Nancy Pearl Recommends: Africa, Today and Yesterday

A Listmania! list by Kathy Lonquist (Belen, NM USA)
The list author says: "Nancy Pearl is the author of many books that guide readers into her world of literary treasures. She is not a book snob and has a sense of humor which must be the reason she inspired her own action figure."
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
1.  The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912 by Thomas Pakenham
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  "Colonial powers carve up a continent"
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Sahara : A Natural History
2.  Sahara : A Natural History by Marq De Villiers
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  "Nancy says, " . . . [the book] brings to life the history, geography, legends, lore and people."
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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda (Bestselling Backlist)
3.  We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda (Bestselling Backlist) by Philip Gourevitch
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  "Personal account of Rwandan genocide"
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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
4.  King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild
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  "the Belgian Congo. The true heart of darkness"
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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
5.  In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo by Michela Wrong
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  "Why is the Congo an economic failure?"
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The Shadow of the Sun
6.  The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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  "Forty years of impressions from colonial Africa"
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Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
7.  Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl
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  "This is the source book. Go get it! Nancy Pearl has such a strong, enthusiastic voice, you can't help but be excited by her descriptions of books you never thought you'd care about.

And if you like it, she has a podcast, a website, other books, and (again, but it bears repeating) an ACTION FIGURE."
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