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Would you take a five week expedition across primitive roads through 10 African countries by motorbike? A team with three intrepid riders have done just that. 

The Lundin for Africa Foundation is committed to raising resources and support to improve the quality of life in Africa through grass roots projects involving orphanages, fresh water and sustainable community intiatives. Over $1.3M has come in so far.


February 03, 2006

Writers and Writing from Africa

The Top 12 Titles From African Review of Books

Modern and Classic Novels Set in Africa

The Heart of Darkeness, Joseph Conrad. Brilliantly written, Conrad's classic novel has inspired writers and film-makers alike. It served as the basis for "Apocalypse Now", drawing correlations of decay between colonialism in the Congo and the Vietnam War.


King Leopold's Ghosts, Adam Hoschild's superb, engrossing chronicle focuses on one of the great, horrifying and nearly forgotten crimes of the century: greedy Belgian King Leopold II's rape of the Congo.

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver's most popular novel about a missionary family that travels to the Belgian Congo at the end of colonial rule as told through the eyes of four daughters.


Snakepit, Moses Isegawa. An ambitious narrative of trouble and turmoil near the end of Idi Amin's dictatorship in Uganda. Bat Katanga, native son and recent postgraduate student at Cambridge University, returns to Uganda to seek his fortune during the chaotic scramble for economic independence and personal enrichment in the 1970s.

Nature Lessons, Lynette Brasfield. A story of paranoia both personal and political in a family struggling with schizophrenia in post-Aparteid S. Africa.


Travel & Adventure

Through the Dark Continent Vol 1, Morgan Stanley. The true story of Stanley's amazing first journey and the challenges that beset him.

Facing the Congo: A Modern-Day Journey into the Heart of Darkness, Jeffrey Tayler This is an amazing story of Jeff's journey in a native dug-out canoe down the most navigatable and dangerous portion of the Congo River. BookBuffet Review

Classic Authors from S. Africa


Illustrated Resource Books


TSOTSI Miramax Films. Winner of the Toronto Film Festival 2005, Golden Globe and Academy nominated foreign film. Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto - TSOTSI - Traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby accidentally kidnapped during a car-jacking.


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BookBuffet's Wine and Book Club Pick February

Taste and breath South Africa through our Wine and Book Club. February we feature Nadine Gordimer newest novel, and delicious wines:

  • De Traffor "Blueprint" Shiraz Stellenbosch $60
  • Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2004 $17.99
  • Boekenhoutskloof "The Chocolate Block" 2004 Western Cape $29.99 Purchase at Women&



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