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Library Of Congress East Africa
2,167 words... , which meant establishing a colonial government and a river fleet, so in 1886, the National African Company was chartered as the Royal Niger Company, and charged with administering, in the name of the Queen, an area one-hundred times larger than Great Britain itself (Chamberlain 58). In West Africa, Britain had really been trying to keep France, and later Germany, out. The simplest explanation for the rampant European interest in West Africa was trade. In East Africa, which was considerably...
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Poverty Stricken South Africa
1,189 words... those in poor rural areas of the country, are drawn to Japan. One of the causes of the increase in international trafficking and prostitution in women is the economic development in Asian countries. In Thailand, economic development has been remarkable since the late 1980 s; Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is showing prosperity. On the other hand, the rural areas have fallen behind in development, or rather, have been victimized. Forests have been destroyed and farmers are indebted and suf...
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Missionary Society Cape Town
1,425 wordsDavid Livingstone was one of the most revered and respected African explorers of his time. He spent almost 30 years exploring a region little known to the outside world. He often put ambition before family and his own personal health in his quest to open the interior of Africa to 'Civilization, Christianity, and Commerce. '; (Hewlett 236) Through his daring explorations into the unknown, he discovered and documented many new landmarks inside the dark continent, and at times became obsessed with ...
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Ping Pong South Africa
1,666 wordsAnthropology/ Contemporary scientific Racism Sara Bartmann is known as Hottentot Venus. Her story is a symbol of suppression and disgrace. Her appearing was a religious thing. Sara is the short name used nowadays for a woman originally named Saartjie Bartmann. She was a Khoisan slave who at the early age of twenty was taken from Cape Town to London and then on to Paris to be shown naked in their streets and at their spectacle like a mammal creature (as her European spectators observed her to be)...
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Religious Beliefs Intimate Relationship
2,668 wordsZulu Religion Religion in the broadest sense may be defined as mans attitude towards the unseen, and the earliest forms of human thought furnish the clue from which must be traced the development of those great systems of religion that have at different time periods been professed by certain groups of people. The term religion must also include, not only beliefs in unseen spiritual agencies, but numerous customs, superstitions, and myths which have usually been regarded by the people of the spec...
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Portrait Of The Artist Cape Town
1,108 wordsPortrait of the artist as a callow youth Youth JM Coetzee 169 pp, Server Disgrace, JM Coetzee's last novel, set a contemporary benchmark in good fiction. Quite apart from winning him a second Booker, it had an icy brilliance that showed up the work of other novelists, peers and young pretenders alike. By comparison many of us seem at best technically defective, at worst expressive of literary values he might consider pure philistinism. Although the excuse was given of a prior engagement, the aut...
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Place In Society Racial Segregation
1,913 wordsSocieties have always had different classes, or subdivisions of economic and political standing. Ancient Greece was divided into the educated upper class, the middle working class, and slaves. Europe in the Middle Ages had an upper ruling class, and a poor working class. Africa in the past on hundred years had two classes, colonists and native Africans. Each class had a strict place in society and each person in that society was expected to conform to the behavior expected of their class. In the...
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Pursuit Of Happiness Promised Land
1,017 wordsTake the high road The Promised Land Decca Aitkenhead Fourth Estate? 12. 99, pp 217 Decca Aitkenhead admits that her original outline for The Promised Land offered to subvert the genre of travel writing. This turns out to have been a foolish proposal on two counts first, because shed read very few travel books, and second, because The Promised Land actually does no such thing. Which is not to say that its either predictable or dull. Aitkenhead discovered ecstasy as a student in Manchester in the...
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