Tag Archives: Africa

Book Review: The Education Of A British-Protected Child

The Education Of A British-Protected Child, by Chinua Achebe As someone who had to read the author’s perennially overrated book Things Fall Apart in high school, and who apparently still somewhat resents the time wasted reading and talking about this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps, by Graham Greene As it happens, before I read this book I had already read (and greatly enjoyed) a book that had been inspired by this one that led a man to travel through Sierra Leone, Guinea, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heart Of The Matter

The Heart Of The Matter, by Graham Greene It is not very often that one has to say about a Graham Greene novel that one wishes the main character was more tough-minded, but here is a case where that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800

Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800, by John Thornton This book is an example of some of the tensions that are inherent within revisionist history.  This book is an able if somewhat highly technical and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chasing The Devil

Chasing The Devil:  A Journey Through Sub-Saharan Africa In The Footsteps Of Graham Greene, by Tim Butcher In the vein of the author’s previous work [1], this book is a deeply melancholy and realistically pessimistic travel book that is based … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood River

Blood River:  A Journey To Africa’s Broken Heart, by Tim Butcher While in general reading books about the Congo or its neighbors is pretty depressing business [1], this book manages to combine that obviously depressing reading with some searching questions.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eyes Of Africa

Eyes Of Africa:  In The Eyes Of Africa, by Victorine D. Ngangu [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although this book was printed in the United States, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Nile

The Black Nile:  One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace And War On The World’s Longest River, by Dan Morrison In looking at this author’s work with Slate and his obvious leftist perspective, I am tempted as a reader to troll … Continue reading

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Let Bygones Be Bygones And So On And So On

For the past few days I have been treated to a lot of laughing about Poland’s attempts to gain nearly $1 trillion in reparations from Germany over World War II.  To be sure, Poland did suffer a lot from both … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Africa

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Africa:  Where Are…Belgian Congo, Rhodesia, And Kush, by John Davenport It is perhaps inevitable that a political and geographical history of Africa would involve contemporary squabbles over politics and the repercussions of Africa’s … Continue reading

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