AFRICAN STUDIES 2015 PENGUIN PUBLISHING GROUP u denotes new or forthcoming title
THE AMISTAD REBELLION
An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
A unique account of the most successful slave rebellion in American history,
now updated with a new epilogue about the author’s trip to Sierra Leona to
search for the slave-trading factory where the Amistad Africans were incarcerated. “Vividly drawn….This stunning book honors the achievement of the
captive Africans who fought for—and won—their freedom.”
—The Philadelphia Tribune.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-312398-9 • $17.00
Barbara H. Solomon and W. Reginald Rampone Jr, editors
An African Quilt
24 Modern African Stories
Introduction by Barbara H. Solomon
Encompassing many different visions of Africa, the stories in this comprehensive collection feature characters struggling to survive grinding poverty, tyrannical governments, cultural upheavals, and disintegrating relationships. Includes stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head,
Doris Lessing, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, and others.
Signet Classics • 400 pp. • 978-0-451-53203-9 • $7.95
WALKING WITH ABEL
Journeys with the Nomads
of the African Savannah
Journalist Badkhen embeds herself with the Fulani cowboys—nomadic herders in Mali’s Sahel grasslands—as
they embark on their annual migration across the savannah. “An amazing saga among the nomadic Fulani in
the African Sahel. Badkhen’s account is a wondrous tableau of survival in one of the planet’s toughest environments, threaded with history, legend, and a wealth of stories.”—Wayne White, Middle East Institute.
Riverhead • 320 pp. • 978-1-59463-248-8 • $27.95
A Life in War and Peace
Contribution by Nader Mousavizadeh
“The accounts related by Annan… are worth every minute spent reading
them. Nobody alive can quite match what he has heard and seen…. With his
book as his legacy, perhaps [Annan] will inspire younger individuals to make
inroads against incredible cruelty around the world.”
—Christian Science Monitor.
Penguin • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-312395-8 • $18.00
THERE WAS A COUNTRY
“Achebe’s history of Biafra is a meditation on the condition of freedom….Achebe has created here a new
genre of literature in which politico-historical evidence, the power of story-telling, and revelations from
the depths of the human subconscious are one. The event of a new work by Chinua Achebe is always
extraordinary; this one exceeds all expectation.”—Nadine Gordimer.
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-312403-0 • $17.00
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