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We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, Stories From Rwanda

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, Stories From Rwanda

by Philip Gourevitch

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 355 PAGES

The gut-wrenching story of Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, looking backward from the horrific genocide of 1994 to deep-seated historical causes (and Western inaction). Gourevitch offers both an insightful chronicle and extraordinary stories in this award-winning report. (CAF26, $17.00)

Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

by Dian Fossey

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 326 PAGES

Fossey's highly personal, detailed account of the ecology and behavior of the mountain gorilla of Virunga based on her 13 years among "the greatest of the great apes." (UGD05, $15.95)

Mountain Gorilla

Mountain Gorilla

by Adrian Warren

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • DVD

This remarkable documentary, filmed in the Parc des Volcans in Rwanda and originally produced for IMAX, follows a day in the life of a group of mountain gorillas. 39 minutes. (EAF142, $9.98)

Bradt Guide Rwanda

Bradt Guide Rwanda

by Janice Booth | Philip Briggs

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Part of the British series, this practical, detailed travel guide to Rwanda focuses on nature (especially gorillas), history and culture (CAF25, $27.99)

Rwanda/Burundi Map

Rwanda/Burundi Map

by ITMB

  • 2007
  • MAP

A detailed, folded map of Rwanda and Burundi. (CAF27, $12.95)

 
Lonely Planet East Africa

Lonely Planet East Africa


by Hugh Finlay

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 664 PAGES

This practical guide to East Africa features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature. Covers Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. (EAF81, $32.99)

The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles


by Richard Dowden

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

Africa editor of The Independent and The Economist, Richard Dowden draws on decades of experience in this multi-faceted, vivid portrait of contemporary Africa -- an Africa that, Dowden effectively argues, can only be developed by its own people. (AFR242, $19.95)

Mountain Gorillas

Mountain Gorillas


by Gene Eckhart

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

Featuring 200 intimate color photographs, this up-to-date, captivating portrait reveals the gorillas of Bwindi National Forest and Virunga Volcanoes, their biology, status and hope. (UGD17, $37.95)

The Blue Sweater, Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

The Blue Sweater, Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World


by Jacqueline Novogratz

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 306 PAGES

Inspired by the discovery of a boy in Rwanda wearing her own blue sweater (name tag still sewed inside) 11 years after she donated it to Goodwill, Novogratz relates the inspiring story of the creation of the trailblazing Acumen Fund, invests in sustainable enterprises in the developing world, and her work empowering the power around the globe. (AFR295, $15.99)

The Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa


by Thomas Pakenham

  • HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 738 PAGES

Absorbing and meticulously researched, this in-depth history of the Victorian land grab in 19th century Africa includes excellent portraits of the egomaniacal personalities who overran the continent. (AFR26, $23.99)

The Shadow of the Sun

The Shadow of the Sun


by Ryszard Kapuscinski | Klara Glowczewska

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 325 PAGES

The veteran journalist looks back on his three decade-long odyssey through Africa in this classic, remarkable memoir. Kapuscinski captures the impossible extremes of the continent, recounting its beauty and brutality with an unfailing generosity of spirit. (AFR88, $16.00)

A Thousand Hills to Heaven

A Thousand Hills to Heaven


by Josh Ruxin

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 308 PAGES

One American couple's inspiring memoir of healing a Rwandan village, raising their three children near the old killing fields and building a restaurant named Heaven overlooking Kigali. Ruxin is director of the Millennium Villages Project in Rwanda. (CAF62, $26.00)

Land of a Thousand Hills, My Life in Rwanda

Land of a Thousand Hills, My Life in Rwanda


by Rosamond Halsey Carr

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES

Carr's thrilling memoir is a testament to her life in Rwanda -- a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, the author turned her flower plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children. (CAF46, $18.00)

Left to Tell, Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

Left to Tell, Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust


by Immaculee Ilibagiza

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 215 PAGES

Ilibagiza tells the story of her survival, the murder of her family during the 1994 slaughter in Rwanda -- and her faith in the prayer in this powerful memoir. (CAF54, $14.95)

Out of America, A Black Man Confronts Africa

Out of America, A Black Man Confronts Africa


by Keith B. Richburg

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 258 PAGES

A tough, provocative account by a journalist who was based in Nairobi from 1991-1994 and covered murder, war and coups in Liberia, Rwanda and Somalia. (AFR134, $16.99)

Among the Great Apes, Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives

Among the Great Apes, Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives


by Paul Raffaele

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 370 PAGES

Acclaimed nature journalist Raffaele's epic journey to survey the last remaining great apes living in the wild takes him from the orangutans of Borneo to the central African highlands where he gets up close with mountain gorillas, chimps and bonobos. (SCI306, $15.99)

Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes

Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes


by Pamela S. Turner

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

An illustrated overview of the work of Dr. Felicia Nutter and the Rwanda's Mountain Gorilla Project, geared for grades five to eight. With excellent color photographs throughout. (UGD14, $9.99)

In the Kingdom of Gorillas, Fragile Species in a Dangerous Land

In the Kingdom of Gorillas, Fragile Species in a Dangerous Land


by Bill Weber | Amy Vedder

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A gripping account of conservation, ecology and politics in Rwanda's Virunga Mountains by the husband-and-wife team who worked with Dian Fossey in the 1970s. (UGD11, $23.99)

The Impenetrable Forest

The Impenetrable Forest


by Thor Hanson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 286 PAGES

Hanson recounts his time in the peace corps in Uganda and his work to establish a gorilla trekking program in the Bwindi-Impenetrable Forest, home to not just half of the world's mountain gorillas but also to chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, elephants, giant forest hogs and rare forest birds. (UGD10, $24.95)

The Myth of Wild Africa

The Myth of Wild Africa


by Jonathan Adams | Thomas McShane

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 290 PAGES

The authors, associated with the World Wildlife Fund, demolish the romantic fallacy of an untouched continent where animals roam freely in sanctuaries. It's a no-holds-barred critique of old-style conservation in Africa. (AFR15, $29.95)

The Year of the Gorilla

The Year of the Gorilla


by George Schaller

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 290 PAGES

A vivid tale of adventures among the gorillas of the Virunga volcanoes of Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda -- a wonderful account of field work under trying circumstances by a great wildlife biologist. (UGD03, $29.00)

World Atlas of Great Apes and Their Conservation

World Atlas of Great Apes and Their Conservation


by Julian Caldecott

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 456 PAGES

This handsome, authoritative natural history of bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, published in conjunction with The Great Ape Project, features essays by leading scholars, color photographs and maps. (BST106, $63.00)

Birds of East Africa

Birds of East Africa


by Terry Stevenson | John Fanshawe

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 602 PAGES

Compact and comprehensive, this guide to 1,388 species of birds in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi features 286 excellent color plates, range maps and notes on habitats and conservation. A veteran tour leader, co-author Stevenson lives in Kenya. (EAF92, $39.50)

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals


by Jonathan Kingdon

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. Includes abbreviated information on identification, distribution, ecology and conservation status and 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps. (EAF128, $25.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife


by Bunny McBride | Duane Schlitter | Richard Estes | Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 988 PAGES

This comprehensive photo guide covers 850 birds, mammals and reptiles of Africa. With range maps and a good country-by-country overview of habitats and parks. (AFR25, $24.95)

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