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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Petra: The True And Surprising History Of The Lost City Of Stone

by Patrick Auerbach

This book contains information about a rich historical site in Jordan. This ancient site was crafted using the cliffs of sandstone in the south of the country. The word “Petra” is of Greek origin and means “rock”, which perfectly suits a city carved into the cliffs of Jordan.

The Rediscovered City of Stone:
Just a few hours south of the country’s capital, Amman, the area was officially founded by the Arab tribe of nomads. This occurred centuries before Christ was born. This tribe was well known for their impeccable engineering, agriculture, trading, and of course, stone-carving skills. Much is still unknown about this ancient culture, but we know for sure that they were incredibly talented artists and engineers.

At this city, a people called the ...

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
76 reviews

The Confessions of Nat Turner (Illustrated)

by Nat Turner

Nat Turner (1800 - 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. His story is the basis for the controversial new film The Birth of a Nation from Fox Searchlight Pictures. The Confessions of Nat Turner is the key primary document supporting historical events. The pamphlet is a first-hand account of Turner's confessions published by a local lawyer, Thomas Ruffin Gray, in 1831....

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction
Size: 34 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

Between the Lines: Facial Tattoos and the Chaouia

by Yasmin Bendaas

Sepia-tinted photos from over 50 years ago show striking facial tattoos of women from indigenous populations in Algeria. But documentation of these women has faded like the aged photographs. In Algeria today the actual practice of facial tattooing is disappearing along with the older generation. One particular indigenous group losing this cultural marker is the Chaouia of the Aur...

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 June 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
24 reviews

Heart of Darkness (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Joseph Conrad

HEART OF DARKNESS (1899) is a novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between London and Africa as places of darkness.Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism.Originally published as a three-part serial story in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has be...

Genre: History, Africa, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary
Size: 76 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 June 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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