The Radiance of the King

The Radiance of the KingAt the beginning of this masterpiece of African literature, Clarence, a white man, has been shipwrecked on the coast of Africa Flush with self importance, he demands to see the king, but the king has just left for the south of his realm Traveling through an increasingly phantasmagoric landscape in

The King of Kahel

The King of KahelTierno Monenembo s The King of Kahel was originally published in France in 2008 and was the winner of the French literary prize, the prix Renaudot, which is awarded to the author of an outstanding original novel Loosely based on the life of Olivier de Sanderval, a man who journeyed to Guinea to bu

Euphoria

EuphoriaInspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea They are Nell Stone, fascinating, magnetic and famous for her controversial work studying South Pacific tribes, her intellig

Mister Pip

Mister PipIn a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives On a copper rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with most everyo

Mossflower (Redwall, #2)

Mossflower (Redwall, #2)The thrilling prequel to Redwall The clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes ruler of all Mossflower Woods and is determined to govern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron paw The brave mouse Martin and quick talking mouse thief Gonff meet in the depths of Kotir Castle s dungeon The two esc

Elixir

ElixirWhen biologist Chris Bacon headed for the unspoiled rainforests of Papua New Guinea in search of medicinal plants, he had no idea that he would bring home a rare flower rud by a tribal shaman to prevent human aging Driven by fountain of youth dreams, he plans to turn the flower into an elixir o

La schiava bambina

La schiava bambinaSposata dai genitori a 14 anni a un uomo di trent anni pi vecchio, deportata in Europa dall Africa per essere stuprata, picchiata e umiliata tra le mura domestiche, in un incubo senza fine Madre bambina di figli mai nati, per incuria, ignoranza, crudelt , e di una bambina nata morta che non ha nep

Under the Mountain Wall

Under the Mountain WallA remarkable firsthand view of a lost culture in all its simplicity and violence by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen 1927 to 2014 , author of the National Book Award winning The Snow Leopard and the novel In Paradise In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe th