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Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840-1900

Written by C.J. Peers
Illustrated by Raffaele Ruggeri


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $13.95

Less well known than the Zulu of South Africa, the warriors of East Africa had just as fearsome a reputation. This fascinating study, illustrated with rare early drawings and meticulous colour plates, covers six of most prominent tribes. The prowess of the lion-hunting Masai deterred all foreign penetration for most of... Read more >
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King Peggy
King Peggy
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534321
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King Peggy
An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $25.95

The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the... Read more >
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King Peggy
King Peggy
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
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ISBN: 9780385534338
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King Peggy
An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $11.99

The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the... Read more >
King Peggy
King Peggy
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman, Read by J. Karen Thomas
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307879066
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King Peggy
An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
Read by J. Karen Thomas


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $22.50

The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the... Read more >
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The Night Wanderers
The Night Wanderers
Written by Wojciech Jagielski, Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609803506
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The Night Wanderers
Uganda's Children and the Lord's Resistance Army
Written by Wojciech Jagielski
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $18.95

Fleeing the aggressive reach of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and their brutal leader Joseph Kony, on an average night in northern Uganda tens of thousands of children head for the city centers to avoid capture. They find refuge on the floors of aid agencies or in the streets. In recent years... Read more >
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The Night Wanderers
Uganda's Children and the Lord's Resistance Army
Written by Wojciech Jagielski
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $18.95

Fleeing the aggressive reach of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and their brutal leader Joseph Kony, on an average night in northern Uganda tens of thousands of children head for the city centers to avoid capture. They find refuge on the floors of aid agencies or in the streets. In recent years... Read more >
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The Masque of Africa
The Masque of Africa
Written by V.S. Naipaul
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307454997
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The Masque of Africa
Glimpses of African Belief
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.00

A remarkable work of reportage by Nobel Prize Laureate V. S. Naipaul that surveys belief and religion among the disparate peoples of Africa.
 
Like all of Naipaul’s “travel” books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam...

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The Africans
The Africans
Written by David Lamb
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307797926
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The Africans

Written by David Lamb


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $12.99

During the four years he spent in black Africa as the bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, David Lamb traveled through almost every country south of the Sahara, logging more than 300,000 miles. He talked to presidents and guerrilla leaders, university professors and witch doctors. He bounced from wars to... Read more >
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Dreams in a Time of War
Dreams in a Time of War
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o
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ISBN: 9780307476210
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Dreams in a Time of War
A Childhood Memoir
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, young Ngũgĩ...

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A Savage War of Peace
Algeria 1954-1962
Written by Alistair Horne


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $19.95

The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many... Read more >
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The Obamas
The Obamas
Written by Peter Firstbrook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307591418
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The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $16.00

"Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage."
--David Remnick, TheNewYorker.com

On January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in the twilight at K’obama, a village on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Barack Obama’s rise to the American presidency had... Read more >
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The Obamas
The Obamas
Written by Peter Firstbrook
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ISBN: 9780307591425
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The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

"Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage."
--David Remnick, TheNewYorker.com

On January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in the twilight at K’obama, a village on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Barack Obama’s rise to the American presidency had... Read more >
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The Obamas
The Obamas
Written by Peter Firstbrook, Read by Peter Firstbrook
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307750457
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The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook
Read by Peter Firstbrook


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $20.00

In the first in-depth history of the Obama family, Peter Firstbrook recounts a journey that starts in a mud hut by the White Nile and ends seven centuries later in the White House. Interweaving oral history and tribal lore, interviews with Obama family members and other Kenyans, the writings of Kenyan... Read more >
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Algerian White
A Narrative
Written by Assia Djebar
Translated by David Kelley and Marjolijn de Jager


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

In Algerian White, Assia Djebar weaves a tapestry of the epic and bloody ongoing struggle in her country between Islamic fundamentalism and the post-colonial civil society. Many Algerian writers and intellectuals have died tragically and violently since the 1956 struggle for independence. They include three beloved friends of Djebar: Mahfoud Boucebi... Read more >
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I Refuse to Die
My Journey For Freedom
Written by Koigi Wa Wamwere
Foreword by Kerry Kennedy and Nan Richardson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

An extraordinary account of how a laborer's son rose to challenge the power of despots, I Refuse to Die is both the autobiography of one gifted man who rose above the horrors of colonization, and an uncensored history of modern Kenya. The book is infused with the freedom songs of the... Read more >
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Negative Ethnicity
From Bias to Genocide
Written by Koigi Wa Wamwere


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $10.95

"Negative ethnicity" is Koigi wa Wamwere’s name for the deep-seated tensions in Africa that the world has seen flare so terrifyingly. The genocide in Rwanda and "ethnic" killing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and elsewhere stand out as examples. Wa Wamwere argues that these clashes cannot properly be described... Read more >
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The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry
Algerian Stories
Written by Assia Djebar
Translated by Tegan Raleigh


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar’s The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist. All the stories were written in 1995 and 1996—a time when, by official accounts, some two hundred thousand... Read more >
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The Masque of Africa
The Masque of Africa
Written by V.S. Naipaul
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307594495
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The Masque of Africa
Glimpses of African Belief
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $11.99

Like all of V. S. Naipaul’s “travel” books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization.

From V. S. Naipaul: “For... Read more >
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The Shackled Continent
Power, Corruption, and African Lives
Written by Robert Guest


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $21.95

A former Africa editor for The Economist, Robert Guest addresses the troubled continent's thorniest problems: war, AIDS, and above all, poverty. Newly updated with a preface that considers political and economic developments of the past six years, The Shackled Continentis engrossing, highly readable, and as entertaining as it is tragic.

Guest pulls the veil... Read more >
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The Shackled Continent
The Shackled Continent
Written by Robert Guest
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ISBN: 9781588342973
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The Shackled Continent
Power, Corruption, and African Lives
Written by Robert Guest


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $21.95

A former Africa editor for The Economist, Robert Guest addresses the troubled continent's thorniest problems: war, AIDS, and above all, poverty. Newly updated with a preface that considers political and economic developments of the past six years, The Shackled Continent is engrossing, highly readable, and as entertaining as it is tragic.

Guest... Read more >
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Saviors and Survivors
Saviors and Survivors
Written by Mahmood Mamdani
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ISBN: 9780385525961
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Saviors and Survivors
Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $16.00

From the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim comes an important book, unlike any other, that looks at the crisis in Darfur within the context of the history of Sudan and examines the world’s response to that crisis.

In Saviors and Survivors, Mahmood Mamdani explains how the conflict in Darfur began... Read more >
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Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
Written by Giles Foden
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307538437
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Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure
The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika
Written by Giles Foden


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

When the First World War breaks out, the British navy is committed to engaging the enemy wherever there is water to float a ship—even if the body of water in question is a remote African lake and the enemy an intimidating fleet of German steamers. The leader of this improbable mission... Read more >
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The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry
The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry
Written by Assia Djebar, Translated by Tegan Raleigh
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583227879
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The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry
Algerian Stories
Written by Assia Djebar
Translated by Tegan Raleigh


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $15.95

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar’s The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist. All the stories were written in 1995 and 1996—a time when, by official accounts, some two hundred thousand... Read more >
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Too Close to the Sun
Too Close to the Sun
Written by Sara Wheeler
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ISBN: 9780812968927
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Too Close to the Sun
The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton
Written by Sara Wheeler


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $18.00

A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Denys Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer.

Born to an old aristocratic... Read more >
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The Bolter
The Bolter
Written by Frances Osborne
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307272324
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The Bolter

Written by Frances Osborne


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $11.99

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
An O, The Oprah Magazine #1 Terrific Read

In an age of bolters—women who broke the rules and fled their marriages—Idina Sackville was the most celebrated of them all. Her relentless affairs, wild sex parties, and brazen flaunting of convention shocked high society... Read more >
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