Tag Archives: Africa/General

Ivory’s Ghosts

by John Frederick Walker

“[A] tour de force examination of the history of ivory, human kind’s lust for this exquisite treasure, and the demise of the elephant and…

East Along the Equator

by Helen Winternitz

“It is an excellent account of a dangerous and enlightening trip. We should be grateful to Ms. Winternitz for making this journey. She has…

The Devil That Danced on the Water

by Aminatta Forna

“Powerful. . . . At once impassioned, lucid, and understandably enraged, The Devil That Danced on the Water illuminates the troubled, tragic history of…

Black Hawk Down

by Mark Bowden

“Amazing . . . One of the most intense, visceral reading experiences imaginable. . . . The individual stories are woven together in such…


by Guy Arnold

A landmark modern history of the “dark continent,” its politics, and its peoples.