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The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation

Author: Susan Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190092X

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1637

Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule. But for six long years from 1950, Seretse had been forced into exile in England, banned from his own country. His crime? To fall in love and marry a young, white English girl, Ruth Williams. Delving into newly released records, Susan Williams tells Seretse and Ruth's story - a shocking account of how the British Government conspired with apartheid South Africa to prevent the mixed-race royal couple returning home. But it is also an inspiring, triumphant tale of hope, courage and true love as with tenacity and great dignity Seretse and Ruth and the Bangwato people ovecome prejudice in their fight for justice.

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A United Kingdom

Author: Susan Williams

Publisher: Penguin Press

ISBN: 9780141985701

Category:

Page: 432

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The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike London, 1947. He was the heir to an African kingdom. She was a white English insurance clerk. When they met and fell in love, it would change the world. This is the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, whose marriage sent shockwaves through the establishment, defied an empire - and, finally, triumphed over the prejudices of their age. 'Reading the book, I realised that I had never seen an African love story of this cinematic scope. It spoke to me as an African, as a man, as a romantic' David Oyelowo 'A story of forgiveness and healing ... as relevant today as when the whole drama was being played out' Alexander McCall Smith 'Unmissable ... A love story for the ages ... One of the best films of the year' Daily Mail 'Irresistible storytelling' Guardian 'Genuinely moving ... Fascinating and timely' Time Out

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The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation

Author: Susan Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141026138

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

View: 3777

Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule. But for six long years from 1950, Seretse had been forced into exile in England, banned from his own country. His crime? To fall in love and marry a young, white English girl, Ruth Williams. Delving into newly released records, Susan Williams tells Seretse and Ruth's story - a shocking account of how the British Government conspired with apartheid South Africa to prevent the mixed-race royal couple returning home. But it is also an inspiring, triumphant tale of hope, courage and true love as with tenacity and great dignity Seretse and Ruth and the Bangwato people ovecome prejudice in their fight for justice.

A Marriage of Inconvenience

The Persecution of Ruth and Seretse Khama

Author: Michael Dutfield

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1631681028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 5525

In 1948, a young white English woman, Ruth Williams, made headline news all over the world. For she had met, fallen in love with, and married Seretse Khama, an African prince and heir to the chieftainship of a tribe of more than 100,000 people—the Bamangwato. At first, the marriage was no more welcome in Africa than in government circles in London. Within a year of their wedding, the young couple had provoked an astonishing series of events that had never been explained. The British government was determined to prevent Seretse taking his rightful place at the head of his tribe. The Bamangwato, to their credit, accepted the marriage and welcomed Ruth as their queen. Attlee’s Labour government embarked on what appeared to be a vendetta against them, robbing Seretse of his birthright and his people of their chief. In the process, Seretse and Ruth were forcibly separated while she awaited the birth of their first child. Now having access to Ministerial telegrams and Cabinet documents, the author can tell the full story. Includes photos provided by Lady Ruth Khama.

Seretse & Ruth

Author: Wilf Mbanga,Trish Mbanga

Publisher: Merlin Press

ISBN: 9781854251015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 4516

In 1966 the Republic of Botswana came into existence, and this is the tale of how one family played a central role in the country's development. This biography focuses on the Khama family, and in particular, Seretse Khama: a statesman, chief, husband, and father. Dwelling on the last two aspects of this important figure, this account demonstrates how, in the face of great difficulties and opposition, Sereste and Ruth—a black man and a white woman—were united in a fruitful marriage that showed the world how people from different traditions might live happily. In many respects, their personal story, so movingly recounted here, mirrors the beliefs of the country itself, for Botswana has always stressed the importance of social harmony.

Twenty Chickens For A Saddle

The Story of an African Childhood

Author: Robyn Scott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408842912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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When Robyn Scott was six years old her parents abruptly exchanged the tranquil pastures of New Zealand for a converted cowshed in the wilds of Botswana. Once there, Robyn and her siblings, mostly left to amuse themselves, grew up collecting snakes, canoeing with crocodiles and breaking in horses in the veld. In the shadow of one of Africa's worst AIDS crises, this moving, enchanting memoir is an extraordinary portrait of an unforgettable childhood.

The Color Purple

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156031820

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 3047

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

Auralia's Colors

A Novel

Author: Jeffrey Overstreet

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307446204

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 460

When thieves find an abandoned child lying in a monster’s footprint, they have no idea that their wilderness discovery will change the course of history. Cloaked in mystery, Auralia grows up among criminals outside the walls of House Abascar, where vicious beastmen lurk in shadow. There, she discovers an unsettling–and forbidden–talent for crafting colors that enchant all who behold them, including Abascar’s hard-hearted king, an exiled wizard, and a prince who keeps dangerous secrets. Auralia’s gift opens doors from the palace to the dungeons, setting the stage for violent and miraculous change in the great houses of the Expanse. Auralia’s Colors weaves literary fantasy together with poetic prose, a suspenseful plot, adrenaline-rush action, and unpredictable characters sure to enthrall ambitious imaginations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Belle

The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice

Author: Paula Byrne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006231078X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 423

From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode—a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady. The illegitimate daughter of a captain in the Royal Navy and an enslaved African woman, Dido Belle was sent to live with her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, one of the most powerful men of the time and a leading opponent of slavery. Growing up in his lavish estate, Dido was raised as a sister and companion to her white cousin, Elizabeth. When a joint portrait of the girls, commissioned by Mansfield, was unveiled, eighteenth-century England was shocked to see a black woman and white woman depicted as equals. Inspired by the painting, Belle vividly brings to life this extraordinary woman caught between two worlds, and illuminates the great civil rights question of her age: the fight to end slavery. Belle includes 20 pages of black-and-white photos.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

How to Change for the Better When Life Gives You Its Worst

Author: Sam Alibrando

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595422853

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 164

View: 3488

Follow the Yellow Brick Road is for people who want to change and grow. And the most powerful way to learn new habits and truly change is through experience. Dorothy did not develop Scarecrow-knowing, Tin Man-heart and Lion-courage from a book. It was not from a lecture that Dorothy discovered her wizard was a fraud and that if she faced her scary witch, the witch would melt. She learned these vital life lessons along the Yellow Brick Road. Follow the Yellow Brick Road is especially for people who have ever had a twister pick up their life and drop them into a strange and uncharted land. If you are having trouble managing at work, going through a break-up, are caught in an addiction, have lost a loved one, or are in a challenging relationship, then you are in the Land of Oz and need to do as Glinda instructed: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. "Follow the Yellow Brick Road is a wonderful metaphor for understanding our lives and our relationships. I would recommend it to anyone as a tool for personal or corporate growth." -Dan Maltby, Ph.D., Director of the Organizational Leadership Program, Biola University See what others are saying inside!

White Dog Fell from the Sky

A Novel

Author: Eleanor Morse

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101606207

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5365

An extraordinary novel of love, friendship, and betrayal for admirers of Abraham Verghese and Edwidge Danticat Eleanor Morse’s rich and intimate portrait of Botswana, and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and remarkable, is an absorbing and deeply moving story. In apartheid South Africa in 1977, medical student Isaac Muthethe is forced to flee his country after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. He is smuggled into Botswana, where he is hired as a gardener by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who has abandoned her Ph.D. studies to follow her husband to Africa. When Isaac goes missing and Alice goes searching for him, what she finds will change her life and inextricably bind her to this sunburned, beautiful land. Like the African terrain that Alice loves, Morse’s novel is alternately austere and lush, spare and lyrical. She is a writer of great and wide-ranging gifts.

Science, Race Relations and Resistance

Britain, 1870-1914

Author: Douglas A. Lorimer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526102668

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 1218

By exploring the dimensions of race, race relations and resistance, this book offers a new account of the British Empire's greatest failure and its most disturbing legacy. Using a wide range of published and archival sources, this study of racial discourse from 1870 to 1914 argues that race, then as now, was a contested territory within the metropolitan culture. Based on a wide range of published and archival sources, this book uncovers the conflicting opinions that characterised late Victorian and Edwardian discourse on the 'colour question'. It offers a revisionist account of race in science, and provides original studies of the invention of the language of race relations and of resistance to race-thinking led by radical abolitionists and persons of Asian and African descent living in the United Kingdom. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of race, colonialism and culture, and to a readership interested in the history of science and race, anti-slavery and humanitarian movements, and the roots of anti-racist resistance.

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Author: Learie Constantine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Race relations

Page: 171

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A Tribute to Caroline Benn

Education and Democracy

Author: Melissa Benn,Clyde Chitty,Caroline Benn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826487548

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 316

Contains seventeen contributions from academics, politicians, and others who knew Caroline Benn, addressing issues related to the comprehensive school movement, of which Benn was a leader.

Racism without Racists

Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144227624X

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 5925

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists is a provocative book that explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society. The fifth edition includes a new chapter addressing what readers can do to confront racism, new material on the racial climate post-Obama, new coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement, and more.

Colour Chemistry

Author: Robert Christie

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782625313

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This revised and up-dated second edition provides a current insight into how the fundamental principles of the chemistry of colour are applied in dyes and pigments. The text has been expanded and re-written throughout, while largely maintaining the structure of the first edition. In particular, the chapter on functional dyes has been substantially re-written to embrace the significant developments in chemistry and technology that this area has experienced in the last decade. As industry and society have become increasingly sensitive towards environmental issues, the chapter describing how the colour industry has been responding is expanded to reflect this growing importance. A new chapter is introduced on colour in cosmetics, with particular emphasis on hair dyes, reflecting the growing international, industrial significance of this topic. This chapter is co-written with Dr Olivier Morel. Colour Chemistry will be of interest to academics and industrialists who are specialists in colour science or who have involvement with the diverse range of coloured materials, for example traditional application in textiles, paints, printing inks, plastics and cosmetics, and functional applications in electronics and biology. Broad and balanced in its coverage, this book provides an introduction to the chemistry of colour that is ideal for students, graduates and those in industry and academia seeking an introduction to the topic.

Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms

Author: David J. C. MacKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521642989

Category: Computers

Page: 628

View: 9842

Fun and exciting textbook on the mathematics underpinning the most dynamic areas of modern science and engineering.

Great British Bake Off Colouring Book

Author: Tom Hovey

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9781473615625

Category: Games

Page: 96

View: 7342

The official coloring book from The Great British Bake Off and a must-have for amateur baking fans, cake lovers and GBBO enthusiasts! Color your way through 90 beautiful illustrations of your favorite bakes by the official Bake Off illustrator, Tom Hovey. Forget the recipe, take off those oven gloves and unleash your artistic flair -- decorate showstopping cakes and bakes whilst the pressure's really off. The ultimate slice of Bake Off heaven, served up and ready to enjoy!