A Basket of Leaves, by Geoff Wisner
Capturing the spirit of of Africa--from the desert of Algeria to the savannahs of Kenya, and to the jungles of Equatorial Guinea--this quintessential reader's guide includes reviews and excerpts from notable books from each of Africa's 54 countries. This compilation explores many of the best-known works on Africa, such as "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), "All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes" by Maya Angelou (Ghana), "The Viceroy of Ouidah" by Bruce Chatwin (Benin), "Age of Iron" by J.M. Coetzee (South Africa), "Gorillas in the Mist" by Dian Fossey (Rwanda), and "When Rain Clouds Gather" by Bessie Head (Botswana).
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