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The early years of Zimbabwe’s independence were blighted by conflict and bloodshed, culminating in the Gukurahundi massacres of 1983 and 1984. Historian Stuart Doran explores these events in unprecedented detail, drawing on thousands of previously unpublished documents, including classified records from Mugabe’s Central Intelligence Organisation, apartheid South Africa, the UK, USA, Australia and Canada.
This groundbreaking book charts the development of an intense rivalry between two nationalist parties – Mugabe’s Zanu and Nkomo’s Zapu – and reveals how Zanu’s victory in the 1980 elections was followed by a carefully orchestrated five-year plan, driven by Mugabe, which sought to smash all forms of political opposition and impose a one-party state. Doran shows not only what happened during Zimbabwe’s darkest chapter, but also why this cataclysm occurred. In an expansive narrative saturated with new findings, he documents a culture of political intolerance in which domination and subjugation became the only options, and traces the rise of key proponents of this supremacist ideology.
Kingdom, Power, Glory is the most comprehensive history of Zimbabwe’s formative years and is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand the Mugabe regime, then and now.
Ricky Gervais writes, directs and stars in this documentary-style comedy, reprising his role as the obnoxious David Brent from the cult hit TV show The Office.
Taking place 15 years after the British sitcom, the film follows the former office manager as he takes time off from his day job as a sales rep to tour with his rock band Foregone Conclusion. Leaving behind his job at Slough cleaning products supplier Lavichem, for a holiday at least, Brent takes to the M25 on a self-funded tour, with bandmates who can't really stand him, to play to disappointing crowds across the country in one last attempt at breaking into show business. J
oined on the road by talented young rapper Dom Johnson, David is followed by cameras, for what he believes will be a successful film, eager to catch up with him since his documentary appearance.
Before making their name with worldwide smash hit The Matrix and its two sequels (which they similarly wrote and directed), sibling duo The Wachowskis debuted with this sizzling neo-noir thriller financed by legendary Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis.
Gina Gershon plays Corky, a young woman recently released from a five-year jail term for, as she puts it, the “redistribution of wealth”. After a brief lift encounter with her sexy and sultry neighbour Violet, the pair strike up a steamy love affair under the nose of Violet’s unhinged Mafia boyfriend Ceasar. Soon the two women are hatching a plot to steal $2 million from Ceasar and his associates – but if you’re going to mess with the mob, you’d better be sure you do it right…
Hugely well received upon its release, reviews for Bound saw some critics comparing the Wachowskis with the Coen Brothers – and Blood Simple in particular – whilst Roger Ebert heaped praise on the film, declaring it to be “one of those movies that works you up, wrings you out and leaves you gasping”. By turns shocking and funny, Bound is an astoundingly assured debut which oozes style and sensuality.
1619, Virginia, USA: on what feels like the edge of the world sits the first British colony of Jamestown. For 12 years, it has been populated only by men, but the settlement is shaken up when the first women, including Alice, Verity and Jocelyn, land in this breathtaking wilderness.
Twisting storylines follow the disruptive new arrivals as they make an immediate impact and are thrust into a new world of love, desire, power and survival. While love triangles, bitter rivalries and fierce competition cause conflict for the residents, ultimately they are bound together by their resolute will to survive and thrive in their new lives.
From the makers of Downton Abbey and written by Bill Gallagher, this eight episode first season is set during a unique period of adventure and discovery in the New World.
The fallout from DCI Serena Flanagan's last major case, which saw her home invaded and her husband attacked, has left the previously close family fractured. When Serena is asked to sign off the suicide of a severely disabled local businessman, she finds herself envying the grieving widow's comfortable life and devoted marriage, until the widow's close relationship with the local reverend start to sound an alarm. But with a clean crime scene and no evidence to back her up, have Serena's instincts led her down the wrong path? With her husband struggling to deal with the aftermath of an attack that nearly cost him his life and her young children anxious and unhappy, Serena's determination to unlock the mystery of what happened in that house may cost her her job - and her family.
Stan Lee presents a brand new, magical, super-powered adventure!
When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase.
He’ll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.
Evelyn (Kathy Bates) is a middle-aged housewife, dissatisfied with her life. One day she meets an elderly lady, Mrs Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) who tells her a story of two young women in the 1930's on a journey through life and love.
The friendship of the two girls, Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary Louise Parker) inspires Evelyn to improve her life and luck.
In the tradition of the old Southern storyteller, Fried Green Tomatoes' classic tale weaves together disparate lives and cherished times. A warm, touching and greatly amusing tale about the importance of love and friendship.
Since 1997 Representation has been the go-to textbook for students learning the tools to question and critically analyze institutional and media texts and images.
This long-awaited second edition:
This book once again provides an indispensible resource for students and teachers in cultural and media studies.
This is a sweeping American novel about race, love, family and money set in the last half of the 20th century.
Hilton Wise is the son of one of the most powerful and wealthy lawyers in the United States. When he falls for Savannah, a young black girl he meets on Cape Cod during the summer of 1952, he has no idea that his passion for her will expose his father's deepest secrets. The result will shatter his family, and hers.
Years later, unable to forget, Hilton abandons his comfortable life on the east coast and sets out to find Savannah. But as he struggles to right the wrongs he set in motion he comes to realise that forgiveness doesn't have a price.
Set in the last half of the 20th century, years that changed America for ever, Wise Men is a sweeping story about love and regret, about the crushing weight of familial obligation, and about the difficulty of doing the right thing in an unjust world.
Creating a Winning E-Business, Second Edition illustrates the processes involved with planning, starting, and marketing a new e-business in today's environment. Four types of cases are used in this practical, entrepreneurial guide to provide a real-world approach, including a book-long running case study complimented by chapter specific real-world case studies that open and close each chapter. Additionally, case studies that feature both successful and unsuccessful ventures are found throughout the book enabling students to learn from the actions of others. A new chapter on Affiliation programs (such as Amazon.com's Associates program) is featured and all chapters are updated to reflect industry changes since the publication of the first edition.
This guide to the parks and reserves of East Africa provides a valuable overview of some 58 protected areas across East Africa. The book is divided into the four East African countries Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – and, for each park, provides essential background on geology and landscape, climate, vegetation and wildlife, capturing the essence of what each area offers. It also covers the brief history of each park.
Other features include:
This must-have guide to East Africa’s protected areas will prove indispensable to local and international visitors to the region and to all nature enthusiasts.
We return to Jamestown, a 17th Century English settlement on the edge of the breathtaking but untamed Virginian wilderness. This second season sees the tobacco plantations provide the wealth they promised but the status quo will soon be disrupted by births, deaths and broken marriages.
Our pioneering settlers find themselves at the heart of adventure once more as new arrivals attempt to find their place in this foreign land. Relationships with the Native peoples afford some great influence in the town but no man, or woman, is going to give up their share of the Virginian riches without a fight. Jamestown returns for another season of dazzling ventures in love, war and diplomacy. Making a home in the New World is a dirty business, can our colonists keep their consciences clean…
Written by Bill Gallagher, the eight-part drama from the makers of Downton Abbey is set during a unique period of adventure and features a stellar ensemble cast!
Ancient Wonders - Then & Now introduces children to some of history's most famous civilisations and the amazing palaces, temples and buildings they created. In this interactive and fact-filled tour, kids will discover all about each man-made marvel, what it looks like today, and its influence on modern life. Then, by opening the gatefolds and lifting flaps, they'll find out how these wonders were built, what they once looked like, and their role in ancient society. Kids will experience gladiatorial combat in Rome, a Chinese army built from clay, Cleopatra's sunken underwater palace, and lots more. Historical sites featured: Angkor Wat Machu Picchu The Roman Baths The Parthenon The Colosseum Stonehenge Petra The Great Pyramid of Giza The Terracotta Army Cleopatra's Palace Chichen Itza Easter Island About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.
In THE BIG FAT FATHER CHRISTMAS JOKE BOOK Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary, brings you two hilarious books in one - Father Christmas' Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery - full of rib-tickling fun for the festive season. This brilliant bind-up is sure to keep you laughing right through to the New Year and beyond.
Comedy starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson as three men in different stages of life competing to become champion birdwatchers. Stu (Martin) is a successful business executive on the brink of retirement. Brad (Black), the youngest of the three, works as a computer programmer but lacks direction and focus in his life. Meanwhile, the obsessive and unscrupulous Kenny (Wilson) will stop at nothing to hold onto his title of World's Greatest Birder. As they travel the length and breadth of North America as participants of the 'Big Year' competition, in which birders compete to spot the greatest number of bird species in the United States over the course of one year, the three men discover as much about themselves and each other as they do about America's bird population.
Action comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg as Nick, a pizza delivery boy who is coerced into becoming a criminal. Crooks Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson) kidnap Nick to use him in their plot to rob a bank. With a bomb vest strapped to him, Nick has a limited time in which to carry out the task. He enlists the help of his friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari), to find a way out of his dilemma but time is running out fast...
There's a darkness in the heart of Scotland... The stunning new Logan McRae thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride. Scream all you want, no one can hear... Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case - something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the powers-that-be have other ideas... The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan's superiors want results, and they want them now. Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they're making it in blood. If Logan can't stop them, it won't just be his career that dies.
Horror in which a clinical trial at a remote facility goes terribly wrong. Among those who sign up to test ProSyntrex's latest drug Pro9 are Adam (Aneurin Barnard), Joni (Alex Reid), Carmen (Skye Lourie) and Jed (Oliver Coleman). The trial is highly secret, with no-one, including the staff who administer injections, aware of who is receiving the drug and who is in the placebo group. Shortly after the trial begins it becomes clear that something has gone wrong. There are unexplained disappearances, bizarre silhouettes and screaming from behind locked doors. Locked inside the facility, unaware of the true nature of events, the surviving patients and staff must band together to try and find a way out of the nightmare.
British action adventure that follows a Celtic princess as she fights off Viking invaders. After her father is killed by an evil warlord, Orlaith (Hollie Burrows) takes up the mantle of defending her people from the evil invaders who want possession of her family's seven sacred scrolls.
British crime drama starring Timothy Spall, Iwan Rheon and Matthew Lewis. Falsely imprisoned as a result of local drug kingpin Roper (Neil Maskell)'s scheming, Harvey (Luke Treadaway) returns home a man desperate to get his revenge. As well as concocting a plan with the help of his three close friends Dempsey (Rheon), Charlie (Gerard Kearns) and Dodd (Lewis) to strip Roper of all his assets and undermine his reputation, Harvey is also tasked with winning back the trust and admiration of his girlfriend Nicola (Vanessa Kirby)...
Extensive reading is essential for improving fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for contemporary, low-level reading material for younger learners. 'Kieran's Karate Adventure' tells the story of a boy who overcomes the school bully and gains confidence through the discipline of karate.
Jodie Whittaker stars in this London-set psychological thriller. Mia (Whittaker) is an emotionally fragile young nurse struggling to come to terms with her mother's recent death. When an old woman in her building commits suicide in front of her, Mia becomes intensely curious about her. Admitted into the old woman's flat by the mysterious caretaker, Max (David Warner), Mia is shocked to discover that it is filled with mementoes and belongings from Mia's own past, including pictures of her abusive former lover Ludwig (Dougray Scott). So begins a journey into her past in which Mia finally learns to accept her own mistakes and faults, including her strong affection for the partner who hurt her, even as she tries to avoid the tragic ending that fate appears to have in store for her. Emilia Fox co-stars.
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