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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
by Alexandra Fuller
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In her 2001 debut, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller recalled in vivid, often excruciating detail coming of age in Rhodesia as a long civil war raged in neighboring Mozambique and her own country slid down the violent path toward an... (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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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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The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy
The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy
by Camara Laye
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The Dark Child is a distinct and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea. Long regarded Africa's preeminent Francophone novelist, Laye (1928-80) herein marvels over his mother's supernatural powers, his father's... (read more)

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The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
by Helene Cooper
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Helene Cooper is “Congo,” a descendant of two Liberian dynasties—traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea... (read more)

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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
by Sarah Erdman
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A portrait of a resilient African village, ruled until recently by magic and tradition, now facing modern problems and responding, often triumphantly, to change. When Sarah Erdman, a Peace Corps volunteer, arrived in Nambonkaha, she became the first... (read more)

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I Dreamed of Africa
I Dreamed of Africa
by Kuki Gallmann
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When her friend died in a car crash, Kuki Gallmann married the widower, Paulo, and the couple, Paulo's two daughters and Kuki's son by a previous marriage moved to Kenya. When Paulo and Kuki's son both died, Kuki set up a private wildlife park. This book... (read more)

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Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa (Pivotal Moments in World History)
Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa (Pivotal Moments in World History)
by Kenneth S Broun
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When South Africa's apartheid government charged Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death. But the support he and his fellow activists in the African National Congress received during... (read more)

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28: Stories of AIDS in Africa
28: Stories of AIDS in Africa
by Stephanie Nolen
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“This is a formidable book of record…from the tiny virus, via twenty-eight individual human stories, to an entire continent. The stories will tear you apart before putting you back together, fully armed and ready to go to war with a virus more... (read more)

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Silences in Ngo Discourse: The Role and Future of Ngos in Africa
Silences in Ngo Discourse: The Role and Future of Ngos in Africa
by Issa G Shivji
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One of the most articulate critics of the destructive effects of neoliberal policies in Africa, and in particular of the ways in which they have eroded the gains of independence, Issa Shivji shows in two extensive essays in this book that the role... (read more)

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Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies #25: Putting Islam to Work
Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies #25: Putting Islam to Work
by Gregory Starrett
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"A sound contribution to our knowledge of the uses of tradition and modernity by states, of the social life of Islamic texts, and of the historical roles of schooling in social change."and#151;John Bowen, author of Muslims through... (read more)

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Africa in World Politics: Post-Cold War Challenges
Africa in World Politics: Post-Cold War Challenges
by John W Harbeson
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African states have been on the periphery of world politics since independence, and they will likely continue to be marginalized as Cold War tensions disappear and economic and political ties to the industrialized world weaken. This book explores Africas... (read more)

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Letter to Daniel :despatches from the heart
Letter to Daniel :despatches from the heart
by Fergal Keane
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This is a collection of Fergal Keane's works, which includes the "Letter to Daniel" and a similar despatch he wrote to his now deceased father. The book also features articles written for "The Spectator", "The Guardian" and "BBC Worldwide" magazine.... (read more)

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We Are All the Same: A Story of a Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love
We Are All the Same: A Story of a Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love
by Jim Wooten
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"Wooten has pulled off something close to miraculous... and touched the face of HIV/AIDS with compassion and humanity. —Alexandra Fuller, Chicago Tribune "This is a book not to be missed." —People "Amazing and tender... in this special... (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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Out of Egypt: A Memoir
Out of Egypt: A Memoir
by Andre Aciman
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Aciman has written a touching and affectionate portrait detailing the lives of his flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, Aciman introduces us to the... (read more)

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The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family
The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family
by Peter Firstbrook
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"Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage." --David Remnick, TheNewYorker.com On January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in the twilight at K’obama, a... (read more)

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The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Quest
The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Quest
by Aminatta Forna
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Praised as “a shining example of what autobiography can be: harrowing, illuminating and thoughtful” (USA Today), Aminatta Fornas intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an idyllic childhood which became the stuff of... (read more)

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Portrait of Egypt: A Journey Through the World of Militant Islam
Portrait of Egypt: A Journey Through the World of Militant Islam
by Mary Anne Weaver
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For centuries Egypt has been a citadel of Islamic learning and thought, and since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty in 1979, it has been of immense strategic importance to American interests in the Middle East. But Egypt is also a country... (read more)

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Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
by Robyn Scott
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An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood from an astonishing new talent When Robyn Scott 's parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural Botswana, life for six-year-old Robyn... (read more)

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