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Black Is... 1999: Old and New Africa
Booklists for Adults

AFRICA: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONTINENT
by John Reader. Geology, prehistory, the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, the colonial and post-colonial periods: it’s all here.
DT20 .R43 1998

AFRICA IN CHAOS
by George B.N. Ayittey. Does Africa risk becoming the lost continent? A call for radical change.
HC800 .A98 1998

DESERT FLOWER: The Extra-ordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
by Waris Dirie. From Somali runaway teen to super-model and United Nations Special Ambassador.
HQ1236.5 .S58 D57 1998

NELSON MANDELA: A Biography
by Martin Meredith. A public and private history of the South African president.
DT1949.M35 M47 1998

THE RISE & FALL OF THE ZULU NATION
by John Laband. The internal politics and external conflicts of the 19th-century kingdom.
DT2400.Z85 L32 1997

This selected list was compiled by:  Kendall Brothers, General Library, Teen Services; Moonyean Carlton, General Library, Adult Reader and Information Services; Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch; Janice Knight, Mattapan Branch; Amy Manson, Jamaica Plain Branch; Sarah Markell, Charlestown Branch;   Jacquelyn Hogan, Chairperson, Grove Hall Branch Libraries.  Boston Public Library, 1999.