Heart 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
At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention In this deeply
The 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
When 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.
In April of 1994, the government of Rwanda called on everyone in the Hutu majority to kill everyone in the Tutsi minority Over the next three months, 800,000 Tutsis were murdered in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler s war against the Jews Philip Gourevitch s haunting work is an an
In 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
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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
He was known as the Leopard, and for the thirty two years of his reign Mobutu Sese Seko, president of Zaire, showed all the cunning of his namesake, seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm While the populat
On 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
In 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
Medza 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.
In 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.
The Rwandan genocide sparked a horrific bloodbath that swept across sub Saharan Africa, ultimately leading to the deaths of some four million people In this extraordinary history of the recent wars in Central Africa, Gerard Prunier offers a gripping account of how one grisly episode laid the ground