A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love

In contemporary Sierra Leone, a devastating civil war has left an entire populace with secrets to keep In the capital hospital, a gifted young surgeon is plagued by demons that are beginning to threaten his livelihood Elsewhere in the hospital lies a dying man who was young during the country s tu

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Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone When Ishmael Beah s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic a harrowing account of Sierra Leone s civil war and the fate of child soldiers that everyo

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The Bite of Mango

The Bite of Mango

As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends Rumors of rebel attacks were no than a distant worry But when 12 year old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village, she never arrived Heavily armed rebel soldiers, many no o

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The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

Based on a true story, The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata, a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged 11 in 1755, and who, after a deathly journey on a slave ship where she witnesses the brutal repression of a slave revolt, is sold to a plantation owner in South Carolina, who

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Ancestor Stones

Ancestor Stones

A powerful, sensuously written novel that, through the lives of women, beautifully captures Africa s past and present, and the legacy that her daughters take with them wherever they live From the author of The Devil That Danced on the Water a timeless portrait of the lives of a family of independ

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

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

Praised as a shining example of what autobiography can be harrowing, illuminating and thoughtful USA Today , Aminatta Forna s intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an idyllic childhood which became the stuff of nightmare As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post c

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

In a British colony in West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious and righteous man of modest means enlisted with securing borders But when he s passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise Already oppressed by the appalling climate, frustrated

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Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit

Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit

For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa s cruellest contemporary icons This travel book touches on one of the most fraught parts of the globe at a different moment in its his

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Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones

Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones

First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history These blood diamonds are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the internationa

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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a devil child for a skin condition th

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A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone

A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone

Provides important insider information concerning Sierra Leone s recent war and builds on the author s established reputation as an insightful and courageous journalist William Reno, Northwestern University A Dirty War in West Africa recounts Lansana Gberie s harrowing experiences as a jou

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Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar: A Novel of Magical Vision

Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar: A Novel of Magical Vision

In a chimerical world of illusion and truth, fired by a language that challenges the imagination, this book tells the story of a Sierra Leone like country, from the time of the freed black American slaves who returned to Africa.

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Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

After a lifetime s close observation of the continent, one of the world s finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa In captivating prose, Dowden spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone analyzes the i

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Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps

His mind crowded with vivid images of Africa, Graham Greene set off in 1935 to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar republic founded for released slaves Now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, Journey Without Maps is the spellbinding record of Greene s journey Crossing the red clay terra

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