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              Who Killed These Girls?
               

              Who Killed These Girls? (Paperback)

              By Lowry, Beverly

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              From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those w...ho committed it. The facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of the four girls--each one shot in the head--were found in an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt! shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself. Though all branches of law enforcement were brought to bear, the investigation was often misdirected and after eight years only two men (then teenagers) were tried; moreover, their subsequent convictions were eventually overturned, and Austin PD detectives are still working on what is now a very cold case. Over the decades, the story has grown to include DNA technology, false confessions, and other developments facing crime and punishment in contemporary life. But this story belongs to the scores of people involved, and from them Lowry has fashioned a riveting saga that reads like a Russian novel, comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing --
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              ISBN 9780307739889
              Released AU 25 Jul 2017
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              Principles and Practice of Public Health in Africa: v. 1
                

              Principles and Practice of Public Health in Africa: v. 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              Edited by Sofoluwe, G. O.; etc.

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              The first principle of public health practice is defined as the identification of the root cause or causes of all health problems, from the diseased individual to the effects on that individual of family, social, community, national, global, environment and other factors. The sec...ond principle is defined as the utilisation of the resources of the community, the nation and the world to effect a lasting and, often, a cheaper solution to health problems. This comprehensively revised and updated edition of the first volume provides a ready source for principles and practice, and more practical advice than the first edition which did not fully cover all the aspects of a comprehensive public health practice. The contributors are all practitioners, and the emphasis throughout is to bring out the principles involved in identifying the root causes of all types of health problems, and discovering practical and innovatory solutions for them in ways best suited to African countries.
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              ISBN 9789782494887
              Released AU 1 Jan 1996
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              Health Care Delivery Under Conflict: How Prepared is West Africa?
                

              Health Care Delivery Under Conflict: How Prepared is West Africa? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Soyibo, Adedoyin

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              The conflict countries under consideration are Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone. Factors considered are the health impacts of armed conflicts and how these are addressed; the health status of post-conflict countries; epidemiological patterns; and the overall... linkages between health, poverty and conflict. The study further considers the contributions of international and statutory agencies, NGOS, and regional bodies, such as ECOWAS, and the West African Health Organisation; and the provision of legal and institutional frameworks for health care. It ends with several recommendations and conclusions, notably that West African countries are not adequately prepared for health care delivery either under conflict or post-conflict; and that ECOWAS and agencies at regional level are not equipped to deal with the problems either.
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              ISBN 9789780309411
              Released AU 15 Jun 2005
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              Two Plays
                

              Two Plays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Osundare, Niyi

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              In the first play, The Man who Walked Away, a principled and sensitive young man who has served a multi-national company for decades, is 'retrenched', with severe consequences for his self-respect and his family. In the second play, The Wedding Car, a corrupt businessman and poli...tician exercises his ambition for his daughter to marry ostentatiously, though things do not go according to plan.
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              ISBN 9789780305680
              Released AU 29 Dec 2005
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              A Dictionary of the Yoruba Language
                

              A Dictionary of the Yoruba Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              Edited by University Presses, Nigeria

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              Based upon the nineteenth century standard work on the Yoruba language, and first ever English-Yoruba, Yoruba-English dictionary, this new edition has been revised and enlarged considerably. The dictionary contains about 50,000 references and translations; Yoruba pronunciation gu...idance; examples of how words are used; contemporary meanings and interpretations; and reference to grammatical usage and parts of speech. There is also an extensive list of commonly occurring birds, plants and trees, translated from Yoruba into English alongside their botanical equivalents.
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              ISBN 9789780307608
              Released AU 29 Dec 2001
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              Women of Owu
                

              Women of Owu (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Osofisan, Femi

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              This is an African retelling of Euripides: an unnervingly topical story of a people and a beloved city destroyed by the brutality of war. The play was first performed in Lagos in 2003 under the distinguished director Chuck Mike, and subsequently toured the UK.

              ISBN 9789780690267
              Released AU 10 Oct 2006
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              Sunset at Dawn: A Novel of the Biafran War
                

              Sunset at Dawn: A Novel of the Biafran War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ike, Vincent Chukwuemeka; Lugumba, S. M. E.

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              As one of Nigeria's top writers, the author is concerned with the condition of his country. In this novel he tells, with humour, a human story set in the tragedy of the Biafran war. Fatima is fleeing the enemy planes with her young son, and through her unfolding drama, the reader... sees what the war was really like through Biafran eyes.
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              ISBN 9789782492821
              Released AU 1 Jan 2002
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              This Gulf of Fire the Great Lisbon Earthquake
               

              This Gulf of Fire the Great Lisbon Earthquake (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Molesky, Mark

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              Finalist: Los Angeles Times Book Prize The captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times. On All Saints Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring perhaps 9.0 (or higher) on the moment magnitude scale swept furiously from their ...origin along the Atlantic seabed toward the Iberian and African coasts. Directly in their path was Lisbon, then one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the capital of a vast global empire. Within minutes, much of the city lay in ruins. But this was only the beginning. A half hour later, a giant tsunami unleashed by the quake smashed into Portugal s coastline and barreled up the Tagus River, carrying countless thousands out to sea. By day s end, the great wave chain would claim victims on four separate continents. To complete Lisbon s destruction, a hellacious firestorm then engulfed the city s shattered remains. Subjecting survivors to temperatures exceeding 1,832 F (1,000 C), it burned for several weeks, killing thousands and incinerating much of what the earthquake and tsunami had spared. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, the latest scientific research, and a sophisticated grasp of European history, Mark Molesky gives us the authoritative account of the Great Lisbon Disaster and its impact on the Western world including descriptions of the world s first international relief effort; the rise of a brutal, yet modernizing, dictatorship in Portugal; and the effect of the disaster on the spirit and direction of the European Enlightenment. Much more than a chronicle of destruction, This Gulf of Fire is, at its heart, a gripping human drama, involving an array of unforgettable characters such as the Marques de Pombal, the once-slighted striver who sees in the chaos his path to supreme power, and Gabriel Malagrida, the charismatic Jesuit whose view that the earthquake was a punishment sent by God leads inexorably to his demise. There is Dom Jose, the unremarkable king of Portugal, who stan
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              ISBN 9780307387509
              Released AU 18 Oct 2016
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              At the Dark End of the Street (Recy Taylor)
               

              At the Dark End of the Street (Recy Taylor) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mcguire, Danielle

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              A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.

              ISBN 9780307389244
              Released AU 4 Oct 2011
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              You Gotta Have Wa
               

              You Gotta Have Wa (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Vintage Departures ed.)

              By Whiting, Robert

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              An important element in Japanese baseball is wa--group harmony--embodied in the proverb The nail that sticks up shall be hammered down. But what if the nail is a visiting American player? Here's a look at Japanese baseball, as seen by baffled Americans.

              ISBN 9780307455970
              Released AU 24 Mar 2009
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