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    Born A Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    Narrated by Trevor Noah ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The New Kingdom

    Global bestselling author of River God, Wilbur Smith, returns with a brand-new Ancient Egyptian epic

    Narrated by Amir El-Masry ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 20 min

    A brand-new Ancient Egyptian novel from the master of adventure fiction and global number 1 bestselling author, Wilbur Smith.In the heart of EgyptUnder the watchful eye of the godsA new power is risingIn the city of Lahun, Hui lives an enchanted life. The favoured son of a doting father, and ruler-in-waiting of the great city, his fate is set. But behind the beautiful façades a sinister evil i... ... Read more

    $68.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Half of a Yellow Sun

    Narrated by Zainab Jah ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 9 min

    THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘WINNER OF WINNERS’Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpieceUgwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Long Walk to Freedom

    Booktrack Edition

    Narrated by Michael Boatman ...

    Unabridged

    27 hours 10 min

    The autobiography of global human rights icon Nelson Mandela is "riveting . . . both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirit to transcend it" (Washington Post).Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! *Nelson Mandela was one of the great ... Read more

    $47.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Handful of Hard Men

    The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia

    Narrated by Jack Chekijian ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 17 min

    It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight he showed himself to be a ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Wretched of the Earth, The

    by Frantz Fanon ...
    Narrated by Sebastain Brown ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 29 min

    First published in 1961, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterful and timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle. In 2020, it found a new readership in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the centering of narratives interrogating race by Black writers. Bearing singular insight into the rage and frustration of colonized ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    An African Childhood

    Narrated by Lisette Lecat ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 12 min

    Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly unconventional English-bred immigrants, Alexandra arrives in Africa at the tender age of two. She moves through life with a hardy resilience, even as a bloody war approaches. Narrator Lisette Lecat reads this remarkable memoir of a ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

    by Walter Rodney ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 21 min

    The classic work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis. In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, the African continent, and the Caribbean. In each locale, Rodney found himself a lightning rod for ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Kaffir Boy

    The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

    Narrated by Mark Mathabane ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 34 min

    The classic story of life in apartheid South AfricaMark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa’s most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with ... Read more

    $50.84 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Out of Africa & Shadows on the Grass

    by Isak Dinesen ...
    Narrated by Susan Lyons ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 35 min

    Out of Africa:In this audiobook, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game ... Read more

    $33.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs

    A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

    by Barbara Mertz ...
    Narrated by Lorna Raver ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 46 min

    In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines a doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit-or have visited-the Nile Valley. ... Read more

    $31.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Slave Empire

    How Slavery Built Modern Britain

    Unabridged

    'Engrossing and powerful . . . rich and thought-provoking'Fara Dabhoiwala, Guardian'Path-breaking . . . a major rewriting of history'Mihir Bose, Irish Times'Slave Empire is lucid, elegant and forensic. It deals with appalling horrors in cool and convincing prose.'The Economist'A sweeping and devastating history of how slavery made modern Britain, and d... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Destruction of Civilization about 10,500 B.C.

    Narrated by Martin K. Ettington ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 11 min

    There is much of human history which we don’t know due to lost records, the oceans covering our ancestor’s cities, natural disasters, and reasons we don’t know.There are also many anomalies which have been found showing ruins and objects from the far past which should not exist.Some of the Historical Facts this book is based on:Plato said that Atlantis was destroyed 9,000 years before his time in ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Decolonial Marxism

    Essays from the Pan-African Revolution

    by Walter Rodney ...
    Narrated by Terrence Kidd ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours

    A previously unpublished collection of Rodney's essays on Marxism, spanning his engagement with of Black Power, Ujamaa Villages, and the everyday people who put an end to a colonial era Early in life, Walter Rodney became a major revolutionary figure in a dizzying range of locales that traversed the breadth of the Black diaspora: in North America and Europe, in the Caribbean, and on the African ... Read more

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    Imhotep: The Life and Legacy of the High Priest Who Designed Ancient Egypt’s First Major Pyramid

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 42 min

    While the Great Pyramid of Giza is the most recognizable, the tradition of pyramid building was a long one in ancient Egypt occurring over hundreds of years, with techniques developing and improving, only to be forgotten and lost again. As a result, even as subsequent generations contributed new large-scale construction programs that changed the face of Egypt, they did so in quite different ... Read more

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    Zimbabwe under the British Empire: The History of Great Britain’s Colonization and Decolonization Before the Country’s Independence

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 39 min

    The modern history of Africa was, until very recently, written on behalf of the indigenous races by the white man, who had forcefully entered the continent during a particularly hubristic and dynamic phase of European history. In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, brought the plenipotentiaries of all major powers of Europe together, to deal with Africa's colonization in such a ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Building the First Pyramid: The History of the Ancient Egyptian Religious Beliefs and Archaeology Behind Djoser’s Step Pyramid

    Narrated by Daniel Houle ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 39 min

    The pyramids of Egypt are such recognizable symbols of antiquity that for millennia, people have made assumptions about what they are and why they exist, without full consideration of the various meanings these ancient symbolic structures have had over the centuries. Generations have viewed them as symbols of a lost past, which in turn is often portrayed as a world full of romance and mystery. ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    To End a Plague

    America's Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa

    by Emily Bass ...
    Narrated by Catherine Ho ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 19 min

    “Randy Shilts and Laurie Garrett told the story of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the late 1980s and the early 1990s, respectively. Now journalist-historian-activist Emily Bass tells the story of US engagement in HIV/AIDS control in sub-Saharan Africa. There is far to go on the path, but Bass tells us how far we’ve come.” —Sten H. Vermund, professor and dean, Yale School of Public HealthWith his ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    UMzimba Iqhawe Lenkosi uShaka

    Narrated by Sibahle Cebekhulu ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 21 min

    This book Narrated in Zulu is a history of the Cebekhulu people and of their Warrior Chief who was a General of King Shaka's AmaWombe regiments. ... Read more

    $17.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Congo Stories

    Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed

    Unabridged

    8 hours 15 min

    From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba--with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling--revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and ... Read more

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Devil Came on Horseback

    Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur

    Unabridged

    7 hours 59 min

    The Devil Came on Horseback is an intense, vivid autobiographical report from the heart of violent Darfur and a call to action by a former American marine who became a military observer for the African Union. The first extensive on-the-ground account of the genocide in Sudan, it leads us through the tragic impact of an Arab government bent on destroying its black African citizens and the ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Rope from the Sky

    The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State

    by Zach Vertin ...
    Narrated by Chris Andrew Ciulla ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 4 min

    The birth of South Sudan was celebrated the world round?a triumph for global justice and the end of one of the world’s most devastating wars. The Republic’s historic independence was acclaimed not only by its long-oppressed people but also by three U.S. presidents and the legions of Americans who championed their cause. But the celebration would not last: South Sudan’s freedom-fighters soon ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Monique and the Mango Rains

    Two Years With a Midwife in Mali

    by Kris Holloway ...
    Narrated by Kirsten Potter ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 24 min

    What is it like to live and work in a remote corner of the world and befriend a courageous midwife who breaks traditional roles? Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Mali Midwife is the inspiring story of Monique Dembele, an accidental midwife who became a legend, and Kris Holloway, the young Peace Corps volunteer who became her closest confidante. In a small village in Mali, West Africa, ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Boy Who Runs

    The Odyssey of Julius Achon

    by John Brant ...
    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 1 min

    In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as director of a world-renowned African children’s charity.“Julius can’t remember who first saw the men. He heard no warning sounds—no dog barking or twig snapping. Until ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial