Download Black Gold of the Sun by Ekow Eshun PDF

By Ekow Eshun

'Where are you from?' 'No, the place are you actually from?' those questions, which he has been requested on account that boyhood, force Ekow Eshun to commute via Ghana looking for his roots, and lead him on an exploration of heritage and belonging, from slavery in Africa and the West to the current day and what it capability to be black. looking for solutions, Ekow reveals but extra questions, a few surprising contradictions and a few long-forgotten truths approximately his kin past...

Show description

Read or Download Black Gold of the Sun PDF

Similar africa books

Shorelines: A Journey Along the South African Coast

Award successful shuttle writers Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit pack their trusty bakkie and force the total size of South Africa's beaches, from Alexander Bay within the west to Kosi Bay within the east, assembly the bizarre and the fantastic, the legal and the loopy components of beach South Africa en path.

Decline of the West

Coppernica, a rustic which bears a terrifying fictional resemblance to the Belgian Congo, is engaged within the fight for independence, the blood of violence, the clinging greed and moribund assumptions of white imperialism. Caute, additionally a political historian (Communism and the French Intellectuals, 1914-1960) has a dramatic clutch of background; he's in a position to make this ebook converse via person realities in the scope of its setting--Africa, Europe and the U.

Kenya: A History Since Independence

For the reason that independence in 1963, Kenya has survived approximately 5 a long time as a functioning countryside, with commonplace elections, its borders intact, and with out experiencing warfare or army rule. in spite of the fact that, Kenya's independence has consistently been circumscribed through its failure to go beyond its colonial prior: its governments have did not in achieving enough dwelling stipulations for many of its electorate and its politics were fraught with controversy - illustrated such a lot lately through the post-election protests and violence in 2007.

Extra info for Black Gold of the Sun

Sample text

The towns too have their own eye-catching architectural gems, including some striking examples of modern architecture. Parque Eólico, El Medano A windfarm-cum-visitor centre that dominates this area and offers an insight into renewable energy. 125 Ī THE SOUTH COAST İ El Drago This ancient tree in Icod is one of Tenerife’s main symbols. 93 Ī GARACHICO İ 35 Casino Taoro Built in 1889, this was Puerto de la Cruz’s first hotel catering for tourists. The building is now a casino and stands in a commanding position above the town.

The building has been gutted by fire several times, meaning that what remains today dates mostly from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Relics and articles of historic significance kept here include part of the Santa Cruz de la conquista (Holy Cross of the Conquest), which dominates the silver Baroque main altar and gave the city its name. es. 30pm. 50. The most fascinating exhibits relate to the Guanches with examples of their pottery, tools and rock art all displayed Contents Places here, though most memorable are the gruesome mummified bodies and collection of skeletons.

Novices can take courses. 170 Ī ESSENTIALS İ 45 Snorkelling Sheltered bays suitable for snorkelling can be found in many places on both Tenerife and La Gomera. 170 Ī ESSENTIALS Sailing Follow in the wake of Colombus, with a sailing trip in the Gomera Channel. Ī Windsurfing and kitesurfing The coast around El Médano is internationally renowned for its excellent conditions, bringing international competitions here regularly. 170 Ī THE SOUTH COAST Surfing Tenerife attracts surfers and bodyboarders keen to test their skills against the large Atlantic rollers.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 40 votes