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  • In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtzby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources,... more...

  • I Didn't Do It for Youby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.21

    Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbor, is woven into the national psyche, the product of cynical foreign interventions. Fascist Italy wanted Eritrea as the springboard... more...

  • It's Our Turn to Eatby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.84

    "A fast-paced political thriller.... Wrong's gripping, thoughtful book stands as both a tribute to Githongo's courage and a cautionary tale." ? New York Times Book Review ?On one level, It?s Our Turn to Eat reads like a John Le Carré novel.... On a deeper and much richer level, the book is an analysis of how and why Kenya descended into political... more...

  • I Didn?t Do It For You: How the World Used and Abused a Small African Nation (Text Only)by Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    One small East African country embodies the battered history of the continent: patronised by colonialists, riven by civil war, confused by Cold War manoeuvring, proud, colorful, with Africa's best espresso and worst rail service. Michela Wrong brilliantly reveals the contradictions and comedy, past and present, of Eritrea. more...

  • It?s Our Turn to Eatby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    A gripping account of both an individual caught on the horns of an excruciating moral dilemma and a continent at a turning point. more...

  • In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in the Congo (Text Only)by Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A story of grim comedy amid the apocalypse and a celebration of the sheer indestructibility of the human spirit in a nation run riot: Michela Wrong?s vision of Congo/Zaire during the Mobutu years is incisive, ironic and revelatory. more...

  • I Didn't Do It for Youby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbor, is woven into the national psyche, the product of cynical foreign interventions. Fascist Italy wanted Eritrea as the springboard... more...

  • In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtzby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources,... more...

  • I Didn?t Do It For You: How the World Used and Abused a Small African Nation (Text Only)by Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    One small East African country embodies the battered history of the continent: patronised by colonialists, riven by civil war, confused by Cold War manoeuvring, proud, colorful, with Africa's best espresso and worst rail service. Michela Wrong brilliantly reveals the contradictions and comedy, past and present, of Eritrea. more...

  • It?s Our Turn to Eatby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    A gripping account of both an individual caught on the horns of an excruciating moral dilemma and a continent at a turning point. more...