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Africa World Books is a business which aims to promote books written by African Authors, for sale mainly among the Diaspora living in Australia and elsewhere.
We sell books and we run events! Authors can be invited to speak with members of the Diaspora about the themes in their books, their reasons for writing their books and the challenges involved.
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Seventy-two percent of South Sudan’s population is under thirty years of age. It is this generation that must create a new South Sudanese identity that is inclusive of all its nationalities. In The Power of Creative Reasoning, author Lual A. Deng shows how the ideas and concepts touted by Dr. John Garang could facilitate the advancement of the ideals of freedom, liberty, and human dignity.
The Power of Creative Reasoning provides an insider’s perspective on Garang, a visionary leader who used a combination of strategic thinking and a path-goal approach to resolve complex societal problems. Deng has coined the term “Garangism” as the pursuit of Sudanese commonality with conviction, courage, consistency, and creativity to end all forms of marginalization.
Deng shows how Garang employed symbolic logic in the form of Venn Diagrams to articulate the vision of New Sudan and presents ten power-ful ideas to help the Sudanese as they are facing serious challenges of leadership, democratic governance, sustained peace, economic growth, poverty, and corruption. The Power of Creative Reasoning communicates that the leadership of the new Sudan can manage these challenges by internalizing Garang’s ideas.
Book Format: Hardback
Trim Size: 5.5×8.5
Page Count: 246
From advice (both giving and receiving it) to workplace communication, 50 Communication Strategies provides you with an arsenal of practical skills and tools for making your communication more successful in personal relationships, in work environments, and in the written word—both face-to-face and online.
Author Joseph A. DeVito presents a range of strategies that includes managing anger, becoming more assertive, thinking more critically, engaging in small talk, increasing your own attractiveness, detecting deceit, expressing politeness in conversation, and talking with the griefstricken. DeVito discusses simple principles to help you apply the fifty strategies more appropriately and effectively. Each chapter has a simple,straightforward structure and contains a communication goal, a brief explanation, bulleted strategies for achieving the goal, and a reminder to try this technique in your own communications.
The ideas discussed in 50 Communication Strategies show you how to improve your skills and make your communication more effective, more persuasive, more powerful, and more memorable.
Book Format: Paperback
Trim Size: 6×9
Page Count: 196
This summary is an invaluable reference for anyone who wishes to acquire a good basic knowledge of the customary laws of Southern Sudan. It provides, in an easily understandable form, a simplified explanation of the customary laws of the Dinka and Nuer peoples and their tradition-based background
`fascinating book … admirably researched' Philip Lyon Roussel, African Affairs, July 1997
`Willis's Handbook is … more than most, both a political and a personal document, a swan-song to defend his policies as much as an objective description of his province … a welcome addition to the historical record of the Condominium. Half a century late, as the editor notes, it
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Douglas H. Johnson, Research Fellow, St Anthony's College, Oxford.
provides striking commentary on events in a region even now in the throes of civil war.' M.W. Daly, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies Vol. 60, No. 2 '97
`It replicates, on a grand scale, many of the features of the (unpublished) District Books and handing-over notes of other colonial territories. We all owe a debt to Johnson and the British Academy for making the handbook available, not merely as a source but also as a memorial to a world whose contradictions remain even while its substance is fast being overlaid or destroyed by forces more ruthless than amateur ethnographers and ex-military administrators.' Richard Waller, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA, Journal of African History, Vol. 38 – 1997
“This book is about the struggle that Mayak Deng Aruei went through during the Sudan's two decades civil war. The author left his home village in 1991 when the rebelling SPLA's zones commanded by Dr. Riek Machar, Dr. Lam Akol & Gordon Koang raided the Dinkaland, taking cattle, abducting children and women. At some points, Aruei got separated from parents and siblings. In mid-May 1992, Aruei was resettled in Amme displaced Camp in Eastern Equatoria with his family. More than a year later, Amme displaced Camp was jointly attacked by Sudan's Government militias and Uganda's Rebels, the LRA. In 1994, the Author joined the Palataka's Red Army in Omeri. Shortly thereafter, Aruei was conscripted into Military training in Labone at the age of Fourteen and became fully trained as SPLA's child soldier. The Author left Labone Military Camp for Natinga Face Foundation and later to Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. After seven years in Kakuma Refugee Camp, the author was granted admission into the United States of America as Lost Boy of Sudan.”
“Through this book, one understands incredible personal and group experiences that would have gone unnoticed. I have never found a book that encompasses the past and the present like Christian Faith among the Jieeng,” Adit Abit, Vancouver, Canada.
In Christian Faith among the Jieeng, Rev. Nathaniel Athian Deng Mayen provides an insider's perspective on the development of Christian faith among the Jieeng (Dinka). Based on his teaching and clergy experiences and observations, Rev. Athian discusses the stages of faith, the shift in values and beliefs, and the cultural and religious experiences of Jieeng believers in the Episcopal Diocese of Bor. The author maintains that the shift in Jieeng cultural values and the subsequent conversion to Christianity are a result of the believers' experiences and encounters with God. God mysteriously reveals Himself to the animist believers and wins their hearts through miracles. Thus, the miracles reveal the powerlessness of the animist deities (jak) whom the believers consequently abandon and embrace Christianity. Christian Faith among the Jieeng is an observatory, experiential and introductory discussion that opens up conversations about Jieeng spirituality in the context of Christian faith. The book draws attention to cultural teachings about social relationships, youth responsibilities, women’s leadership, and the role of leaders in guiding the faith and behaviors of the believers. It also discuss the following questions. Is Christianity the existence of God or a colonial tool to disintegrate indigenous cultures and values among the Jieeng? Why is Christianity miraculously taking precedence over indigenous religions and animist worships? What happened after the Jieeng believers in the Episcopal Diocese of Bor preferably embraced Christianity and abandoned their animist deities and divinities?
Africa World Books is Publishing business which aims to promote books written by African Authors. We sell books and we run events, big and small, where Authors can be invited to speak with members of the Diaspora about the themes in their books, their reasons for writing their books and the challenges involved.
Africa World Books Launch Date - 13th Oct, 2013 Time - 12pm to 9pm An evening with author Kuir E Garang Date: 16th Oct, 2013 Time: 6pm