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History - Africa
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy—from the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the RepublicFor millennia ...
A prizewinning young author tells the moving story of growing up during Burundi’s ethnic civil war in this powerful memoir hailed as “a jewel of a book” (Margaret MacMillan).“There’s nothing like a great love song, and P...
ISBN: 9780593556153Unabridged Download
The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.The Congo-Océan railroad stretches across the Republic of Congo from Brazzaville to the Atlantic port of Pointe-Noir. It was completed in...
ISBN: 9780593501382Unabridged Download
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not—could not—live in that tale.” Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father be...
ISBN: 9780525526292Unabridged Download
“Timbuktu is a real place, and Charlie English will fuel your wanderlust with true descriptions of the fabled city’s past, present, and future.” –Fodor’s Two tales of a city: The historical race to “discover&r...
ISBN: 9781524754945Unabridged Download
In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as directo...
ISBN: 9780451483287Unabridged Download
Out of Africa:In this audiobook, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee t...
ISBN: 9780147522047Unabridged Download
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg • Forbes • The SpectatorRecipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie AwardA powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty "The poor ...
ISBN: 9780739366479Unabridged Download
From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes a longawaited memoir about coming of age with a fragile new nation, then watching it torn asunder in a tragic civil warThe defining experience of Chinua Achebe’s life was the Nigerian civil ...
ISBN: 9781101579374Unabridged Download
The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series...
ISBN: 9780307879066Unabridged Download
In the first in-depth history of the Obama family, Peter Firstbrook recounts a journey that starts in a mud hut by the White Nile and ends seven centuries later in the White House. Interweaving oral history and tribal lore, interviews with Obama fami...
ISBN: 9780307750457Unabridged Download
In the late 1890s, Edmund Dene Morel, a young British shipping company agent, noticed something strange about the cargoes of his company’s ships as they arrived from and departed for the Congo, Leopold II’s vast new African colony. Incomi...
ISBN: 9780307877628Unabridged Download