Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness In this sequel to Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family In Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Alexandra Fuller braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley era Africa of her mother s

Scribbling the Cat

Scribbling the Cat When Alexandra Bo Fuller was in Zambia a few years ago visiting her parents, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known as being a tough bugger Her father s response was a warning to steer clear of him Curiosity scibbled the cat, he told her Nonetheless, Fuller began her

A Cowrie of Hope

A Cowrie of Hope In A Cowrie of Hope Binwell Sinyangwe captures the rhythms of a people whose poverty has not diminished their dignity, where hope can only be accompanied by small acts of courage, and where friendship has not lost its value.

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come New York Times Bestseller One of the gutsiest memoirs I ve ever read And the writing oh my god the writing Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain But the disintegration of Fullers own marriage

Patchwork

Patchwork Winner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing 2010 fiction Destined from birth to inhabit two very different worlds that of her father, the wealthy Joseph Sakavungo, and that of her mother, his mistress this emotive tale takes us to the heart of a young girl s attempts to come to terms with

The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa A young man s quest to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving world leads to a remarkable sojourn in a remote African village that pulsates with beauty and violence These are hearing aids They take the sounds of the world and amplify them Josh Swiller recited this speech to himself on the day

Baking Cakes in Kigali

Baking Cakes in Kigali Once in a great while a debut novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, who takes us to bold new places and into previously unimaginable lives Gaile Parkin is just such a talentand Baking Cakes in Kigali is just such a novel This gloriously written taleset in modern day

The Garden Of Burning Sand

The Garden Of Burning Sand Lusaka, Zambia Zoe Fleming is a young, idealistic American lawyer working with an NGO devoted to combatting the epidemic of child sexual assault in southern Africa Zoes organization is called in to help when an adolescent girl is brutally assaulted The girls identity is a mystery Where did she

The Ukimwi Road

The Ukimwi Road The Ukimwi Road is the riveting account of renowned traveler Dervla Murphy s most intrepid journey yet 3,000 miles by bicycle through the heart of sub Saharan Africa, a region that has recently drawn the world s attention as an epicenter of the AIDS epidemic ukimwi is Swahili for AIDS Along her

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Mrs. Pollifax, #5)

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (Mrs. Pollifax, #5) Now the incredible Mrs Pollifax has been sent on a safari to smoke out a very clever international assassin whose next target is the president of Zambia Just take a lot of pictures of everyone on that safari, the CIA man told her One of them has to be our man It sounded simple enough But it

The Eye of the Leopard

The Eye of the Leopard Interweaving past and present, Sweden and Zambia, The Eye of the Leopard draws on bestselling author Mankell s deep understanding of the two worlds he has inhabited for than 20 years.