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The Ends of the Earth : From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers ofAnarchy by Robert D. Kaplan
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"The future here could be sadder than the present," writes Robert Kaplan in a chapter about the African nation of Sierra Leone. From Kaplan's perspective, the same could be said of virtually the entire Third World, which he spends the bulk of this book visiting and describing. Kaplan, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and author of Balkan Ghosts, is congenitally pess...


Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience With Development and Decadence in Deepest Africa by Robert Klitgaard
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Armed with his surfboard and a $10-million-dollar loan from the World Bank, Robert Klitgaard, a Harvard-trained economist, arrived in Equatorial Guinea, eager to rehabilitate its ruined economy. Tropical Gangsters is his fascinating and compelling account of his two-and-a-half-year adventure and an insightful look at why foreign aid so often fails. Selected as one of the ...


The Village of Waiting by George Packer
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In 1982-83, Packer worked for the Peace Corps as an English teacher in the village of Lavie in Togo, West Africa, and here recounts his occasionally comic, more often poignant, and frequently tragic experiences in sharp, descriptive prose. He does not romanticize Africa or Africans, but writes with an honest sense of realism and the perspective of an outsi...


Ghana, 2nd: The Bradt Travel Guide by Philip Briggs
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Ghana is a vibrant and alluring country, steeped in a rich tradition and a frequently tragic history. Free from the trappings of mass tourism, this former British colony has much to offer the visitor. Tropical beaches abound but there's so much more. Feed the sacred crocodiles at Paga, plunge into the waterfalls of the eastern highlands, marvel at the game-rich s...


Bay of Tigers: An Odyssey through War-torn Angola by Pedro Rosa Mendes, Clifford E. Landers, Thomas Colchie
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When Angola achieved its hard-won independence in 1974, rival rebel factions began to fight for control of the state. As in Latin America, the "liberating" rebel forces were often as brutal as the autocratic, established regime. The result is a country still ravaged by unspeakable violence, corruption, and an ongoing power struggle. Portuguese journalist/author Pedro ...


12 Days in Ghana: Reunions, Revelations & Reflections by James Gaines
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Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe: The Bradt Travel Guide by Sophie Warne
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Gabon boasts some of the most unspoiled rainforests in Africa, home to chimpanzees, gorillas and many other primates; it is also one of the continent's best places for birdwatching. As yet almost unknown, its attractions range from idyllic sandy beaches along its 855km coastline to an interior made up of sugarloaf peaks, dense rainforest and savannah.
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Gabon and Equitorial Guinea Map by Itgab Itmb
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ITMB Publishing (International Travel Maps and Books) of Vancouver, Canada, has published detailed reference and travel maps of countries, regions, and cities around the world since 1985. The company's titles include many that are unique or the first of their kind, including the first commercially available travel map of South America.

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Into Africa : A Personal Journey by Yvonne Blackwood
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"...a delight to read. It captures something elusive--a magical, almost indescribably wonder of discovering one's ancestral roots..."

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Black Power: A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos by Richard Wright
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Guide to Ghana by Philip Briggs
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A Mother's Saga: An Account of the Rebel War in Sierra Leone by Kabba Karamoh
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Karamoh Kabba was born in Sierra Leone in 1965 to Alhaji Kemoh Kabba and Madam Issata Kabba. He was raised in a big metropolitan diamond mining town of Sefadu, Kono District. He attended the Kono District Education Council (K.D.E.C.) primary school in Koidu Town and Government Secondary School for Boys (Boys School), Magburaka, in the Tonkolili District. His dip...


One Dry Season : In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley by Caroline Alexander
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In 1893 Mary Kingsley, then 30, ventured into what is now Gabon, West Africa, "a region notorious for its deadly climate and diseases, its alarming wildlife, and its cannibals." The British wayfarer was enthralled and penned Travels in West Africa . This classic led American doctoral student and pentathlete Alexander to embark on a similar odyssey, retraci...


FINDING THE CENTER by V.S. Naipaul
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In the essay, "Prologue to an Autobiography," Naipaul recounts his beginnings as a writer and renders a touching portrait of his father. In "The Crocodiles of Yamoussoukro," a study of the Ivory Coast, he delineates two sections of the modern African mind: the Westernized "day" mind and that of the ageless, magic-haunted "night." PW called both narratives ...


Letters from Togo (Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography) by Susan Louise Blake
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Benin (World Country Study Guide Library) by International Business Publications USA, USA IBP
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Geography, history, people, language, culture, traditions, economy, government, politics, constitution, places to visit, info for travelers...

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Ghana, 3rd : The Bradt Travel Guide by Philip Briggs
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Cote D'Ivoire: A Spy Guide by Ibp USA, USA IBP
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Travels in Maderia, Sierra, Leone, Teneriffe, St. Jago, Cape Coast, Fernando Po, Princess Island, Etc... (Black Heritage Library Collection) by James Holman
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Angola Road & Travel Map by Cartographia by Cartographia Kft.
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Cartographia, organized in 1954, is the largest map publishing company in Hungary. Its tourist, city, and road maps, and atlases, cover destinations throughout Europe and other parts of the world. The firm has also produced cartography for well-known map-publishing houses such as Falk, Ravenstein, Hallwag, Freytag Berndt u. Artaria.

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To Timbuktu by Mark Jenkins
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The Niger River in West Africa is 2500 miles long?longer than the Danube or the Volga. Jenkins, a writer for Backpacker who ran the Niger from its source to Timbuktu, offers here a first-person account of his journey. Starting from the source, he and a close friend and acquaintances kayak past crocodiles, hippos, and somnolent villages as they go from jungle...


Show Me the Magic: Travels Round Benin in a Taxi by Annie Caulfield
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An engaging, eccentric, and humourous travel book about a most inhospital country in Africa: Dahomey. This is a country where corruption is rife, where Catholicism shares a place with Voodoo, and where the north is Muslim, arid and tough and the south colourful, sophisticated and artistic. Here, the countryside ranges from pretty English rural, to arid sub-Sahara. All t...


Equatorial Guinea Country Study Guide (World Country Study by USA International Business Publications
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This study guide contains basic information on economy, government, business, history and geography, climate, traditions, people, places to visit. Provides information on government, political organizations, and more... Includes basic statistics, information on the most important business contacts and business travel. Updated annually.

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Sierra Leone Map by ITMB by International Travel Maps, International Travel Maps
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ITMB Publishing (International Travel Maps and Books) of Vancouver, Canada, has published detailed reference and travel maps of countries, regions, and cities around the world since 1985. The company's titles include many that are unique or the first of their kind, including the first commercially available travel map of South America.

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An African in Greenland by Tete-Michel Kpomassie
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Text: English, French (translation)

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