West Africa

Aya: Life in Yop City

Aya: Life in Yop City

Abouet, Marguerite ; Oubrerie,

Aya is an irresistible comedy, a couple of love stories and a tale for becoming African. It's essential reading. -Joann Sfar, cartoonist of The Rabbi's Cat

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September 4, 2012
Paperback
Drawn & Quarterly
384 Pages
$29.95
To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa
Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name - a flippant tag for "the...
July 1, 2013
Paperback
Skyhorse Publishing
310 Pages
$16.95
Fishermans Blues: A West African Community at Sea
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR AND PASTE MAGAZINE

An intimate account of life in a West African fishing village, tugged by...

March 12, 2019
Paperback
Riverhead Books
304 Pages
$16.00
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered...

August 5, 2008
Paperback
Sarah Crichton Books
229 Pages
$14.00
Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

Beah, Ishmael

A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone.
Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014...

January 6, 2015
Paperback
Sarah Crichton Books
272 Pages
$17.00
The Viceroy of Ouidah

The Viceroy of Ouidah

Chatwin, Bruce
Bruce Chatwin's debut novel: "Conrad's Heart of Darkness seen through a microscope" (The Atlantic)

In this vivid, powerful novel, Chatwin tells of Francisco Manoel de Silva...

June 7, 1988
Paperback
Penguin Group
155 Pages
$13.00
The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love

Forna, Aminatta
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book
Finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction
An Essence Book Club Pick

In contemporary Sierra Leone, a devastating...

September 13, 2011
Paperback
Grove Press
464 Pages
$16.00
Homegoing

Homegoing

Gyasi, Yaa
Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape...
May 2, 2017
Paperback
$16.95
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the Worlds Most Precious Man
To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven in this "fast-paced narrative that is...part intellectual history, part...
April 4, 2017
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
288 Pages
$18.00
Timbuktu School for Nomads: Lessons from the People of the Desert
"A passionate paean to the Sahara." -- New York Times, Season's Best Travel BooksThe Sahara: a dream-like, far away landscape of Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, The...
November 7, 2017
Paperback
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
336 Pages
$16.95

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