AFRICAN STUDIES 2015 PENGUIN PUBLISHING GROUP u denotes new or forthcoming title
WE ARE ALL THE SAME
A Story of a Boy’s Courage
and a Mother’s Love
“A brilliant, stunning, beautifully written piece
of reporting.”—Jim Lehrer. “An extraordinarily
moving account of a courageous South African
boy’s battle with AIDS that is also a scathing
indictment of South African leaders who have
failed to confront the AIDS epidemic in their
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-303599-2 • $16.00
Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Semi-finalist
War, Energy and the Rock
That Shaped the World
Takes readers around the globe in this intriguing look at the mineral that can sustain life or
destroy it. “Journeying to such far-flung sites as
Congo’s Shinkolobwe uranium mine and a
smuggling route along the Russian-Georgian
border, Tom Zoellner examines how uranium
has helped shape our recent history and could
determine our future.”— Washington Post.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-311672-1 • $17.00
u J. M. COETZEE AND
THE LIFE OF WRITING
Face to Face with Time
Based on Coetzee’s manuscripts, notebooks,
and research papers, a moving, insightful biography of the Nobel Laureate and study of his
exceptional novels that will change the way his
work is read.
Viking • 272 pp. • 978-0-525-42961-6 • $27.95
Available October 2015
u LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME
Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, Fuller
finally confronts the tough questions about her
past, about the American man she married, and
about the family she left behind in Africa. “Fuller
writes with ferocity and precision, and she
turns the story of her marriage and its disintegration into a resonant parable about a couple’s mismatched views of the world.”—Michiko
Kakutani, The New York Times.
Penguin Press • 272 pp. • 978-1-59420-586-6 • $26.95
Penguin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-312842-7 • $17.00
Paperback available January 2016
SCRIBBLING THE CAT
Travels with an African Soldier
“The author of Don’t Let’s Go To the Dogs Tonight
takes a demon-haunted tour of Zimbabwe and
Mozambique in the company of an ex-solider who
fought with the Rhodesian Light Infantry....
A worried, restless, and haunted piece of work, tattooed and scarred from beginning to end.”—Kirkus
Reviews (starred review). “Fuller is a truly gifted and
insightful writer.”—Booklist (starred review).
Penguin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-303501-5 • $16.00
Lettre Ulysses Award
Zelda la Grange
u GOOD MORNING, MR. MANDELA
An important tribute to Nelson Mandela by one
of his most devoted associates for two decades.
“This story proves the power of making politics
personal and is an important reminder of the
lessons Madiba taught us all.”—Bill Clinton.
Plume • 384 pp. • 978-0-14-751627-5 • $18.00
u WINE TO WATER
How One Man Saved Himself While Trying
to Save the World
The inspiring story of a 25-year-old small-town
bartender who became a humanitarian, traveling to Asia, Africa, and Haiti, braving tribal warfare and other dangers, to bring clean drinking
water to those who desperately needed it.
Avery • 304 pp. • 978-1-58333-507-9 • $17.00
Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee
HERE AND NOW: Letters 2008-2011
A three-year epistolary dialogue between novelists Auster and Coetzee that touches on
nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics,
from the financial crisis to art, death, eroticism,
marriage, friendship, and love. “[A] civilized discourse between two cultivated and sophisticated men…A pleasure to be in their company.”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post.
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-312491-7 • $16.00
u SHE LEFT ME THE GUN
My Mother’s Life Before Me
A woman travels South Africa in search of the
family her mother left behind and learns shocking truths about her history. “Full of intellect
and feeling and dartlike expression. It’s one of
those memoirs that remind you why you liked
memoirs in the first place.”—Dwight Garner,
The New York Times.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-312536-5 • $16.00
Rosamond Halsey Carr
with Ann Howard Halsey
LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS
My Life in Rwanda
Carr’s memoir of her life in Rwanda—a love
affair with a country and a people that has
spanned half a century.
Plume • 272 pp. • 978-0-452-28202-5 • $18.00
COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE
An intimate exploration of Fuller’s parents and of
the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land. “
Electrify-ing…. Writing in shimmering, musical prose…Ms.
Fuller manages the difficult feat of writing about
her mother and father with love and understanding, while at the same time conveying the terrible
human costs of the colonialism they supported.”
— Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times.
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-312134-3 • $16.00
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