GREAT AFRICAN BOOKS

A Listmania! list by Nico (Australia)
 
Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa
1.  Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa by Peter Godwin
The list author says:
  ""a compelling account of the authors life growing up in Rhodesia in the 19060's and into the war-torn 1970's. Impossible to put down"
6.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

When A Crocodile Eats the Sun
2.  When A Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin
The list author says:
  ""a very personal look at the collapse of Zimbabwe under the Mugabe regime""
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War
3.  The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War by Aidan Hartley
The list author says:
  ""mix family mystery with the life of a war zone junkie and you get a really interesting book""
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey
4.  The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey by Rupert Isaacson
The list author says:
  ""a real journey for the author as he not only encounters the bushmen but also his own family in Africa""
7.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Dust Diaries
5.  The Dust Diaries by Owen Sheers
The list author says:
  ""the author is primarily known for his poetry and it shows in this really beautiful book, that weaves between the centuries and continents in the search for a distance relative in a distant land""
7.19   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Facing The Congo
6.  Facing The Congo by Jeffrey Tayler
The list author says:
  ""a modern traveller attempts to recreate Stanleys journey down the Congo River""
8.36   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in the Congo
7.  In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in the Congo by Michela Wrong
The list author says:
  ""Michela Wrong is a great writer and this book presents a very insightful account of the Mobutu years in the Congo/Zaire"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
8.  Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
The list author says:
  ""an amazing book just compelling reading. A view of family life in war torn Rhodesia/Zimbabwe through rhe eyes of a child""
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Fireforce: One Man's War in the Rhodesian Light Infantry
9.  Fireforce: One Man's War in the Rhodesian Light Infantry by Chris Cocks
The list author says:
  ""a brutally honest account of a troopies life in the Rhodesian Bush War.""
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Soldiers of Light
10.  Soldiers of Light by Daniel Bergner
The list author says:
  ""an insighful account of the turmoil in Sierra Leone in the 1990's""
6.86   Used & New from: 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe
11.  House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe by Christina Lamb
The list author says:
  ""a great book on Zimbabwe which shows both the divide and connection that exists between Black and White Zimbabweans""
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Africa House: The True Story of an English Gentleman and His African Dream
12.  The Africa House: The True Story of an English Gentleman and His African Dream by Christina Lamb
The list author says:
  ""the tale of an eccntric Englishmen in Africa""
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Another Day of Life (Penguin Modern Classics)
13.  Another Day of Life (Penguin Modern Classics) by Ryszard Kapuscinski
The list author says:
  ""an amzing portrayal of Angola""
6.29   Used & New from: 2.42
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life
14.  The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
The list author says:
  ""a masterpiece. Kapuscinski describes and presents Africa like no one else""
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey
15.  Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey by Fergal Keane
The list author says:
  ""a harrowing and moving account of the Rwandan genocide""
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Warriors: Life and Death Among the Somalis
16.  Warriors: Life and Death Among the Somalis by Gerald Hanley
The list author says:
  ""a interesting account of life in Somalia as experienced by a british army officer in World War II"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Travels In The White Man's Grave (Memoirs from West and Central Africa)
17.  Travels In The White Man's Grave (Memoirs from West and Central Africa) by Donald MacIntosh
The list author says:
  ""a fascinating account of colonial life and the tropical rainforests of west Africa. The author was ahead of his times in his views on the environment"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

North of South: An African Journey (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
18.  North of South: An African Journey (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Shiva Naipaul
The list author says:
  ""a brilliant book that presents a personal and different slant on post colonial Africa"
10.73   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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