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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

West African Folktales

WAF13
Jack Berry, Richard Spears
Northwestern
1991
229
081010993X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These 123 unembellished tales reflect the rich oral tradition of cultures throughout West Africa, particularly Ghana and Nigeria, where the pioneering Berry did much of his field work.
$24.95

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

Lonely Planet West Africa

WAF10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
518
1741797977
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is the book to carry for travels from Mauritania to Niger, with a good overview of culture and history and practical travel information.
$34.99

Africa North and West Map

AFR34
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2011
1
2067128329
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fine regional map covering Senegal, The Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and their neighbors as well as all the Mediterranean-bordering countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

Niger Map

AFR38
IGN
IGN
1
2118502915
MAP
Reference
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0
0
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A good, full-color shaded relief map of Niger at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$16.95

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

WAF187
David Eltis, David Richardson
Yale University Press
2015
0300212542
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
The first comprehensive atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, one of the largest forced migrations in history. Over 200 maps, illustrations and literary selections (poems, letters and diary entries) describe the slave trade's 350-year history of kidnapping and coercion from inception to end.
$35.00

Nine Hills to Nambonkaha

WAF72
Sarah Erdman
Picador USA
2004
320
0312423128
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Erdman's affectionate memoir of her time as a volunteer at a health clinic captures the rhythms, traditions and challenges of village life on the Ivory Coast in the days before civil war.
$23.00

Stringer, A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

WAF177
Anjan Sundaram
Doubleday
2014
288
0345806328
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Journalist Anjan Sundaram’s heartfelt portrait of life in the Congo interweaves personal experience with political and historical insights. The country, he writes, "heads nearly every conceivable blacklist" and yet is so rich in natural resources that industrialists have pillaged it for centuries.
$15.95

The Race for Timbuktu

WAF88
Frank T. Kryza
HarperCollins
2007
322
0060560657
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engrossing account of imperial adventures in early 19th-century West Africa and the quest for fabled Timbuktu.
$14.95

The Slave Ship, A Human History

ATL34
Marcus Rediker
Penguin Putnam
2008
434
0143114255
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rediker charts the history of slave ships, their crews, and their enslaved passengers, documenting harrowing stories of cruelty, bravery and surprising humanity.
$18.00

The Slave Trade

ATL38
James Walvin
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289174
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Photographs, paintings and contemporary maps give insight into the reality and global impact of the transatlantic slave trade in this lively entry in the History Files series.
$24.95

Themes In West Africa's History

WAF114
Emmanuel Akyeampong (Editor)
Ohio University Press
2006
323
0821416413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Geared for university students, these review articles by leading scholars cover archaeology, ecology and culture, oral traditions, society, politics and religion in West Africa.
$29.95

West Africa Before the Colonial Era, A History to 1850

WAF07
Basil Davidson
Longman
1998
257
058231853X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Davidson puts the stories of peoples and empires into context in this lively, scholarly history. With maps, illustrations and a timeline.
$71.95

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

WAF40
Mungo Park
John Beaufoy Publishing
2010
272
0486479137
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Park chronicles the culture, society and nature of West Africa before the colonial period in this classic account of a 24-year-old Scotsman exploring, often alone, in uncharted Africa. First published in 1799.
$12.95

A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

WAF130
Ishmael Beah
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
229
0374531269
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone's civil war, goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare.
$13.00

A Zoo in My Luggage

WAF78
Gerald Durrell
Penguin Putnam
2005
208
014303524X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Charming stories of a six-month sojourn in British Cameroon in search of animals for his new zoo.
$14.00

Journey Without Maps

WAF15
Graham Greene
Penguin
2006
272
0143039725
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic account of a 1930s journey of discovery from Sierra Leone to the Liberian coast. No one captures local personalities and complicated morality better than Graham Greene, who had a particular interest in West Africa.
$16.00

Of Water and the Spirit, Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman

WAF110
Malidoma Patrice Some
Penguin Putnam
1995
320
0140194967
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A window in the world view of West African religion, Malidoma Some's remarkable, enlightening account of his return to the Dagara people of Upper Volta shows his transformation from outsider to Shaman through a month-long initiation.
$17.00

Every Day Is for the Thief

WAF178
Teju Cole
Random House
2015
176
0812985850
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this fabulous novel, Teju Cole’s narrator is an unnamed young writer who returns to Lagos, Nigeria after many years away. Through a series of striking experiences, he meditates on profound questions of personal and national history.
$16.00

God's Bits of Wood

WAF22
Sembene Ousmane, Francis Price (Translator)
Longman
1996
245
0435909592
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A story of conflict between colonial powers and West African rail workers set in the late 1940s, written by Senegal's foremost novelist and filmmaker.
$16.00

Middle Passage

ATL02
Charles Johnson
Scribner
1998
224
0684855887
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Winner of the National Book Award, this historical novel, set in 1830, is the richly imagined tale of a recently freed slave in New Orleans who signs aboard a square-rigger bound for Africa.
$15.00

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

WAF23
Ama Ata Aidoo
Feminist Press
1995
160
1558611193
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A collection of eleven short stories about the lives of women and men in postcolonial Ghana and the tensions between traditional village and urban life; Aidoo's stories emphasize Ghana's prominent oral culture.
$14.95

Radiance of Tomorrow

WAF175
Ishmael Beah
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
256
0374535035
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ishmael Beah set his lyrical debut novel in Imperi, Sierra Leone in the wake of a civil war. Two school teachers attempt to renew the community beset by famine, rapes and murder, water scarcity and a land-grabbing mining company that poses a threat to the town’s livelihood.
$14.00

Roots

WAF21
Alex Haley
Perseus
2007
912
1593154496
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Haley's epic story of Kunta Kinte and his descendents opens in Jufureh The Gambia, in 1750, going on to traces seven generations of one family and tell the story of Africans in America. Thirtieth anniversary edition.
$29.95

Search Sweet Country

WAF157
Kojo Laing
2011
256
1936365227
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the great novels of Africa presented here in a 25th anniversary edition, it follows the lives of an eclectic and inextricably interconnected group of Ghanaians living in and around the sprawling, chaotic city of Accra in the mid-1970s.
$24.00

Segu

WAF17
Maryse Conde, Barbara Bray (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
1996
493
014025949X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An epic novel set in the West African kingdom of Bambara (old Mali) in 1797, exhaustive in its detail and thoroughly addictive. Conde transforms actual historical events into a full-blooded, lively tale.
$17.00

The Orphan Girl and Other Stories, West African Folk Tales

WAF195
Buchi Offodile
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
256
1566563755
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The roots of the storytelling tradition in West Africa are preserved here in 41 tales collected for posterity. Drawn from the oral traditions of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and down the Atlantic coast as far as Cameroon, the folk tales represent traditional beliefs and ways of life.
$15.00

A Field Guide to the Birds of The Gambia and Senegal

WAF03
Clive Barlow, Tim Wacher, Tony Disley (Illustrator)
Yale University Press
2006
400
0300115741
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A guide to 660 species of birds of Senegal and the Gambia, featuring 48 color plates and short descriptions on the facing pages.
$58.00

Birds of Western and Central Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklist

WAF02
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2003
384
0691007144
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An admirably compact, comprehensive guide to 1,500 species throughout Western and Central Africa featuring 109 color plates.
$35.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

AFR25
Bunny McBride, Duane Schlitter, Richard Estes, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1995
988
0679432345
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Primates of West Africa

WAF163
John F. Oates
Conservation International
2011
556
1934151483
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Conservation International, this comprehensive field guide covers the 80 species of primates of West Africa.
$55.00

Primates of West Africa

WAF164
John F. Oates
Conservation International
2010
20
193415122X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Illustrated by Stephen Nash, this pocket identification guide, with range maps, covers 80 species of primates of West Africa.
$7.95

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

AFR32
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2015
544
0691164533
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This stunningly illustrated, comprehensive field guide by a leading authority includes over 500 of Kingdon's exquisite color paintings. Fully revised and updated with more than 1,100 species.
$49.50

For Kids

52 Days by Camel, My Sahara Adventure

NAF11
Debora Pearson, Lawrie Raskin
Firefly Books
2008
88
1554511364
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Saharan travelogue, illustrated with color photos, for children ages 8 to 12.
$14.95

Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay

WAF82
David C. Conrad
Facts on File
2009
128
1604131640
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An authoritative survey of the history, traditions and cultures of the Mali, Songhay, and Ghana empires and the western horn of Africa, greared for school libraries but a terrific overview.
$48.75

The Village That Vanished

WAF111
Ann Grifalconi
Puffin
2004
40
0142401900
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Young Abikanile and her mother lead their village in a daring and ingenious escape from a band of slave traders. The message of faith and cooperation will inspire young readers.
$7.99

Why Leopard Has Spots, Dan Stories from Liberia

WAF123
Won-Ldy Paye
1999
50
155591991X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
These never-before published myths from the Dan ethnic group of Liberia are accompanied by traditional black-and-white illustrations. Highlights include: The Talking Vegetables and Why Spider Has a Big Butt.
$14.95

African Wildlife Trivia

AFR227
Dawid van Lill
Struik
2008
128
1770075232
PAPER
Natural History
7/17/2017
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Full of facts and fun, this primer on the insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds of Africa contains eye-catching illustrations and information on African geography--a great introduction for kids and their parents.
$12.95

I Come from Ivory Coast

WAF135
Valerie J. Weber
Gareth Stevens
2006
24
0836872363
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An immigrant story for readers ages 7 to 9, told in a child's own words.
$22.00

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears, A West African Tale

WAF142
Verna Aardema
Puffin
1978
28
0140549056
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
One in a series of brightly illustrated, rhyming tales for young children set in Africa. One in a series of brightly illustrated, rhyming tales for young children set in Africa. A Caldecott Medal winner, this retelling of a traditional West African tale reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.
$7.99

Desert Elephants

WAF154
Helen Cowcher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
40
0374317747
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A beautifully illustrated story of the desert elephants of Mali, who travel a 300-mile route in search of water, and of the local people, who are determined to continue to preserve their coexistence with the elephants. For ages 5-8.
$16.99

The Manatee Scientists, The Science of Saving the Vulnerable

BST193
Peter Lourie
Harcourt Books
2011
80
054715254X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Colorful and informative, this volume in the popular series for ages 10 and up follows scientists working to rescue manatees in Florida, Senegal and the Amazon.
$18.99

Folktales from Africa

AFR336
Dianne Stewart
Struik
2015
128
1432303554
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A beautifully illustrated collection of African tales that not only provide insight into their native countries, but also into the human condition. The insightful retellings by award-winning South African writer Dianne Stewart are accompanied by illustrations by Marjorie van Heerden. Written for ages 8-12.
$12.00

More Books

The Africans

AFR22
David Lamb
Vintage Books
1987
371
0394753089
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In these 17 well-written essays, news correspondent Lamb ranges throughout Africa, creating an insightful portrait of the land and especially its people.
$19.95

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

Nigeria Map

AFR39
ITMB
ITMB
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3850842460
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A shaded relief map of Nigeria at 1:600,000.
$19.95

Bradt Guide Mali

WAF16
Ross Velton
Bradt Publications
2009
304
1841622184
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This third edition of this excellent, travel-savvy guide covers the history, culture and attractions of Mali including its music and festivals.
$27.99

Viceroy of Ouidah

WAF18
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin Putnam
1999
160
0140112901
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Chatwin evokes in rich detail the rise to power of a wretched slave trader and the 19th-century court of Dahomey (Benin) in this slim novel.
$13.00

Mango Elephants in the Sun

WAF20
Herrera, Susana
Shambhala
2000
270
1570625727
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Teens will especially respond to this lively tale of the transformation of a 23-year-old Californian from bumbling volunteer to a member of the community in this tale of Herrera's two years teaching English in northern Cameroon.
$22.95

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

WAF24
Maya Angelou
Vintage Books
1991
208
067973404X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A candid memoir of Angelou's experiences in Ghana in the 1960s, just five years after the country's independence from Britain.
$14.95

Bradt Guide Ghana

WAF27
Philip Briggs, Hilary Bradt, Annabel Milne (Illustrator)
Globe Pequot Press
2017
504
1784770345
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Complete with maps and town plans, this guide to Ghana features practical information on the country's history, culture and attractions.
$27.99

Kwame Nkrumah, The Father of African Nationalism

WAF34
David Birmingham
Ohio University Press
1998
142
0821412426
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The tale of the remarkable life of Kwame Nkrumah, the African statesman who championed for independence, won Africans the right to vote and became the president of Ghana in 1960.
$16.95

Changes, A Love Story

WAF35
Ama Ata Aidoo
Feminist Press
1993
196
1558610650
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A novel from the multitalented author and playwright, in which the independent Esi Sekyi confronts traditional values in marriage, love, career and family in contemporary Ghana.
$16.95

Ake, the Years of Childhood

WAF47
Wole Soyinka
Vintage Books
1983
230
0679725407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A Nobel Prize-winning playwright, recalls his Yoruba childhood in Nigeria during World War II.
$16.00

Ghana Map

WAF37
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553412222
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, folded map of Ghana at a detailed scale of 1:500,000.
$12.95

The Famished Road

WAF39
Ben Okri
Doubleday
1993
500
0385425139
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The haunting, Booker Prize-winning novel set in a Yoruba village in modern Nigeria.
$16.95

The Seasons of Beento Blackbird

WAF42
Akosua Busia
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
367
0671014099
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A provocative novel dissecting the issues of marriage and African identity by the daughter of a former Ghanaian prime minister.
$24.95

Mali Map

WAF43
Gizi Map
2004
1
9638746599
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fold-up map shown at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Still Waters in Niger

WAF53
Kathleen Hill
University of Chicago Press
2002
216
0810151340
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An atmospheric novel set in America and Niger. After living for in the United States for 17 years, an Irish-American woman returns to a small village in Niger where she had once lived with her husband and three daughters.
$17.95

Things Fall Apart

WAF56
Chinua Achebe
Doubleday
2008
209
0385474547
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 50th anniversary edition of Achebe's celebrated novel of the young village leader Okonkwo, set in 19th-century Nigeria during the drama and disruption of colonialism.
$13.00

African Predators

AFR114
M.G.L. Mills, Gus Mills, Martin Harvey (Photographer)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2001
160
1560980966
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A natural history of the giant cats and other predators of Africa, covering evolution, behavior and conservation, and complemented by full-color photographs.
$39.95

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi

NTH45
Arthur Japin, Ina Rilke (Translator)
Vintage Books
2002
384
0375718893
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An acclaimed debut novel by a young Dutch writer, concerning the tragic fortunes of two Dutch-educated West African princes circa 1830, whose schooling renders them neither Dutch nor Ashanti.
$17.00

Bogolan

WAF62
Victoria Rovine
Indiana University Press
2008
178
0253220297
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated survey of the transformation of bogolanfini (mudcloth) textiles in Mali from its traditional rural roots to contemporary symbol. With 24 color and 33 black-and-white photographs and maps.
$30.00

The Ends of the Earth, A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy

WLD26
Robert D. Kaplan
Vintage Books
1997
476
0679751238
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An insightful, opinionated odyssey to some of the world's poorer and more troubled nations.
$18.95

Captive Passage, The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas

ATL14
The Mariners' Museum, Smithsonian Inst.
Smithsonian Institution Press
2002
208
1588340376
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A companion volume to the exhibition drawn largely from the collections of The Mariners' Museum.
$21.95

Senegal and The Gambia Map

WAF69
ITMB
ITMB
2011
1
1553413903
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of Senegal and The Gambia, at a scale of 1:800,000.
$11.95

The Commodore

WAF73
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1996
282
0393314596
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 17th in the series, With Aubrey back home in England and in battle off West Africa.
$15.95

African Vodun: Art, Psychology and Power

WAF74
Susanne Preston Blier
University of Chicago Press
1995
476
0226058603
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A detailed study of West African vodun traditions, particularly in Togo and Benin. Blier compares the psychological and visual elements of Vodun with related voodoo traditions of Haiti and New Orleans.
$56.00

The Peopling of Africa, A Geographic Interpretation

AFR140
James L. Newman
Yale University Press
1997
252
0300072805
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An anthropological study of Africa, which considers, among other factors, genetics, religion, language and technology.
$26.00

Eating Apes

AFR153
Dale Peterson, Karl Ammann (Photographer), Janet K. Museveni (Introduction)
University of California Press
2004
320
0520243323
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this powerful book, primatologist Peterson calls for a stop to the consumption of bush meat, especially chimps, bonos, and gorillas, in the forests of Central and Western Africa.
$28.95

No Longer at Ease

WAF107
Chinua Achebe
Doubleday
1994
208
0385474555
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of an Ibo boy who leaves his village for a British education and then finds himself involved with the corrupt Nigerian ruling elite he despises.
$13.95

The Fortunes of Wangrin

WAF108
Amadou Hampate Ba
University of Indiana Press
2000
376
025321226X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic 1976 story of Wangrin, a promising West African boy who leaves his tribal village only to confront the greed and corruption of the French and the colonial government.
$24.00

Black Gold of the Sun, Searching for Home in Africa And Beyond

WAF109
Ekow Eshun
Vintage Books
2007
240
0375424180
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
At the age of 33, Eshun -- born in London to African-born parents -- travelled to Ghana in search of his roots. The resulting narrative is both a portrait of a nation and the story of a search for home.
$16.00

God Alone Is King, Islam and Emancipation in Senegal : The Wolof Kingdoms of Kajoor and Bawol, 1859-1914

WAF117
James F. Searing
Heinemann
2001
336
0325070733
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of French colonial policy, the slave trade, and the conflicts between Islam and the aristocracy in 19th century Senegal.
$46.00

Islam's Black Slaves, The Other Black Diaspora

AFR209
Ronald Segal
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2002
273
0374527970
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An authoritative history of the Islamic slave trade.
$21.00

The Dark Child

WAF120
Camara Laye
Noonday Press
1994
188
080901548X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Laye, Africa's foremost Francophone novelist, writes about growing up in Guinea and the dissonance between the traditions of his village and the encroaching modern world.
$15.00

The Last Place On Earth

CAF38
Mike Fay, Michael Nichols (Photographer)
National Geographic
2005
480
0792238818
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A two-volume boxed set, this authoritative, spectacularly photographed book by National Geographic documents Michael Fay's 465-day, 2,000-mile Mega-Transect with photographer Nick Nichols from the Congo highlands to the Atlantic Ocean shore of Gabon. With Nichols' extraordinary color photographs (vol. 1) and a facsimile edition of Fay's diary (vol. 2).
$150.00

Ivory Coast Map

WAF121
Institut Geographique National
IGN
1
2118501919
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
The product of the French geographic institute, this detailed map at a scale of 1:1,000,000 covers roads, topography and parks in detail.
$17.95

The House at Sugar Beach, In Search of a Lost African Childhood

WAF131
Helene Cooper
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2009
368
0743266250
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Cooper, a New York Times correspondent, traces her childhood in Liberia, the devastation of civil war and her reunion with a foster sister who had been left behind when her prominent family fled to America.
$15.99

The Devil That Danced on the Water, A Daughter's Quest

WAF132
Aminatta Forna
Grove Press
2004
416
0802140483
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Forna returns to Sierra Leone to search for the truth behind her father, executed in 1973.
$14.00

Bradt Guide Sierra Leone

WAF133
Katrina Manson
Bradt Publications
2013
352
1841622222
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the popular Bradt series.
$26.99

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

Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal

WAF141
Pierre Thiam
National Book Network
2008
190
1891105388
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This collection of 75 recipes by the Senegelese chef and owner of Yolele and Grand Dakar in Brooklyn warmly captures the flavors, colors and culinary culture of his native country.
$21.95

Swallow

WAF153
Sefi Atta
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
296
1566568331
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In her spirited and heartfelt tale of two young women trying to make a living in contemporary Lagos, Nigerian novelist Atta successfully tackles issues of gender, class, manipulation and corruption.
$17.95

In Sierra Leone

WAF162
Michael Jackson
Duke
2004
232
0822333139
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Poet, anthropologist and novelist, Jackson vividly evokes the " sights, sounds, smells, and feel of West Africa" in this moving account of his return to Sierra Leone in the wake of a brutal civil war, mixing the story of his friend, the politician S.B. Marah with his own reflections.
$24.95

Benin Map

WAF165
Institut Geographique National
IGN
1
2118500513
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed road map for travelers.
$16.95

The Heart of The Matter

WAF166
Graham Greene
Penguin
2004
255
0142437999
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In Greene's masterpiece set in Sierra Leone, a good man is enmeshed in love, intrigue and evil.
$17.00

West Africa, An Introduction to Its History, Civilization and Contemporary Situation

WAF168
Eugene L. Mendonsa
Aa Balkema
2002
660
0890896496
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging academic survey.
$50.00

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

WAF170
Donald R. Wright
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
2010
319
0765624842
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this fascinating uncovering of the impact of globalization, Wright studies the settlement of Niumi, located at the mouth of the Gambia River in West Africa, considering how global events and history have affected this apparently sleepy backwater.
$47.95

Ghana Must Go

WAF176
Taiye Selasi
Penguin Putnam
2014
336
0143124978
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A scattered family returns from America to Ghana in the wake of the death of Kweku Sai, a noted surgeon, in this powerful debut novel that explores the immigrant experience and evokes the landscape and people of Accra.
$16.00

Bradt the Gambia

WAF180
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2014
240
1841625639
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to the Gambia, its history, wildlife, culture and attractions. With maps, town plans, and lots of practical travel information.
$22.99

Bradt Travel Guide Africa Overland

AFR324
Bob Gibbons
Bradt Publications
2014
374
1841624942
PAPER
Guidebook
7/15/2014
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Africa that covers the continent's history, wildlife, culture and attractions. With maps, town plans and lots of practical travel information.
$26.99

Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

GNL42
David Quammen
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
128
0393351556
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
Acclaimed science reporter Quammen delivers a thrilling, remarkable study of Ebola using on-the-ground reportage alongside innovative research to present a balanced, less melodramatic view of the virus.
$13.95

The Rift, A New Africa Breaks Free

AFR345
Alex Perry
Little Brown and Company
2015
416
0316333778
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this social study, Alex Perry argues that Africa is at a critical moment in gaining autonomy from international interference and stresses the world’s misconceptions about the great continent.
$30.00

The Ghana Reader, History, Culture, Politics

WAF192
Kwasi Konadu
Duke
2016
496
0822359928
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With a variety of judicious perspectives on Ghana's history, this collection of 80 short essays covers 500 years of Ghana's politics, culture and its proud but vexed history.
$27.95

Bradt Guide Senegal

WAF194
Sean Connolly
Bradt Publications
2016
288
1841629138
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the growing series by Bradt, noteworthy for its focus on culture, nature and responsible travel, with plenty of practical travel details.
$28.99

Lagos, A Cultural History

AFR360
Kaye Whiteman
Interlink Publishing Group
2013
271
1566569192
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A literate cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Lagos. Kaye Whiteman explores a city that has constantly re-invented itself, from the first settlement on an uninhabited island to the creation of the port in the early years of the 20th century.
$15.00