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Africa's peacemakers : Nobel Peace laureates of African descent

Author: Adekeye AdebajoAli AlʼAmin MazruiPearl T RobinsonJames O C JonahLee A DanielsAll authors
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique and highly readable collection of biographical essays, critically interrogating the contributions of the thirteen individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adekeye Adebajo; Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui; Pearl T Robinson; James O C Jonah; Lee A Daniels; Chris Saunders; Maureen Isaacson; Elleke Boehmer; Gregory F Houston; Boutros Boutros-Ghali
ISBN: 9781780329420 1780329423 9781780329437 1780329431
OCLC Number: 858353324
Description: 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Introduction. Obama's Nobel ancestors : from Bunche to Barack and beyond / Adekeye Adebajo --
Barack Obama : between racial compatriots and Nobel ancestors / Ali A. Mazrui. Part 2. The three African Americans. Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King Jr and Barack Obama : three African-American Nobel laureates debate war and peace / Pearl T. Robinson --
Ralph Bunche : the scholar-diplomat / James O.C. Jonah --
Martin Luther King Jr : the great provocateur / Lee A. Daniels. Part 3. The four South Africans. Albert Luthuli : the Black Moses / Chris Saunders --
Desmond Tutu : the wounded healer / Maureen Isaacson --
Nelson Mandela : the oratory of the Black Pimpernel / Elleke Boehmer --
Frederik Willem de Klerk : the pragmatic peacemaker / Gregory F. Houston. Part 4. The two Egyptians. Anwar Sadat : the tragic peacemaker / Boutros Boutros-Ghali --
Mohamed ElBaradei : the rocket man / Morad Abou-Sabé. Part 5. The Kenyan and the Ghanaian. Wangari Maathai : the Earth Mother / Janice Golding --
Kofi Annan : the soft-spoken prophet / Gwendolyn Mikell. Part 6. The two Liberians. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf : the iron lady / Adekeye Adebajo --
Leymah Gbowee : the prayerful peace warrior / Rosaline Daniel.
Responsibility: edited by Adekeye Adebajo, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town.

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