Heart of Darkness

Heart of DarknessHeart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, was originally a three part series in Blackwood s Magazine in 1899 It is a story within a story, following a character named Charlie Marlow, who recounts his adventure to a group of men onboard an anchored ship The story told is of his early life as a f

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood BibleThe Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959 They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it from garden seeds t

A Bend in the River

A Bend in the RiverWhen Salim, a young Indian man, is offered a small business in Central Africa, he accepts As he strives to establish himself, he becomes closely involved with the fluid and dangerous politics of the newly dependent state.

Tram 83

Tram 83In an African city in secession, which could be Kinshasa or Lubumbashi, land tourists of all languages and nationalities They have only one desire to make a fortune by exploiting the mineral wealths of the country They work during the day in mining concession and, as soon as night falls, they go

Central African Republic in Pictures

Central African Republic in PicturesSupports the national curriculum standards Culture Time, Continuity, and Change People, Places, and Environments individual Development and Identity Individuals, Groups, and Institutions Power, Authority, and Governance Production, Distribution, and Consumption Science, Technology, and Societ

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

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in RwandaOn the 10th anniversary of when UN peacekeepers landed in Rwanda, Random House Canada proudly publishes the unforgettable 1st hand account of the genocide by the leader of the mission Digging deep into shattering memories, Dallaire has written a powerful story of betrayal, na vet , racism interna

Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba, Angola, Africa, 1595

Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba, Angola, Africa, 1595In 1595, Nzingha is the strong, intelligent daughter of the Ngola leader of the Mbundu people of Ndongo in modern day Angola , loyal to her people and willing to fight for them Unfortunately, because she is a girl, her brother is the favored child, in training to become the next Ngola, even thou

Mission to Kala

Mission to KalaMedza is sent off to retrieve a villager s wife who has run off with a man from another tribe Amongst his best appreciated and funniest novels.

The Poor Christ of Bomba

The Poor Christ of BombaIn Bomba the girls who are being prepared for Christian marriage live together in the women s camp Gradually it becomes apparent that the local church men have been using the local girls for their own purposes This novel is a biting critique of colonial life and missionary activity.

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