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City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

By: Africa/Rawlence, Ben

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 5/25/2017

Seller ID: 9781250118738

ISBN: 1250118735

Condition: USED


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Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe

By: Africa/Rogers, Douglas

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780307407979

ISBN: 0307407977

Condition: USED


Thrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, "The Last Resort" is a remarkable true story about one family in a country under siege and a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the human spirit. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Douglas Rogers is the son of white farmers living through that country's long and tense transition from postcolonial rule. He escaped the dull future mapped out for him by his parents for one of adventure and excitement in Europe and the United States. But when Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe launched his violent program to reclaim white-o... View more info

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Ordinary Man, An: An Autobiography

By: Africa/Rusesabagina, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143038603

ISBN: 0143038605

Condition: USED


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 the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1,200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception. In "An Ordinary Man," he tells the story of his childhood, retraces his accidental path to hero... View more info

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Ordinary Man: Paul Rusesabagina

By: Africa/Rusesabagina, Paul

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780670037520

ISBN: 0670037524

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The riveting life story of Paul Rusesabagina-the man whose heroism inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" As his country was being torn apart by violence during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina-the "Oskar Schindler of Africa"-refused to bow to the madness that surrounded him. Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flattery, and deception, he offered shelter to more than twelve thousand members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes. "An Ordinary Man" explores what the Academy Award-nominated film "Hot... View more info

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Emma's War

By: Africa/Scroggins, Deborah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 5/24/2011

Seller ID: 9780375703775

ISBN: 0375703772

Condition: USED


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Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

By: AFrica/Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781451697353

ISBN: 145169735X

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Libya: From Colony to Independence

By: Africa/St. John Ronald, Bruce

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781851685981

ISBN: 1851685987

Condition: USED


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Undercover with Mandela's Spies

By: Africa/Steyn, Bradley D/Fine

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781431427550

ISBN: 1431427551

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Last Hunger Season: a Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

By: Africa/Thurow, Roger

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 3/20/2014

Seller ID: 9781610392402

ISBN: 161039240X

Condition: USED


At 4:00 am, Leonida Wanyama lit a lantern in her house made of sticks and mud. She was up long before the sun to begin her farm work, as usual. But this would be no ordinary day, this second Friday of the new year. This was the day Leonida and a group of smallholder farmers in western Kenya would begin their exodus, as she said, "from misery to Canaan," the land of milk and honey.Africa's smallholder farmers, most of whom are women, know misery. They toil in a time warp, living and working essentially as their forebears did a century ago. With tired seeds, meager soil nutrition, primitive s... View more info

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It's Our Turn to Eat

By: Africa/Wrong, Michela

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 9/17/2012

Seller ID: 9780061346583

ISBN: 0061346586

Condition: USED


In January 2003, Kenya--seen as the most stable country in Africa--was hailed as a model of democracy after the peaceful election of its new president, Mwai Kibaki. By appointing respected longtime reformer John Githongo as anticorruption czar, the new Kikuyu government signaled its determination to end the corrupt practices that had tainted the previous regime. Yet only two years later, Githongo himself was on the run, having discovered that the new administration was ruthlessly pillaging public funds."Under former President Moi, his Kalenjin tribesmen ate. Now it's our turn to eat," po... View more info

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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

By: Africa/Wrong, Michela

Price: $6.50

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 7/6/2016

Seller ID: 9780060934439

ISBN: 0060934433

Condition: USED


Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad's crazed station manager.Michela Wrong, a correspondent who witnessed Mobutu's last days, traces the rise and fall of the idealistic young jour... View more info

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Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalizatio

By: Africa/Zimmerman, Andrew

Price: $12.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691155869

ISBN: 0691155860

Condition: USED


In 1901, the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington, sent an expedition to the German colony of Togo in West Africa, with the purpose of transforming the region into a cotton economy similar to that of the post-Reconstruction American South. "Alabama in Africa" explores the politics of labor, sexuality, and race behind this endeavor, and the economic, political, and intellectual links connecting Germany, Africa, and the southern United States. The cross-fertilization of histories and practices led to the emergence of a global South, reproduced social inequities on both sides of... View more info

Exile from the Land of Snows: The First Full Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet

By: Asia/Avedon, John F.

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 0394518179

ISBN: 0394518179

Condition: USED


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When The War Was Over: Cambodia And The Khmer Rouge Revolution, Revised Edition

By: Asia/Becker, Elizabeth

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 11/1/2016

Seller ID: 9781891620003

ISBN: 1891620002

Condition: USED


Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker started covering Cambodia in 1973 for "The Washington Post," when the country was perceived as little more than a footnote to the Vietnam War. Then, with the rise of the Khmer Rouge in 1975 came the closing of the border and a systematic reorganization of Cambodian society. Everyone was sent from the towns and cities to the countryside, where they were forced to labor endlessly in the fields. The intelligentsia were brutally exterminated, and torture, terror, and death became routine. Ultimately, almost two million people--nearly a quarter of the popul... View more info

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Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japa

By: Asia/Benfey, Christopher

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780375754555

ISBN: 0375754555

Condition: USED


When the United States entered the Gilded Age after the Civil War, argues cultural historian Christopher Benfey, the nation lost its philosophical moorings and looked eastward to "Old Japan," with its seemingly untouched indigenous culture, for balance and perspective. Japan, meanwhile, was trying to reinvent itself as a more cosmopolitan, modern state, ultimately transforming itself, in the course of twenty-five years, from a feudal backwater to an international power. This great wave of historical and cultural reciprocity between the two young nations, which intensified during the late 1800s... View more info

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Gate

By: Asia/Bizot, Francois

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 12/11/2009

Seller ID: 9780099449195

ISBN: 0099449196

Condition: USED


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Arrow of The Blue-Skinned God.

By: Asia/Blank, Jonah

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC: 11/27/2012

Seller ID: 9780802137333

ISBN: 0802137334

Condition: USED


The three-thousand-year-old epic Ramayana chronicles Lord Rama's physical voyage from one end of the Indian subcontinent to the other and his spiritual voyage from Man to God. In Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God, anthropologist and journalist Jonah Blank gives a new perspective to this Hindu classic -- retelling the ancient tale while following the course of Rama's journey through present-day India and Sri Lanka. Ultimately, Blank's journey -- like that of Lord Rama -- evolves into a quest: a quest to understand the chimerical essence of India itself, in all its overwhelming beauty and paradox. View more info

Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death & Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

By: Asia/Boo, Katherine

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780143420309

ISBN: 0143420305

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Behind The Beautiful Forevers

By: Asia/Boo, Katherine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 9/19/2014

Seller ID: 9780812979329

ISBN: 081297932X

Condition: USED


In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle clas... View more info

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

By: Asia/Boo, Katherine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 7/16/2016

Seller ID: 9781400067558

ISBN: 1400067553

Condition: USED


In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle clas... View more info