Boston Public Library
Black Is... 2004: International
Booklists for Adults

*Suitable for Teens

Africa’s Armies: From Honor to Infamy—A History from 1791 to the Present
by Robert B. Edgerton
From the pre-colonial experience when African armies fought with honor, to the decolonization era of corruption, military coups, mass slaughter, and assassinations.
DT21.5 E34 2002

After the Dance: A Walk through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti
by Edwidge Danticat
The author journeys to her native Haiti, and explores the history, folklore, and images of carnival.
GT4226 J33D35 2002

Bay Of Tigers: An African Odyssey
by Pedro Rosa Mendes
A journalist documents his 1977, 6,000 mile journey from Angola to Mozambique by trains with no windows, doors, or seats, on wrecks of trucks and buses, on boats and motorcycles.
DT1428 .M465 2003

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

by Paul Theroux
Travels through Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and finally to the southern tip of South Africa.
DT12.25 T48

The Devil that Danced on the Water: A Daughter’s Quest
by Aminatta Forna
Forna saw her father for the last time when she was 10. As an adult she returns to Sierra Leone to search for the truth behind his execution.
CT2448 .F67A3 2002

The First Rasta: Leonard Howell and the Rise of Rastafarianism
by Hélène Lee, translated by Lily Davis
A French journalist outlines the origins of the Rastafarian movement.
BL2532 .R37 L44513 2003

A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness
by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
South African Eugene de Kock is serving a 212-year sentence for his role as the commanding officer of state-sanctioned apartheid death squads.
HV7911 .D439G63 2003

Mandela, Mobutu, and Me: A Newswoman’s African Journey
by Lynne Duke
The Washington Post’s Johannesburg bureau chief chronicles the most pivotal events of the 1990s.
DT1974 .D85 2003

Saving the Lost Tribe: The Rescue and Redemption of the Ethiopian Jews
by Asher Naim
In April 1991, 14,200 African Jews were airlifted from war-torn Ethiopia to Israel in a 25-hour period. Naim, who was the Israeli ambassador, describes the politics and events surrounding this movement.
DS135 .E75N35 2003