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Revolutions in Southern Rhodesia

- According to T.O. Ranger in “Revolt in Southern Rhodeisa”, the first Chimurenga, which occurred from 1896-1897, was an uprising in response to the imposition of colonial rule in Southern Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe (ix). The Nbele and Shona people resisted the colonial rule and in return endured a complex set of struggles over land and cattle and taxes. The inability and unwillingness of the Euroopeans to understand the Nbele and Shona people’s culture and religion misguides perceptions of events and views of their behavoior and actions (2)....   [tags: colonial, resistance, mediums]

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- Rhodesia A synopsis of a case-study of Southern Rhodesia's move to become Zimbabwe can provide a knowledge of certain conflict resolution strategies. The British began settling Southern Rhodesia in 1890. The first movement to rename this area came in 1895 when that land was taken by the British colonists and renamed Rhodesia, after Rhodes, one of the British leaders in the early settlement who had died about that time. Between 1895, when Machonoland became Rhodesia, and 1934, very little conflict surfaced even with the escalating domination and oppression of the blacks by the white empire....   [tags: Papers]

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The Train from Rhodesia and The Gold Cadillac Comparison

- How Do The Texts Represent The Theme Of Racial Prejudice. ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ written by Nadine Gordimer and ‘The Gold Cadillac’ written by Mildred Taylor both represent the theme of racial prejudice in their stories. Prejudice is when you prejudge someone before you know that person. ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ is set in South Africa, in the time of Apartheid, as a train full of white citizens comes into a train station and one black man barters to sell his symbolic lion. The man of the young white couple waits until the train starts to go before he decides the price he wants to pay for the lion and then throws the money out of the window and then the young white woman does not want it....   [tags: compare/contrast, literary analysis, racism]

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The Train from Rhodesia

- "The Train from Rhodesia" The Train from Rhodesia, a short story written by Nadine Gordimer, takes place during a brief stop in an impoverished African village. The story concerns a young married couple, in which the young woman is interested in a carved lion an old native has to sell but claims the price is too high. Her husband later bargains with this old native and obtains the lion for an unfairly low price, which causes his wife to feel isolated and confused towards this complex society regarding racism....   [tags: American Literature]

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How did Rhodesia Transition into Zimbawe During the Years of 1965-1979

- How did Rhodesia transition into Zimbabwe during the years of 1965-1979 . Throughout the twentieth century, Rhodesia from 1960’s to the late 1970’s have always been in a struggle to fight for their independence. They had to deal with the British colonist that settled into their land and had taken over control of the country for the past couple of years. Due to the decolonisation of African countries after the second world war it gave many influences and reasons for Rhodesia to search to become an independent country....   [tags: African countries history]

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The Train From Rhodesia by Nadine Gordimer

- The Train From Rhodesia by Nadine Gordimer The story I have decided to study is "The train from Rhodesia" The author of this story is a South African woman named Nadine Gordimer. She was born in Transvaal, just outside Johannesburg, in 1923 and lived there with her Jewish father and her British mother. She received a Nobel Prize for literature in 1991 and her first story was published when she was just fourteen years old. She had only been writing for five years as she started at the age of nine....   [tags: Papers]

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Zimbabwe Is A Nation Country Rich

- The name Zimbabwe is derived from the Shona phrase "dzimba dzemabe" meaning the stone house (Zimbabwe, n.d.). The former name of Zimbabwe was Southern Rhodesia. Zimbabwe is the home to approximately 15 million people (Population total, n.d.). Zimbabwe is positioned in Southern Africa, which is a region in Sub-Saharan Africa. Zimbabwe recognized for all of the gorgeous scenery such as Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, Hwange National Park, Safari areas, and Matusadona. Victoria Falls is the world 's most prevailing sheet of falling water, located on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia....   [tags: Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Economy of Zimbabwe]

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Comparing Foreshadowing in Train from Rhodesia and Dead Men's Path

- Foreshadowing and Alliteration in Train from Rhodesia and Dead Men's Path Authors often use literary devices to appeal to their audience without their awareness. By doing so, certain parts of a story or book will seem more important, in a very private way. They won't scream for attention, but they will stick, for they are catchy. Sometimes, authors are not aware that they are using a device to persuade their audience, it occurs naturally. Common literary devices and elements are metaphors, similes, alliteration, perhaps even couplet rhyming....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Rhodesian Revolution

- The Rhodesian Revolution Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe, is a nation that never featured apartheid. Race relations were generally decent under the government of Ian Smith. Smith's book "The Great Betrayal" clearly spells this out. Former President, Jimmy Carter, would not even see Ian Smith in 1979 when Smith came to the White House to beg for help. Ian Smith then asked Henry Kissinger for help when Carter would not help him. Smith asked; "What about loyalty?" since rhodesians had long served the British Empire....   [tags: Papers]

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The Rhodesian Ridgeback

- The Rhodesian Ridgeback originated in South Africa. He was developed in the 1800s from the crossing of European dogs brought by settlers and native dogs from the Khoi-Khoi tribe. A hundred years later a formidable hunting dog had evolved. One that had the instincts, endurance, intelligence, strength and ferocity to be at home in the hostile jungle environment and hunt big game such as lions, wild boars and baboons. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is not a suitable breed for a novice. They are extremely strong willed and determined and need an experienced solid pack leader who will train, socialize and exercise them appropriately....   [tags: Animals ]

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Brief History of Zimbabwe

- Zimbabwe is a land locked country, and is located in South-Central part of the African continent. Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe. It was founded in 1890 as "Salisbury" in honor of British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury. The name was changed to Harare in 1982, being named after the Shona Chieftain. Zimbabwe’s population growth rate is the second highest in the world. The population of Harare alone is around 1,600,000, which makes it the largest city in Zimbabwe. The motto of Zimbabwe is “Unity, Freedom, Work ”....   [tags: Third World, Africa]

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Black and White; Is that alright?

- Black and White; Is that alright. The year was 1970. They were in a land of hot blazing sun, friendly people, war, revolution, a stride for independence, and two societies that might live as one now, but not in the 70s in British occupied Rhodesia. Rhodesia, the name of what we now call “Zimbabwe” or house of brick was named after Cecil Rhodes, a British explorer who started a diamond company that is still around today. The British, who at one point in history occupied most of the world held onto Zimbabwe like a biting tick showed that whites had full power....   [tags: Race]

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Economic Development In Zimbabwe

- Economic Development in Zimbabwe The country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the African continent . A fairly young political entity, Zimbabwe has only enjoyed recognized autonomy since 1980, the year in which the United Kingdom repealed its imperialistic claims to the African nation . Despite its youth the country has achieved a level of economic development uncharacteristic of sub-Saharan African nations. Second only to South Africa in economic development, Zimbabwe's economic system is one indicative of a transitional country, a country making the transition from dependency underdevelopment to self-reliant industrialization....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Changes in Zimbabwe

- Zimbabwe, formally known as Southern Rhodesia, is a country in Southern Africa. It gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1965. It also later changed from a country led by a white minority to an African leadership. These political changes brought many economic and social changes with them. Before the arrival of the British, native African tribes called the Shona and Ndebele populated Zimbabwe. In 1888, colonist Cecil Rhodes came to the region and purchased mining rights from the Ndebele people....   [tags: African Politics ]

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Reasons for Zimbabwe's Economic Decline

- Several decades ago, Zimbabwe was a country with good prospects, being the most rapidly developing African country. Nevertheless, few countries in Africa managed to continue prospering in XXI century, but Zimbabwe did not. Zimbabwean economy lies at the bottom of GDP ratings, faced one of the largest rates of hyperinflation in common history and does not develop due to corrupt administration and insufficient policy. Moreover, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is responsible for printing money for government spending while Zimbabwean people are dying as a cause of famine, venereal diseases and poverty....   [tags: Economy, Africa]

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Nervous Conditions Focuses on the Influence of Colonialism in Africa

- The Influence of Colonialism The focus point of the novel - two of several very richly-drawn and complex characters - is the relationship between Tambu and her cousin Nyasha; one girl raised in a traditional home trying to fit into a Westernised system, the other raised in England and now expected to conform to traditional values - even though they live under the same roof. Neither manages to reconcile the two without giving up themselves to some degree. They're told in two languages to be grateful and subservient for what they get; but Tambu's English is as bad as Nyasha's Shona, and there's no language available to them to speak their own minds and write their own narrative....   [tags: women's rights, racism, values]

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Lord Of The Flies

- In Leonard Adame’s poem, “Black and White,” he describes how the ruling minority of the whites treated blacks. The main idea of the poem is to tell the reader of that time, how the blacks were being treated. He uses great diction to describe the treatment. For instance he says, “they lay like catch in the plaza sun,” which helps the reader understand that the men were on the ground like fish in the sun. He also uses imagery, in which many words described in the poem refer to black and white. The diction Adame uses tries to describe the relationship between black and white....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biological Warfare in Africa during the 1960’s and 1970’s

- Biological Warfare in Africa during the 1960’s and 1970’s Throughout my research in many different books, reports on Biological warfare in Africa during the 1960’s and 1970’s, I have found a number of things. They include South Africa’s Chemical and Biological Warfare Program and the beginning of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Ebola virus. Biological warfare is defined as “the use of harmful living things (such as germs that cause disease) as weapons in a war” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)....   [tags: harmful living things, ebola virus]

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Role Race Played In America's Interaction With The World

- Thomas Borstelmann scrutinizes the international extent of American cultural attitudes while skillfully demonstrating the remuneration of viewing domestic history in a universal framework. He brilliantly demonstrated the extensive impact of civil rights movements on domestic and international developments on the issue of race, which had a tremendous implication on U.S. foreign relations. His thorough understanding of American racial and cultural history makes him an exceptional authority on race relations of Presidents Harry S....   [tags: Race]

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Poverty in Zimbabwe: A Dilemma Viewed From Different Angles

- Africa is the second largest and populous continent in the world, after Asia. With abundant resources, instead of thriving, Africa has experienced serious problems, especially poverty. The Republic of Zimbabwe has been pointed as the state that is among the poorest countries in the world in 2011 according to The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFDA, 2011). The poverty of Zimbabwe has been the result of economic crises, along with political conflicts and environmental degradation....   [tags: world poverty essay]

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What is Biological Warfare?

- During the past century, more than 500 million people have died due to infectious diseases. Several tens of thousands of these deaths were due to the deliberate release of pathogens or toxins. Two international treaties outlawed biological weapons in 1925 and 1972. Unfortunately, these treaties have failed to stop countries from conducting offensive weapons research and large-scale production of biological weapons. As our knowledge increases on these disease-causing agents, so does our fear of future threats of biological warfare (Frischknecht, 2003)....   [tags: global issues, infectious diseases]

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The Effect of European Values on the African Society

- The Effect of European Values on the African Society Dead Men's Path is written by Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian who has grown up with European customs effecting traditional African society. In this short story he explores these effects on African society. The story follows Michael Obi, a young headmaster recently appointed headmaster of Ndume Central School. Obi is a very desirable man and wanted to turn the backward school into a modern, successful school. He is completely against traditional views of older Africans and does not hesitate to condemn their views....   [tags: Papers]

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A clash of cultures

- A clash of cultures The two main stories which have a negative end are “The Train from Rhodesia” and “The Gold Legged Frog”. Both of these stories include the aspect of “a clash of culture” which acts as a catalyst for the negative endings. “The Train from Rhodesia” incorporates the aspect of two cultures from different parts of the world coming together. This story is an allegory and outlines the clash of cultures when white people come into black people’s land and exploit them. The story is about a young couple who are on holiday and they have bought lots of souvenirs....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Effects of European Imperialism on Africa

- By the year 1924, approximately one-quarter of the world’s total land area and population was under the control of the British Empire. This was the time at which it was at its peak -- however, the British were faced with an abundance of competition during this time. Preceded very closely by the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, this sudden hunger for expansion was felt by many “famished” countries in Europe -- and elsewhere around the world -- that wished to acquire new territories and, in so doing, gain status and boost their economies....   [tags: British Europe, Africa, Germany]

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Comparative Analysis of Economic and Political Cleavages in South Africa and Zimbabwe

- Comparative Analysis of Economic and Political Cleavages in South Africa and Zimbabwe Introduction Comparative politics is concerned with examining the characteristics or qualities of two different political entities to discover resemblances or differences. These entities can be general in nature, for example, the comparison of two countries, or more specific in nature, comparing two different systems of government. But, whether general or specific in nature, comparative politics tries to determine what caused the governments to form in the way that they did....   [tags: Economics South Africa Zimbabwe Essays]

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Nyasha's Struggle in Nervous Conditions

- Nyasha's Struggle in Nervous Conditions The significance of Nyasha in "Nervous Conditions" involves her apparent rebellious nature and her reluctance to accept the norm. Her unwillingness to conform to the ideals of a sexist society perpetuates her into a constant struggle against the patriarchal system. She may have lost the fight in the end but it's not to no avail because her example goes on to encourage Tambu to carry on in her wake. Nyasha is important because she is a shinning example of the effects of colonialism on the African population, she influences Tambu's own rebellious nature, and she's one of the few that rebel against the patriarchal system....   [tags: Papers]

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Great Zimbabwe

- GREAT ZIMBABWE This article which I have chosen to read, is about a ruined city of southeast Zimbabwe south of Harare. Great Zimbabwe is an ancient city on the plateau in sub-Saharan Africa. Great Zimbabwe was supposedly a city that controlled much trade and culture of southern Africa during the 12th and 17th centuries because it was stationed on the shortest route between the northern gold fields, and the Indian Ocean. Archaeologists believed that this masterful stonework was built somewhere around 1100 and 1600 A.D....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women's Writing and Writing about Women: Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook

- ... Doris Lessing was crowned as icon of the feminists by Women’s Liberation Movement. The present novel epitomizes “Second Wave Feminism.” The protagonists of the novel are “Free Women” who had embodied the modernity of late fifties. They are divorced, they make lovers and have a career, they want an independent life and obtain the same liberty as men enjoys. This personal story is encompassed by their political engagement as communist. As communism in the end failed to engender social change, the upcoming women rights movement did succeed in altering society profoundly, by conflating the personal and the political....   [tags: character/book/story analysis]

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Terrorism Throughout The United States : Groups, Activities, And Politics

- Terrorism in Nigeria: Groups, Activities, and Politics Abstract While global attention is focused on embassy bombing, aircraft hijacking and 9/11 terrorists-attack kind of terrorism, equally devastating terrorist activities with equally devastating impacts are daily swept under the carpet in Africa. This paper, using representative cases from Nigeria, x-rays these ‘unpopular’, therefore, out-of-policy-focus terrorist activities using interviews, newspaper and police reports. The paper, while calling on the international community and development partners to review their conceptualization of terrorism, also suggests intervention methods to curb the menace....   [tags: Terrorism, Africa, Counter-terrorism]

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The Struggle for Liberation: Yvonne Vera's Without a Name

- Without a Name, a novel written by Yvonne Vera, explores the journey of a young Zimbabwean woman, Mazvita, during the late 1970’s guerilla war. In 1963, the two political parties in Zimbabwe were banned, which led to guerilla warfare in 1966. This ultimately led to emigration out of Rhodesia. In the novel, Mazvita traveled from her hometown of Mubaira, to the city of Harare. In her hometown, she faced rebel forces, who sexually abused her along with destroyed her village. In the course of her journey to Kadoma and the city of Harare, Mazvita encountered more political violence and a revolutionary social change....   [tags: female oppression in Africa]

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The Surge of Faith Based Organizations in Postcolonial Zimbabwe

- ... For the first time the ruling party ZANU PF had felt intense pressure mounting on it after it lost the Referendum to the National Constitution Assembly and the MDC which campaigned for a No vote against its Yes vote. Barbara Slaughter and Stuart Nolan (2002) are of the view that the reason why the draft constitution was rejected was because it strengthened Mugabe’s grip to power and making his government and military officials immune from prosecution for any illegal acts committed while in office....   [tags: peace, communities, ]

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The Roots of Apartheid: South Africa’s Colonial Experience

- In recent years, there have been efforts to understand the institution of apartheid in South Africa. From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to general study into the history of South Africa, much scholarship has been devoted to the study of the effects of apartheid and the atrocities committed in the post-World War II period. However, one topic remains largely un-researched—the origins of the vast apartheid structure instituted by the Herenigde (Reunited) National Party (HNP) in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, different and larger than any other nation’s program ....   [tags: South Africa Apartheid Essays]

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Development Of African History During The Twentieth Century

- Class played a major role in the development of African history in the twentieth century. Specifically, class differentiation contributed to the political movements and social disparities that characterized the continent during the time period. An example of the importance of land in social class is the growth of Mau Mau. After Governor Eliot encouraged the settlement of whites in Kenya in 1902, many of these white settlers set up a system of agriculture through land grants given to them by Eliot....   [tags: Sociology, Social stratification, Social class]

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No Witchcraft for Sale by Doris Lessing

- How’s your bank account lately. If you did check your bank account summary right now and it is not below a hundred dollars; do you consider yourself rich or poor. When we think about the word rich the first things that come to our mind is celebrities, presidents of anything important or businesses. When we think about the word poor first things that come to our mind is the people who live on the streets, a foreign country, or single parents. Who doesn't want to be known as a rich person. There are the categories of rich and poor for a reason....   [tags: greedy rich, poor, slavery]

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No Witchcraft for Sale by Doris Lessing

- How’s your bank account been lately. If you check your bank account summary right now and if it’s not below a hundred dollars, do you consider yourself rich or poor. When we think about the word rich the first things that come to our mind is celebrities, presidents of anything important or businesses. When we think about the word poor first things that come to our mind is the people who live on the streets, a foreign country, or single parents. Who doesn't want to be known as a rich person. There are the categories of rich and poor for a reason....   [tags: rich, poor, greedy, money]

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The Macbeth Principle with Modern Day Leaders

- In the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the concept I traced was fate and freewill. Macbeth was forced to choose between fate and freewill when he heard of the witches’ prophecy. This concept was interesting because you were tracing how Macbeth’s decisions would affect him later in the story, an example is when he kills Banquo and then later Banquo’s ghost comes to haunt him. These decisions would ultimately decide his future and shape his personality as a ruler. Macbeth choose free will and therefore became king through lying, cheating and murder, his rule as a king was similar to his upbringing as a king....   [tags: Mugabe, Putin, Jong Un]

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Music, Rhythm, And Blues, Soul And Calypso

- Early 1960s, a mix Caribbean musical style of jazz, rhythm-and-blues, soul and calypso surfaced from the cultural setting of the urban underclass of Kingston, Jamaica, then later gained ground in Africa in the 80s. Public opinion about African reggae artists is that, they are either illiterate or abuse illegal substances. While such stereotypes hold true for some, here is a man whose career has broken the barriers of such stereotypes with a career of pre–and post–‘born again.’ I am waiting in a music studio at Martin Luther’s Street in Lansing, Michigan....   [tags: Reggae, Bob Marley, Rastafari movement, Peter Tosh]

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The Perils of Implementing Arms Embargoes

- Arms embargoes are “one type of sanctions that can be used to coerce states and non-governmental actors to improve their behaviour in the interests of international peace and security” . The prohibition of military transfers includes: provision of military aid, military cooperation, arms sales and security assistance . This essay aims to examine Dominic Tierney’s assertion whether multilateral ‘arms embargoes are both easy to introduce and difficult to lift’ . Prior to 1990, the UN introduced arms embargoes on two occasions only: against South Africa and Rhodesia ....   [tags: MIlitary Transfers, Military Aid]

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Nervous Conditions By The Dangarembga

- Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga is the story of young Tambu. The book starts off with her living with her parents, Ma’Shingyai and Jeremiah, and her brother, Nhambo in post-colonial Zimbabwe. After facing the news that her brother died, she and her immediate family decided move Tambu to live with her aunt and uncle, Babamukuru and Maiguru, to go to the missionary school where her uncle is head of and to get a better life for herself from the homestead. While living with her aunt, uncle, and their daughter, Nyahsa, Tambu realizes the nervous conditions that are around her as she sees the issues between race and gender in modern day Zimbabwe through her family....   [tags: Family, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions]

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Doris Lessing

- Doris Lessing Doris Lessing is considered a South African writer, although Africa is not the place of her birth. She was, in fact, born in Persia (now Iran) to British parents in 1919. As a child, she and her parents moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where she lived until 1949 (Sage, 15). White colonists had not previously settled in the part of Africa to which her family moved (Charters 894). In 1949 she moved to London where she still, apparently, resides. Lessing's life appears characterized by displacement....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Mugabe: A Tragic Hero?

- Is the title “Tragic Hero”, best suited for Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Mugabe was born in 1924 in Southern Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe). He excelled in all levels of schooling and completed his tertiary education in various institutions around Africa, receiving over six degrees, including two Masters of Law degrees, which he completed whilst in prison after the white government convicted him of conspiracy, in the early 70’s. He spent the early part of his career teaching in schools across Africa, and in the late 1970’s he diverted his attention into the political arena, and became the leader of the Zimbabwe African National United Patriotic Fund (ZANU-PF) and became Prime Minister in 1980(in...   [tags: African Nationalist, Economic Sanctions]

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Chemical and Biological Warfare

- The Role it Played Chemical and Biological Warfare In order to understand Project Coast you must first learn what Project Coast was all about. In the early 1981 the Chemical and Biological Warfare program, code named Coast, officially started and was finished in 1995(Folb & Gould, 2002). In my research paper I will discuss the history of Project Coast and I will let the reader understand the circumstances that surrounded Project Coast. I will also explain the different types of chemical agents that where and why they were used....   [tags: Coast, Racial War, Johannesburg, Africa]

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Leadership and Foreign Policy

- LEADERSHIP AND FOREIGN POLICY: Contrasting between the liberalist and realist views, discuss the role of a leader in influencing foreign policy. Introduction In foreign policy, decision making is guided by different a leader that is from presidents, cabinets, parliaments and groups such as communist party of Soviet Union and the standing committee of the communist party of china and Central Intelligence Agency of USA. One cannot run away from the fact that a leader’s personality can affect foreign policy....   [tags: liberalist and realist views]

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Extent Europe Benefitted from Colonization

- European success and prosperity today can be taken back to their participation in colonization in the later years of the 19th century. It can be said that European success is because of imperialism. These countries gained in many aspects. I would start with the greatest gain which was the economic aspect. Firstly, Britain had started their Industrial Revolution which gave them a greater advantage in development in Europe in the late 18th century. With Industrialization taking place they needed a constant flow of raw materials at cheap prices....   [tags: Imperialism]

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The Year 1968

- The year 1968 was a very intense year. Many tragedies occurred, including an assassination. There was also exciting entertainment that year. Even though many things were happening during that year, I chose to focus on the tragic events and the entertainment. Tragedies The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who stalked parts of Northern California from December 1968 through October 1969. Through a series of cryptic letters he sent to the press and others, he disclosed his motivation for the killings, offered clues to future murder plots and adopted the name Zodiac....   [tags: U.S. History]

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History of Zimbabwe

- Zimbabwe has experienced a rough transition since gaining independence from England in 1970. Since then there has been much political unrest all oriented around one party, the ZANU-PF(Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front) who took over an oppressive white government that was in power following Zimbabwe’s independence. This party has brought Zimbabwe into a state of turmoil with rigged elections, illegal seizure of land, violations of many human rights, inflation, etc… Overall Zimbabwe is in a terrible state despite outside attempts to put an end to the violence due to the Zanu-PF party....   [tags: African History, Apartheid, Colonialism]

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Why Britain Expanded its Empire in Africa from 1880 to 1900

- Why Britain Expanded its Empire in Africa from 1880 to 1900 In 1875 the two most important European holdings in Africa were Algeria and the Colony. The Cape Colony was a lock up point for the British Trading Fleet en route from India and the Far East. By 1914 only Ethiopia and the republic of Liberia remained outside formal European control. The transition from an "informal empire" of control through economic dominance to direct control took the form of a "scramble" for territory by the nations of Europe....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring a Sense of Culture and Tradition in Two Stories

- Exploring a Sense of Culture and Tradition in Two Stories Snapshots of a wedding is rich in culture and tradition and extremely different to the marriage ceremonies, which are held today in Britain. In this short story the reader gets an insight into the bride and grooms life and what was accepted and what wasn't. A lot of the issues which in their lifestyle they believe to be common and acceptable, are in the readers eyes, an outrage and it would be totally unacceptable in the culture we live in today....   [tags: Papers]

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Socioeconomic Class and the History of South Africa

- Socioeconomic Class and the History of South Africa In any historical account gender, race, socioeconomic class and many more issues are closely interwoven. In fact, to try and separate them would be not only onerous but also a specious task because the resulting account, although perhaps straightforward, would be at best only partial. However, when considering the history of Southern Africa, the most encompassing account would be that of socioeconomic class. The motives behind the historical events of Southern Africa have been strongly socioeconomic, even if the motives then evoked racial or gender based issues....   [tags: African Africa History]

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Zimbabwe Should Not Have To Suffer This Way

- Zimbabwe Should Not Have To Suffer This Way In recent years, Zimbabwe has been prone to increasing violence as a result of a corrupt government. There have been many instances reported to “HRWO” (Human rights watch organization) of personal accounts where landowners and workers alike have been subjected to beatings, pillaging, threats, and overall persecution. These acts of terrorism are the products of a military coup that is currently in power called the Zanu-PF and orchestrated by the veterans of the war for Zimbabwe’s Independence....   [tags: Zimbabwe Politics Argumentative Papers]

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Transculturation in Our Sister Killyjoy and Nervous Conditions

- Transculturation in Our Sister Killyjoy and Nervous Conditions Postcolonial insights include theories of Diaspora, cultural hybridity and transculturation. The latter, ‘transculturation’ is the term used to define ‘cultural change induced by introduction of elements of a foreign culture.’[1] The term ‘transculturation’ was first coined by Cuban anthropologist and sociologist Fernando Ortiz in 1947 to describe the phenomenon of merging and converging cultures. Transculturation covers war, ethnic conflict, racism and multiculturalism, hence it is a concept very relevant to the postcolonial period and subsequently to postcolonial literature....   [tags: Sister Killjoy Transculturation Literature Essays]

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Effects of British Colonization on Zimbabwe Women

- The Effects of British Colonization on Zimbabwe Women The British began their colonization of Zimbabwe in 1890 as part of their project of capitalist expansion and world domination. Colonial expansion was a means of complete control of territories and furthered the expansion of their capitalist political economy. Africa provided the British with slaves, minerals, and raw materials to help them in their capitalist development. To help support capitalist expansion, the British asserted colonial discourse of power and superiority over the colonized....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Few By Alex Kershaw Book Report

- The Few by Alex Kershaw In the summer of 1940, World War II had been in progress for nearly a year. Adolf Hitler was victorious and planning an invasion of England to seal Europe’s fate. Everyone in the United States of America knew it. The Germans were too powerful. Hitler's Luftwaffe had too many planes, too many pilots and too many bombs and since Hitler was Europe's problem, the United States claimed to be a neutral country (Neutrality Act of 1939). Seven Americans, however, did not remain neutral and that’s what this book is about....   [tags: Book Report Kershaw ]

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Peace Movements: Yesterday And Today

- Peace Movements: Yesterday And Today Once again our country seems on the edge of engaging in yet another undeclared war. As W.W.I was the war to end all wars, the Vietnam conflict was supposed to be the last military action that our government could depend on the blind patriotism of it’s citizens. The reason the Vietnam war ended was because of the peace movements that were born in the early 1960’s and evolved into a national movement by 1970 that eventually ended the war. The War Powers Act of 1973 was to limit the President from making war without a ‘declaration of war’ from Congress....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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"Nervous Conditions" by Tsitsi Dangarembga

- "Nervous Conditions" is a semi-autobiographical story about Tambu, a young girl growing up in rural Rhodesia in the 1960's, and her search for a way out - for both herself and her family - of the tremendous poverty of homestead life in a colonized African country. Narrated through the eyes of young Tambu, the story is told with child-like simplicity about her and her family fighting to survive in a complex world of Imperialism, racism, and class and gender inequality. In hindsight, Dangarembga allows the protagonist's narrative to slowly unravel the meaning of her and her family's struggle with their assimilation into the strange and powerful culture of their rulers....   [tags: World Literature]

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Bringing Religion Back into Politics

- Bringing Religion Back into Politics Editors: Douglas Johnston and Cynthia Sampson compiled these essays for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Douglas Johnston has since founded the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, with the goal of encouraging faith based mediation through education and strategy development. Cynthia Sampson is the president of Peace Discovery Initiatives, a faith-based organization with the goal of peace building around the world....   [tags: Papers]

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Zimbabwe's Issues

- Zimbabwe's Issues Africa is the second largest continent in the world and has a thriving population of over 900 million people. In his book Guns Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond explains why he thinks that the West has more cargo than Africa. After reading the first two chapters of his book I found out that I share a lot of the same views as he does. I believe that Africa has so little material wealth compared to the West because of government, economy, disease, and geography or climate. All of these things are big issues in present day Africa and even back in the late 1800's....   [tags: Africa]

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International Law

- International Law International law is the body of legal rules that apply between sovereign states and such other entities as have been granted international personality (status acknowledged by the international community). The rules of international law are of a normative character, that is, they prescribe towards conduct, and are potentially designed for authoritative interpretation by an international judicial authority and by being capable of enforcement by the application of external sanctions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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African Elephant

- African Elephant The common name is the African Elephant, the scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, the phylum is Vertebrata, the class is Mammalia, the order is Proboscidea, and the family is Elephantidae. The Closest Relatives to the African Elephant are: the Asian Elephant, mammoths, primitive proboscidean (mastodons), sea cows, and hyraxes. Scientists believe that the African Elephant evolved from one of its closest relatives, the Sea Cow. The geographical location and range of the African elephant covers all of central and southern Africa....   [tags: essays papers]

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cecil rhodes

- Cecil Rhodes Cecil Rhodes was born on July 5th, 1853 to a Hertfordshire clergyman. He was one of six sons to the vicar. He was an unhealthy child, suffering from heart and breathing ailments. Cecil, unlike two of his brothers, was not sent to Eton or Winchester. Nor did he join the military. His poor constitution limited his career options, and left him with the choice of becoming a barrister or a clergyman. He was sent to study at a local grammar school. After his schooling, and due to his poor health, he was sent to join his eldest brother Herbert at a cotton plantation in Natal, South Africa in 1870....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- George, Rosemary Marangoly, and Helen Scott. "An Interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga." Novel (Spring 1993):309-319. [This interview was conducted at the African Writers Festival, Brown Univ., Nov. 1991] Excerpt from Introduction: "Written when the author was twenty-five, Nervous Conditions put Dangarembga at the forefront of the younger generation of African writers producing literature in English today....Nervous Conditions highlights that which is often effaced in postcolonial African literature in English--the representation of young African girls and women as worthy subjects of literature....While the critical reception of this novel has focused mainly on the author's femi...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Cecil Rhodes

- Cecil Rhodes Thesis Statement: Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) was the main factor in determining the economic and political structure of today’s Zimbabwe (modern day Rhodesia). In the late 19th century, Cecil Rhodes, along with a multitude of armed white settlers, invaded the country of present-day Zimbabwe. All resistance was crushed and the British South African Company was created; this later became the basis for colonization of the entire country. Once Cecil gained control of the diamond and gold industry, he soon gained political power and eventually became the political leader of the area....   [tags: Papers]

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- Terrorism The Good, the Bad, the Terrorist. Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U.S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" is still alive and well today ("Terrorism Research Center: Definitions" 1)....   [tags: Terrorist]

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- Imperialism is often excused as a way of liberating people from tyrannical rule or by introducing the policies of a “better” way of life. It is based on the ground of a variety of causes running the gamut of economic pressures, greed, security, power, prestige, religion, and many other effective measures that can be taken given the circumstances. Arguments about the roots and virtue of imperialism can be put into four basic groups. The first is whether or not imperialism is economically beneficial....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The French Revolution, the Chinese Revolution, Napoleon Conquests, European Colonialism

- ... Gershoy, The French Revolution and Napoleon (p. 576). F. S. Crofts & Company. Hazen, C. D. The French Revolution and Napoleon. In C. D. Hazen, The French Revolution and Napoleon. H. Holt. Pernsteiner, T. b. (2013). Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution. In T. b. Pernsteiner, Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution. Indiana University Press. Toland, J. (2003). The Rising Sun: The Decline & Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-45. In J. Toland, The Rising Sun: The Decline & Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-45....   [tags: turning points in World history]

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Effectiveness of the United Nations in International Conflicts

- The United Nations emerged from flame and destruction, from bombs and debris. Six years and one day was how long the most terrible war in all of human history lasted, a war meant to stop the spread of tyrannical fascism and cruelty that had taken root in the hearts of the Axis nations of Germany, Japan and Italy. Over sixty million left dead and a world of divided nations left after in its dark wake, per statistics given by Emily Owen. From this pain and death the world community finally realized that they could not continue to act so divided if the world and human civilization were to survive....   [tags: war, league of nations, allied powers]

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Chemical and Biological Agents: Project Coast

- Project Coast was a ploy on using chemical and biological agents on the inhabitants of South Africa; tear gas was not enough for the Prime Minister at the time PW Botha (Gould & Folb, 2002). Botha employed Wouter Basson who headed the program. Basson used a couple of extremely lethal agents such as CX powder and mustard gas. The Apartheid government took aim at political rivals. Project Coast known for research, development, and deploy of chemical and biological warfare. Basson was known in many parts as Dr....   [tags: south africa, tear gas, mustard gas]

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Russell and Jocelyn

- Russell and Jocelyn In both stories Persuasion and the Jane Austen Book Club, there are characters that are known as the foils that not only play a huge role in the protagonist’s life but also help develop the plot. In Persuasion, Anne Elliot plays the protagonist that is quiet but yet an ambitious young lady that eventually finds love through trial. Through her trials there is a character that strives to exert control over her in order to help Anne find true happiness. Lady Russell one of the many foils of this novel helps in a guiding way towards the protagonist’s ultimate gain like that of Jocelyn in the Jane Austen Book Club....   [tags: Persuasion, The Jane Austen Book Club]

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Tsetse Fly

- Tsetse Fly African sleeping sickness is an infectious disease of tropical Africa. This infectious disease is caused by a protozoan organism that exists as a parasite in the blood of a number of vertebrate hosts. There are three variations of the disease that predominate in humans are transmitted by an insect vector: Two types of African sleeping sickness are caused by the following: Trypanosoma rhodesiense and T. gambiense, both transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly. Trypanosome, which early symptoms include fever, headache, and chills, followed by anaemia and joint pains....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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