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First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life
3.63
it was amazing
CARE and the Peace Corps do not have the same lifestyle as missionaries, but the confusion and frustrations of being plunged into a small town in a de ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
The African Memory of Mark: Reassessing Early Church Tradition
3.73
liked it
I picked this up as research for a short story about John Mark, and it definitely gives me the background I was looking for. The author has an agenda ...more
Oct 21, 2012
Feb 11, 2016
 
The Call of Zulina (Grace in Africa, #1)
3.40
liked it
I was drawn to this book by the premise of the daughter of a European slave trader and an African princess caught between cultures. However, the confl ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
 
Champion
4.50
really liked it
David Waweru combines stories of his own life growing up in Kenya, stories of famous people and Bible characters to demonstrate principles for success ...more
Jan 27, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
The Compassionate Warrior: Abd El-Kader of Algeria
4.13
it was amazing
Who knew nineteenth-century biography could be so exciting? Abd el-Kader was an Algerian freedom fighter who was a scholar and spiritual leader at hea ...more
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
Praise Song.
3.62
really liked it
“No one knows who killed her.” Jenny Robson grabs the reader with her first line. And of course, by the end of the book, the reader knows who killed t ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2008
 
Hey! God, Was That You?: Coincidences from Over Five Thousand Flight Hours and Forty-Four Years
3.75
liked it
As a young person I was mesmerized by Ron Glucks slides of PNG and the stories he told of flying there. This collection of anecdotes from his years as ...more
Mar 30, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
The Ghost of Africa
4.45
really liked it
Non-stop action. You can’t get a more sympathetic hero than an altruistic medical doctor working in Africa after losing his wife to cancer. Nor will y ...more
May 18, 2016
May 17, 2016
 
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
3.96
really liked it
A terribly sad memoir of growing up in Africa in the 1970s and 80s. Sad because although they are nominally Anglican, this is a family living apart fr ...more
Dec 26, 2016
Dec 28, 2016
 
Eyes of Hope: Caring for Orphans and Widows in Africa
4.00
really liked it
Eyes of Hope is the inspiring story of Bunia Children’s Hope Center, a work with orphans and widows in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo. The work r ...more
Dec 16, 2016
Dec 16, 2016
 
Cutting for Stone
4.28
really liked it
Slow moving with lots of background—it takes 10 chapters for the main character and his twin to be born—but in the end, I was totally immersed in the ...more
Jan 26, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
Eyo
4.10
it was amazing
Powerful, gut-wrenching insight into the inner mind of a child sex slave. You’ll want to scream your indignation at those who excuse their own exploit ...more
Nov 03, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
 
Circling the Sun
3.93
liked it
I enjoyed the references to places in Kenya I have known and the view of that land in the early twentieth century—before Kenya was Kenya. The writing ...more
Dec 05, 2016
Dec 05, 2016
 
Minaret
3.52
really liked it
I heard this author speak at Calvin Colleges Festival of Faith and Writing. In Minaret she gives us an insiders view of Islam both from the point of v ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Feb 11, 2016
 
Sara; Daughter of a Lioness
4.67
liked it
The story exposes some of the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) and suggests that a girl has the right to decide for herself. The facilitator ...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
 
Madiba Magic
3.83
liked it
Each story begins with a brief paragraph telling of its origin. The cultures represented come from across the continent, but concentrated in South Afr ...more
not set
Sep 02, 2008
 
Blood Ransom (Mission Hope Series)
3.69
really liked it
Political corruption, rigged elections, and modern-day slaverythis romantic thriller jumps right out of the headlines. The main characters are America ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Feb 11, 2016
 
Kande's story ; How a community can love and care for people affected by AIDS, Learner's Book
3.00
liked it
Kande's story is simply told in accessible English for those for whom English is not a first language. I believe editions are available in other langu ...more
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
 
The Heaven Shop
3.83
really liked it
Bintis father runs a brisk business selling coffins until real life catches up with him, and Binti becomes just another AIDS orphan. Ellis traces a ty ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2008
 
Good Morning, Africa!
3.17
really liked it
Well illustrated with photographs, this book has text in two fonts suitable for reading to different ages. It shows a balanced view of both rural and ...more
May 30, 2008
May 30, 2008
 
This Voice in My Heart: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Escape, Faith, and Forgiveness
4.06
liked it
Gilbert Tuhabonye was a world-class runner in his final year of high school when the Hutu president of Burundi was assassinated in a coup. He reported ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
4.32
it was amazing
Mufaros' two beautiful daughters, one bad, one sweet, go before the king who is choosing a wife.
Spectacular illustrations that show Great Zimbabwe as
...more
not set
May 27, 2008
 
Chinye: a West African Folk Tale
3.86
really liked it
I know I have read a European version of this story where the good sister falls down a well and works hard for the woman she finds there and is reward ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 22, 2009
 
AK
3.77
it was amazing
Readers of my book, The Wooden Ox, will appreciate this adventure story about a former child soldier in a fictional African country. The author grew u ...more
Jan 1999
Feb 11, 2016
 
Purple Hibiscus
4.11
really liked it
Adiche does a better job than any African writer I have read of showing us culture from the inside rather than explaining it or leaving the Western re ...more
Jun 2010
Feb 11, 2016
 
Champion: Achieving with Excellence
4.00
really liked it
David Waweru combines stories of his own life growing up in Kenya, stories of famous people and Bible characters to demonstrate principles for success ...more
Jan 27, 2015
Feb 11, 2016
 
Aidsafari: A Memoir of My Journey with AIDS
3.41
really liked it
“The world has AIDS,” writes Adam Levin. “And if you give a shit about the world, you have it too.” Far from depressing, this is a fascinating and wit ...more
Jun 09, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
 
Redeeming Liberty (Justice Series #5)
4.00
liked it
**spoiler alert** American book buyers prefer books about Americans. Our publishers, editors and agents push us to produce books that will sell large ...more
Nov 21, 2010
Nov 21, 2010
 
HIV & AIDS curriculum for theological institutions and Bible colleges in Africa, 2nd edition
MAP
3.00
liked it
African churches have traditionally avoided discussion of sexual problems or of HIV except to condemn sex outside of marriage and those who have parti ...more
Jun 25, 2008
Jun 25, 2008
 
Dancing in the Dust
4.02
really liked it
Apartheid is ancient history as far as modern South African teens are concerned, but this apartheid era story has much to say about family relationshi ...more
Dec 19, 2009
Dec 19, 2009
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