In Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate Fuller
Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa He runs an old fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden, the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, cut short when he had to return to take over the family business When his wife
There is a lion in our village, and it is carrying away our children At her father s funeral, Binti s grandmother utters the words that no one in Malawi wants to hear Binti s father and her mother before him, dies of AIDS Binti, her sister, and brother are separated and sent to the home of
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
When fourteen year old William Kamkwamba s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone s crops began to fail Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library and figured out how to bring electricity to his village Persevering against the odds, William
Laugh with the Moon is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Thirteen year old Clare Silver is stuck Stuck in denial about her mother s recent death Stuck in the African jungle for sixty four days without phone reception Stuck with her father, a doctor who seems able to heal everyone but
In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying
What do you do when it looks like the odds were stacked against you before you were even born, when you re having trouble feeding a family that just keeps growing, when you ve got a little too much of an affection for Carlsberg Brown and when the life president of your country, Malawi, keeps
Chronicles the lives of two families in post colonial Africa, the first poor, working class and ill educated is compared to the young politically aware college student and her journalist fiance The middle class pair become victims of the same brutal violence that the poor and powerless suffer.
In 1958, inspired by the life of Abraham Lincoln and the motto of his secondary school, a 16 year old Malawian village boy, named Legson Kayira, decided to travel on foot to America to further his education Walking barefoot and carrying food, an axe and two books, he travelled than 2,500 miles
An account of a journey on foot across the mountains to the two lost worlds of Central Africa Adventure, discovery, and tragedy teem in this famous account of a trek into the sinister, primeval heights of Mount Mlanje and the cloud veiled uplands of Myika.
A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of the imagination to save us Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder It was
TheNew York Timesbestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba s tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season s crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and
soft magic is the debut collection of prose and poetry by Malawian writer, Upile Chisala This book explores the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, the experience of Diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive soft magic is a shared healing journey.