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Nelson Mandela: An iconic moment for a modern icon

For some countries their sports kits are culturally linked with their identity, think Holland and Brazil in Football. In New Zealand the All Black rugby kit is so synonymous with our perception of the country that we in the northern hemisphere recognise it instantly as being so quintessentially emblematic of the country to such an extent that many of us would probably fail to link many other cultural images to New Zealand. 212 more words


Ajeemah And His Son

Author: James Berry

Age range: 8-12

Publisher: Harper Collins

In 1807 Ajeemah and his eighteen-year-old son, Atu, are on their way to Sisi’s, Atu’s soon to be bride, to present her parents with their dowry of gold when all of a sudden they are ambushed and kidnapped by slave traders. 124 more words

Historical Fiction

April 11th 1979: Idi Amin deposed

On this day in 1979 the Ugandan dictator since 1971, Idi Amin, was deposed after shrinking popularity. A Major General in the post-colonial Ugandan army, Amin had seized power in a military coup in 1971, overthrowing socialist Milton Obote. 253 more words


Friday is African History Day!


It is Friday….Thank God it is.

African Stories is pleased to announce Friday as African History day!

Every Friday, do take the time to read African History post on African Stories. 36 more words

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Half of a Yellow Sun Review

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post, but seeing a sneak peak screening of Half of a Yellow Sun tonight has moved me to type up a few thoughts. 587 more words

Up from History

Next in her series of library indepth posts, cataloguer and book reviewer Jo takes a look at our History section.

In our new position on the Lower Ground Floor, next to City Library, in the newly refurbished Central Library, we have retained the same subject sections for our books but the layout of our collection is much more light, airy and spacious. 644 more words


East Africa Fact Map

The finished result of my interactive design, my East Africa “fact map”…

Lots of visitors for project demonstrations.

Here’s a compilation of the five videos included in my exhibit:

Public History