Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Marito H. Garcia,Alan Pence,Judith Evans
  • ISBN : 9780821368879
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Number of Pages : 556
  • Readers : 4571

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Early childhood, from birth through school entry, was largely invisible worldwide as a policy concern for much of the twentieth century. Children, in the eyes of most countries, were 'appendages' of their parents or simply embedded in the larger family structure. The child did not emerge as a separate social entity until school age (typically six or seven). 'Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge: Early Childhood Care and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa' focuses on the 130 million children south of the Sahel in this 0-6 age group. This book, the first of its kind, presents a balanced collection of articles written by African and non-African authors ranging from field practitioners to academicians and from members of government organizations to those of nongovernmental and local organizations. 'Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge' compiles the latest data and viewpoints on the state of Sub-Saharan Africa's children. Topics covered include the rationale for investing in young children, policy trends in early childhood development (ECD), historical perspectives of ECD in Sub-Saharan Africa including indigenous approaches, new threats from HIV/AIDS, and the importance of fathers in children's lives. The book also addresses policy development and ECD implementation issues; presents the ECD programming experience in several countries, highlighting best practices and challenges; and evaluates the impact of ECD programs in a number of countries.

Delivering Quality Health Services: A Global Imperative

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : OECD,World Health Organization,World Bank Group
  • ISBN : 9264300309
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Readers : 5527

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This report describes the current situation with regard to universal health coverage and global quality of care, and outlines the steps governments, health services and their workers, together with citizens and patients need to urgently take.

Ethics Dumping

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Doris Schroeder,Julie Cook,François Hirsch,Solveig Fenet,Vasantha Muthuswamy
  • ISBN : 3319647318
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 134
  • Readers : 9819

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This open access book provides original, up-to-date case studies of “ethics dumping” that were largely facilitated by loopholes in the ethics governance of low and middle-income countries. It is instructive even to experienced researchers since it provides a voice to vulnerable populations from the fore mentioned countries. Ensuring the ethical conduct of North-South collaborations in research is a process fraught with difficulties. The background conditions under which such collaborations take place include extreme differentials in available income and power, as well as a past history of colonialism, while differences in culture can add a new layer of complications. In this context, up-to-date case studies of unethical conduct are essential for research ethics training.

State Ideology and Language in Tanzania

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Jan Blommaert
  • ISBN : 0748675833
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Number of Pages : 184
  • Readers : 3245

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is a thoroughly revised version of the 1999 edition, which was welcomed at the time as a classic. It now extends the period of coverage to 2012 and includes an entirely new chapter on current developments, making this updated edition an essentia

Transport and Climate Change

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Tim Ryley,Lee Chapman
  • ISBN : 1780524412
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 7069

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This topical volume covers the intersection between transport and climate change, with papers from the 'Transport & Climate Change' session of the RGS-IBG conference in London, September 2010. It considers the role of transport modes at varying spatial dimensions and a range of perspectives on the relationship between transport and climate change.

Dance of the Jakaranda

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Peter Kimani
  • ISBN : 1617755036
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Number of Pages : 344
  • Readers : 4459

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “This funny, perceptive and ambitious work of historical fiction by a Kenyan poet and novelist explores his country’s colonial past and its legacy.” —The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men—preacher Richard Turnbull, the colonial administrator Ian McDonald, and Indian technician Babu Salim—whose lives intersect when they are implicated in the controversial birth of a child. Years later, when Babu’s grandson Rajan—who ekes out a living by singing Babu’s epic tales of the railway’s construction—accidentally kisses a mysterious stranger in a dark nightclub, the encounter provides the spark to illuminate the three men’s shared, murky past. With its riveting multiracial, multicultural cast and diverse literary allusions, Dance of the Jakaranda could well be a story of globalization. Yet the novel is firmly anchored in the African oral storytelling tradition, its language a dreamy, exalted, and earthy mix that creates new thresholds of identity, providing a fresh metaphor for race in contemporary Africa. “Destined to become one of the greats . . . This is not hyperbole: it’s a masterpiece.” —The Gazette “A fascinating part of Kenya’s history, real and imagined, is revealed and reclaimed by one of its own.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “Kimani’s novel has an impressive breadth and scope.” —Los Angeles Review of Books “Highlighted by its exquisite voice, Kimani’s novel is a standout debut.” —Publishers Weekly “Lyrical and powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching for Global Competence in a Rapidly Changing World

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Asia Society,OECD
  • ISBN : 926428902X
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 3114

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This new publication sets forward the PISA framework for global competence developed by the OECD, which aligns closely with the definition developed by the Center for Global Education at Asia Society.

Obama and Kenya

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Matthew Carotenuto,Katherine Luongo
  • ISBN : 0896804925
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Readers : 2117

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Barack Obama’s political ascendancy has focused considerable global attention on the history of Kenya generally and the history of the Luo community particularly. From politicos populating the blogosphere and bookshelves in the U.S and Kenya, to tourists traipsing through Obama’s ancestral home, a variety of groups have mobilized new readings of Kenya’s past in service of their own ends. Through narratives placing Obama into a simplified, sweeping narrative of anticolonial barbarism and postcolonial “tribal” violence, the story of the United States president’s nuanced relationship to Kenya has been lost amid stereotypical portrayals of Africa. At the same time, Kenyan state officials have aimed to weave Obama into the contested narrative of Kenyan nationhood. Matthew Carotenuto and Katherine Luongo argue that efforts to cast Obama as a “son of the soil” of the Lake Victoria basin invite insights into the politicized uses of Kenya’s past. Ideal for classroom use and directed at a general readership interested in global affairs, Obama and Kenya offers an important counterpoint to the many popular but inaccurate texts about Kenya’s history and Obama’s place in it as well as focused, thematic analyses of contemporary debates about ethnic politics, “tribal” identities, postcolonial governance, and U.S. African relations.

Swahili Made Easy

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  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Author : J.F. Safari
  • ISBN : 9987081649
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 1419

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This handy book is a beginners complete course in the Swahili language, designed especially for foreigners. The book is a result of the authors many years of teaching experience. It is divided into two parts: part one covers pronunciation; Swahili greetings and manners; classification of nouns; adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc. in twenty-eight lessons and thirty-six exercises. part two includes a study of Swahili usage in specific situations (e.g. at home, in the market, on the road, at the airport, etc.); eleven further lessons and thirteen exercises; the key to the exercises in Parts One and Two; and a Swahili-English vocabulary of words used in the book.

Soil Erosion in Europe

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : John Boardman,Jean Poesen
  • ISBN : 0470859113
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 878
  • Readers : 4470

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosion throughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage if landscapes are to be sustained for the future. Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarily focuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on and off-site impacts, government responses, soil conservation measures, and soil erosion risk maps. The first part overviews the erosion processes and the problems encountered within each European country, whilst the second section takes a cross-cutting theme approach. Based on an EU-funded project that has been running for four years with erosion scientists from 19 countries Reviews contemporary erosion processes and rates on arable and rangeland in Europe Looks at current issues, such as socio-economic drivers, controlling factors specific to the country and changes in land use

State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Robert I. Rotberg
  • ISBN : 9780815775720
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Readers : 3386

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The threat of terror, which flares in Africa and Indonesia, has given the problem of failed states an unprecedented immediacy and importance. In the past, failure had a primarily humanitarian dimension, with fewer implications for peace and security. Now nation-states that fail, or may do so, pose dangers to themselves, to their neighbors, and to people around the globe: preventing their failure, and reviving those that do fail, has become a strategic as well as a moral imperative. State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror develops an innovative theory of state failure that classifies and categorizes states along a continuum from weak to failed to collapsed. By understanding the mechanisms and identifying the tell-tale indicators of state failure, it is possible to develop strategies to arrest the fatal slide from weakness to collapse. This state failure paradigm is illustrated through detailed case studies of states that have failed and collapsed (the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, the Sudan, Somalia), states that are dangerously weak (Colombia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan), and states that are weak but safe (Fiji, Haiti, Lebanon).

Discourse Pragmatics and Semantic Categorization

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  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Author : Ellen Contini-Morava
  • ISBN : 311088903X
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 214
  • Readers : 5330

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Divine Encounters

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Zecharia Sitchin
  • ISBN : 1591439124
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7663

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Explains the links between the Bible and ancient Sumerian texts, probing the age-old question of the relationship between humanity and its creators. • Challenges scientific maxims of the basis of human life. • Draws fascinating parallels between the leaders of the Anunnaki (from the 12th planet) and Yahweh. • A comprehensive new look at the history of man. • First time available in hardcover. In Divine Encounters Zecharia Sitchin draws on basic Judeo-Christian texts to analyze the creation myths, paralleling Biblical stories to the myths of Sumer and Mesopotamia in order to show that humanity did not evolve without assistance. Sitchin daringly hypothesizes instead that Enki, one of the leaders of the Anunnaki from the 12th planet, created humanity as a "primitive worker." Furthermore, Sitchin suggests that the extraterrestrial encounters of today demonstrate the continued interest of the Anunnaki in the Earthlings they created.

One Piece, Vol. 72

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Eiichiro Oda
  • ISBN : 1421580039
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Number of Pages : 205
  • Readers : 7788

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Luffy and his crew arrive in the kingdom of Dressrosa where Doflamingo has prepared a clever trap for them. Can Trafalgar Law get them out of trouble? And will Luffy win the fighting tournament and claim the prize, his late brother’s Flame-Flame Fruit? -- VIZ Media