The leader of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people.
When Reverend Kumalo sets off for Johannesburg, he hopes to find his son and his brother. What he finds is that in their struggle to survive city life under apartheid, his relatives have lost sight of honesty, love and respect – with terrible consequences.
An epic biography of post-colonial Africa, and illuminating insight into its current devastating problems, by one of its most authoritative scholars.
The story of the disintegration of a family, set against the collapse of a country, a sequel of sorts to Peter Godwin’s award-winning and bestselling memoir, Mukiwa. Peter Godwin, an award-winning writer, is on assignment in Zululand when he is summoned by his mother to Zimbabwe, his birthplace.
In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison works as a top safari guide in the Okavango Delta, an oasis of wetland in the middle of the Kalahari desert, rich with wildlife. As he caters to the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to overcome the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions!
In captivating prose, Dowden spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the impact of oil and the Internet on Nigeria and aid on Sudan; and examines what has gone so badly wrong in Rwanda and the Congo.
After spending seven years in the Kalahari Desert, the authors provide a beautiful documentary examining wildlife in the Kalahari. Their adventure is the focus of a National Geographic special for television airing in January insert.
Livingstone is perhaps the best-known missionary of them all. His attempts to find the source of the Nile and his famous meeting with Henry Morton Stanley have become the stuff of legend. The truth behind the legend, however, is even more compelling.
“Into Africa” traces the journeys of Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Morton Stanley in alternating chapters, capturing with immediacy the dangers, disease, and beauty they encountered in the heart of Africa. The first book to examine the interworkings of physical challenges, political intrigue, and larger-than life personalities, this is a fascinating work of narrative history.
In “an enthralling story, full of fascinating characters, intense drama, high adventure, deceitful manipulation, courageous truth-telling, and splendid moral fervor” (“Christian Science Monitor”), Hochschild tells the story of King Leopold of Belgium, a megalomaniac of monstrous portions.
Carlin pens this thrilling, inspiring account of one of the greatest charm offensives in history–Nelson Mandela’s decade-long campaign to unite his country, beginning in his jail cell and ending with a rugby tournament.
the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa.
Presents Hemingway stories, in which men and women of passion live, fight, love and die in scenes of dramatic intensity. They range from the haunting tragedy on the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, to brutal America with its deceptive calm, and war-ravaged Europe.
The revised and fully updated edition of the seminal, sweeping history of post-colonial Africa.