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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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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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Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa
Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa
by Mark Seal
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Wildflower is a compelling work of narrative nonfiction in which the shocking death of a dedicated environmentalist becomes a broader story of a beautiful, breathtaking country in peril. In January 2006, Joan Root, a sixty-nine-year-old naturalist, Oscar-... (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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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 Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
by Bill Berkeley
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Since 1983 journalist Bill Berkeley has traveled through Africa's most troubled lands-Rwanda, Liberia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, and Zaire-seeking out the tyrants and military leaders who orchestrate seemingly intractable wars. Shattering the myth... (read more)

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An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
by Paul Rusesabagina
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The remarkable life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography. As Rwanda was thrown into chaos during... (read more)

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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
by Benson Deng
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Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were... (read more)

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West with the Night
West with the Night
by Beryl Markham
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A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our time Beryl Markhams West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exup&... (read more)

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Exterminate All the Brutes: One Man's Odyssey Into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide
Exterminate All the Brutes: One Man's Odyssey Into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide
by Sven Lindqvist
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Sweden's Sven Lindqvist provides a unique study of Europe's dark history in Africa, written in the form of a travel diary. Lindqvist examines the legacy of European racism, setting Conrad's HEART OF DARKNESS in context and helping us to understand that... (read more)

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Strength in What Remains (Random House Reader's Circle)
Strength in What Remains (Random House Reader's Circle)
by Tracy Kidder
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In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from... (read more)

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Inside Sudan Political Islam Conflict
Inside Sudan Political Islam Conflict
by Donald Petterson
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Sudan, governed by an Islamic fundamentalist dictatorship, has come into conflict with the United States and other countries not because of its religious orientation but because of its record of human rights abuses and support for terrorism. The country... (read more)

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Hold on to Your Veil, Fatima!: And Other Snapshots of Life
Hold on to Your Veil, Fatima!: And Other Snapshots of Life
by Sanna Negus
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What happened to a former Miss Egypt when she took to wearing the veil under her pilot's cap? Who are the young people posting videos of policemen torturing crime suspects? Where do Coptic Christians celebrate the Holy Family's journey to Egypt? Why is... (read more)

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Africa Afrique Noire: Permanences Et Ruptures
Africa Afrique Noire: Permanences Et Ruptures
by Coquery Vidrovitch
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This masterful synthesis explains how Africa has come to be a land torn by incessant conflict among its impoverished peoples and countries, a continent living through the gravest social revolution of its history, experiencing the world's fastest... (read more)

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Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town
Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town
by Lesley Alexandra Sharp
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This finely drawn portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers, a group heretofore seen as having little power. These women, Leslie Sharp argues, are far from powerless among the peasants... (read more)

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Working on the Margins: Plantation Workers in Zimbabwe (Postcolonial Encounters)
Working on the Margins: Plantation Workers in Zimbabwe (Postcolonial Encounters)
by Blair Rutherford
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This book explores the outer margins of postcolonial culture, state, and economy, where the legacy of white settler modernity still dominates the everyday lives of a largely neglected population. The book is an ethnographic analysis which focuses on more... (read more)

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The Missing Millions: Why and How Africa is Underdeveloped
The Missing Millions: Why and How Africa is Underdeveloped
by Kinfe Abraham
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One of the most important political historians of Africa writes eloquently and in great detail on the reasons for the current underdevelopment of... (read more)

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Return to Paradise (Harvest Book)
Return to Paradise (Harvest Book)
by Breyten Breytenbach
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Breyten Breytenbach is one of South Africa's foremost but for years he has had a complex and painful relationship with his home country. In 1973, after thirteen years in exile, he was permitted a three-month visit there. A Season in Paradise, the first... (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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