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Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa

By: Africa/Godwin, Peter

Price: $5.50

Publisher: 12/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780060977238

ISBN: 006097723X

Condition: USED


Mukiwa begins in the magnificent mountains of eastern Rhodesia in the 1960s. In the eyes of young Peter Godwin, the land is an endless source of wonder and adventure: of leopard hunting, witch doctors, lepers, and snakes. Then one day he stumbles upon the body of his neighbor, killed by African guerrillas, and this perception is changed forever. Its an unforgettable tale of innocence lost under African skies as we follow Godwin's awakening to the often savage struggle between whites and blacks, his horror when he is forced to fight in a civil war he detests, and his experiences as a journalist... View more info

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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

By: Africa/Godwin, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS: 5/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780316018715

ISBN: 0316018716

Condition: USED


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 journalist Peter Godwin writes with pathos and intimacy about Zimbabwe's spiral into chaos and, along with it, his family's steady collapse. This dramatic memoir is a searing portrait of unspeakable tragedy and exile, but it is also vivid proof of the profound strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love. "In the tradition of ... View more info

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Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe

By: Africa/Godwin, Peter

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 12/5/2014

Seller ID: 9780316051736

ISBN: 031605173X

Condition: USED


Journalist Peter Godwin has covered wars. As a soldier, he's fought them. But nothing prepared him for the surreal mix of desperation and hope he encountered when he returned to Zimbabwe, his broken homeland. Godwin arrived as Robert Mugabe, the country's dictator for 30 years, has finally lost an election. Mugabe's tenure has left Zimbabwe with the world's highest rate of inflation and the shortest life span. Instead of conceding power, Mugabe launched a brutal campaign of terror against his own citizens. With foreign correspondents banned, and he himself there illegally, Godwin was one o... View more info

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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories

By: Africa/Gourevitch, Philip

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PICADOR: 2/22/2015

Seller ID: 9780312243357

ISBN: 0312243359

Condition: USED


Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. In April 1994, the Rwandan government called upon everyone in the Hutu majority to kill each member of the Tutsi minority, and over the next three months 800,000 Tutsis perished in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler's war against the Jews. Philip Gourevitch's haunting work is an anatomy of the war in Rwanda, a vivid history of the tragedy's background, and an unforgettable account of its aftermath. One of the most acclaimed books of the year, this account will endure as a chilling document of our time. View more info

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Three Empires of the Nile: The Victorian Jihad

By: Africa/Green, Dominic

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 1/8/2011

Seller ID: 9780743280716

ISBN: 0743280717

Condition: USED


A secular regime is toppled by Western intervention, but an Islamic backlash turns the liberators into occupiers. Caught between interventionists at home and fundamentalists abroad, a prime minister flounders as his ministers betray him, alliances fall apart, and a runaway general makes policy in the field. As the media accuse Western soldiers of barbarity and a region slides into chaos, the armies of God clash on an ancient river and an accidental empire arises.This is not the Middle East of the early twenty-first century. It is Africa in the late nineteenth century, when the river Nile be... View more info

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Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur

By: Africa/Hari, Daoud

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/23/2015

Seller ID: 9781400067442

ISBN: 1400067448

Condition: USED


"I am the translator who has taken journalists into dangerous Darfur. It is my intention now to take you there in this book, if you have the courage to come with me." The young life of Daoud Hari-his friends call him David-has been one of bravery and mesmerizing adventure. He is a living witness to the brutal genocide under way in Darfur. "The Translator" is a suspenseful, harrowing, and deeply moving memoir of how one person has made a difference in the world-an on-the-ground account of one of the biggest stories of our time. Using his high school knowledge of languages as his weapon-... View more info

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

By: Africa/Hochschild, Adam

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 4/26/2014

Seller ID: 9780618001903

ISBN: 0618001905

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Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey

By: Africa/Hochschild, Adam

Price: $4.50

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN:

Seller ID: 9780618758258

ISBN: 0618758259

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Monique and the Mango Rains

By: Africa/Holloway, Kris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/18/2013

Seller ID: 9781577664352

ISBN: 1577664353

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Flame Trees of Thika

By: Africa/Huxley, Elspeth

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 9780140017151

ISBN: 0140017151

Condition: USED


In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask doth spread over packing cases, and discovered -- the hard way -- the world of the African. With an extraordinary gift for detail and a keen sense of humor, Huxley recalls her childhood on the smart farm at a time when Europeans waged their fortunes on a land that was as harsh as it was beautiful. For a young girl it was a time of adventure and freedom, and Huxley paints an unforgettable portrait of growing up among the Masai and Kikuyu peop... View more info

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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

By: Africa/Ilibagiza, Immaculee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/7/2014

Seller ID: 9781401908973

ISBN: 1401908977

Condition: USED


Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee's family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror t... View more info

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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

By: Africa/Ilibagiza, Immaculee

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 10/14/2013

Seller ID: 9781401908966

ISBN: 1401908969

Condition: USED


Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee's family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Imma... View more info

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War Child: A Child Soldier's Story

By: Africa/Jal, Emmanuel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GRIFFIN:

Seller ID: 9780312602970

ISBN: 0312602979

Condition: USED


In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven year old Sudanese boy living in a small village. But after his mother was killed and his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan. Soon, Jal was conscripted into that army, one of 10,000 child soldiers, and fought through two separate civil wars over nearly a decade.Orphaned and adrift, Jal lived through horror: marching through miles of desert toward Ethiopia, past the bones of adults and children who had fallen on the trek; witnessing the deaths of friends an... View more info

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Emperor

By: Africa/Kapuscinski, Ryszard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 2/5/2011

Seller ID: 9780679722038

ISBN: 0679722033

Condition: USED


Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Elect of God, Lion of Judah, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, reigned from 1930 until he was overthrown by the army in 1974. While the fighting still raged, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's leading foreign correspondent, traveled to Ethiopia to seek out and interview Selassie's servants and closest associates on how the Emperor had ruled and why he fell. This "sensitive, powerful. . .history" ("The New York Review of Books") is Kapuscinski's rendition of their accounts--humorous, frightening, sad, groteque--of a man livin... View more info

Shadow of the Sun

By: Africa/Kapuscinski, Ryszard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 11/2/2011

Seller ID: 9780679454915

ISBN: 0679454918

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Country of My Skull, Guilt, Sorry and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South

By: Africa/Krog, Antjie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 3/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780812931297

ISBN: 0812931297

Condition: USED


Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in 1990 after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled. Repressive laws mandating separation of the races were thrown out. The country, which had been carved into a crazy quilt that reserved the most prosperous areas for whites and the most desolate and backward for blacks, was reunited. The dreaded and dangerous security force, which for years had systematically tortured, spied upon,... View more info

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Rise & Fall of the Zulu Nation

By: Africa/Laband, John

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781854094216

ISBN: 1854094211

Condition: USED


One of the great untold stories of pre-colonial Africa at last receives a chronicle worthy of its significance. Revisit exotic Zululand, once the most powerful black state in Africa. It experienced only sixty years of independence, and during that time weathered more than other countries endure in centuries. See its rebellions by discontented subjects and ambitious princes, and the intrusions by traders, missionaries, and land-hungry settlers. View the seeds of its downfall in the invasion by the Dutch Voortrekkers, and its final destruction at the hands of the British -- who, at the height of... View more info

Dark Child

By: Africa/Laye, Camara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 2/16/2012

Seller ID: 080901548X

ISBN: 080901548X

Condition: USED


"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 distinction as the village goldsmith, and his own passage into manhood, which is marked by animistic beliefs and bloody rituals of primeval origin. Eventually, he must choose between this unique place and the academic success that lures him to distant cities. More than autobiography of one boy, this is the universal story of sacred traditions ... View more info

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Unbowed: A Memoir

By: Africa/Maathai, Wangari

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 5/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780307263483

ISBN: 0307263487

Condition: USED


Hugely charismatic, humble, and possessed of preternatural luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her extraordinary life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya. Born in a rural village in 1940, Wangari Maathai was already an iconoclast as a child, determined to get an education even though most girls were uneducated. We see her studying with Catholic missionaries, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in the United States, and becoming the first woman both to earn a PhD in East and C... View more info

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Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Copuntry, His Tribe,

By: Africa/Malan, Rian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC: 3/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780802136848

ISBN: 0802136842

Condition: USED


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