Making Sense of the Central African Republic

Making Sense of the Central African RepublicDespite 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

We Are Not Refugees: True Stories of the Displaced

We Are Not Refugees: True Stories of the DisplacedNever 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

Travels Through The Third World

Travels Through The Third WorldThis 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

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Blank 133x176At 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.

Batouala

BatoualaFrench 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 Fire of Origins

The Fire of OriginsThe 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