Gabon s first female novelist, Angele Rawiri probed deeper into the issues that writers a generation before her Mariama Ba and Aminata Sow Fall had begun to address Translated by Sara Hanaburgh, this third novel of the three Rawiri published is considered the richest of her fictional prose It of
In 1893, defying every convention of Victorian womanhood, Mary Kingsley set off alone for West Africa to collect botanical specimens Unaccompanied except for native guides, she plunged boldly into forbidding jungles, often the first European and almost always the first white woman ever to arrive.
The unbelievably riveting adventure of an unlikely young explorer who emerged from the jungles of Africa with evidence of a mysterious, still mythical beast the gorilla only to stumble straight into the center of the biggest debate of the day Darwin s theory of evolution n nIn 1856 Paul Du Chaillu
Newly translated for this edition.A young Frenchman, Joseph Timar, travels to Gabon carrying a letter of introduction from an influential uncle He wants work experience he wants to see the world But in the oppressive heat and glare of the equator, Timar doesn t know what to do with himself, and n
Uwem Akpan s stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they ve ever encountered Africa so immediately The eight year old narrator of An Ex Mas Feast needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school Even when h
Into the jungle Into the wild Into harm s way n nWhen he was a boy, Luc s mother would warn him about the mock men living in the trees by their home chimpanzees whose cries would fill the night n nLuc is older now, his mother gone He lives in a house of mistreated orphans, barely getting by Then
French African prose can be given a beginning with the publication in 1921 of the novel Batouala its sensitive portrayal of African life, with its evocation of the natural environment, could not but make a profound impression upon its African readers and offered a vivid example of what an Afri
n Revere life, and give yours away for the sake of servingothers n n nAs ayoung man, Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness His immense talentand fortitude propelled him to a place as one of Europe s most renownedphilosophers, theologians, and musicians in the early twentieth century YetSc
While engaged on this hunt I felt the earth quiver under my feet, and heard a soft big soughing sound, and looking round saw I had dropped in on a hippo banquet n nTold with verve and self mocking wit, the adventures of doughty female Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley describe stumbling upon five
There, in this sorry world of ours, goes a great man Albert Einstein, on Albert Schweitzer n nIn July of 1913, thirty eight year old medical doctor Albert Schweitzer gave up his position as a respected professor at the University of Strasbourg and celebrated authority on music and philosophy in ord
Over several years, Parry spent a month living with each of 15 different tribes in remote regions of the world The result is an insight into wildly differing cultures that are vibrant, hospitable and full of spirit despite numerous hardships.
Libreville, une prostitu e est d couverte sauvagement assassin e dans un motel de la p riph rie Les agents de la PJ de fid les abonn s des bordels de la capitale pensent tout d abord un crime de r deur n nQuand une seconde fille est retrouv e gorg e dans un autre h tel du quartier, les po
Alpha vit seul Abidjan depuis que sa femme et son fils sont partis sans visa pour Paris, Gare du Nord La rage au coeur, il d cide de tout quitter pour les retrouver C est toujours mieux que de pourrir sur place Plusieurs trajets sont possibles, des ann es de voyage en perspective Sur les int