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I selected the ten books on this Ferris wheel among Africa bestsellers at Amazon.com. For Amazon's latest Africa list, updated hourly, click here


This set includes a few classic books I highly recommend, as well as a few on my "to read sometime" list. And, just for variety, a CD of songs by Oliver Mtukudzi.

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Browse books selected by AfricaFocus on these West African countries
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And a few more that wouldn't fit on the carousel - William Attwood, The Reds and the Blacks | Makeba: My Story | John Morrow, First American ambassador to Guinea | Claude Riviére, Guinea: The Mobilization of a People

For a selection of books on Guinea (Conakry), I first chose two books by historian Elizabeth Schmidt reflecting new research and a "bottom-up" perspective on the history of nationalism in that country. Then I asked her to suggest some additional books. The result, with a classic audio CD thrown in for good measure ("Authenticité"), is shown above.

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