“The most significant novel about black
Africa published in many a year.”— The New
Penguin • 512 pp. • 978-0-14-025949-0 • $17.00
f HEART OF DARKNESS and
THE SECRET SHARER
Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
New Afterword by Vince Passaro
Signet Classics • 192 pp. • 978-0-451-53103-2 • $4.95
THE PICKUP: A Novel
“A masterpiece of creative empathy....opens
the Arab world to unusually nuanced perception.”—Edward Said. “It is hard to conceive
of a more sympathetic, more intimate introduction to the lives of ordinary Muslims than
we are given here.”—J. M. Coetzee, The New
York Review of Books.
Penguin • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-200142-4 • $14.00
A New York Times Notable Book; Nominated for
the Commonwealth Writers Prize
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Paul Rusesabagina, with Tom Zoellner
AN ORDINARY MAN
The remarkable life story of the man whose
heroism and humanity inspired the film Hotel
Rwanda. “Weaves his country’s history with
his personal history into a rich narrative that
attempts to explain the unexplainable.”—The
Boston Globe. 8 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-303860-3 • $14.00
HEART OF DARKNESS
and THE CONGO DIARY
Edited by Robert Hampson and Owen Knowles
Introduction by Owen Knowles
Notes by Robert Hampson
Includes the author’s “The Congo Diary,” the
record of his 1890 journey upon which the
novel is based.
Penguin Classics • 240 pp. • 978-0-14-144167-2 • $8.00
JOURNEY WITHOUT MAPS
Introduction by Paul Theroux
The spellbinding record of Greene’s 1935 journey to Liberia. “One of the best travel books
[of the twentieth] century.”—Norman Sherry.
Penguin Classics • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-303972-3 • $15.00
Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o
PETALS OF BLOOD
Introduction by Moses Isegawa
“The definitive African book of the twentieth
century.”—Moses Isegawa. Published in 1977,
a novel so explosive its author was imprisoned
without charges by the Kenyan government.
Penguin Classics • 432 pp. • 978-0-14-303917-4 • $15.00
Joseph E. Harris, Ph.D.
AFRICANS AND THEIR HISTORY
Second Revised Edition
“A major summary of the history of Africa.”
—Elliott P. Skinner, Columbia Univ.
Plume • 320 pp. • 978-0-452-01181-6 • $16.00
THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM
Introduction by Dan Jacobson
Penguin Classics • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-043184-1 • $11.95
Constitution Hill Foundation
The Making of Constitution Hill
The story of the transformation of a notorious
prison into a thriving complex of heritage
sites, museums, performance space, and offices in the heart of Johannesburg. Color and
b/w photos throughout.
Penguin S. Africa • 240 pp. • 978-0-143-02498-9 • $55.00
Malidoma Patrice Somé
OF WATER AND SPIRIT: Ritual, Magic, and
Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-019496-8 • $16.00
Also available: Ritual: Power, Healing, and Community
978-0-14-019558-3; The Healing Wisdom of Africa
f BLONDE ROOTS
See Ethnic History, page 22
“A beautiful, hopeful novel about one woman’s return to war-ravaged Mogadishu.”
—Time. “A literary vision both broad and
deep, the vision of an exile and a patriot.”—
The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin • 432 pp. • 978-0-14-311298-3 • $15.00
A New York Times Notable Book
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THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Story of Life,
Love, and Death in Foreign Lands
“A wrenching account of African horrors [and]
a loving, often evocative account of East Africa
where the author grew up.”— The New York
Times. A frontline reporter who covered the
atrocities of 1990s Africa undertakes a journey
to unlock the mysteries of his own family’s
150-year colonial legacy on the continent.
Riverhead • 496 pp. • 978-1-59448-011-9 • $16.00
Penguin S. Africa • 500 pp. • 978-0-14-302457-6 • $31.50
Also in Penguin: Stewart’s Quotable African Women
978-0-143-02486-6; African Proverbs and Wisdom
SEASON OF BLOOD: A Rwandan Journey
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-024760-2 • $15.00
Winner of the Orwell Prize
SCRIBBLING THE CAT
Travels with an African Soldier
“A demon-haunted tour of Zimbabwe and
Mozambique in the company of an ex-sol-dier.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review).
Penguin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-303501-5 • $15.00
Winner of The Lettre Ulysses Award; A Booklist
“MASTER HAROLD”...AND THE BOYS
This award-winning drama is a provocative
journey into the psychosis of racism.
Penguin • 64 pp. • 978-0-14-048187-7 • $12.00
THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS
THAT HEAVEN BEARS
“This is a great African novel, a great
Washington novel and a great American
novel.”—The New York Times Book Review.
“I was profoundly moved by this tale of an
Ethiopian immigrant’s search for acceptance,
peace, and identity.”—Khaled Hosseini.
Riverhead • 240 pp. • 978-1-59448-940-2 • $22.95
Riverhead • 240 pp. • 978-1-59448-285-4 • $14.00
Paperback available February 2008
National Book Foundation’s “ 5 Under 35” recipient,
winner of the Guardian First Book Award, an
Amazon Editor’s Pick
Bamba Suso and Banna Kanute
Translated and annotated by Gordon Innes
Edited with an Introduction and Additional Notes
by Lucy Durán and Graham Furniss
The stories of Sunjata’s adventures are one
of the major epic oral traditions of Africa and
central to the culture of the Mande-speaking
peoples. Map, notes, lists of characters.
Penguin Classics • 160 pp. • 978-0-14-044736-1 • $13.00
COLOUR BAR: The Triumph of
Seretse Khama and His Nation
The story of the first President of Botswana,
exiled for six years for marrying a white
Englishwoman, and his fight to overcome
Penguin UK • 432 pp. • 978-0-14-102613-8 • $16.00
SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY
“Excels in painting a human canvas of misery and hope that makes Ethiopia—but also
Qur’an recitation—come alive in sharp colors.”—Bruce Lawrence, Duke University.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-303872-6 • $14.00
SHADES OF DIFFERENCE: Mac Maharaj
and the Struggle for South Africa
Foreword by Nelson Mandela
“A collaborative biography, bringing together the author’s analysis and Maharaj’s own
reflections, transcribed from hours of inter-views....A striking success.”— The New York
Times Book Review.
Penguin • 672 pp. • 978-0-14-023224-0 • $18.00
WE ARE ALL THE SAME: A Story of a
Boy’s Courage and a Mother’s Love
“A striking reminder of how disastrous
[AIDS] has been for southern Africa.”—Los
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-303599-2 • $13.00
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