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
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
A Long Way Gone
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374105235
In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army. 75,000 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.
The Africans
The Africans
Paperback      ISBN: 0394753089
Provides a memorable portrait of contemporary Black Africa, analyzing recent historical events, political maneuvers, economic problems, and the people, land, and institutions of Sub-Saharan Africa
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.
Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe
Mugabe
Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe
Paperback      ISBN: 158648558x
By the author of The Fate of Africa: an updated and fully revised edition of "the best argued and best written indictment [of Mugabe] yet."—The Economist
Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
Of Water and the Spirit
Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
Paperback      ISBN: 0140194967
"A vision that encompasses two worlds and weaves the lessons of both into a fine tapestry."?Clarissa Pinkola Éstes.
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.
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