Expat Life in Africa

A Listmania! list by HopewellMom "HopewellMom" (Red State)
The list author says: "Books that tell the reality of expat life in different eras."
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
1.  Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
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  "Part "Glass Castle" part "Out of Africa." Never mind her parents racial views, this is a great autobiography set in Zimbabwe [then Rhodesia], Malawi and Zambia"
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Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
2.  Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier by Alexandra Fuller
The list author says:
  "Bizarre journey with of an Africa-raised Englishwoman [and wife of an American] with a former soldier of the Rhodesian (white) Army to spots along the way of his war."
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The Village of Waiting
3.  The Village of Waiting by George Packer
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  "Very UNromantic account of the author's Peace Corps service in Togo."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Lady's Letters from Central Africa: A Journey from Mandala, Shire Highlands in 1890
4.  Lady's Letters from Central Africa: A Journey from Mandala, Shire Highlands in 1890 by Jane Moir
The list author says:
  "While difficult to find, this magnificent little book is an incredible account of an English woman's trip thru what is today Malawi in the 1890s. I bought it in Blantyre, Malawi in 1991."
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The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
5.  The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley
The list author says:
  "Classic on Edwardian and World War I life in Kenya."
$9.89   Used & New from: $0.24
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Out of Africa (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books)
6.  Out of Africa (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books) by Isak Dinesen
The list author says:
  "Not my favorite, but a classic to be sure."
$14.12   Used & New from: $5.06
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

West With The Night
7.  West With The Night by Beryl Markham
The list author says:
  "One of the most famous Expats--a real adventurer!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)

A Good Man in Africa: A Novel
8.  A Good Man in Africa: A Novel by William Boyd
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  "FICTION, but still rings very, very true."
$13.13   Used & New from: $0.49
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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