Urbantoons the King of Mali

Rise of Mansa Musa

Author: Urbantoons Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996669061


Page: 60

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Urbantoons' "The King Of Mali," is a story about the rise of a young African boy named Musa, who grew up humbly in the Mali Empire under King Sundiata. Groomed to be a royal guard for the king, Musa had a bigger dream. His dream was bigger and he lived to be richest king to ever live. Loosely based on a true story, this is a great book for confidence building, overcoming obstacles, and reaching for your goals. Urbantoons', "The King Of Mali" is a beautifully illustrated book with bright and dazzling colors. It will strike any child's imagination and create the ultimate reading experience.

Mansa Musa: Leader of Mali

Author: Lisa Zamosky

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433390593

Category: Education

Page: 0

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Mansa Musa was the king of Mali. Located in western Africa, Mali became one of the largest empires during the time of Musa's rule. Musa helped his empire grow in size and culture by encouraging the arts, literature, and architecture.

Njinga of Angola

Africa's Warrior Queen

Author: Linda M. Heywood

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674971825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 595

One of history’s most multifaceted rulers but little known in the West, Queen Njinga rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Today, she is revered in Angola as a heroine and honored in folk religions. Her complex legacy forms a crucial part of the collective memory of the Afro-Atlantic world.

Pinocchio Coloring Book

Author: Carlo Collodi,Simon Galkin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486280035

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6049

English Adaptation by Alan Weissman; illustrated by Simon Galkin. Beloved classic of mischievous puppet whose nose grows longer when he lies is here recreated in a specially adapted text with 27 delightful illustrations to color. Now children can enjoy the story of Pinocchio s fantastic advent"

Scary, Scary Sasha

Author: Starr T. Balmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692745960

Category: African Americans

Page: 26

View: 7567

Sasha is afraid of the "simplest little things". She's afraid of bugs. However, when her mother sends her out into the garden to gather vegetables and explains how certain bugs help the garden, Sasha learns to appreciate insects.

Mansa Musa

The Lion of Mali

Author: Khephra Burns

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152003753

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 6806

A fictional account of the nomadic wanderings of the boy who grew up to become Mali's great fourteenth-century leader, Mansa Musa.

All Music Guide to Jazz

The Experts' Guide to the Best Jazz Recordings

Author: Michael Erlewine

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9780879305307

Category: Jazz

Page: 1378

View: 2419

Lists, rates, and reviews more than 18,000 recordings by 1,740 jazz artists; provides biographies of the artists; and charts the evolution of jazz.

The Social Contract in Africa

Author: Osha, Sanya

Publisher: Africa Institute of South Africa

ISBN: 0798304448

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 7718

This book employs the event of the Arab Spring revolution of 2011 to reflect on the event itself and beyond. Some of the chapters address the colonial encounter and its lingering reverberations on the African sociopolitical landscape. Others address the aftermath of large scale societal violence and trauma that pervade the African context. The contributions indicate the range of challenges confronting African societies in the postmodern era. They also illustrate the sheer resilience and inventiveness of those societies in the face of apparently overwhelming odds. What is the nature of political power in contemporary Africa as constituted from below instead of being a state driven phenomenon? What constitutes sovereignty without recourse to the usual academic responses and discourses? These two questions loom behind most of the deliberations contained in this book with contributions from an impressive field of international scholars.

Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali

Author: P. James Oliver

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781468053548

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6377

"This book introduces the medieval empire of Mali...and soon narrows its focus to the compelling life story of the emperor Mansa Musa, who rules Mali in the early 1300s...This enjoyable work smoothly blends historical text with memorable anecdotes...photos and sketches...and well-drawn maps." --P. [4] of cover.


Author: Henrik Purienne

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791348278

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 5614

Voyeuristic, sun-drenched, and sexually charged, the photographs of Henrik Purienne offer high-fashion escapism. "What is an average day like for Henrik Purienne?" an interviewer once asked. "I wouldn't know," the South African photographer replied. Unless, of course, average can be defined as hedonistic, sun-drenched, and beachside. Draped across a vintage car or an unmade bed, rolling in the sand, or standing waist-high in an endless ocean, the subjects of Purienne's photographs convey a sexuality that's as nostalgic as it is au courant, at once innocent and sultry. The founder of Mirage magazine, Purienne always seems to have his camera pointed away from real life and toward a fantasy of beautiful girls with nothing on their minds but fun, and even less on their bodies. Paging through these stunning photographs, however, readers will appreciate Purienne's adroit staging and composition, ingenious use of light, and impeccable styling--all the skills that have made him one of today's most sought-after fashion photographers.


The Sahara's Fabled City of Gold

Author: Marq De Villiers,Sheila Hirtle

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551992779

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1773

The first book for general readers about the storied past of one of the world’s most fabled cities. Timbuktu — the name still evokes an exotic, faraway place, even though the city’s glory days are long gone. Unspooling its history and legends, resolving myth with reality, Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle have captured the splendour and decay of one of humankind’s treasures. Founded in the early 1100s by Tuareg nomads who called their camp “Tin Buktu,” it became, within two centuries, a wealthy metropolis and a nexus of the trans-Saharan trade. Salt from the deep Sahara, gold from Ghana, and money from slave markets made it rich. In part because of its wealth, Timbuktu also became a centre of Islamic learning and religion, boasting impressive schools and libraries that attracted scholars from Alexandria, Baghdad, Mecca, and Marrakech. The arts flourished, and Timbuktu gained near-mythic stature around the world, capturing the imagination of outsiders and ultimately attracting the attention of hostile sovereigns who sacked the city three times and plundered it half a dozen more. The ancient city was invaded by a Moroccan army in 1600, beginning its long decline; since then, it has been seized by Tuareg nomads and a variety of jihadists, in addition to enduring a terrible earthquake, several epidemics, and numerous famines. Perhaps no other city in the world has been as golden — and as deeply tarnished — as Timbuktu. Using sources dating deep into Timbuktu’s fabled past, alongside interviews with Tuareg nomads and city residents and officials today, de Villiers and Hirtle have produced a spectacular portrait that brings the city back to life. From the Hardcover edition.

Teacher's Guide for World History Societies of the Past

Author: Linda McDowell,Marilyn Mackay

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 9781553790624

Category: World history

Page: 442

View: 1925

World History Teacher's Guide is a comprehensive resource filled with fun, captivating, and thought-provoking hands-on activities.In each chapter, you will find:practical hands-on activating and acquiring/applying activities useful teacher reference notes and organizational techniques vocabulary-building exercises assessment ideas and activities review activities, fun puzzles, engaging word games, and easy-to-prepare games suggested resources for both teachers and students many useful blackline masters (such as activities, maps, and graphic organizers)

Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire

Al-Saʿdi's Taʾrīkh Al-Sūdān Down to 1613, and Other Contemporary Documents

Author: John O. Hunwick

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128224

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 1661

The principal text translated in this volume is the "Ta'rikh Al-sudan" of the 17th-century Timbuktu scholar, 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sadi. The other documents include an English translation of Leo Africanus's description of West Africa and some letters relating to Sa'dian diplomacy.

Malcolm Little

The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X (with audio recording)

Author: Ilyasah Shabazz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442433043

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 9076

Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice. Bolstered by the love and wisdom of his large, warm family, young Malcolm Little was a natural born leader. But when confronted with intolerance and a series of tragedies, Malcolm’s optimism and faith were threatened. He had to learn how to be strong and how to hold on to his individuality. He had to learn self-reliance. Together with acclaimed illustrator AG Ford, Ilyasah Shabazz gives us a unique glimpse into the childhood of her father, Malcolm X, with a lyrical story that carries a message that resonates still today—that we must all strive to live to our highest potential.

Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century

Author: Djibril Tamsir Niane,Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231017101

Category: Africa

Page: 751

View: 1334

One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.

The Global Atlantic

1400 to 1900

Author: Christoph Strobel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317525523

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 7723

The Global Atlantic provides a concise, lively overview of the complex and diverse history of the greater Atlantic region from 1400 to 1900. During this period, the lands around the Atlantic basin – Europe, Africa, and the Americas – became deeply interconnected in networks of trade, cultural exchange, and geopolitics that reshaped these regions and the world beyond. In this accessible and engaging text, Christoph Strobel integrates the Atlantic into world history, showing that the Atlantic oceanic system was always interlinked with the rest of globe. From the Mediterranean origins of slave-worked sugar plantations to the Chinese demand for silver from American mines, The Global Atlantic discusses key examples of these connections with clarity, enabling students to understand how existing ideas and incentives shaped the emerging Global Atlantic, and how these Atlantic systems in turn created the world we live in today.