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I Speak of Ghana
Series: Ghanaman Musings, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,870. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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I Speak of Ghana is an honest journey of deft oration replete with the sounds, smells, sights, frustrations, triumphs and the mundane – everything that makes the Ghanaian experience finds its way into this book. Nana Awere Damoah performs an insightful examination of the heart of the matter. Narrated with humor, the book is Nana’s eloquence at its best.
How They Spend Their Sundays
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,900. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Whitepoint Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors
Courtney McDermott’s debut story collection unveils a perspective of African life that is both startling and intimate. An Afrikaner woman sleeps with a shotgun because she fears black Africans, an undead garbage man “saves” lives by taking them, a modern day Cinderella struggles to escape the bitter residual constraints of colonialism. These twenty-two tales embrace graphic realism and magic.
A Igreja em Angola: Um rio com várias correntes
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 179,660. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Missions
The definitive history of all the Christian churches and denominations active in Angola from colonial times to 1989. Written in Portuguese, it is a basic text useful for scholars, seminarians, and others. It was written by Lawrence W. Henderson who spent 22 years as a UCC missionary in Angola from 1947 to 1969. This edition is available with authorization from the original publisher.
Hypothetical Future Baby: An Unsentimental Adoption Memoir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,320. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Adoption, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
This unsentimental adoption memoir is the story of what happened to Claudia when pregnancy didn't. From England to Ethiopia and back again, it’s a story about doing something different. About too much cleaning. It’s a story about paperwork, pregnancy announcements, wrestling with God, falling down, getting up, coming to terms, and - eventually - it’s a story about becoming a mother.
The Priest's Tale
Series: Ottoman Cycle, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The Ottoman Cycle, book 2 Crete, 1492. With vengeful Turkish pirates, slave markets, sea battles, enigmatic desert nomads, secretive knights, swordfighting Italians and a distressing time clad once more in priestly garb, Skiouros' life has never been more complex, and his end goal never seemed so far away.
Reader's Guide
Price: Free! Words: 8,520. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Companion guide to "Pit Stop in the Paris of Africa" by Julie R. Dargis, with Eric James, Ph.D.
The African Quest
Series: Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is leading a group of tourists through the souks, mosques and ruins of Tunisia. When one member of the tour is found dead in the pool and another dies in a hotel fire, the police think accident; Lara thinks murder. Then there’s trouble in the harbor as two ships compete for marine treasure. Lara’s quest for justice climaxes in a harrowing race across the desert.
The See-Through Leopard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Most sixteen-year-old girls are obsessed with their looks, but Jazz Hooper's obsessed for a different reason. After a car accident that kills her mum, Jazz is left with severe facial scars and retreats into a dark depression. When they move to a game reserve in Kenya for a new start, Jazz finds an orphaned leopard cub that leads her on a two year journey of discovery, healing, and love.
Africa - An Essay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The ‘flame’ trees that lined the only road from Nairobi city to Jomo Kenyatta airport whizzed by as we drove past. Occasionally, a giraffe or impala stood out in the dusk, silhouetted against the setting sun, and a strange tugging at my heart made me want to stamp my feet and yell out “No!..." A Review "Sinha writes with fluidity, candor, as well as surprising layers of complexity..."
Africa Lives in My Soul: Responses to an African Childhood
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 71,340. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
How do missionary kids really feel about growing up in Africa? This heartfelt book exposes their raw feelings about their childhoods in Angola and Congo from the 1930s to the 1960s. Variously called third culture kids, global nomads, or MKs, we share an overwhelming love for Africa along with a lifelong sense of not belonging in North America.