Araba Let's Separate: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War


The title Araba, a word meaning "Let's Separate" or "Let's Dissolve," refers to the Nigerian Civil War which began in 1966 and continued for nearly four years. The word was first used by rioters at a demonstration in the early stages of the civil war, in an attempt to signal their dissatisfaction with attempts to unify Nigeria under what was known as "Decree Number 34." Professor Mshelia has fashioned the events of that period into a something of a historical novel, mixing in fictional characters, and in some cases battles and confrontations, with the historical characters and actions...

Lioslaith Last of the Painted Ones:
It's a dark period in Scotish history, a time after the Romans and just before the Viking Invasions during the 9th Century. Lioslaith descends from Pict nobility and she is the last of the painted ones. She wears the designs of the history of her people etched into her skin as she proudly walks into a future she never expected.

ASKARI: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal - Jacob Dlamini:
ASKARI is a highly readable, elegant and memorable book that illuminates the universal tragedy of betrayal. The narrative is comparable to the very best of modern non-fiction work and often transcends the goriness and carnage of its subject.

Modern Review of Rugs - Oriental and Occidental, Antique and Modern: A Handbook for Ready Reference:
According to the author Rosa Belle Holt, this book was one of the first--if not the first--systematic approach to detailing and discussing the subject of Oriental rugs. This reviewer's research agrees with her assessment. First published in 1901, it covered the rug world of that day exhaustively.

The History of the Siege of Lisbon-Jose Saramago:
This story is about twisting things around. It is about altering certain known 'historical facts' and then asking the reader to consider how much truth there was in these 'historical facts' to start with. The book challenges the credence we give to history, which in many instances is penned by those who were not even eyewitnesses to the events they write about. Even 'miracles', purportedly witnessed by ancient saints, are accepted without question.

A Reflection On The Annals Of Imperial Rome by Publius Cornelius Tacitus:
The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus are an account of the politics, power plays and wars of the Roman Emperors and their subjects during the first half of the first century of the Christian era. The Annals are more of a chronicle than straight history, but the author allows himself sufficient space for comment to render this work an absolute joy to read. Its joys are tempered by the barbarity of much of the subject matter, however, as the blood flows. There is nothing like civilization.

Theseus, the Legendary Hero of Athens:
Theseus was one of the greatest heroes of the Greek world and the legendary founder of the city of Athens He was the son of Aegus, the king of Athens and Aethra, the daughter of the king of Troezen. Aegus wanted his son brought up in secret, because he feared for his life and throne as his fifty nephews, the Pallantines, sons of Pallas wanted to overthrow him. Hence he hid his sword and his sandals under an enormous rock and asked Aethra to show it when their son would be able to lift the boulder with his bare hands. At sixteen, Theseus lifted it without any effort, took the sandals and the sword and left for Athens. There his father was under the charm of his wife Medea who immediately knew who Theseus was and persuaded Aegus, who had not yet recognized him, to let her poison him. Fortunately the king identified Theseus's sword and throwing the cup down, publicly recognized his son while Medea fled Athens.

Overseas Trading in the Song Dynasty:
Owing to the ancient Northwest Silk Road cut off by the Xixia troops and the economic center shifting from the North China to the South China, the coast of southeast China had become the new trading center for its busy ports since the Song dynasty (960-1279). Only one Shi-Bo-Si (a department in charge of foreign trade) was established in Guangzhou during the Tang dynasty (618-907), and a number of Shi-Bo-Si were successively built in Guangzhou, Lin'an (present Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province), Qingyuan Prefecture (present Ningbo in Zhejiang Province), Quanzhou (in...
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