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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
by Adam Hochschild
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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber... (read more)

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My Traitor's Heart
My Traitor's Heart
by Rian Malan
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An astonishing work of reportage — a book unlike any other about South Africa. Malan searches for the truth behind apartheid, and finds it not in the way black and white South Africans live, but in the way they die at one another's hands.... (read more)

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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Philip Gourevitch
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"I urge everyone to read this book. The cover shows a picture of serenity, a scene from the beach of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The landscape is devoid of human beings and an empty chair sits on the sand. The title in red stands out starkly from this backdrop.... (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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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
by Adam Hochschild
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From the author of the prize-winning King Leopold's Ghost comes a taut, thrilling account of the first grass-roots human rights campaign, which freed hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. In 1787, twelve men gathered in a London printing shop... (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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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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Life Is More Beautiful Than Paradise: A Jihadist's Own Story
Life Is More Beautiful Than Paradise: A Jihadist's Own Story
by Khaled Al Berry
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An autobiographical account of a journey into extremism... (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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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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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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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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