Posts in category: African History
By J. M. Bertrand,J. Bertrand-Sarfati,B. Bessoles,J. Fabre
By Lyes Laribi
Florence Aubenas, in Libération, à propos de Dans les geôles de Nezzar, de Lyes Laribi.
Depuis son indépendance, l'Algérie est dirigée par des Généraux qui maintiennent le can pay dans l. a. guerre civile et l. a. misère. Mais remark fonctionne et perdure ce pouvoir ? Arrêté et torturé en Algérie pour avoir créé un syndicat étudiant libre dans les années 1980, accusé d'islamisme et souvent inquiété depuis, Lyes Laribi a été confronté de près à l. a. Sécurité Militaire, los angeles police politique de l'État.
L'auteur dresse l'historique des querelles internes entre le extended family du général Zeroual et celui du général Nezzar : coups d'Etat, combines économiques, crimes politiques qui s'étendent de 1962 à 1999... Aujourd'hui, Lyes Laribi décèle derrière le gouvernement de l'actuel président, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, los angeles main-mise d'un troisième extended family de Généraux, prolongement de ces nomenklaturas corrompues.
Cette courageuse enquête de l'auteur de Dans les geôles de Nezzar est une critique inédite et passionnée de l'histoire récente de l'Algérie. Une invitation à rendre au peuple algérien l. a. confiance et l. a. parole qui leur ont été confisquées.
By Ali Abdullatif Ahmida
By Winston Churchill
This ebook is a bright and compelling account of Churchill’s travels—and a number of the suggestions and proposals he increases will turn out to be prescient. It’s attention-grabbing studying for Churchill fans and people attracted to the ancient dating among Britain and its colonies towards the tip of the Colonial Era.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sir Winston Churchill used to be presented the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 “for his mastery of historic and biographical description in addition to for impressive oratory in protecting exalted human values.”
Over a 64-year span, Churchill released over forty books, many multi-volume definitive money owed of ancient occasions to which he used to be a witness and player. All are superbly written and as available and suitable at the present time as while first published.
During his fifty-year political occupation, Churchill served two times as leading Minister as well as different well-liked positions—including President of the Board of alternate, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and residential Secretary. within the Thirties, Churchill was once one of many first to acknowledge the risk of the emerging Nazi energy in Germany and to crusade for rearmament in Britain. His management and encouraged pronounces and speeches in the course of international struggle II helped enhance British resistance to Adolf Hitler—and performed a massive half within the Allies’ eventual triumph.
One of the main inspiring wartime leaders of recent heritage, Churchill used to be additionally an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of those features of Churchill are absolutely represented during this choice of his works.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Well sooner than he begun his political profession, Winston Churchill was once a battle correspondent and a soldier within the British military, beginning in 1895. He observed motion in conflicts equivalent to the second one Boer conflict and the Mahdist battle, in addition to in international battle I. His writings in this time are insightful eyewitness bills of war—fascinating either for his or her ancient importance and the insights they give into Churchill as an writer and a destiny international leader.
By Jeffrey Herbst
Theories of diplomacy, assumed to be universally acceptable, have didn't clarify the construction of states in Africa. There, the interplay of energy and area is dramatically diverse from what happened in Europe. In States and tool in Africa, Jeffrey Herbst areas the African state-building strategy in a really comparative standpoint. Herbst's daring contention—that the stipulations now dealing with African state-builders existed lengthy ahead of ecu penetration of the continent—is absolute to galvanize controversy, for it runs counter to the present assumption that colonialism replaced everything.
This revised version encompasses a new preface during which the writer hyperlinks the large alterations that experience taken position in Africa during the last fifteen years to long term nation consolidation. the ultimate bankruptcy on coverage prescriptions has additionally been revised to mirror the evolution of African and foreign responses to kingdom failure.
By Mostafa Minawi
The Ottoman Scramble for Africa is the 1st ebook to inform the tale of the Ottoman Empire's expansionist efforts through the age of excessive imperialism. Following key representatives of the sultan on their travels throughout Europe, Africa, and Arabia on the shut of the 19th century, it takes the reader from Istanbul to Berlin, from Benghazi to Lake Chad Basin to the Hijaz, after which again to Istanbul. It turns the highlight at the Ottoman Empire's expansionist concepts in Africa and its more and more susceptible African and Arabian frontiers.
Drawing on formerly untapped Ottoman archival proof, Mostafa Minawi examines how the Ottoman participation within the convention of Berlin and involvement in an competitive pageant for colonial possessions in Africa have been a part of a self-reimagining of this as soon as strong worldwide empire. In so doing, Minawi redefines the parameters of company in late-nineteenth-century colonialism to incorporate the Ottoman Empire and turns the common framework of a ecu colonizer and a non-European colonized on its head. most significantly, Minawi deals a thorough revision of nineteenth-century heart East heritage by means of supplying a counternarrative to the "Sick guy of Europe" trope, tough the concept the Ottomans have been passive observers of the nice ecu powers' negotiations over options to the so-called japanese Question.
By Jerry Dávila
By Andrew Bank,Leslie J. Bank
By Leonor Figueiredo
Desde que tomou consciência das injustiças do mundo, não mais deixou de ser um turbilhão político. Muito activa, quer na clandestinidade quer em democracia, ela acreditava lutar por uma sociedade melhor. Três décadas depois da sua execução – juntamente com José Van-Dunem, Nito Alves e um número desconhecido de vitímas que certamente ultrapassam as 20 mil, a jornalista Leonor Figueiredo, autora de Ficheiros Secretos da Descolonização de Angola (Alêtheia Editores, 2009), investigou, recolheu testemunhos, procurou memórias antigas de uma jovem mulher e da sua história brutal, que se tornou num mito de uma geração.
By Ellen J. Amster,Rajae El Aoued
The colonial come upon among France and Morocco happened not just within the political realm but additionally within the realm of medication. as the physique politic and the actual physique are in detail associated, French efforts to colonize Morocco came about in and during the physique. ranging from this unique premise, Medicine and the Saints strains a heritage of colonial embodiment in Morocco via a sequence of clinical encounters among the Islamic sultanate of Morocco and the Republic of France from 1877 to 1956.
Drawing on a wealth of basic assets in either French and Arabic, Ellen Amster investigates the positivist targets of French colonial medical professionals, sociologists, philologists, and historians; the social historical past of the encounters and alterations occasioned via French clinical interventions; and the ways that Moroccan nationalists finally appropriated a French version of modernity to invent the self sustaining geographical region. every one bankruptcy of the booklet addresses a special challenge within the historical past of medication: foreign espionage and a doctor's homicide; affliction and insurrection in Moroccan towns; a conflict for authority among medical professionals and Muslim midwives; and the hunt for nationwide id within the welfare kingdom. This learn unearths how Moroccans ingested and digested French technological know-how and used it to create a nationalist circulation and Islamist politics, and to appreciate sickness and future health. within the colonial stumble upon, the Muslim physique turned a seat of subjectivity, where from which people contested and redefined the political.