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The Fate of Afric...
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recommended for: History junkies and everyone with an interest in Africa
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Nathan Nathan said: " There are history books written by historians, and there are history books written by journalists. Martin Meredith is first and foremost a journalist, and this book focuses on telling stories and bringing the expansive personalities of African big me ...more"

 

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King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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You'll love this book if you're friends with wretched people.
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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
read in October, 2006
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Without a single compelling character to keep me interested, I put it down half way through and haven't looked back.
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Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
recommended for: Those with a heart to match their brain
read in October, 2006
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I've never read a book more deserving of being read a second time, or a third... Books like this are what the words "lyrical" and "mystical" were invented to describe.
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Dark Star Safari Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux
Dark Star Safari Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
by Paul Theroux
recommended for: potential African travelers and do-gooders
read in July, 2004
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There can be no question that Paul Theroux is arrogant. His story presents a narrow, single perspective, in some cases largely unexamined. But Dark Star Safari is an incredibly well-written and, yes, insightful story about overland travel through A ...more
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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