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African Lives- An anthology of Memories and Autobiographies will include book by Seychelles former President Mancham

African Lives- An anthology of Memories and Autobiographies will include book by Seychelles former President Mancham (Forimmediaterelease.net) Seychelles, 22JUL2013 (FIR) It is announced from Seychelles that a part of Paradise Raped, a publication by the island's founding President, Mr James R. Mancham, has been selected to feature in a book recently released entitled – African Lives- An anthology of Memories and Autobiographies.

According to Geoff Wisner, the author of A Basket of Leaves: 99 Books That Capture the Spirit of Africa- the anthology which he has edited represents a selection from the work of many of Africa’s finest writers and most significant personalities from across the continent and spanning several centuries.

The book has been published by Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc of Boulder, Colrado, in association with their U.K. subcidiary of Covent Garden, London WC2E, in both soft and hard cover.

Among personalities who feature in this work, one notes stories by Steve Biko of South Africa; Princess Elizabeth Nyabongo of Uganda; Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana; Kenneth Kuanda of Zambia; Patrice Lumumba of Congo; Albert Luthuli of South Africa; Joshua Nkomo of Zimbabwe; Ole Tepilit Saitoti of Kenya and Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso.

Endorsing the importance of African Lives – Professor Wariga Bowman of the American university in Cairo states- “For too long, others have spoken for Africans. Wisner’s work represents an important contribution as it collects and expressed the voices of some of Africa’s greatest literary and political lights”

President James Mancham said that African Lives will be among a collection of books, which he will be presenting to Dr. Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union.

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