Africa and it's wars

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Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe
1.  Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe by Gerard Prunier
The list author says:
  "Although the best book on the Congo war, don't make it your first"
CDN$ 15.85   Used & New from: CDN$ 9.66
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army
2.  First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army by Peter Eichstaedt
The list author says:
  "Read this if you want to learn about Joseph Kony"
CDN$ 17.52   Used & New from: CDN$ 17.21

All Things Must Fight To Live
3.  All Things Must Fight To Live by Bryan Mealer
The list author says:
  "A good book to read on the Congo, much easier than Prunier"
CDN$ 14.60   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
4.  Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins
The list author says:
  "Amazing book on the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya"
CDN$ 16.61   Used & New from: CDN$ 2.53
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
5.  Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Romeo Dallaire
The list author says:
  "A must read for anyone interested in the Rwandan Genocide"
CDN$ 15.64   Used & New from: CDN$ 1.45
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
6.  We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
The list author says:
  "Despite the cheesy title, one of the best books written on Rwanda/Congo"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
7.  King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild
The list author says:
  "The definitive book to read about the history of the Congo, and it's colonizer, King Leopold II of Belgium. One of the best books I have read"
CDN$ 15.12   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.44
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

What Is the What
8.  What Is the What by Dave Eggers
The list author says:
  "A Lost boy from Sudan, great read"
CDN$ 15.16   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.50
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir
9.  God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir by John Bul Dau
The list author says:
  "A Lost boy from Sudan, great read"
CDN$ 15.33   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.03
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
10.  They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benjamin Ajak
The list author says:
  "Another Lost boy book, probably the best one"
CDN$ 13.36   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

War Child: A Child Soldier's Story
11.  War Child: A Child Soldier's Story by Emmanuel Jal
The list author says:
  "A lost boy book, but a Nuer, not a Dinka, who became a child soldier in the SPLA"
CDN$ 13.36   Used & New from: CDN$ 2.93
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea
12.  Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea by Robert D. Kaplan
The list author says:
  "A bit slow at times, nonetheless, a very good read"
CDN$ 12.96   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Out of Exile: Narratives from the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan
13.  Out of Exile: Narratives from the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan by Dave Eggers
The list author says:
  "A collection of stories of "Lost Boys" and other Sudanese Dinka during the war"
CDN$ 14.40   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.11

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
14.  A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne
The list author says:
  "The definitive book on the French occupation of Algeria"
CDN$ 16.57   Used & New from: CDN$ 6.71
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Shadow of the Sun
15.  The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
The list author says:
  "Very interesting book, has insight found nowhere else"
CDN$ 15.16   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Rebels' Hour, The
16.  Rebels' Hour, The by Lieve Joris
The list author says:
  "A very easy to read, and well written book about whom I believe to be CNDP General Laurent Nkunda"
CDN$ 13.83   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.76

Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-torn Village
17.  Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-torn Village by Dr. James Maskalyk
The list author says:
  "A great book by a Canadian Doctor about living in Abyei, on the border of North and South Sudan"
CDN$ 14.56   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa
18.  The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa by Adam Roberts
The list author says:
  "Fantastic book about the plot by mercenary Simon Mann to take over Equitorial Guinea"
CDN$ 13.14   Used & New from: CDN$ 4.90
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior: An Autobiography
19.  The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior: An Autobiography by Tepilit Ole Saitoti
The list author says:
  "Wonderful book about growing up under the old Maasai traditions."
CDN$ 29.92   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.60
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River
20.  The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River by Dan Morrison
The list author says:
  "About a journalist's journey up the nile starting from the source. Started out fantastic but kind of lost it's allure in the last quarter of the book. Still a good easy read"
CDN$ 26.80   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01

Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
21.  Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak by Jean Hatzfeld
The list author says:
  "Transcripts of interviews with prisoners who committed murders during the Rwandan genocide. Very eerie"
CDN$ 13.36   Used & New from: CDN$ 2.92
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

A Long Way Gone
22.  A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
The list author says:
  "About a child soldier from Sierra Leone. Good read"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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