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The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
by Martin Meredith
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First published in 2005, The Fate of Africa was hailed by reviewers as “A masterpiece. . . The nonfiction book of the year” (The New York Post); “a magnificent achievement” (Weekly Standard); “a joy,” (Wall Street Journal)... (read more)

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A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles Through Islamic Africa
A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles Through Islamic Africa
by Steve Kemper
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In 1849 Heinrich Barth joined a small British expedition into unexplored regions of Islamic North and Central Africa. One by one his companions died, but he carried on alone, eventually reaching the fabled city of gold, Timbuktu. His five-and-a-half-year,... (read more)

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Rainbow in the Night the Tumultuous Birth of South Africa
Rainbow in the Night the Tumultuous Birth of South Africa
by Dominique Lapierre
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In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their... (read more)

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah
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My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I... (read more)

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Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
by Richard Stengel
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Long Walk To Freedom the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Long Walk To Freedom the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
by Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela is a true hero of our times, loved and admired across the globe for his dedication to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and for justice and peace throughout the world. This book tells the story of his life, from his carefree... (read more)

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One Day I Will Write about This Place: A Memoir
One Day I Will Write about This Place: A Memoir
by Binyavanga Wainaina
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“A Kenyan Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man . . . suffused by a love affair with language.”—Publishers Weekly, Top Ten Books of 2011 In this vivid and compelling memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina tumbles through his middle-class... (read more)

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Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide
Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide
by M W Daly
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Darfur is a region set apart: huge, remote, and poverty stricken. Its people are today locked in conflict, terrorized by the lawless Arab militia known as janjawid, which has created what the United Nations has called ‘the world's worst... (read more)

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Scramble for Africa
Scramble for Africa
by Thomas Pakenham
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The scramble for Africa astonished everyone. In 1880 most of the continent was still ruled by Africans and barely explored. By 1902, five European powers had grabbed almost the whole continent, giving themselves 30 new colonies and protectorates. This is... (read more)

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False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory
False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory
by Andre Aciman
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In these fourteen essays Andre Aciman, one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, dissects the experience of loss, moving from his forced departure from Alexandria as a teenager, though his brief stay in Europe and finally to the home he's made... (read more)

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Out of Egypt: A Memoir
Out of Egypt: A Memoir
by Andre Aciman
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This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous... (read more)

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Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
by Waris Dirie
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Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl. She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu—... (read more)

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A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present
A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present
by Jason Thompson
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In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation. ... (read more)

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Libya: The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi
Libya: The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi
by Alison Pargeter
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For a reader unfamiliar with the history of Libya, Muammar Qaddafi might be mistaken for a character in fiction. His eccentric leadership as the nation's "Brother Leader," his repressive regime, sponsorship of terrorist violence, unique vision of the... (read more)

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Morocco Bound: Disorienting America's Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express (New Americanists)
Morocco Bound: Disorienting America's Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express (New Americanists)
by Brian T Edwards
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Until attention shifted to the Middle East in the early 1970s, Americans turned most often toward the Maghreb—Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and the Sahara—for their understanding of “the Arab.” In Morocco Bound, Brian T. Edwards... (read more)

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Morocco: From Empire to Independence
Morocco: From Empire to Independence
by C R Pennell
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From the strait of Gibraltar to the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the windswept Sahara, this book captures a history as diverse and dramatic as Morocco's legendary landscapes and cities. Beginning with Morocco's incorporation into the Roman... (read more)

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Notes to the Future: Words of Wisdom
Notes to the Future: Words of Wisdom
by Nelson Mandela
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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;and#8220;The book that you hold in your hands is nothing short of a miracle.and#8221; and#8212;Desmond Tutu, from the Introductionandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The authorized record of Nelson... (read more)

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A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka
A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka
by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
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The extraordinary story of one man's gift to orphaned children in need of hope Can one person really make a difference in the world? Twesigye Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds as he followed his dream to build a school for AIDS orphans in his... (read more)

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Conversations with Myself
Conversations with Myself
by Nelson Mandela
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“[Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him.” —from the foreword by President Barack Obama Foreword by President Barack... (read more)

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It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower
It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower
by Michela Wrong
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"A fast-paced political thriller.... Wrong's gripping, thoughtful book stands as both a tribute to Githongo's courage and a cautionary tale." —New York Times Book Review “On one level, Its Our Turn to Eat reads like a John Le Carr&... (read more)

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