What's New April 2021
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"Got Books" Podcast will Feature
Chez Alpha Books
@gotbookpodcast says, “We are so looking forward to sharing this heartwarming conversation we had with Angela Franklin from Senegal’s @chezalphabooks The episode will be out exactly one week from now. Angela mentions many books that we had not heard of that are now on our list. Making this podcast has been a real treat for us during this staying at home time, as it allowed us to feel like we’re traveling around the world. We’ve never been to Senegal, but with this episode we got pretty close! Thanks Angela for giving us a tour.”
Iftar and Book Discussion
Thursday, May 6, 18h30 @Chez Alpha Books
In the past two months our book club has enjoyed reading THE HUNDRED WELLS OF SALAGA and EVERFAIR. This month we're excited to read and discuss SEGU! As a work of historical fiction, Segu is tremendous. It begins in 1797, in a flourishing city-state of the same name in what is now Mali, and follows the men of the Traore family for over half a century. It is a fast changing period of time in West African history for the Bambara. They are guided by their griots and priests; as their lives are ruled by the elements and the changes to come, for the battle of the soul of Africa has begun. From the east comes a new religion, Islam, and from the West, the slave trade. Traveling through Mali to Brazil to Jamaica to London and Benin, Segu follows the life of Dousika Traore, the king’s most trusted advisor, and his four sons, whose fates embody the forces tearing at the fabric of the nation
Book available at Chez Alpha Books.
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The CFA Franc as a vivid symbol of colonial continuities in Francophone Africa by Dr. Ndongo Samba Sylla
The history of money and finance in the former French colonies south of the Sahara presents remarkable continuities, despite the political and institutional changes that occurred with the decolonisation process in the 1960s. The most obvious symbol of these continuities is no doubt the CFA franc. The acronym of this currency created in 1945 by the French provisional government originally stood for franc of the French colonies in Africa. It still circulates in eight countries in West Africa and six countries in Central Africa without its founding principles having been altered.

To have a proper sense of the history of French monetary imperialism in Africa, one has to go back at least to the mid-19th century. With the abolition of slavery in France in 1848, the French state had to compensate French slave owners for the loss of their “movable” property.... Continue reading at

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IB Diploma Books Available
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We hace one copy remaining of a variety of IB Diploma books. Check out the full list here: https://bit.ly/2Rag32z
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19. Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme (DP). The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/
Learning English and Reading Books
Student and teacher. At the end of every English class, our young student leaves with a book. At Chez Alpha Books, we love to integrate reading with learning English. Our lending library has been developed via donations. Students from all ages have the opportunity to borrow from a diverse selection of books available. This young student arrives every Saturday ready to learn and leaves ready to read more.
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