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The Wildlife of Southern Africa

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

by Vincent Carruthers | Kenneth Newman

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

With 1,200 color illustrations by a range of experts, this compact field guide includes all the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that a traveler is likely to encounter in southern Africa. (SAF59, $28.00)

Mukiwa, A White Boy in Africa

Mukiwa, A White Boy in Africa

by Peter Godwin

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

The unsentimental story of a boy's coming of age in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the 1960s, offering a rare perspective on the consequences of colonialism. (SAF33, $15.95)

Bradt Guide Zimbabwe

Bradt Guide Zimbabwe

by Paul Murray

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 380 PAGES

This compact, informative guide introduces the history, culture, wildlife and attractions of Zimbabwe, along with helpful travel details. (ZIM18, $26.99)

Zimbabwe & Botswana Map

Zimbabwe & Botswana Map

by ITMB

  • 2014
  • MAP

A clear map of Zimbabwe and Botswana at a scale of 1:1,170,000. (SAF08, $12.95)

 
A History of Zimbabwe

A History of Zimbabwe


by Alois S. Mlambo

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

An unprecedented single volume coverage of the country from pre-colonial times to the present especially geared toward students of Zimbabwean history but a good primer for all those interested in the nation. (ZIM21, $27.99)

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

Africa, a Biography of the Continent


by John Reader

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 816 PAGES

With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa. (AFR49, $20.00)

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)

African Art, An Introduction

African Art, An Introduction


by Frank Willett

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A concise, well-illustrated overview of the art and culture of Africa, portraying the range of spectacular art produced throughout the ages. (AFR18, $29.95)

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone


by Martin Dugard

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 340 PAGES

A nicely paced tale of the Scottish explorer and Stanley's headline-grabbing efforts to locate him. Dugard has done his homework well, drawing on a wide variety of sources to paint a lively and nuanced portrait of the two men. (AFR130, $16.00)

The Life and African Exploration of Dr. David Livingstone

The Life and African Exploration of Dr. David Livingstone


by David Livingstone

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 656 PAGES

A reproduction of Livingstone's original 1876 report on his exploration of Africa. Includes lithographic illustrations and facsimiles of notebooks, diary entries and letters. (AFR192, $28.95)

The Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries

The Zambesi Expedition, To the Zambesi River and Its Tributaries


by David Livingstone

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 433 PAGES

Livingstone's original account of his second expedition to Africa, first published in 1864 -- a sympathetic portrait of African peoples, rich in nature, culture and politics. (SAF136, $25.95)

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness


by Alexandra Fuller

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Fuller returns to Africa in this shimmering memoir, focusing on her odyssey from the highlands of Kenya in the 1960s to the tumult of post-independence Rhodesia and life today with her husband on a farm in Zambia. Written with uncommon grace and generosity, the tale is peppered with family stories and photographs. A New York Times Notable Book. (ZMB13, $15.00)

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

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


by Alexandra Fuller

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A candid coming-of-age memoir set during the Rhodesian Civil War. Fuller's parents moved from England to Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe) in the early 1970s. (ZIM15, $16.00)

North of South, An African Journey

North of South, An African Journey


by Shiva Naipaul

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1979
  • PAPER
  • 349 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A sharp portrait of Africa, circa 1979. A brilliant and provocative observer, Naipaul meditates on the various peoples he encounters in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The best, most insightful thing we've read about race relations in Africa. (EAF28, $17.00)

Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm

Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm


by Lauren St. John

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A memoir of coming of age in war-town Rhodesia -- and the author's growing realization that she was on the wrong side of the conflict. (ZIM16, $18.99)

The Last Resort, A Memoir of Zimbabwe

The Last Resort, A Memoir of Zimbabwe


by Douglas Rogers

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Award-winning journalist Rogers tells the eye-opening and at times surprisingly funny story of his family and their game farm in war-torn Zimbabwe. (SAF260, $14.00)

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, A Memoir of Africa

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, A Memoir of Africa


by Peter Godwin

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 342 PAGES

A journalist and terrific writer, Godwin draws on family lore, politics and his many trips back home to Zimbabwe in this powerful memoir. (ZMB07, $16.00)

Zenzele, A Letter for My Daughter

Zenzele, A Letter for My Daughter


by J. Nozipo Maraire

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

A richly textured novel of Zimbabwe, taking the form of a letter from a mother to her Harvard-bound daughter, in which she shares memories, struggles and revelations from her own past. (ZIM11, $15.00)

Elephant Song

Elephant Song


by Wilbur Smith

  • MYSTERY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 472 PAGES

A potboiler set in Zimbabwe, in which our hero, a native Zimbabwean producer of nature films, fights the murderous ivory-traders. (ZIM04, $7.99)

Safari, A Stanley Hastings Mystery

Safari, A Stanley Hastings Mystery


by Parnell Hall

  • MYSTERY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

Set in Zambia, this Stanley Hastings caper finds the loquacious New York PI on the trail of a safari murdererer (that's not a lion). (SAF357, $25.95)

The Grass is Singing

The Grass is Singing


by Doris Lessing

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 263 PAGES

The story of a white farm wife in Zimbabwe and her relationship with her African servant, the Nobel laureate's first novel is rich in local atmosphere. (ZIM06, $13.99)

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)

500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa

500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa


by Doug Newman

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 152 PAGES

Accounting for each species of southern African songbird, their songs, similar-sounding species, favored habitats and ranges, this reference is ideal for the voyaging birder. Includes a CD of bird calls. (AFR317, $23.00)

A Photographic Guide, Southern, Central, and East African Mammals

A Photographic Guide, Southern, Central, and East African Mammals


by Chris Stuart | Tilde Stuart

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A compact guide, designed for the field, including almost all of the conspicuous species and a good sampling of the smaller or more secretive animals. (EAF16, $15.95)

Birds of Southern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

Birds of Southern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists


by Ber Van Perlo

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

An admirably compact guide, featuring small illustrations of 1,250 species, brief descriptions and black-and-white range maps. (SAF79, $30.95)

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)

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa


by Kenneth Newman

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 538 PAGES

This commemorative 10th edition celebrates the late author with a fully revised and updated version. Edits were done by his daughter, Vanessa Newman, to reflect the latest research, taxonomy and common names. (SAF29, $26.00)

Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide


by Mike Unwin

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 234 PAGES

A popular photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text. (SAF131, $26.99)

The Safari Companion

The Safari Companion


by Richard Estes

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 459 PAGES

An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind. (AFR06, $30.00)

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