African History, General
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
An African Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0375758992
An intimate memoir of growing up in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979 describes her life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Milawi, and Zambia, detailing her hardscrabble existence with an alcoholic mother, frequently absent father, and three lost siblings, as well as her fierce love for Africa. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724753
In describing her experiences managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, the author provides insights into the nature of African life
Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
Desert Flower
The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
Paperback      ISBN: 0688172377
The author describes growing up in a traditional Somali family and her fulfillment as a humanitarian
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom
The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316545856
An international hero, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of South Africa's antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people. 175,000 first printing. Major ad/promo.
Flame Trees of Thika : Memories of an Af
Flame Trees of Thika : Memories of an Af
Paperback      ISBN: 0140017151
The author recounts her life and adventures as a young girl on a farm in Kenya
An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
An Ordinary Man
An Autobiography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670037524
A 2005 Civil Rights Freedom Award winner describes how he utilized his position as a hotel manager in violence-stricken Rwanda to offer shelter to more than twelve thousand members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, an act that inspired an Academy Award-nominated film. 60,000 first printing.
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha
Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Paperback      ISBN: 0312423128
A Peace Corps worker offers a fascinating portrayal of an African village that stands on the brink of modernity, caught between ancient superstitions and the era of the cell phone as they struggle with AIDS and other life-threatening problems. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Beads And Strands: Reflections Of An African Woman On Christianity In Africa
Beads And Strands
Reflections Of An African Woman On Christianity In Africa
Paperback      ISBN: 1570755434
Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
Girl Soldier
A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0800794214
For several decades a brutal army of rebels has been raiding villages in northern Uganda, kidnapping children and turning them into soldiers or wives of commanders. More than 30,000 children have been abducted over the last twenty years and forced to commit unspeakable crimes. Grace Akallo was one of these. Her story, which is the story of many Ugandan children, recounts her terrifying experience. This unforgettable book--with historical background and insights from Faith McDonnell, one of the clearest voices in the church today calling for freedom and justice--will inspire readers around the world to take notice, pray, and work to end this tragedy.
Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa
Country of My Skull
Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa
Paperback      ISBN: 0812931297
Documents South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, offering a definitivec report on its founding in 1995, investigation into state-sanctioned apartheid as revealed by both perpetrators and victims, and subsequent responses. Reprint.