A Basket of Leaves: 99 Books that Capture the Spirit of Africa

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Geoff Wisner
Jacana Media, 2007 - Literary Collections - 289 pages
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Capturing the spirit of of Africa—from the desert of Algeria to the savannahs of Kenya, and to the jungles of Equatorial Guinea—this quintessential reader's guide includes reviews and excerpts from notable books from each of Africa's 54 countries. This compilation explores many of the best-known works on Africa, such as Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou (Ghana), The Viceroy of Ouidah by Bruce Chatwin (Benin), Age of Iron by J.M. Coetzee (South Africa), Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey (Rwanda), and When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head (Botswana).

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Geoff Wisner is a book reviewer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications, including The African, The Boston Book Review, The Boston GlobeTransition, and Wild Earth. He lives in New York City.

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