History - Africa

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King Peggy: An American Secretary, He...

Peggielene Bartels

The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detecti...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2012

Hidden Figures: The American Dream an...

Margot Lee Shetterly

[Read by Robin Miles]The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture.Before John Glenn orbited Ear...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2016

A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuou...

Dominic Lapierre

In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were co...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2009

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow W...

Philip Gourevitch

Hutus kill Tutsis, then Tutsis kill Hutus--if that's really all there is to it, then no wonder we can't be bothered with it,' Philip Gourevitch writes, imagining the response of somebody in a country far from the ethnic strife and mas...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2007

The Wonga Coup: A Tale of Guns, Germs...

Adam Roberts

In THE WONGA COUP, a group of European businessmen decide to raise funds so that an army of mercenaries can take over a relatively small, but oil-rich, country in West Africa. This true story of a bold, and ultimately failed, 2004 plo...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2006

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: A...

Joshua Hammer

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular m...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2016

The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B. Tyson

Mississippi, 1955: fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by a white mob after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. Till's attackers were never convicted, but his lynching became one of the most notorious h...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2017

13 Hours: The Inside Account of What ...

Mitchell Zuckoff

13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2015
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