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Infidel
Infidel
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Ali's memoir Infidel reveals an extraordinary woman who survived a harrowing early life, fled to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage, and was elected to that country's Parliament before death threats landed her under 24-hour guard. Not every... (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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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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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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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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It's Our Turn To Eat: the Story of a Kenyan Whistle-blower (09 Edition)
It's Our Turn To Eat: the Story of a Kenyan Whistle-blower (09 Edition)
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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I Write What I Like
I Write What I Like
by Steve Biko
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Written by one of the foremost figures in South Africa's struggle for liberation -- this new edition of Steve Biko's classic text celebrates the 50th anniversary of his birth. I Write What I Like is Biko's only published work. In it readers will find all... (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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A stunning literary memoir from three of Sudan's Lost Boys recounts a harrowing, horrific journey across an unforgiving landscape and mourns the culture that they left behind.... (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 widely acclaimed King Leopold's Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of one of the most brilliantly organized social justice campaigns in history — the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire. In early 1787, twelve... (read more)

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Something Torn and New (09 Edition)
Something Torn and New (09 Edition)
by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
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Novelist Ngugi wa Thiongo has been a force in African literature for decades: Since the 1970s, when he gave up the English language to commit himself to writing in African languages, his foremost concern has been the critical importance of language to... (read more)

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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa
by Peter Godwin
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Hailed by reviewers as powerful, haunting and a tour de force of personal journalism, When A Crocodile Eats the Sun is the unforgettable story of one man's struggle to discover his past and come to terms with his present. Award winning author and... (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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A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
by Howard W French
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In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times, gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africas most devastating recent history-from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylors arrival in... (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 Congo Wars: Conflict, Myth and Reality
The Congo Wars: Conflict, Myth and Reality
by Thomas Turner
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This book, by a lifelong authority on the Congo, makes sense of the world's least reported and least understood major war. Since 1996 successive waves of armed conflict in the Congo have left behind at least 3 million casualties, overwhelmingly civilian.... (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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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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