Tag Archives: Africa/General

Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold

by Mark Cocker

“Cocker has written a book on a broad subject, the kind that professional historians too rarely produce. . . . Rivers of Blood, Rivers…

The Zanzibar Chest

by Aidan Hartley

“An extraordinary and heartbreaking book, the finest account of a war correspondent’s psychic wracking since Michael Herr’s Dispatches, and the best white writing from Africa in many, many years.” —Rian Malan, author of My Traitor’s Heart…

Where We Have Hope

by Andrew Meldrum

“Gripping . . . Meldrum provides names, faces and photographs of the players involved. . . . His firsthand experience of the horrors adds…

Walking the Nile

by Levison Wood

An account of the author’s pioneering walk along the length of the Nile, “an immense feat of endurance, a magnificent journey and a great…

The Sword and the Cross

by Fergus Fleming

“[A] searing story of France’s attempt to colonize the vast Sahara desert and of two unforgettable men who dedicated their lives to the effort….

My Traitor’s Heart

by Rian Malan

‘malan is bent on uncovering another level altogether of South African life, and he does so beautifully. . . . He sharply expands our…


by Peter Godwin

“From time to time a book comes out of Africa that is so good it grips American readers by their hearts. This should be…


by Janheinz Jahn

“A rare piece of scholarship.” –The New York Times Book Review

Malaria Dreams

by Stuart Stevens

“One of the funniest tales of misadventure to come along in quite a while. . . . Mr. Stevens has a wonderful eye for…