Best Sudan History Books
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1. Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Author: by Andrew Roberts
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, ECONOMIST, DAILY TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR’Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written’ Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday TimesA magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain’s most acclaimed historiansWinston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history.
By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors.
The book in no way conceals Churchill’s faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments.
2. They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
Author: by Benjamin Ajak
The inspiring story of three young Sudanese boys who were driven from their homes by civil war and began an epic odyssey of survival, facing life-threatening perils, ultimately finding their way to a new life in America. Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of thousands of young boys, took flight from the massacres of Sudan’s civil war.
They became known as the Lost Boys. With little more than the clothes on their backs, sometimes not even that, they streamed out over Sudan in search of refuge. Their journey led them first to Ethiopia and then, driven back into Sudan, toward Kenya.
They walked nearly one thousand miles, sustained only by the sheer will to live. They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky is the three boys’ account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and the purity of their child’s-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, and Benson recall by turns: how they endured the hunger and strength-sapping illnesses-dysentery, malaria, and yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predators-lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers alike-that dogged their footsteps; and how they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them.
3. Sebastiao Salgado: Africa
Author: by Sebastiao Salgado
English, French, German
Sebastio Salgado is one the most respected photojournalists working today, his reputation forged by decades of dedication and powerful black-and-white images of dispossessed and distressed people, taken in places where most wouldn’t dare to go. Although he has photographed throughout South America and around the globe, his work most heavily concentrates on Africa, where he has shot more than 40 reportage works over a period of 30 years.
From the Dinka tribes in Sudan and the Himba in Namibia to gorillas and volcanoes in the lakes region to displaced peoples throughout the continent, Salgado shows us all facets of African life today. Whether he’s documenting refugees or vast landscapes, Salgado knows exactly how to grab the essence of a moment so that when one sees his images one is involuntarily drawn into them.
His images artfully teach us the disastrous effects of war, poverty, disease, and hostile climatic conditions. This book brings together Salgado’s photos of Africa in three parts. The first concentrates on the southern part of the continent (Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia), the second on the Great Lakes region (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya), and the third on the Sub-Saharan region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Mauritania, Senegal, Ethiopia).
4. The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Author: by Thomas Pakenham
From the rear cover of this 738 page book: “A phenomenal achievement, clear, authoritative and compelling…… Thomas Pakenham’s fine book tells the story of this particular gold rush with admirable and judicious poise…. Contains some of the best-known episodes of 19th-Century history as well as some of the most mythologized and colorful characters the world has ever seen…..
Livingstone and Stanley, Brazza and Rhodes, Kitchener and Gordon, Lugard and Jameson….. Highly readable.” and “Taking the entire continent as his canvas, Pakenham has painted a picture of heroism and horror. He writes both with compassion and with an effective combination of detachment and judgement.A splendid book.”
5. The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan
Author: by Winston Churchill
First published in 1899 and revised for the 1902 edition by its author Winston Churchill, this history of the River War in Sudan vividly chronicles the military campaign that altered the destinies of England, Egypt, and the Arabian peoples in northeast Africa.
More by accident than design, in Churchill’s view, England was drawn into the affairs of Egypt in the 1880s, for at the same historical moment that the English, under Lord Cromer, were granted virtually sovereign power to establish a sound government in Egypt and to stimulate its national economy, the Mahdi rebelled in the Egyptian suzerainty of Sudan.
Violence and bloodshed ensued, and the English soon found themselves embroiled alongside their Egyptian ally in a bitter conflict with the fiercely nationalistic Mahdia conflict that culminated in the massacre of General Charles Gordon at Khartoum and the emergence of the fanatical regime known as the Dervish Empire.
In this illuminating volume, Churchill not only dramatically relates the catastrophic events in Sudan’s 1880s, but also places them in the context of Sudanese history. So it is that his subsequent account of the reconquest and pacification of Sudan by a mixed Anglo-Egyptian force under the command of Sir Herbert Kitchener weds history to destiny, as the outcome of the River War for decades would link Great Britain to the uneasy future of Egypt and Sudan.
6. Ancient African Kingdoms: From the Kingdom of Kush to the Mali Empire, Discover the History of Classical African Civilization (Easy History)
Author: by Jim Barrow
A broad history of one of the greatest civilizations that ever existed Here’s the untold story of the most prominent African kingdoms! Since the beginning of time, Africa’s been inhabited by humans. As one of the oldest civilizations, it is suspected that mankind first originated from Africa.
Nearly 5000 years later, Africa’s ancient kingdoms are equally fascinating to the modern world as they were once before. Did you know that ancient Africans developed some of the first mathematics systems, established language, revolutionized architecture, and much more? Their ideas have spread across the world and we have been building on their knowledge for all these years.
Would you like to: Learn where civilization as we know it today begun? Explore the most prominent ancient African kingdoms? Discover the world-shaping events that happened in Africa? Take a look at and understand Africa’s rich mythology and history? In this book, the author will take you on a journey through ancient Africa, focusing on the six major African kingdoms.
7. Ancient Africa – 2 Books in 1: African Mythology and Ancient African Kingdoms (Easy History)
Author: by Jim Barrow
The Lesser Known Side of Ancient Africa: Dive Deep Into Africa’s Rich History and Thrilling Mythology & Explore How the World as We Know it Today Was Influenced By Ancient African Kingdoms and CivilizationsDo you know that Africa is the oldest inhabited continent?
With that in mind, both you and I, our parents, grandparents can be traced to African ancestors. One of the oldest and most advanced civilizations that ever existed Egypt also originated from Africa. Thanks to African people’s unique beliefs and diverse cultures, today African rich history and captivating mythology are some of the most interesting subjects to explore.
With more than 3000 cultures, they each have their own stories to tell. Would you like to: Explore Africa from a different aspect and indulge in a time travel experience through Africa’s rich history? Find out how ancient African civilizations shaped the world as we know it today and see for yourself why African cultures are so influential?
Discover the most popular, unbelievable African myths and legends that ancient African tribes came up with years ago? Hear the thrilling story of ancient Africa and the most famous Gods and Goddesses from the African continent? This unique bundle will take you on an exciting journey through the ancient African kingdoms and cultures while introducing you to Africa’s rich blend of myths and legends.
8. The Golden Trade of the Moors: West African Kingdoms in the Fourteenth Century
Author: by E. W. Bovill
Markus Wiener Publishers
This book is the liveliest account of African history ever written, covering over [one] thousand years of trans-Saharan trade. Finely written and researched. This edition will no doubt whet the appetites of a fresh generation of scholars and students for greater knowledge of parts of Africa still surprisingly little-known to the outside world.
Journal of Islamic Studies A unique source book. The New York Times Utterly enthralling splendidly romantic.The New Yorker
9. The White Nile
Author: by Alan Moorehead
Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead’s classic bestseller The White Nile – the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth.
Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton and many others, The White Nile remains a seminal work in tales of discovery and escapade, filled with incredible historical detail and compelling stories of heroism and drama.
10. War Child: A Child Soldier's Story
Author: by Emmanuel Jal
Demystifying Hoodoo A Powerful Folk Magic You Can Master and Gain Positive OutcomesThis is the 2nd Edition of the book: the Wine Ritual to Bring Back the Lover is now correctly formatted! If you buy the Kindle or paperback version, you will get the audio version for free!
Hoodoo is ancient magic developed among the African American population in the south of the United States. However, some sources say its roots also derive from Christianity, Jewish mysticism, but also Native American tradition. It turns out, hoodoo is a lot closer to you than you might’ve thoughtThroughout the years, hoodoo magic has influenced the spiritualists, and manifestations.
Today, hoodoo’s purpose is to gain positive outcomes from everyday life by strengthening the bond with the source of one’s power. Would you like to:Unlock the mystical world of magical beliefs, practices and principles? Grant yourself a better life by using the power of the conjuror’s tools employed in hoodoo?
Evoke higher beings? Know how to form a pact between higher beings in the spirit worlds and yourself?Say no more! This book will give you all the knowledge you need regardless of your experience in the hoodoo field. Whether you’re just getting started or have been practicing hoodoo for a while but you reached a dead end, this book will give you the answers you’re looking for.
12. Dot Markers Activity Book ABC Animals. Easy Guided BIG DOTS: Dot Markers Activity Book Kindergarten. A Dot Markers & Paint Daubers Kids. Do a Dot Page … Activity Books with Easy Guided BIG DOTS)
Author: by Sophie Campbell
Help your Child in Learning the Alphabet Using Fun and Amazing DoADot Art Markers Activity Coloring Book! The DOTS are BIG and perfectly fit the dot markers. Dot Markers Activity Book ABC Animals is the perfect start for any child to learn all the letters from A to Z effortlessly while having fun.
Dot Markers Activity Book ABC Animals Easy Guided BIG DOTS is a great way to learn letters. Toddlers, Preschoolers, pre-k and kindergarten kids will have lots of fun while learning the alphabet and animals with these do a dot markers, coloring, and Alphabet practice activities.
Here’s What Your Children Will Discover in their Dot Markers Activity Book : Over 96 pages including Dot Marker Alphabet Activity Pages. Pages of Activities Teaching Your Child the Alphabet and the name of cute animals for each letter. Pages of Activities Teaching your Child to find and color the missing letter.
Pages of Activities Teaching your Child to color lowercase and uppercase letters. Reinforce Pre-school to First Grade Learning – This Book Are Designed To Support the pre-school, kindergarten and first Grade Curriculum while keeping your child Busy For hours. Is Your Child Excited For Their New Favorite Play-Time Activity Single Sided Pages to Prevent Any Markers From Bleeding Through To the Following PageBOOST YOUR CHILDS CONFIDENCE!8.
13. Timbuktu Chronicles 1493-1599, Ta'rikh al Fattash
Author: by Christopher Wise
Africa World Press
Some five hundred years ago, the Askiya Muhammad founded the Songhay Dynasty of the Askiyas, which flourished for more than a century in Sahelian West Africa. The Askiya Muhammad administered his kingdom from Gao, Mali, although many of his most loyal followers were located in Timbuktu, Mali.
The Timbuktu based scribe al hajj Mahmud Kati was a close friend of the Askiya Muhammad, who accompanied the famous Songhay leader during his pilgrimage to Mecca. The Tarikh al fattash is an eyewitness account of the rise and fall of the Songhay Empire, told from Kati’s perspective as a key participant in many of the most important events in the era of the Askiyas.
Wise’s The Timbuktu Chronicles, 1493-1599 is a translation of the Octave Houdas and Maurice Delafosse s rendition of the Tarikh al fattash, which was compiled from three versions of the text that surfaced in the early twentieth century, and that were edited by Houdas and Delafosse in 1913.
It includes a new introduction by Wise, as well as the original introduction and scholarly notes of Houdas and Delafosse. Although long valued as the most important historical document of the medieval period, Kati’s chronicle is also a literary achievement that is comparable to the writings of figures like Chaucer, Rabelais, and Montaigne.
14. The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
Author: by Martin Meredith
The definitive story of African nations after they emerged from colonialism – from Mugabe’s doomed kleptocracy to Mandela’s inspiring defeat of apartheid. The Fate of Africa has been hailed by reviewers as “A masterpiece…. The nonfiction book of the year” (The New York Post); “a magnificent achievement” (Weekly Standard); “a joy,” (Wall Street Journal) and “one of the decade’s most important works on Africa” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Spanning the full breadth of the continent, from the bloody revolt in Algiers against the French to Zimbabwe’s civil war, Martin Meredith’s classic history focuses on the key personalities, events and themes of the independence era, and explains the myriad problems that Africa has faced in the past half-century.
It covers recent events like the ongoing conflict in Sudan, the controversy over Western aid, the exploitation of Africa’s resources, and the growing importance and influence of China.
15. Slave: The True Story of a Girl's Lost Childhood and Her FIght for Survival
Author: by Mende Nazer
Virago (December 2, 2010)
December 2, 2010
Mende Nazer’s happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the remote Nuba mountains of Sudan. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children.Mende was them.
She was taken and sold to an Arab woman in Khartoum. She was stripped of her name and her freedom. For seven long years she was kept as a domestic slave, an ‘abid’, without any pay or a single day off.
Her food was the leftover scraps and her bed was the floor of the locked-up garden shed. She endured this harsh and lonely existence without knowing whether her family was alive or dead, for seven long years. Passed on by her master, like a parcel, to a relative in London, Mende eventually managed to escape to freedom.
Slave is a shocking first-person insight into the modern day slave trade. It is also a fascinating memoir of an African childhood and a moving testimony to a young girl’s indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.
16. The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age
Author: by Elizabeth Shackelford
A young diplomat’s account of her assignment in South Sudan, a firsthand example of US foreign policy that has failed in its diplomacy and accountability around the world. In 2017, Elizabeth Shackelford wrote a pointed resignation letter to her then boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
She had watched as the State Department was gutted, and now she urged him to stem the bleeding by showing leadership and commitment to his diplomats and the country. If he couldn’t do that, she said, “I humbly recommend that you follow me out the door.”With that, she sat down to write her story and share an urgent message.
In The Dissent Channel, former diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford shows that this is not a new problem. Her experience in 2013 during the precarious rise and devastating fall of the world’s newest country, South Sudan, exposes a foreign policy driven more by inertia than principles, to suit short-term political needs over long-term strategies.
Through her story, Shackelford makes policy and politics come alive. And in navigating both American bureaucracy and the fraught history and present of South Sudan, she conveys an urgent message about the devolving state of US foreign policy.