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Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen
Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen
By Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781721329472, isbn: 1721329471,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews
International human rights activist Lisa Shannon spent many afternoons at the kitchen table having tea with her friend Francisca Thelin, who often spoke of her childhood in Congo. Thelin would conjure vivid images of lush flower gardens, fish the size of small children, and of children running barefoot through her family's coffee plantation, gorging themselves on fruit from the robust and plentiful mango trees. She urged Shannon to visit her family in Dungu to get a taste of real Congo,


Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War
Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War
By Brand: Tantor Media
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ean: 9781400114979, isbn: 1400114977,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
In the Second World War, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany each produced one land-force commander who stood out from the rest: George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel. All were arrogant, publicity seeking, and personally flawed, yet each possessed a genius for command and an unrivaled enthusiasm for combat. But their explosive relationships with one another rivaled the pyrotechnics of their tank battles in determining the conduct and outcome of the war. In the first book


Joining Africa: From Anthills to Asmara
Joining Africa: From Anthills to Asmara
By University Press Audiobooks
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews
This eye-opening personal history tells the story of an American college professor's 20-year engagement with a thriving Africa rarely encountered by Western visitors, including an extraordinary connection to poets across the continent. At once adventurous, spiritual, political, dreamlike, and humorous, Joining Africa is a unique documentary of a journey through the continent, including an intense five-year encounter with economically struggling but culturally fertile Eritrea. The Africa


Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean
Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400119240, isbn: 1400119243,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
It's easy to think of piracy as a romantic way of life long gone-if not for today's frightening headlines of robbery and kidnapping on the high seas. Pirates have existed since the invention of commerce itself, but they reached the zenith of their power during the 1600s,when the Mediterranean was the crossroads of the world and pirates were the scourge of Europe and the glory of Islam. They attacked ships, enslaved crews, plundered cargoes, enraged governments, and swayed empires, wreaking


Mandela: His Life and Legacy for South Africa and the World
Mandela: His Life and Legacy for South Africa and the World
By Audible Studios
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
Nelson Mandela is known worldwide as a great moral and political leader, the first democratically elected South African president, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, and a beacon of interracial goodwill. In Mandela, former foreign correspondent Bob Crew demystifies the icon and his legacy. After over a decade of travels in South Africa, Crew seeks truth in the unexpected details of the lives of Mandela and current South African president Jacob Zuma, comparing them to other world icons in


How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa
How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa
By Brand: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781455165018, isbn: 1455165018,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
[Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.][Read by James Adams] This riveting history is a firsthand account of the long and arduous search for one of the greatest explorers of the nineteenth century. Journalist and adventurer Henry M. Stanley was known for his search for the legendary David Livingstone, and their eventual meeting led to the popular quotation ''Dr. Livingstone, I presume?'' A real-life adventure story, How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa tells of the incredible


Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man
Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man
By HarperAudio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
A remarkably warm-hearted, uplifting and inspiring story of one boy's survival against the odds. Abdi's world fell apart when he was only 15 and Somalia's vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively an orphan, he fled with some 60 others, heading to Kenya. On the way, death squads hunted them and they daily faced violence, danger and starvation. After almost four months, they arrived in at refugee camps in Kenya - of the group he'd set out with, only five had


Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
By Bolinda Audio
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ean: 9781486213290, isbn: 1486213294,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
Nelson Mandela as he has never been seen before. His life’s sacrifices recounted in vivid detail by the prison guard with whom he became lifelong friends.Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid. Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose to serve as a prison guard rather than embrace the brutality and danger inherent in the work of soldiers and policemen. Assigned to


The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627
The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627
By University Press Audiobooks
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews
In the summer of 1627, Barbary corsairs raided Iceland, killing dozens of people and abducting close to 400 to sell into slavery in Algiers. Among those taken was the Lutheran minister Reverend Olafur Egilsson. Reverend Olafur wrote The Travels to chronicle his experiences both as a captive and as a traveler across Europe (he journeyed alone from Algiers to Copenhagen in an attempt to raise funds to ransom the Icelandic captives who remained behind). He was a keen observer, and the narrative


West With the Night (Audio Editions)
West With the Night (Audio Editions)
By Brand: Audio Partners
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sku: 902527874, ean: 9780945353720, isbn: 0945353723,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
The author describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic from east to west.Used Book in Good Condition.


Adamalui: A Survivor's Journey from Civil Wars in Africa to Life in America
Adamalui: A Survivor's Journey from Civil Wars in Africa to Life in America
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781538432327, isbn: 1538432323,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
As a survivor of the devastating civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Joseph Kaifala recounts the harrowing details af an early life punctuated by unimaginable violence and his journey to survival that eventually led him to the United States. Told with humility and grace, Adamalui is the true story of one man's unshakable faith, thirst for knowledge, and indomitable will.Kaifala's experiences as a child prisoner and refugee are told through a series of flashbacks as he endeavors to attain a


Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm
Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm
By Recorded Books
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews
Celebrated journalist Lauren St. John ''bears witness to a remarkable story'' (Publishers Weekly) in this striking memoir of her African childhood. In the 1970s St. John lived on a Rhodesian farm that should have been paradise. But the specter of war hung over the land, filling every day with peril and uncertainty..


The Wife's Tale: A Personal History
The Wife's Tale: A Personal History
By HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781538502488, isbn: 1538502488,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
In this indelible memoir that recalls the life of her remarkable ninety-five-year old grandmother, Guardian journalist Aida Edemariam tells the story of modern Ethiopia -- a nation that would undergo a tumultuous transformation from feudalism to monarchy to Marxist revolution to democracy, over the course of one century.Born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar in about 1916, Yetemegn was married and had given birth before she turned fifteen. As the daughter of a socially prominent man, she


Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
By Hachette B and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781549177415, isbn: 1549177419,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
Congo is one of the most complex countries in the world, yet it is the most overlooked. It is one of the wealthiest in Africa as a result of its natural endowments, but its people are some of the poorest in the world. Congolese culture is informed by the brutality of war. Over 5 million congolese died at the beginning of the 21st century because of our demand for the minerals that power our cellphones and laptops. Billions of dollars are being siphoned out of the country while billions in


Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda (Library Edition)
Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda (Library Edition)
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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sku: 0786198591BAKM, ean: 9780786198597, isbn: 0786198591,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
[This is the Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.] When Rosamond Halsey Carr first arrived in Africa, she didn't realize that she would spend the rest of her life there. As a young fashion illustrator living in New York City in the 1940s, she seemed the least likely candidate for such a life of adventure. But marriage to a hunter-explorer took her to what was then the Belgian Congo, and divorce left her determined to stay on in neighboring Rwanda as the manager of a flower plantation. In


STOLEN LIVES: TWENTY YEARS IN A DESERT JAIL
STOLEN LIVES: TWENTY YEARS IN A DESERT JAIL
By Hyperion AudioBooks
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ean: 8601422032505,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
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American Warlord: A True Story
American Warlord: A True Story
By Recorded Books
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
A gripping work of reportage that, for the first time, tells the story of ''Chucky'' Taylor, a young American who lost his soul in Liberia, the country where his African father was a ruthless warlord and dictator. Chucky Taylor was in many ways an average American kid: Growing up in Florida, he had friends, a high school sweetheart, and some brushes with the law. But then, in 1992, at age 15, he traveled to Liberia to meet his estranged father Charles Taylor - the warlord and future president


Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur
Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur
By Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781501240485, isbn: 150124048X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
Born into the Zaghawa tribe in the Sudanese desert, Halima was doted on by her father, a cattle herder, and kept in line by her formidable grandmother. A politically astute man, Halima’s father saw to it that his daughter received a good education away from their rural surroundings. Halima excelled in her studies and exams, surpassing even the privileged Arab girls who looked down their noses at the black Africans. With her love of learning and her father’s support, Halima went on to study


Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust
By Brand: Hay House
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ean: 9781401911492, isbn: 1401911498,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews
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’ 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


The Bolter
The Bolter
By Audible Studios
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearAn O, The Oprah Magazine #1 Terrific ReadIn 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 and inspired countless writers and artists, from Nancy Mitford to Greta Garbo. But Idina's compelling charm masked the pain of betrayal and heartbreak. Now Frances Osborne explores the



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