Season of Migration to the North

Season of Migration to the NorthAfter years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces

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Wizard of the Crow

Wizard of the CrowFrom the exiled Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet, and literary critic a magisterial comic novel that is certain to take its place as a landmark of postcolonial African literature.In exile now for than twenty years, Ng g wa Thiong o has become one of the most widely read African writers of ou

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In a Free State

In a Free StateNo writer has rendered our boundariless, post colonial world acutely or prophetically than V S Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, acco

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Out of Africa

Out of AfricaOut of Africa is Isak Dinesen s memoir of her years in Africa, from 1914 to 1931, on a four thousand acre coffee plantation in the hills near Nairobi She had come to Kenya from Denmark with her husband, and when they separated she stayed on to manage the farm by herself, visited frequently by her l

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape TownIn Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances

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Listening for Lions

Listening for LionsIf you are among evil people, you must be like the lion, gathering strength and awaiting your time n nAfrica is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known But when influenza strikes down her missionary parents, she is left vulnerable prey to her family s wicked neighbors Surrounded by greed and

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Circling the Sun

Circling the SunBrought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent under

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Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of AfricaGreen Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway s lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December 1933 Hemingway s well known interest in and fascination with big game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocativ

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The Emperor

The EmperorHaile 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, travel

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Kenya: Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2011

Kenya: Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2011An illuminating account of Kenya s first fifty years of independence and the issues that block the nation s path to prosperity and justice On December 12, 1963, people across Kenya joyfully celebrated independence from British colonial rule, anticipating a bright future of prosperity and social just

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