Out of Africa: Nonfiction

Explore Africa through these nonfiction accounts of events and adventure!  All of these titles are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.


Benanav, Michael. Men of Salt: Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold. 2006. (916.604 B).

Bixler, Mark. The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience. 2005. (325.2109624 B).

Campbell, Greg. Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World’s Most Precious Stones. 2002. (966.404 C). Also available: CD

Caputo, Philip. Ghosts of Tsavo: Stalking the Mystery Lions of East Africa. 2002.
(599.757 C).

Deng, Alephonsion. They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan. 2005. (962.4043 D).

Fuller, Alexandra. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood. 2001. (968.9104 F). Also available: Cassette

Godwin, Peter. When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa. 2007. (B G5924.wh).

Gourevitch, Philip. We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda. 1999. (364.1510967 G).

Greene, Melissa Fay. There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children. 2006. (362.732 G). Also available: CD

Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. 1998. (967.5 H).

Hunter-Gault, Charlayne. New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance. 2006. (968 H).

Jones, Ann. Looking for Lovedu: Days and Nights in Africa. 2001. (916.04329 J).

Kapuściński, Ryszard. The Shadow of the Sun. 2001. (960.32 K).

Lamb, Christina. House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe. 2007. (968.91051  L).

Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. 1994.
(B M2712.Lo). Also available: Cassette

Maathai, Wangari. Unbowed: A Memoir. 2006. (333.72092 M).

Meredith, Martin, Diamonds, Gold and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa. 2007. (968.0481 M).

Theroux, Paul. Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town. 2003. (916.04329 T).
Also available: CD

Tucker, Neely. Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir. 2004. (362.734 T).
Also available: CD

Wooten, James T. We Are All the Same: A Story of a Boy’s Courage and a Mother’s Love. 2004. (362.1969792 W).