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AFRICA: Altered States, Ordinary MiraclesAFRICA: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles
Dowden, Richard

New in paperback. After a lifetime's close observation of the continent, one of the most highly-regarded contemporary Africa correspondents delivers a landmark book on life and death on this most misunderstood and mishandled of continents. Index, 448pp, UK. PORTOBELLO BOOKS.

2009 2008 9781846271557 Paperback 


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ALL OF THESE PEOPLE: A Memoir
Keane, Fergal

Now in paperback. This memoir describes the life setting for fergal Keane's extraordinary war reporting and journalistic integrity. From his childhood in Ireland, covers the years he spent in South Africa and the experience of reporting the Rwandan genocide, so painfully described in his 1995 title Season of Blood. Index, b/w photographs, xvi, 396pp, UK. HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS.

2006 2005 0007176937 Paperback 


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ALL OF THESE PEOPLE: A Memoir


CHASING THE DEVIL: The Search for Africa's Fighting SpiritCHASING THE DEVIL: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit
Butcher, Tim

New in paperback. For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contempo-rary icons - child soldiers, prisoner mutilation, blood diamonds. With their wars officially over, Tim Butcher sets out on a journey across both countries, trekking for 350 miles through remote rainforest and malarial swamps. Just as he followed Stanley through the Congo, this time he pursues a trail blazed by Graham Greene in 1935 and immortalised in the travel classic Journey Without Maps. Greene took 26 bearers, a case of scotch, and hammocks in which he and his cousin Barbara were carried. Tim walks every blistering inch to gain an extraordinary ground-level view of a troubled and overlooked region. 336pp, UK. VINTAGE.

2011 2010 9780099532064 Paperback 


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CONTINENT FOR THE TAKING: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
French, Howard

Now in paperback. Reportage account of the betrayal and greed of the West aided and abetted by Africa's own leaders leading to the increasing exploitation of Africa's natural and human resources. Coarse self-interest and outright greed once generated a need for the continent's rubber, cotton, gold and diamonds, not to mention slaves; now the attractions include offshore oil reserves and minerals like coltan. Reports from Nigeria, Liberia, Mali and the Congo, examining the legacy of colonization in the lives of contemporary Africans. Index, b/w photos, 280pp, USA. VINTAGE USA.

2005 2004 1400030277 Paperback 


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CONTINENT FOR THE TAKING: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa


DEADLINES FROM THE EDGE: Images of war - Congo to AfghanistanDEADLINES FROM THE EDGE: Images of war - Congo to Afghanistan
Wende, Hamilton

Collection of a journalists' stories about his journeys into different parts of the world while working as a television news producer in various parts of Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Hamilton Wende is a freelance writer and television producer who has covered fifteen different wars in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has worked for a number of international TV networks including CNN, the BBC, NBC, ABC (Australia), and Al Jazeera English. He is the author of four other books, the latest of which was THE KING'S SHILLING (Jacana, 2005). 356pp, SOUTH AFRICA. MOUSEHAND BOOKS.

2008 9780620407656 Paperback 


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DUST FROM OUR EYES: An Unblinkered Look at Africa
Baxter, Joan

Whether speaking with an African grandmother over 100 years old, interviewing an African inventor, or working with African journalists, Joan Baxter has been repeatedly amazed by the diversity of Africa and the resilience and spirit of its people. In this book she shares how living in Africa opened her eyes not only to injustices Africans have faced but also to the strengths and cultures that have helped them weather adversity. As she erodes the tired stereotypes of the western media, Joan Baxter leads us to question, as she herself did, the approach of the Western mindset. She aims to help readers to understand the continent, its triumphs and its problems, and she provides compelling evidence of the need for Westerners to scrutinise their own countries' policies at home and abroad and to do more to support Africans working to solve the problems they face. 430pp, UK. PAMBAZUKA.

2011 9780857490247 Paperback 


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DUST FROM OUR EYES: An Unblinkered Look at Africa


EMERGENCY SEX (AND OTHER DESPERATE MEASURES): True Stories from a War ZoneEMERGENCY SEX (AND OTHER DESPERATE MEASURES): True Stories from a War Zone
Cain, Kenneth & Postlewait, Heidi & Thomson, Andrew

Now in small format paperback. Meeting in Cambodia in the early 1990s while working for the Red Cross and the UN, the authors maintain their friendships through successive postings to war-torn countries, describing a a decade of conflicts in Cambodia, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Rwanda and Liberia. Endnotes, 312pp, UK. EBURY.

2006 2004 0091908868 Paperback 


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ENEMY OF THE EMPIRE: Life as an International Undercover IRA Activist
McGuire, Eamon

Written in prison in South Africa, Ireland and the United States, Enemy of the Empire is an overview of an exotic, colourful and secretive life. A trained aviation engineer, up-to-date with the latest technology, Eamon McGuire worked in countries that were extricating themselves from the last bonds of empire such as Kenya and Malaysia. His mission was to keep ahead of the British army in terms of weapons and detection by procuring and designing systems. His activities forced him to Mozambique. He was captured by the CIA in South Africa and subsequently spent several years in various prisons where he started to write what became the basis of this book. 304pp, IRELAND. O'BRIEN PRESS.

2007 9780862789091 Paperback 


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ENEMY OF THE EMPIRE: Life as an International Undercover IRA Activist


FREEDOM NEXT TIMEFREEDOM NEXT TIME
Pilger, John

New in paperback. Looks at five countries, in each of which a long struggle for freedom has taken place; in each the people, having shed blood and dreams, are still waiting. In Afghanistan, Iraq and South Africa there has been the promise of hope, and even an 'official' freedom, but the reality of these divided societies is that they are still waiting for real freedom. In Palestine, the cycle of violence continues with no resolution in sight. And the island of Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, is a microcosm of the ruthlessness of great powers. 352pp, UK. BLACK SWAN.

2007 2006 9780552773324 Paperback 


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GELDOF IN AFRICA
Vallely, Paul

Now in paperback and updated. Photographic account of Saint Bob's African journeys, illus-trated with his own photos and essays. Includes over 350 photographs. 320pp, UK. ARROW.

2006 2005 0099497964 Paperback 


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GELDOF IN AFRICA


GHOSTS BY DAYLIGHT: A Memoir of Love and WarGHOSTS BY DAYLIGHT: A Memoir of Love and War
Di Giovanni, Janine

Janine and Bruno first fell in love as young reporters in the besieged city of Sarajevo. Years later - after endless phone calls, much of what the French call malentendu, secret trysts in foreign cities, numerous break-ups, three miscarriages, countless stories of rebel armies and a dozen wars that had passed between them - they arrive in Paris one rainy January to begin a new life together. The remnants of their separate lives, now left behind, are tentatively unpacked into their shared apartment on the Right Bank: Bruno's heavy blanket from Ethiopia, a set of long feathered arrows from Brazil, an ashtray stolen from a hotel in Algeria, and Janine's flak-jacket and canvas boots, still full of sand from the Western Desert in Iraq. But having met in another lifetime - in another world - ordinary, civilian life doesn't come easily. 288pp, UK. BLOOMSBURY.

2011 9781408820513 Hardback 


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GIVE ME A DOG'S LIFE ANY DAY: African Absurdities II
Tuma, Hama

Second volume of humorous essays which satirise life in Africa on themes such as the ‘Sadamaization’ of African Presidents, the ‘Mugabe method’ and the Africanization of France. 187pp, USA. TRAFFORD PUBLISHING.

2004 1412021375 Paperback 


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GIVE ME A DOG'S LIFE ANY DAY: African Absurdities II


GRANTA 92, WINTER 2005: The View from AfricaGRANTA 92, WINTER 2005: The View from Africa
Jack, Ian (Ed.)

Fresh voices from the continent, including: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, Daniel Bergner, Helon Habila, Moses Isegawa, Adewale Maja-Pearce, Sanuta Mofokeng, John Ryle, Geert van Kesteren, Ivan Vladislavic, Binyavanga Wainaina, Kwame Dawes and Nadine Gordimer. Col & b/w photos, 256pp, UK. GRANTA.

2005 0903141825 Paperback 


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GRASPING AFRICA: A Tale of Tragedy and Achievement
Chan, Stephen

Africa is huge, internationally vital, potentially rich and powerful yet mired in failure - political, economic, social and even cultural. Yet the story of contemporary Africa is not just one of global tragedy but also of enormous hope for the future. This stimulating and unconventional book on Africa today and its relationship with the West explores the many complex reasons behind Africa's failure to fulfil its potential - it is a continent blighted by colonialism, exploitation and the interference of great powers in the international relations of the region - and offers some genuinely original and well-argued suggestions for ways forward. Index, bib, 185pp, UK. IB TAURIS.

2007 9781845112851 Paperback 


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GRASPING AFRICA: A Tale of Tragedy and Achievement


HAS AFRICA SHED ITS THIRD WORLD STATUS? and other thought-provoking essaysHAS AFRICA SHED ITS THIRD WORLD STATUS? and other thought-provoking essays
De Haan, Peter

A collection of articles published in Zambia's leading newspaper The Post, reflecting on a wide range of topics related to economic growth and development. 132pp, ZAMBIA. THE LEMBANI TRUST.

2011 9789982997294 Paperback 


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HELLO, AFRICA. TELL ME, HOW ARE YOU DOING? A Noble Continent in Painful Renaissance
Kofi, Osei G.

Osei G Kofi, having visited 47 of Africa’s 54 countries in his capacity first as a journalist (he was foreign news editor at Nairobi Times and the Reuters East Africa correspondent), then as senior communications officer for UNICEF and latterly as communication consultant. He has a unique depth of knowledge and perspective. He pulls no punches in his criticism of the megalomaniacs and despots who have too often held sway in Africa, but he equally takes Western governments and multilateral institutions to task. He is unstinting in his praise of those Africans who have succeeded, gloriously and often against all odds, in offering to their people and the world a new possibility, the possibility of a fully realized African Renaissance. 453pp, SOUTH AFRICA. HELLO AFRICA PUBLISHING.

2006 0620355344 Paperback 


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HELLO, AFRICA. TELL ME, HOW ARE YOU DOING? A Noble Continent in Painful Renaissance


A HOME FROM HOME: From Immigrant Boy to English ManA HOME FROM HOME: From Immigrant Boy to English Man
Alagiah, George

New in paperback. George Alagiah was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Ghana. His family came to Britain in the 60s. This is his story, going to school in Portsmouth (where his friends were all white and teased him in the shower room for not having a summer tan) and gradually discovering his immigrant identity. 288pp, UK. ABACUS.

2007 2006 9780349119113 Paperback 


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HOW TO WRITE ABOUT AFRICA
Wainaina, Binyavanga

A trio of witty essays In 'How to Write About Africa', Wainaina dissects the African clichés and precon-ceptions of Western writers and readers with a ruthless precision. In 'My Clan KC', he undresses the layers of meaning shrouding the identity of the infamous Kenya Cowboy. And in 'Power of Love', we start with a bemused recollection of the advent of the celebrities-for-Africa phenomenon, and end with the speculation two decades on that a $9-dollar-a-day cow from Japan could very well head a humanitarian NGO in Kenya, whose dollar-a-day people continue to fascinate the $5-dollar-a-day, 25-year-old backpackers who came and loved and compassioned and are now the beneficiaries of $5000 a month consulting for the United Nations. 52pp, KENYA. KWANI TRUST.

2008 9789966700827 Paperback 


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HOW TO WRITE ABOUT AFRICA


INTO THE HOUSE OF THE ANCESTORS: Inside the New AfricaINTO THE HOUSE OF THE ANCESTORS: Inside the New Africa
Maier, Karl

A journalistic portrait of the continent based on interviews with traditional healers, chiefs, business innovators, scientists, generals, doctors, poets and politicians. The author presents an optimistic view of a rising force of activists and innovators taking control of their lives in ways that are ingenious and inspirational. 'Both well informed and comprehensive, bearing witness to an experience of Africa both deep and wide. Above all, a very balanced book, reflecting a real human understanding'. Abiola Irele. Notes, index, 278pp, USA. WILEY [JOHN] & SONS LTD.

1998 0471295833 Paperback 


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JOINING AFRICA: From Anthills to Asmara
Cantalupo, Charles

This eye-opening personal history tells the story of an American college professor's twenty-year engagement with a thriving Africa rarely encountered by Western visitors, including an extraordinary connection to poets across the continent. It is a documentary of a journey through the continent, including an intense five-year encounter with economically struggling but culturally fertile Eritrea. The Africa presented here is neither a postcolonial study nor an exotic tourist destination. It is rich with the voices of its people, whose languages, Cantalupo argues, have greater potential to effect change than any NGO or high-profile celebrity. 282pp, USA. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2012 9781611860368 Paperback 


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JOINING AFRICA: From Anthills to Asmara


LOST WHITE TRIBES: Journeys Among the ForgottenLOST WHITE TRIBES: Journeys Among the Forgotten
Orizio, Riccardo

After the colonial empires crumbled, few Europeans chose to stay in the new independent states. The descendents of those who did however, occupy an uncomfortable strata in the society in which they live, not belonging to either the indigenous population or the affluent new white immigrants. These lost people are the subject of the author's journey. He describes their lives and attempts to both integrate and preserve their perceived uniqueness in countries as diverse as Namibia, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, Guadeloupe and Haiti. 288pp, UK. VINTAGE.

2001 2000 9780099289463 Paperback 


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LE MAL D'AFRIQUE: A Journey into Old and New Africa
Bonn, Guillaume & Lacey, Mark

Photojournalistic view into an unprecedented and extraordinarily diverse present-day Africa, one also sharing Bonn's personal context of being born and raised there and how this history informs his remarkable photographs. We see Bonn's great grandfather in military uniform during an expedition to Niger and Sudan, or his grandfather hunting a giant crocodile in Madagascar or his father wearing a colonial era-pith helmet while being cradled by his nanny. 94 col illus, 144pp, USA. EMPIRE.

2006 0977900835 Paperback 


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LE MAL D'AFRIQUE: A Journey into Old and New Africa


MANDELA, MOBUTU AND ME: A Newswoman's African JourneyMANDELA, MOBUTU AND ME: A Newswoman's African Journey
Duke, Lynne

Memoir by the Washington Post correspondent describing the period when, based in Johannesburg as bureau chief, she covered news across the continent. Duke's particular identity as an African American woman engages thoughtfully with the African communities she describes and explores. Index, x, 294pp, USA. DOUBLEDAY ANCHOR (USA).

2003 0385503989 Hardback 


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ME AGAINST MY BROTHER: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda
Peterson, Scott

Vivid, first hand accounts by an American journalist of local, civil and ethnocidal war in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda. Maps, notes, index, xxii, 357pp, UK 


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ME AGAINST MY BROTHER: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda


NEW NEWS OUT OF AFRICA: Uncovering Africa's RenaissanceNEW NEWS OUT OF AFRICA: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne

New in paperback. Attempts to answer the question, What is Africa to Me? Explores the transformation of post-apartheid South Africa and the continent as a whole as it struggles towards democracy and towards a more stable position within global community. Foregrounds Hunter-Gault's ideas about the challenges and responsibilities of reporting on Africa, the foreign media's role in representing Africa, and reflects on the dangers African journalists face in their own countries. 208pp, USA. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2007 2006 9780195331288 Paperback 


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ONE MAN'S AFRICA
Ryan, John

A record of the journalist's forty year career, reporting and living in Africa. He interlaces his reports with history and personal experiences of life in Africa punctuated by five wars and being detained four times. 346pp, SOUTH AFRICA. Jonathan Ball, 1868421236

2002 Paperback

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ONE MAN'S AFRICA


THE OTHERTHE OTHER
Kapuscinski, Ryzard

New in paperback. Ryszard Kapuscinski witnessed and reported major wars, coups and revolutions as they happened throughout the developing world and global South. In this distillation of his reflections accumulated from a lifetime of travel, he takes a fresh look at the Western idea of the Other: the non-European or non-American. Looking at this concept through the lens of his own encounters in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and considering its formative significance for his own work, Kapuscinski traces how the West has understood the Other from classical times to colonialism, from the age of enlightenment to the postmodern global village. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. 100pp, UK. VERSO.

2009 2008 9781844674169 Paperback 


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OUT OF AMERICA: A Black Man Confronts Africa
Richburg, Keith B.

A black American journalist assigned to cover Africa is disillusioned as he finds he identifies more with American values than with repression, starvation and brutality that seem to characterise the land of his ancestors. 'He has written a courageous book that is at once moving and disturbing, an African journey of the heart that I will not soon forget.' David Lamb, author of The Africans. Index, 248pp, USA. HARVESTER .

1997 0156005832 Paperback 


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OUT OF AMERICA: A Black Man Confronts Africa


A PASSAGE TO AFRICAA PASSAGE TO AFRICA
Alagiah, George

The former BBC Africa Correspondent emigrated with his family to Ghana in 1960. This book combines both autobiography and commentary - and includes brutally honest views of the genocide in Rwanda. 34 b/w photos, bib, index, 286pp, UK. TIME WARNER.

2002 0751532142 Paperback 


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REPORTING WAR: Journalism in Wartime
Stuart, Allan & Zelizer, Barbie (Eds.)

An examination of the role of the journalist in wartime and the contemporary nature of war reporting in Africa, the Balklans, the Middle East and southern Asia. The essays also address the tensions between objectivity, patriotism and empathy with suffering. The major focus is on the second Iraq War. Index, notes, 374pp, UK. ROUTLEDGE.

2004 0415339987 Paperback  


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REPORTING WAR: Journalism in Wartime


REVOLUTIONARY TRAVELLER: Freeze-Frames from a LifeREVOLUTIONARY TRAVELLER: Freeze-Frames from a Life
Saul, John S.

In this book Saul draws on a series of his own occasional articles written over a span of forty years which, together with a linking narrative, serve to trace not only his own career as an anti-apartheid and liberation support movement activist in both Canada and southern Africa but also help recount the history of the various struggles in both venues in which he has been directly involved. He thus shapes a unique memoir, capped by some longer summary pieces on the global processes of empire and decolonization that he has witnessed. 436pp, CANADA. ARBEITER RING PUBLISHING.

2009 9781894037372 Paperback 


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THE ROAD TAKEN: An Autobiography
Buerk, Michael

The autobiography of Michael Buerk, the journalist whose broadcasts from Ethiopia during the 1984 famine shocked the world. Describes why was drawn to journalism and the impact of re-porting from South Africa during the last years of Apartheid, from Buenos Aires at the start of the Falklands War and Ethiopia and Eritrea during the Civil War. Illustrated with colour photo-graphs. Index, 453pp, UK. HUTCHINSON.

2005 2004 0099461374 Paperback 


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THE ROAD TAKEN: An Autobiography


THE SHACKLED CONTINENT: Africa's Past, Present and FutureTHE SHACKLED CONTINENT: Africa's Past, Present and Future
Guest, Robert

Now in paperback. Seeks answers to the question why Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the past three decades and why it is so much at the mercy of conflict, AIDS and failed development programmes. Finds answers in corruption, state mismanagement and an absence of private property laws. Some glimmers of hope in Uganda's curb on the spread of AIDS and South Africa's democratic transition. Guest is the African editor at The Economist magazine. Index, notes, 290pp, UK. PAN MACMILLAN.

2005 2004 0330419722 Paperback 


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THE SHADOW OF THE SUN: My African Life
Kapuscinski, Ryzard

Now in paperback, the widely acclaimed account of the author's extensive travels in Africa over a 40 year period beginning with Ghana's independence. 'I avoided official routes, palaces, im-portant personages, and big politics ... I preferred to hitch rides on passing trucks, wander with nomads through the desert, be the guest of peasants from the tropical savannah ... This is therefore not a book about Africa, but rather about some people from there; about encounters with them and time spent together.' 325pp, UK. PENGUIN.

2001 0140292624 Paperback 


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THE SHADOW OF THE SUN: My African Life


SHOOTING HISTORY: A Personal JourneySHOOTING HISTORY: A Personal Journey
Snow, Jon

Now in paperback, the acclaimed autobiography of one of Britain's most highly regarded newsmen. Covers twenty five years of firsthand observations of key world events and includes extensive African material from his experiences in Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia and South Africa. Index, b/w photos, 395pp, UK. HARPER PERENNIAL.

2005 2004 0007171854 Paperback 


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THE SOCCER WAR
Kapuscinski, Ryzard

Since 1964, the author has witnessed twenty-seven revolutions and coups across the world. Here he brings together his reportage and memoirs from countries including The Congo, Algeria and Ghana. 234pp, UK. GRANTA PUBLICATIONS LTD, 1862071063

1998 Paperback 


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THE SOCCER WAR


SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUTSOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT
Venter, Sahm & Colart, Claude (Eds.)

A tribute to fallen colleagues, this book comprises a veritable United Nations of writers, photographers, producers and camera operators - 25 nationalities in all. This collection of their experiences in 38 countries reflects the gamut of emotions crowding the collective psyche of these witnesses of history. Funds raised from sales will be used for an annual award for humanitarian journalism and plans are to build an orphanage for girls in Abidjan. Contributors include CNN's Christiane Amanpour and the BBC's Fergal Keane. With a foreword by Desmond Tutu. 278pp, SOUTH AFRICA. JACANA MEDIA.

2004 1919931953 Paperback 


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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: Selected Pan-African Postcards
Adbul-Raheem, Tajudeen

This key selection of Tajudeen's Pan-African Postcards, written between 2003 and 2009, demonstrates the brilliant wordsmith he was, his steadfast commitment to Pan-Africanism, and his determination to speak truth to power. He was a vociferous believer in the potential of Africa and African people and his personality bounces off the page - one can almost hear the passion of his voice, 'Don't Agonise! Organise!'. Edited by Horace Campbell, Ama Biney and Adebayo Olukoshi. 270pp, UK. PAMBAZUKA.

2010 9781906387853 Paperback 


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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: Selected Pan-African Postcards


TALK OF THE DEVIL: Encounters with Seven DictatorsTALK OF THE DEVIL: Encounters with Seven Dictators
Orizio, Riccardo

Now available in paperback. A vivid account of an Italian journalist's quest to find and interview former dictators in their new lives after being exiled or deposed from the countries they ruled. He meets amongst other, Idi Amin living as a Muslim in Saudi Arabia, Jean Bebel Bokassa, and Colonel Mengistu. 200pp, UK. SECKER & WARBURG, 0099440679

2003 Paperback 


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TELL ME NO LIES: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs
Pilger, John

Now in paperback. An anthology of investigative journalism covering the major events of the last fifty years, beginning with Martha Gellhorn's reports from the liberation of Dachau in 1944 and ending with a selection of journalism by Edward Said written between 1997 and 2002. Each piece of reportage is placed in its political and historical context. Also includes pieces by Linda Melvern on the Rwandan Genocide, Max Du Preez and Jacques Pauw on Apartheid Death Squads, and Robert Fisk on Iraq. Index, sources, 626pp, UK. VINTAGE.

2005 2004 0099437457 Paperback 


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TELL ME NO LIES: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs


TRUE NORTH: African roads less traveledTRUE NORTH: African roads less traveled
Wende, Hamilton

Hamilton Wende returned to South Africa in 1991. Looking towards a career in journalism, he was advised to pack a rucksack and explore Africa. Like many South Africans, he had hardly been north of the Limpopo, and so over the next four years he travelled to and covered stories in Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. A journey through a continent filled with the starkest contrasts of the brutality of warfare and its consequences set against serene and beautiful landscapes. 192pp, SOUTH AFRICA. MOUSEHAND BOOKS.

2009 9780620407663 Paperback

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WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY
Levy, Bernard-Henri

Now in paperback. The author combines philosophy, journalism and personal reflection to file a series of gripping first-person reports and travel narratives from forgotten war zones in Sri Lanka, Angola, Sudan and Columbia. Notes, xxiii, 371pp, UK. DUCKWORTH.

2004 0715634240 Paperback 


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WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY


WAR STORIESWAR STORIES
Venter, Al. J. & Friends

Venter's choice of military events is eclectic. He has four chapters on Afghanistan, three on Somalia, several on how Lisbon fought its desperate rearguard colonial wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea as well as several on the Rhodesian War. These include a tribute to his old friend Ron Reid-Dale, founder-commander of the Selous Scouts, a vivid profile of the RLI 'Incredibles' in a cross-border strike on enemy positions in Mozambique as well as a chapter by Colonel Brian Robinson, longest serving commander of the Rhodesian SAS. Venter also draws heavily on his experiences as a military correspondent for Britain's Jane's Information Group in the Middle East: he accompanied the IDF when it went into Beirut in 1982. Over 100 photos, 430pp, SOUTH AFRICA. PROTEA BOOK HOUSE.

2011 9781869194109 Paperback 


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WHERE SOLDIERS FEAR TO TREAD: At Work in the Fields of Anarchy
Burnett, John

New in paperback. In 1998, bored and rather broke, John Burnett heard that the World Food Programme were looking for small-boat handlers to help deliver aid to the flood-stricken and starving people of Somalia and that the money was good. On the lookout for adventure and willing to take a risk, Burnett was nevertheless completely unprepared for the realities of working in a country without government or law where the only authority that matters comes from a loaded gun - and where hippos, crocodiles and green mambas offer alternative means of violent death. Countries experienced include Somalia, Angola and Sierra Leone. Notes, bib, 368pp, UK. ARROW.

2007 2005 9780099464990 Paperback 


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WHERE SOLDIERS FEAR TO TREAD: At Work in the Fields of Anarchy



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