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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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The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
by Paul Theroux
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Following the success of the acclaimed Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of the world's most celebrated travel writer. “Happy again, back in the kingdom... (read more)

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Bill Bryson's African Diary
Bill Bryson's African Diary
by Bill Bryson
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In the late 1940s and early 1950s after he became a little too saggy to fit into a Tarzan loincloth without depressing popcorn sales among cinema audiences, the great Johnny Weissmuller filled the twilight years of his acting career with a series of low... (read more)

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Chasing the Devil: A Journey Through Sub-Saharan Africa in the Footsteps of Graham Greene
Chasing the Devil: A Journey Through Sub-Saharan Africa in the Footsteps of Graham Greene
by Tim Butcher
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Of all the anarchic and war-torn African nations, none is more forbidding than Liberia, the land that nurtured child soldiers, the violent trade in "blood diamonds," even ritual murder. Graham Greene, in search of extreme adventure, ventured through its... (read more)

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The White Masai: My Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure
The White Masai: My Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure
by Corinne Hofmann
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The runaway international bestseller is now an American must-read for lovers of adventure, travel writing, and romance. Corinne Hofmann tells how she falls in love with an African warrior while on holiday in Kenya. After overcoming severe obstacles, she... (read more)

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Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
by Alexandra Fuller
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In Scribbling the Cat, Fuller forsakes the oblique approach of her bestselling debut, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, and tackles the Rhodesian War head-on. Visiting her parents in Zambia, she meets a veteran of the all-white Rhodesian Light Infantry... (read more)

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The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca
The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca
by Tahir Shah
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Oblivion Seekers (75 Edition)
Oblivion Seekers (75 Edition)
by Isabelle Eberhardt
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Stories and journal notes by an extraordinary young woman—adventurer and traveler, Arabic scholar, Sufi mystic and adept of the Djillala cult. Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) was an explorer who lived and traveled extensively throughout North... (read more)

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A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
by Lisa Shannon
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Lisa Shannon had what some would call a good life—her own business, a successful fiancé, a secure home. Then one day in 2005, shortly after her fathers death, an episode of Oprah changed everything. The show about women in the Congo... (read more)

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Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali
Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali
by Kris Holloway
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Monique and the Mango Rains is the compelling story of a rare friendship between a young Peace Corps volunteer and a midwife who became a legend. Monique Dembele saved lives and dispensed hope in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. This... (read more)

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
by Paul Theroux
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In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux?s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip... (read more)

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Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Country
Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Country
by Tim Butcher
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A compulsively readable account of a journey to the Congo -- a country virtually inaccessible to the outside world -- vividly told by a daring and adventurous journalist. Ever since Stanley first charted its mighty river in the 1870s, the Congo has... (read more)

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
by Paul Theroux
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In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux?s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip... (read more)

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West With the Night
West With the Night
by Beryl Markham
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First published in 1942, this is the autobiography of a remarkable aviator and racehorse trainer, based largely in Kenya. Reissue.... (read more)

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The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
by Paul Theroux
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Paul Theroux returns to the transcontinental expedition that made Great Railway Bazaar a classic of travel literature and realizes—in rich, anecdotal detail—how much the world has changed.   Half a lifetime ago, Paul Theroux... (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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Saturnalia: Traveling from Cape Town to Kampala in Search of an African Utopia
Saturnalia: Traveling from Cape Town to Kampala in Search of an African Utopia
by Justin Chapman
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In the Spring of 2012, reporter and travel junkie Justin Chapman threw his cares to the wind and, by himself, set off on an epic journey across eight countries in Africa — from Cape Town, South Africa, to Mityana, Uganda — by bus, train, and... (read more)

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Eothen: Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East
Eothen: Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East
by Alexander William Kinglake
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Eothen ("From the East") recaptures a bold young Englishman's exploits in the Middle East during the 1830s. Alexander William Kinglake recounts his rambles through the Balkans, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt in a style radically different... (read more)

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Weekenders Travels in the Heart of Afric
Weekenders Travels in the Heart of Afric
by Ebury Press
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A collection of short stories and travel writing by seven well-known figures in response to a visit to the Sudan. Although short on women writers, the author list is impressive: Alex Garland, W.F. Deedes, Tony Hawks, Irvine Welsh, Victoria Glendinning... (read more)

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Travels in West Africa
Travels in West Africa
by Mary Kingsley
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She came from the Victorian age, when women lived sheltered and subjugated. Yet, when Mary Kingsley's invalid parents died within six weeks of each other, she followed in her explorer father's footsteps and traveled to Africa against her society's every... (read more)

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