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  • Rainbow's Endby Lauren St John

    Scribner 2007; US$ 15.29

    This is a story about a paradise lost. . . . About an African dream that began with a murder . . . In 1978, in the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian civil war, eleven-year-old Lauren St John moves with her family to Rainbow's End, a wild, beautiful farm and game reserve set on the banks of a slowflowing river. The house has been the scene... more...

  • CultureShock! South Africaby Dee Rissik

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    Part of the "CultureShock!" series, this guide offers travellers who are looking to understand the countries they are visiting: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; and, linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business. more...

  • How Far True is Dat!by John Spencer

    SynergEbooks 2009; US$ 5.98

    Do hormone replacement therapy pills cause blue testicles? ?How far true is DAT!? is an irreverent diary of a hilarious, thought-provoking trip in South Africa's Capes. Plus, it provides the possibly definitive answer to the above question, at least in the case of vervet monkeys. more...

  • The Masque of Africaby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    Understanding Africa is critical for all concerned with the world today: in what promises to be his final great work of reportage, one of the keenest observers of the continent surveys the effects of belief and religion on the disparate peoples of Africa. The Masque of Africa is Nobel Prize-winning V. S. Naipaul's first major work of non-fiction... more...

  • Red Tape and White Knucklesby Lois Pryce

    Random House 2009; US$ 13.08

    Unafraid of a challenge, Lois Pryce began the kind of adventure most of us could only ever dream of. She put on her sparkly crash helmet, armed herself with maps and a baffling array of visas, and got on her bike. Destination: Cape Town - and the small matter of tackling the Sahara, war-torn Angola and the Congo Basin along the way - this feisty... more...

  • The Caliph's Houseby Tahir Shah

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.54

    Look into the eyes of a jinn and you stare into the depths of your own soul... Writer and film-maker Tahir Shah - in his 30s, married, with two small children - was beginning to wilt under brash, cramped, ennervating British city life. Flying in the face of friends' advice, he longed to fulfil his dream of finding a place bursting with life,... more...

  • In Arabian Nightsby Tahir Shah

    Transworld 2009; US$ 14.53

    Shortly after the 2005 London bombings, Tahir Shah was thrown into a Pakistani prison on suspicion of spying for Al-Qaeda. What sustained him during his terrifying, weeks-long ordeal were the stories his father told him as a child in Morocco. Inspired by this, on his return to his adopted homeland he embarked on an adventure worthy of the mythical... more...

  • Journey Without Mapsby Graham Greene; Paul Theroux

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM BUTCHER In 1935 Graham Greene set off to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar West African republic founded for released slaves. Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast at Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he came to know one of the few areas of Africa untouched by Western colonisation.... more...

  • Blood Riverby Tim Butcher

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.54

    When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa in 2000 he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H.M. Stanley's famous expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden... more...

  • Botswana Timeby Will Randall

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 23.48

    Will Randall travels with a purpose, as well as an outrageous sense of fortune. In INDIAN SUMMER he found himself, by chance, having the extraordinary experience of helping slum schoolchildren put on a play to help save their school. In Botswana he was taken up by a headmaster to teach a class of six year olds at The River of Life school. They are... more...