The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African SafariFollowing the success of the acclaimed Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of the world s most celebrated travel writer Happy again, back in the kingdom of light, writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a ne

Mama Namibia

Mama NamibiaSurviving on her own in the desert, 12 year old Jahohora searches for her family while hiding from the German soldiers It s 1904, and Germany has claimed all of South West Africa Since the Herero would rather fight than surrender their ancestral homes, Gen von Trotha has declared that they all sh

Binti (Binti, #1)

Binti (Binti, #1)Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her wa

The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo

The Second Coming of Mavala ShikongoLorsque Malava les quitte, les professeurs de Goas, en Namibie, ne sont pas surpris Cette Che Guevara en jupon, qui a combattu pour l ind pendance de ce pays, ne pouvait pas continuer vivre dans ce trou perdu Aussi sont ils m dus s quand ils la voient revenir avec un b b Premier roman.

The Old Way: A Story of the First People

The Old Way: A Story of the First PeopleOne of our most influential anthropologists reevaluates her long and illustrious career by returning to her roots and the roots of life as we know it.When Elizabeth Marshall Thomas first arrived in Africa to live among the Kalahari San, or bushmen, it was 1950, she was nineteen years old, and these

The Sheltering Desert

The Sheltering DesertThreatened with Internment for the duration of World War II, two young German geologists, Henno Martin and Hermann Korn, sought refuge in the Namib Desert and lived a Robinson Crusoe existence for two and a half years How they mastered their situation, what they did, thought and observed are the su

The Lost World of the Kalahari

The Lost World of the KalahariThe distinguished explorer and writer recounts his rediscovery of the Bushmen, outcast survivors from Stone Age Africa Faced with constant attack from all the peoples who followed them, the last of the Bushmen have retreated to the scorching depths of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa After a

The Other Side of Silence

The Other Side of SilenceWith years of abuse behind her and a bleak future ahead, a young German woman dreams of her country s colony in South West Africa When she learns of the women being transported to the colony to attend to the needs of male settlers, Hanna X takes the leap In Africa she is confronted with the harsh

East Wind: a True Story

East Wind: a True StoryThis is the amazing true story of the ten years that the authors spent in the country of South West Africa, now known as Namibia During the last three years of their stay, Jacquie Richards co owned a restaurant and boarding house in the sea side resort town of Swakopmund This book follows the owne

Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the Bushmen

Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the BushmenA vibrant portrait of the original affluent society the Bushmen of southern Africa by the anthropologist who has spent the better part of the last twenty five years documenting their encounter with modernity n nIf the success of a civilization is measured by its endurance over time, then the Bush


DanielHans Bengler, a young entomologist, leaves Sweden for the Kalahari Desert, determined to find a previously undiscovered insect to name after himself and advance his career Instead, he finds a young boy, whose tribe has been decimated by European raiders Accustomed to collecting specimens, Bengler