In 1899, an Englishman named Martin Pearce stumbles out of the desert into an East African coastal town and is rescued by Hassanali, a shopkeeper whose beautiful sister Rehana nurses Pearce back to health Pearce and Rehana begin a passionate illicit love affair, which resonates fifty years later wh

The Tree Where Man Was Born

In this classic volume, Matthiessen exquisitely combines both nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life He skillfully portrays the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter gatherers the drama of the predator kills the hundreds of exotic animals the breathtaking landscapes and the a

We All Went on Safari

Join a group of friends as they set out on a counting journey through the grasslands of Tanzania Along the way, the children encounter all sorts of animals including elephants, lions and monkeys, while counting from one to ten in both English and Swahili The lively, rhyming text is accompanied by

By the Sea

On a late November afternoon Saleh Omar arrives at Gatwick Airport from Zanzibar, a far away island in the Indian Ocean With him he has a small bag in which there lies his most precious possession a mahogany box containing incense He used to own a furniture shop, have a house and be a husband an

Elizabeti's Doll

Upon the arrival of her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides she needs a doll she can care for the way her mother cares for the new baby After looking around her village, Elizabeti finds the perfect doll to love, and names her Eva n nWhen Mama changes the new baby s diaper, Elizabeti changes Eva Whe

Golden Boy

A shocking human rights tragedy brought to light in a story of heartbreak and triumph n nThirteen year old Habo has always been different light eyes, yellow hair and white skin Not the good brown skin his family has and not the white skin of tourists Habo is strange and alone His father, unable t

A Girl Called Problem

Thirteen year old Shida, whose name means problem in Swahili, certainly has a lot of problems in her life her father is dead, her depressed mother is rud to be a witch, and everyone in her rural Tanzanian village expects her to marry rather than pursue her dream of becoming a healer So when

Eksil (Afrika-trilogien, #1)

Femten rige Samantha g r alt det forkerte, f rst og fremmest fordi hun ikke vil g re det rigtige, alt det, der forventes af hende n nHun synes ikke, hun passer ind nogen steder Hun er engelsk og hvid udenp , men taler swahili og har boet i Tanzania, siden hun var tre n nHun er ved at blive voksen,

The Book of Secrets

In 1988, a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator, the diary captivates Fernandes, who begins to research the coded history he encounters in its terse, laconic entries What

Gravel Heart

A powerful story of exile, migration, and betrayal, from the Booker Prize shortlisted author of Paradise n nSalim has always known that his father does not want him Living with his parents and his adored Uncle Amir in a house full of secrets, he is a bookish child, a dreamer haunted by night terrors

Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway s lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December 1933 Hemingway s well known interest in and fascination with big game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocativ

The Magic of Saida

The Magic of Saida tells the haunting story of Kamal, a successful Canadian doctor who, in middle age and after decades in North America, decides to return to his homeland of East Africa to find his childhood sweetheart, Saida Kamal s journey is motivated by a combination of guilt, hope, and the de