Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African ChildhoodIn Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate Fuller

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of ForgetfulnessIn this sequel to Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family In Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Alexandra Fuller braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley era Africa of her mother s chi

Scribbling the Cat

Scribbling the CatWhen Alexandra Bo Fuller was in Zambia a few years ago visiting her parents, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known as being a tough bugger Her father s response was a warning to steer clear of him Curiosity scibbled the cat, he told her Nonetheless, Fuller began her stra

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains ComeNew York Times Bestseller One of the gutsiest memoirs I ve ever read And the writing oh my god the writing Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain But the disintegration of Fuller s own marriag

Patchwork

PatchworkWinner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing 2010 fiction Destined from birth to inhabit two very different worlds that of her father, the wealthy Joseph Sakavungo, and that of her mother, his mistress this emotive tale takes us to the heart of a young girl s attempts to come to terms with

A Cowrie of Hope

A Cowrie of HopeIn A Cowrie of Hope Binwell Sinyangwe captures the rhythms of a people whose poverty has not diminished their dignity, where hope can only be accompanied by small acts of courage, and where friendship has not lost its value.

The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and AfricaA young man s quest to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving world leads to a remarkable sojourn in a remote African village that pulsates with beauty and violence These are hearing aids They take the sounds of the world and amplify them Josh Swiller recited this speech to himself on the day h

The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African WildernessAfter being expelled from Botswana for writing their controversial bestseller Cry of the Kalahari, Mark and Delia Owens set off on a journey across Africa, searching for a new Eden They found it in Zambia, but elephant poachers soon had them fighting for their lives when they tried to stop the slau

The Garden Of Burning Sand

The Garden Of Burning SandLusaka, Zambia Zoe Fleming is a young, idealistic American lawyer working with an NGO devoted to combatting the epidemic of child sexual assault in southern Africa Zoe s organization is called in to help when an adolescent girl is brutally assaulted The girl s identity is a mystery Where did she

Baking Cakes in Kigali

Baking Cakes in KigaliOnce in a great while a debut novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, who takes us to bold new places and into previously unimaginable lives Gaile Parkin is just such a talent and Baking Cakes in Kigali is just such a novel This gloriously written tale set in modern d

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Mrs. Pollifax, #5)

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Mrs. Pollifax, #5)Mrs Pollifax has been sent on safari by the C.I.A and told only to take pictures of all of her companions, in order to find the international assassin whose next target is the president of Zambia It sounded so simple, but shortly after Mrs Pollifax started taking pictures, someone stole her film

The Eye of the Leopard

The Eye of the LeopardInterweaving past and present, Sweden and Zambia, The Eye of the Leopard draws on bestselling author Mankell s deep understanding of the two worlds he has inhabited for than 20 years.

The Ukimwi Road

The Ukimwi RoadThe Ukimwi Road is the riveting account of renowned traveler Dervla Murphy s most intrepid journey yet 3,000 miles by bicycle through the heart of sub Saharan Africa, a region that has recently drawn the world s attention as an epicenter of the AIDS epidemic ukimwi is Swahili for AIDS Along her