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
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.
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz
Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
Paperback      ISBN: 0060934433
A brilliant journalistic account of the rape of the Congo chronicles three decades of graft, corruption, and robbery perpetrated by the Mobutu regime in the tragic central African country of Zaire. Reprint.
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.
Africa: A Biography of the Continent
Africa
A Biography of the Continent
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679409793
A panoramic, illustrated history of Africa from the dawn of human history to the end of apartheid charts the rise and fall of its civilizations, its complex history of slavery, its struggle with colonialism, and its great diversity. 30,000 first printing.
The Bishop of Rwanda
The Bishop of Rwanda
Hardcover      ISBN: 0849900522
In 1994, as Rwanda was submerged in genocide, Anglican Bishop John Rucyahanana witnessed the brutal murders of his family and church members, and, refusing to become part of the systemic hatred, has since been leading reconciliation efforts between his people and the perpetrators.
The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion
The Myth of Wild Africa
Conservation Without Illusion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393033961
A condemnation of traditional conservation methods debunks the myth that Africa is the world's last great wilderness and describes new programs that would include more Africans in the planning, execution, and financial benefits of conservation.
War, Evil, and the End of History
War, Evil, and the End of History
Paperback      ISBN: 0971865957
From the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl? — "a gripping blend of reportage and philosophy," according to The New York Times — comes another startlingly original work of literature. In WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard-Henri Lévy continues his daring investigation into the breeding grounds of terrorism with a series of riveting first-person reports from five of the world's most horrific "forgotten" war zones. In Sri Lanka, he conducts a clandestine interview with a terrified young woman escaped from a suicide-bomber training camp . . . he journeys, blindfolded, into the Colombian jungle to interview a psychotic drug lord who considers himself the successor to Che Guevara and fronts a bloodthirsty "guerilla" army . . . Lévy surreptitiously observes the nameless slaves working the diamond mines that fund an endless war in Angola . . . airdrops into a rebel stronghold in the blockaded Nuba mountains of the Sudan . . . and reports on the ongoing carnage in Burundi between Hutus and Tutsis. But Lévy is more than just a journalist: as France's leading philosopher, he follows the reports with a series of intensely personal and probing "reflections" considering how, in an enlightened, cultured, and well-informed society, these wars have acquired such a perverse "non-meaning." He considers war literature from Stendhal, Hemingway, Proust and others, and issues an excoriating response to those who have glorified it. He reconsiders his own background as a student revolutionary in Paris in May 1968, and as a 22-year-old war reporter in Bangladesh. And, in one of the book's most moving passages, he recounts his travels with Ahmad Massoud, the anti-Taliban Afghan leader assassinated hours before the September 11 attacks. Already a huge bestseller in Europe, WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY is the work of a scintillating intellect at the height of its powers. Bernard-Henri Lévy's previous book foresaw today's headlines about Pakistan's secret trading of nuclear technology and the nexus of terrorist groups behind the murder of Daniel Pearl. WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY is his brilliant foray into the next danger zones.
Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda
Shake Hands With The Devil
The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda
Paperback      ISBN: 0786715103
A Canadian general and former U.N. peacekeeper gives a first-person account of the genocide in Rwanda, telling how he and his men managed to rescue thousands of people despite the orgy of bloodletting that was erupting all around them.