albert John Luthuli -- Kwame Nkrumah -- Constance Cummings-John -- Nelson Mandela -- Albertina Sisulu -- Sir Seretse Khama -- Julius Nyerere -- Kenneth Kaunda -- Patrice Lumumba -- Kofi Annan -- Stephen Biko -- Further reading -- Picture credits -- Index
Control code
u1105593
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
iv, 163 p.
Isbn
9780471466727
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004014899
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55940555
Label
African heroes, Jim Haskins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Heroes of Ancient and Medieval Africa: Imhotep -- Piankhy -- Youssef I -- Mansa Musa -- Askia the Great -- Heroes of the struggle against European incursion: Nzingha -- Osei Tutu -- Moshesh -- Cetewayo -- Khama -- Behanzin Hossu Bowelle -- Rabah -- Menelik II -- Bambaata -- Heroes of the Twentieth Century: Haile Selassie -- Jomo Kenyatta -- Albert John Luthuli -- Kwame Nkrumah -- Constance Cummings-John -- Nelson Mandela -- Albertina Sisulu -- Sir Seretse Khama -- Julius Nyerere -- Kenneth Kaunda -- Patrice Lumumba -- Kofi Annan -- Stephen Biko -- Further reading -- Picture credits -- Index
Control code
u1105593
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
iv, 163 p.
Isbn
9780471466727
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004014899
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55940555

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