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Subject: Out of Africa v. West With the Night
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 8:37 PM ET
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So I seem to have developed an obsession with African memoirs, recently reading "A Long Way Gone", "Mukiwa", and "Don't Let's go to the Dogs Tonight".  Trying to decide what to read next: Out of Africa or West With the Night, or both, or neither.

 

Thoughts, comments, suggestions?

Date Posted: 11/17/2007 11:24 PM ET
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"West With The Night' is fab it's old Africa So is" Slendid Outkast" They are hard to find but any Africa book by Osa& MartinJohnson is a MUST have. I highly recomend them.  You can find them on Amazon .I love reading about africa too.

Date Posted: 1/1/2008 5:34 PM ET
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You are speaking my language. I traveled to Tanzania in March. West with the Night makes reference to the Serengheti and the Maasai tribe of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area...both are right on the border of Tanzania and Kenya. I have a few on my Wish List regarding the AIDS epidemic. The ones I am really waiting for are Letting them Die and The Invisible People.

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 3:53 PM ET
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A series that one of my friends loaned me is the one by Elspeth Huxley, it starts with The Flame Trees of Thika

I haven't read "Out of Africa" yet.

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 10:19 AM ET
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Ditto on the Osa Johnson reference. I read her book "I Married Adventure" which I found in a used book store in San Marcos, TX about 20 years ago. It is wonderful.

Nelson Mandela's "Long Walk to Freedom" is great too.