Despite its position at the center of a tumultuous region that has drawn substantial international attention and intervention over the decades, the Central African Republic is often overlooked when discussions turn to questions of postcolonial development, democracy, and change in Africa This book
In 2012, a wave of violence swept through the Central African Republic as Seleka rebels clashed with anti Balaka militias In the face of seemingly senseless bloodshed, journalists, politicians, and scholars struggled to account for the conflict s origins In this first comprehensive account of the
Tales from the oral tradition of the Madija and Banda tribes, collected from village storytellers of the Central African Republic and translated by Polly Strong.
One woman s inspiring true story of an unlikely alliance to stop the atrocities of a warlord, proving that there is no limit to what we can do, even in the face of unspeakable injustice and impossible odds This compelling and inspiring book beautifully moves each of us to take action to help the mos
Never in history have so many people been displaced by political and military conflicts at home than 65 million globally Unsparing, outspoken, vital, We Are Not Refugees tells the stories of many of these displaced, who have not been given asylum For over a decade, human rights journalist Ag
This riveting book tells the story of one man s adventures and experience in exotic places whose very names fire the imagination, like Timbuktu, the Congo rain forests and the swamps of the Nile Brian Schwartz spent six years following the back roads, trails, and rivers of Africa and Asia, mostly h
At the beginning of the 1950s, the interior of West and Central Africa was still known to most of the outside world as The White Man s Grave, and there were still large parts where its forests were primeval These forests inhabited the minds of most Westerners as places of foreboding.
French African prose can be given a beginning with the publication in 1921 of the novel Batouala its sensitive portrayal of African life, with its evocation of the natural environment, could not but make a profound impression upon its African readers and offered a vivid example of what an Afri
The Emperor and the Elephants: A Peace Corps Volunteer's Story of Life During the Late 1970s in the Central African Empire
The Emperor and the Elephants is a deeply moving memoir chronicling one Peace Corps volunteer s fascinating experiences in the Central African Republic during the late 1970s After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1975, author Richard W Carroll joined the Peace Corps, signing on as a fisheries ext
The whole of African history unfolds in this brilliant novel from one of the continent s major writers The story is unified by the actions of one man, Mankunku, a destroyer, who is born in mysterious circumstances in a banana plantation and whose identity is as variable as that of his land This