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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXWAF84. Buy these 6 items as a set for $108 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

No Mercy, A Journey to the Heart of the Congo

CAF01
Redmond O'Hanlon
Vintage Books
1998
462
0679737324
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A trek deep into the Congo with Redmond O'Hanlon, the eccentric, courageous, always entertaining modern adventurer.
$16.95

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

SCI306
Paul Raffaele
HarperCollins Publishers
2011
370
0061671843
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

The Safari Companion

AFR06
Richard Estes
Chelsea Green Publishing
1999
459
1890132446
PAPER
Field Guide
1
0
0
0
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.
$30.00

African Wildlife

AFR109
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
1999
1583550321
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated foldout guide illustrating almost 150 species of African animals, designed for quick reference in the field.
$7.95

Congo, The Bradt Travel Guide

WAF125
Sean Rorison
Globe Pequot Press
2012
240
1841622338
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The first full guidebook on both the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, and the Republic of Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, in over a decade.
$28.99

Congo Map

WAF04
IGN
IGN
1
211850151X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Brazzaville and the Congo (1:1,000,000), which also shows portions of surrounding Gabon, Cameroon and ex-Zaire.
$17.95

Africa Map, Central and South, Madagascar 746

AFR36
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2007
1
2061002927
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fine folded map covers the continent south of Gabon, Congo, Uganda and Kenya at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

Cape Town and Region Adventure Map

SAF161
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2010
2
1566951658
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy map for exploring Cape Town and the surrounding areas. Full-color, double-sided. Scales vary. Includes Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park and other reserves south to Cape of Good Hope.
$11.95

Congo Democratic Republic (Zaire) Map

AFR60
Cartographia
Cartographia
2012
2
9633529549
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This shaded relief map of the Democratic Republic of Congo (1:3.3 M), Rwanda and Burundi includes an inset map of Kinshasa.
$12.00

Southern Africa Map

SAF09
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
2
3865745040
MAP
Reference
1
0
1
0
Scaled at 1:2,500,000, this shaded relief map covers South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and southern portions of Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.
$13.95

Culture Smart! South Africa

SAF169
David Holt-Biddle
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333462
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy guide will help you navigate local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Insight Guide South Africa

SAF21
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
384
1780052618
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
South Africa is brought to life in hundreds of color photographs and vividly written essays by a team of experts. Panoramic in scope, the guide takes us from Johannesburg out into the veld, providing genuine insight into the history, nature and modern politics of this complex land.
$24.99

Time Out Cape Town

SAF164
Time Out
TimeOut
2016
280
1846703611
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Compact, informative and lively, this outstanding guide covers where to go and what to do in Cape Town and surroundings.
$19.95

A History of South Africa

SAF101
Leonard Thompson
Yale University Press
2014
512
0300189354
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A succinct history of South Africa, especially strong on early Africans and European colonization.
$20.00

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

AFR49
John Reader
Alfred Knopf
1999
816
067973869X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.00

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

AFR242
Richard Dowden
Hachette
2010
592
1586488163
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.99

Beyond the Miracle, Inside the New South Africa

SAF166
Allister Sparks
University of Chicago Press
2009
408
0226768597
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The South African journalist (Tomorrow is Another Country SAF31) continues the tale of the transformation of South Africa and its accomplishments, failures and challenges in the decade following the collapse of apartheid.
$20.00

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

CAF56
Jason Stearns
Free Press
2012
380
1610391071
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Stearns traces the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa through the experiences of those who engineered and perpetrated it.
$17.99

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz, Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

CAF32
Michela Wrong
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
368
0060934433
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This captivating book chronicles the rise and fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, the man who ruled Zaire for over 30 years through incompetence, violence and decadence.
$14.99

King Leopold's Ghost, A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

CAF08
Adam Hochschild
Mariner Books
2006
384
0618711678
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An enthralling narrative of the 19th-century colonization of the Belgian Congo, written by an award-winning journalist. The focus of the book is Belgian King Leopold, who oversaw the colonization.
$16.95

Playing the Enemy, Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

SAF240
John Carlin
Penguin Putnam
2009
274
0143115723
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Carlin vividly documents how Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite South Africa.
$17.00

The Fate of Africa

AFR154
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2011
792
1610390717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ambitious in scope, immensely readable -- and as big as a doorstop -- Martin Meredith's blockbuster country-by-country overview of the tumult in Africa since independence is now revised and updated to reflect recent events.
$23.99

The Making of Modern South Africa, Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy

SAF222
Nigel Worden
John Wiley & Son
2012
198
1405154292
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-researched, readable primer covers South African history from colonial conquest to the end of apartheid and beyond, with an updated chapter focusing on 1994 to 2007. Worden is a professor of history at the University of Cape Town.
$39.95

The Scramble for Africa

AFR26
Thomas Pakenham
Avon Books
1992
738
0380719991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.99

Wild at Heart

SAF130
Peter Godwin, Chris Johns (Photographer)
National Geographic
2007
176
142620194X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This lush collection of full-color photographs tackles conservation, development and tradition in southern Africa. It's a well-illustrated portrait of the region by National Geographic photographer Johns and veteran journalist Godwin.
$65.00

African Art, An Introduction

AFR18
Frank Willett
Thames & Hudson
2002
272
0500203644
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated overview of the art and culture of Africa, portraying the range of spectacular art produced throughout the ages.
$29.95

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

AFR130
Martin Dugard
Broadway Books
2004
340
0767910745
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Through the Dark Continent, Volume 1

CAF06
Henry M. Stanley
Dover Publications
1988
400
0486256677
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A reprint of the original accounts of Henry Morton Stanley in Africa.
$24.95

African Silences

WAF36
Peter Matthiessen
Vintage Books
1992
225
0679731024
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this narrative of Equatorial Africa, Matthiessen recounts several trips to The Gambia, Senegal, Zaire and the Congo Basin in search of rhinos, elephants and other endangered wildlife.
$14.95

Blood River, Retracing Stanley's Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

AFR228
Tim Butcher
Grove Press
2009
384
0802144330
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Correspondent for the Telegraph, Butcher retraces Stanley's 3,000-mile journey down the Congo in this harrowing, utterly absorbing and compassionate tale of hard travel through "the most daunting, backward country on earth."
$16.00

Bonobo Handshake

CAF55
Vanessa Woods
Gotham Books
2011
278
1592406343
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Woods documents her work with her now husband Brian Hare at Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary outside Kinshasa in this candid, down-to-earth memoir. Winner of the 2011 Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book.
$16.00

Conversations With Myself

SAF313
Nelson Mandela
Picador USA
2011
454
0312611684
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mandela draws on letters, notebooks and taped interviews for this account of a remarkable life.
$18.00

East Along the Equator, A Journey Up the Congo and into Zaire

CAF28
Helen Winternitz
Atlantic Monthly Press
1987
274
0871131625
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account of travels and politics in Zaire along the same route described in the Heart of Darkness.
$14.00

Facing the Congo, A Modern-Day Journey into the Heart of Darkness

CAF10
Jeffrey Taylor
Crown
2000
260
0609808265
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this richly oberved travelogue Taylor, a journalist based in Moscow, recounts his adventures on the Congo in the footsteps of Stanley.
$16.00

Long Walk to Freedom

SAF15
Nelson Mandela
Little Brown and Company
1995
640
0316548189
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An unpretentious tale of an extraordinary life, Mandela's autobiography is essential reading for an understanding of South Africa. His grace and his love for his country shine throughout.
$18.00

My Traitor's Heart

SAF19
Rian Malan
Grove Press
2000
425
0802136842
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Afrikaner journalist Malan recounts his journey back to his homeland just before the collapse of apartheid. He grapples with the black and white heart of South Africa, drawing on the 300-year history of his family in Africa and legends of the Zulu nation, in this beautifully written and brutally honest story of return.
$16.00

No Future Without Forgiveness

SAF97
Desmond Tutu
Doubleday
2000
256
0385496907
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, Desmond Tutu writes with insight and compassion in this memoir of his work for reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa.
$16.99

A Bend in the River

AFR133
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
1989
0679722025
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this fine novel of displacement Naipaul, with his trademark restraint, tells the story of Salim, an Indian merchant who finds himself trapped in an African town disintegrating under the rule of a charismatic dictator, a double for Zaire’s then leader Mobutu Sese Seko.
$15.95

Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

SAF221
Nadine Gordimer
Penguin Putnam
2008
192
0143114239
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Nobel Prize winner daringly explores racial identity, sexuality and loss in this marvelous collection of South African tales.
$15.00

Cry, The Beloved Country

SAF30
Alan Paton
Scribner
2003
317
0743262174
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply moving story of Reverend Kumalo's quest for justice. First published in 1948, it is a striking, poetic tribute to the power of the individual and a trenchant indictment of apartheid.
$16.00

Heart of Darkness, with Congo Diary

AFR46
Joseph Conrad
Penguin Putnam
2007
136
0140186522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the century's most important works, this short story tells of the harrowing journey Marlow takes into the Belgian Congo.
$11.00

Life & Times of Michael K

SAF17
J.M. Coetzee
Viking
1995
184
0140074481
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Coetzee sets this short, hallucinatory novel, the powerful tale of a troubled boy, in South Africa in the midst of civil war.
$15.00

My Mother's Lovers

SAF239
Christopher Hope
Grove Press
2008
442
0802143733
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set mostly in South Africa, from the 1800s to the present, Hope dramatizes the European encounter in 20th-century Africa with this outsized tale of Kathleen Healey -- aviator, big game hunter, knitting devotee and all-around adventurer. "Kick off your shoes, pour yourself a stiff drink and take your hat off to the elder statesman of southern African words--he's done it again," says Alexandra Fuller.
$15.00

South Africa, A Traveler's Literary Companion

SAF236
Isabel Balseiro (Editor), Tobias Hecht (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2009
239
1883513227
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This diverse collection of short stories reveals South Africa through the eyes of its writers, including Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Alan Paton.
$14.95

The Poisonwood Bible

CAF02
Barbara Kingsolver
HarperCollins Publishers
2005
546
0060786507
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kingsolver sends her naive missionaries into the Belgian Congo in this best-selling novel.
$18.99

The Power of One

SAF26
Bryce Courtenay
Ballantine Books
1996
528
034541005X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This riveting novel tells of the coming-of-age of a six-year-old English boy in South Africa during the darkest days of largely pro-Nazi South Africa, based on the author's childhood.
$17.00

Among African Apes

UGD25
Christophe Boesch (Editor), Martha Robbins (Editor)
University of California Press
2012
196
0520267109
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Robbins and Boesch tell the compelling stories of wild apes and the researchers who study them, including field research in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, Ivindo National Park in Gabon and the Tai National Park in Cote d’Ivoire. With some photographs.
$21.95

Forests of Central Africa

CAF57
Jean Pierre Vende Weghe
Struik
2012
365
1869190734
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A sumptuous pictorial guide to the largest region of tropical forest outside of the Amazon, an area which covers 11 countries and includes the Congo Basin. Featuring beautiful portraits of the bewildering array of flora and fauna, the book examines the ecology, climate and natural history of the forests as well as conservation efforts to save them.
$82.00

Gorillas in the Mist

UGD05
Dian Fossey
Mariner Books
2000
326
061808360X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Fossey's highly personal, detailed account of the ecology and behavior of the mountain gorilla of Virunga is based on her 13 years among "the greatest of the great apes."
$16.99

Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo

CAF40
Kate Jackson
Harvard University Press
2010
336
0674048423
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this action-packed memoir of life in the field, Jackson writes with matter-of-fact good humor of her adventures in search of reptiles and amphibians (naturally, many are venomous) in the forested swampland of the northern Congo.
$20.50

South Africa

SAF288
Michael Poliza
teNeues
2010
240
3832794131
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Poliza (Africa, Eyes Over Africa, AntARCTIC) reeled in several South African photographer friends for this vivid portrait of a nation, its people, cities and villages, landscapes and wildlife.
$12.95

For Kids

Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch

EAF155
Heather Zschock, Kerren Barbas (Illustrator)
Peter Pauper Press
2005
64
1593599714
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Reveal the wildlife of Africa as you copy simple sketches of 20 amazing animals in this fun activity book. The bright colors and fascinating facts are enough to entice any youngster.
$12.99

Africa, Cultural Atlas for Young People

AFR58
Jocelyn Murray
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068267
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Anthropologist Jocelyn Murray provides an illustrated overview of African cultures and history, including an introduction to the landscape and a two-page spread on each nation.
$35.00

Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions

AFR73
Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Margaret Musgrove
Penguin Putnam
1976
32
0140546049
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A full-color introduction to 26 different African cultures, arranged from A to Z. Intended for kids ages 9-12, this classic won the Dillons their second Caldecott Medal for best illustration in a children's book.
$6.99

Countries of the World: South Africa

SAF210
Viriginia Mace
2008
64
1426302037
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A vivid introduction to the cultural history, rich biodiversity and varied landscapes of South Africa. For middle readers.
$27.90

Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

SAF173
Beverley Naidoo
HarperCollins
2008
175
0060508019
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For almost 50 years, apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians and "Coloreds." These stories by Carnegie Medalist Naidoo dramatize young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each short story is set in a different decade during the turbulent years from 1948 to 2000, and portrays powerful fictional characters caught up in very real events.
$6.99

The White Giraffe

SAF182
Lauren St. John
Penguin Putnam
2007
192
0803732112
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Myth mixes with reality on a South African wildlife preserve when young Martine discovers a white giraffe and the dangers which threaten both the animal and her new home.
$7.99

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

AFR135
Nelson Mandela
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
144
0393329909
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A team of folklorists, poets and authors present these wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated tales from all over the continent, including many traditional stories from Nelson Mandela's youth.
$17.99