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            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good

            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

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            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age
             

            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age (Hardback)

            By DK

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            An essential gift for every history buff, this boldly illustrated book maps out the events that have shaped our world - from the dawn of human civilization to the present day. A comprehensive and accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, World History profiles everyt...hing from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the Greek and Roman empires, through Chinese dynasties, the rise of the Vikings, and the Renaissance, to the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. Offering a concise and insightful overview of key historical milestones that have occurred over the course of the last century, the book also covers more recent events such as the rise of ISIS, the Arab Spring, and Brexit and populism in the Western world.
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            ISBN 9780241457856
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World - and Globalization Began

            The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World - and Globalization Began (Hardback)

            By Hansen, Valerie

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            When did globalization begin? Most observers have settled on 1492, the year Columbus discovered America. But as celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen shows, it was the year 1000, when for the first time new trade routes linked the entire globe, so an object could in theory cir...cumnavigate the world. This was the 'big bang' of globalization, which ushered in a new era of exploration and trade, and which paved the way for Europeans to dominate after Columbus reached America. Drawing on a wide range of new historical sources and cutting-edge archaeology, Hansen shows, for example, that the Maya began to trade with the native peoples of modern New Mexico from traces of theobromine - the chemical signature of chocolate - and that frozen textiles found in Greenland contain hairs from animals that could only have come from North America. Introducing players from Europe, the Islamic world, Asia, the Indian Ocean maritime world, the Pacific and the Mayan world who were connecting the major landmasses for the first time, this compelling revisionist argument shows how these encounters set the stage for the globalization that would dominate the world for centuries to come.
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            ISBN 9780241351260
            Released AU 28 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
              

            Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Natsios, Andrew S.

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            A concise and illuminating account of the turbulent history, economics, and culture of Sudan, this timely book is essential for anyone who wants to know more about the complicated country and the changes to come with the independence of South Sudan in July 2011.

            ISBN 9780199764198
            Released AU 18 May 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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            Mandela, The Graphic Novel

            Mandela, The Graphic Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mandela Centre of Memory, Nelson; Wezithombe, Umlando

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            A vivid account of Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life in the form of a full-colour graphic novel.

            ISBN 9781472139870
            Released AU 10 Oct 2017
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa
             

            After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa (Paperback)

            By Russell, Alec

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            A portrait of post-apartheid South Africa. It draws on the author's deep knowledge of South Africa and his relationships with its most important figures - Mbeki, Zuma, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and of course Mandela himself - to address the questions facing the nation.

            ISBN 9780099534020
            Released AU 1 Jul 2010
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            African Europeans: An Untold History
             

            African Europeans: An Untold History (Hardback)

            By Otele, Olivette

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            Africans or African Europeans are widely believed to be only a recent presence in Europe, a feature of our 'modern' society. But as early as the third century, St Maurice--an Egyptian-- became the leader of a legendary Roman legion. Ever since, there have been richly varied encou...nters between those defined as 'Africans' and those called 'Europeans', right up to the stories of present-day migrants to European cities. Though at times a privileged group that facilitated exchanges between continents, African Europeans have also had to navigate the hardships of slavery, colonialism and their legacies. Olivette Otele uncovers the long history of Europeans of African descent, tracing an old and diverse African heritage in Europe through the lives of individuals both ordinary and extraordinary. This hidden history explores a number of questions very much alive today. How much have Afro-European identities been shaped by life in Europe, or in Africa? How are African Europeans' stories marked by the economics, politics and culture of the societies they live in? And how have race and gender affected those born in Europe, but always seen as Africans? African Europeans is a landmark celebration of this integral, vibrantly complex slice of European history.
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            ISBN 9781787381919
            Released AU 5 Dec 2019
            Publisher C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
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            The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo
             

            The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Koff, Clea

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            In 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since World War II to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist, left the safe confines of a lab in Berkeley, California, to serve as one of sixteen scientists chosen... by the United Nations to unearth the physical evidence of the Rwandan genocide. Over the next four years, Koff's grueling investigations took her across geography synonymous with some of the worst crimes of the twentieth century. The Bone Woman is Koff's unflinching, riveting account of her seven UN missions to Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, and Rwanda, as she shares what she saw, how it affected her, who was prosecuted based on evidence she found, and what she learned about the world. Yet even as she recounts the hellish nature of her work and the heartbreak of the survivors, she imbues her story with purpose, humanity, and a sense of justice. A tale of science in service of human rights, The Bone Woman is, even more profoundly, a story of hope and enduring moral principles.
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            ISBN 9780812968859
            Released AU 8 Feb 2005
            Publisher Random House
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            Tears of the Desert: One woman's true story of surviving the horrors of Darfur
               

            Tears of the Desert: One woman's true story of surviving the horrors of Darfur (Paperback)

            By Bashir, Halima

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            The first memoir from a woman born and raised in South Darfur. An incredibly powerful first-hand account of the horrors of the genocide.

            ISBN 9780340963579
            Released AU 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            In a Free State
             

            In a Free State (Hardback)

            By Naipaul, V. S.

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            Winner of the Booker Prize in 1971 and nominated for the Golden Man Booker Prize in 2018.

            ISBN 9781529013030
            Released AU 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Macmillan Collector's Library
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