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Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the Bushmen Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781632865724
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - July 11th, 2017

WASHINGTON POST'S 50 NOTABLE WORKS OF NONFICTION IN 2017
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF 2017

A vibrant portrait of the “original affluent society”--the Bushmen of southern Africa--by the anthropologist who has spent much of the last twenty-five years documenting their encounter with modernity.


Americanah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

The bestselling novel—and one of Barack Obama’s summer reading picks—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.


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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590514634
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Published: Other Press - January 31st, 2012

A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present.  When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of.


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588174
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 15th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY


The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399185045
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Published: Avery - September 20th, 2016

An instant New York Times bestseller

Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.

 


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061730337
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 27th, 2010

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water.


Brother, I'm Dying (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400034307
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2008

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A National Book Award Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book


Cry, the Beloved Country Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743262170
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Published: Scribner - November 1st, 2003

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty.

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear.


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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375758997
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 11th, 2003

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller shares visceral memories of her childhood in Africa, and of her headstrong, unforgettable mother.

“This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.”—Newsweek


Farming of Bones Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781569471265
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Published: Soho Press - July 1st, 2003

In a 1930s Dominican Republic village, the scream of a woman in labor rings out like the shot heard around Hispaniola. Every detail of the birth scene--the balance of power between the middle-aged Señora and her Haitian maid, the babies' skin color, not to mention which child is to survive--reverberates throughout Edwidge Danticat's Farming of Bones.


Food From Across Africa: Recipes to Share Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780062467409
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Published: Ecco - June 14th, 2016

Discover the amazing cuisine of Africa with this beautiful full-color cookbook featuring classical and modern African dishes.


Half of a Yellow Sun Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400095209
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Published: Anchor - September 4th, 2007

A haunting story of love and war from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama), the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.


Homegoing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award
Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award
Shortlisted for the British Book Award - Debut of the Year
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book


Jerusalem: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607743941
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 16th, 2012

A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty, one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011.


The Kite Runner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.
 


The Little Prince Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780156012195
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Published: Mariner Books - June 29th, 2000

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style.


A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780374531263
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - August 5th, 2008

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life.
"Why did you leave Sierra Leone?"
"Because there is a war."
"You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?"
"Yes, all the time."
"Cool."
I smile a little.
"You should tell us about it sometime."


The Monk of Mokha Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101947319
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Published: Knopf - January 30th, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A gripping, triumphant adventure” (Los Angeles Times) from bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.


Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812973013
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 31st, 2004

“[A] masterpiece . . . an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views . . . Kidder opens a window into Farmer’s soul, letting the reader peek in and see what truly makes the good doctor tick.”—Nicholas Thomas, USA Today


Oil on Water Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393339642
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 16th, 2011

As Rufus and Zaq navigate polluted rivers flanked by exploded and dormant oil wells, in search of "the white woman," they must contend with the brutality of both government soldiers and militants.


Our Syria: Recipes from Home Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780762490523
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 3rd, 2017

Syria is where food, memory, and resilience collide: recreate the flavors of this beautiful country in Our Syria, for delicious meals anywhere in the world.


The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802133632
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Published: Grove Press - December 15th, 1993

When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure.


The Power of One: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345410054
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 29th, 1996

“The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.”
–The New York Times

“Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe: that the individual, armed with the spirit of independence–‘the power of one’–can prevail.”


Running the Rift: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616201944
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 16th, 2012

Running the Rift follows the progress of Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his country’s first Olympic medal winner in track.


Stay with Me: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780451494603
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Published: Knopf - August 22nd, 2017

A New York Times Notable Book
The New York Times’ Critics’ Top Books of the Year
Named a Best Book of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, The Economist, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Southern Living, HelloGiggles, and Shelf Awareness


We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Anchor - February 3rd, 2015

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama).


What Is the What Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307385901
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Published: Vintage - October 9th, 2007

New York Times Notable Book
New York Times Bestseller


 

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