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Nancy Pearl Recommends: African Colonialism in Fiction

Kathy Lonquist
The list author says: "Nancy Pearl recommends good books to everyone. She also inspired an action figure."
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
"NP calls this "one of the most powerful and affecting novels ever written by a non-African about Africa." Made into the also powerful movie APOCALYPSE NOW."
The Last King of Scotland
The Last King of Scotland
"Also turned into a movie, it is a fictional memoir of Idi Amin's personal doctor."
Rules of the Wild: A Novel of Africa
Rules of the Wild: A Novel of Africa
"A novel of race and class and expatriates longing for home."
Antonia Saw the Oryx First (African Trilogy)
Antonia Saw the Oryx First (African Trilogy)
"A clash of cultures, religion and medicine."
White Man's Grave
White Man's Grave
"Dooling, an American writer who was nominated for National Book Award for this novel, writes of culture clash."
Darkest England
Darkest England
"A satire in which an African Bushman travels to England to confront Queen Elizabeth over broken promises."
The Book of Secrets: A Novel
The Book of Secrets: A Novel
"This is a historical novel of East Africa, and it received the Giller Prize for Canadian fiction."
Brazzaville Beach: A Novel
Brazzaville Beach: A Novel
"Although his book ANY HUMAN HEART is more well-known, this is a worthwhile read of chimpanzees and relationships."
The Catastrophist: A Novel
The Catastrophist: A Novel
"Political thriller set in the Belgian Congo."
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
"Baptist minister wants to convert heathens in Africa."
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
"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."