Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Reading List - Africa

I hope that everyone has lots of suggestions to add to this reading list for Africa!

General Resources
2000 Years of Christianity in Africa: An African Church History by John Baur [Paulines Africa] – A history of the Church in Africa, from the first century to recent times.

Saints of Africa by Vincent O’Malley, C.M. [Our Sunday Visitor] – A compilation of biographies for nearly ninety African saints.

Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History by Mary Lefkowitz – Examines the Afrocentric view of history.

Africa (DK Eyewitness) – Photo essay of Africa, an overview.

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry – A boy and his horse begin in 1700’s Morocco, traveling to France and England.

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard – Taking place in the 1880’s, a thrilling story about an elephant hunter’s safari deep into Africa.

African Holocaust: The Story of the Uganda Martyrs by J.F. Faupel, MHM [Paulines Africa]

Belgium and Congo
King Leopold’s Ghost by Joseph Conrad – Chronicles King Leopold II’s rule of terror over the Congo.
Heart of Darkness and Other Tales by Joseph Conrad – Historical fiction set in 1890’s Congo.

Congo and Zaire
Bakanja by Aldo Falconi, SSP [Pauline] – Blessed Bakanja Isidore was martyred for teaching the Catholic faith.

Bakhita: From Slavery to Sanctity [Pauline] – St. Josephine is a favorite saint. She is a beautiful example to all of us.

South Africa
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton – Story of a Zulu pastor and his son, set in the 1940’s.

Sahara Desert
The Little Prince by Saint-Exupery

Mogo's Flute by Hilda Van Stockum

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivoli
Thunder Cave by Roland Smith


Christine said...

Kenya: Born Free, by Joy Adamson

Charlotte said...

Immaculee Ilibigaza's books "Left to Tell" (about her miraculous, rosary-praying survival of the Rwandan genocide) and "Our Lady of Kibeho" (Church-approved Marian apparition in Rwanda)