Biography genre books (24)


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A Cup of Coffee with My Interrogator : The Prague Chronicles of Ludvík Vaculík by Ludvík Vaculík EN

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A collection of essays explores life in contemporary Czechoslovakia and discusses subjects including Gandhi, coffeehouses, and human rights
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum EN

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
Description:
A collection of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum (1914-43) who lived in Amsterdam that were composed in the shadow of the Holocaust, but their interest lies in the light-filled mind that pervades them and in the internal journey they chart.
Recommended: 01 Aug 2019

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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah EN

Rating: 4.5     133 Votes
Description:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco... continue
Recommended: 14 Jan 2018

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Geisha : A Life by Mineko Iwasaki EN

Rating: 3.5     27 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of four, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture. Reprint.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

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Honor Lost : Love and Death in Modern-day Jordan by Norma Khouri EN

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Country: Asia / Jordan flag Jordan
Description:
The author relates the tragic story of her best friend, Dalia, who was murdered by her own father for falling in love with a young Catholic man, and speaks out against the ancient practice of honor killing.
Recommended: 02 Mar 2022

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I Am Not Your Slave : A Memoir by Tupa Tjipombo, Chris Lockhart EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Namibia flag Namibia
Description:
I am Not Your Slave is the shocking true story of a young African girl, Tupa, who was abducted from southwestern Africa and funneled through an extensive yet almost completely unknown human trafficking network spanning the entire African continent. As she is transported from the point of her abduction on a remote farm near the Namibian-Angolan border and channeled to her ultimate destination in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, her three-year odyssey exposes the brutal horrors of a modern day middle passage. During her ordeal, Tupa encounters members of Africa's notorious gangs, terrifying wi... continue
Recommended: 07 Sep 2022

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I, Francis by Carlo Carretto EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Seeks to present the life and teaching of St Francis of Assisi in the form of an imaginary autobiography. At the same time, Carretto takes the liberty of having Francis address the problems of today, a world deeply committed to atheism, but on the brink of radical faith.
Recommended: 08 Nov 2018

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Long Walk to Freedom : The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela EN

Rating: 4     11 Votes
Description:
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ... Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling ... Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as L... continue
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022

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Man's Search For Meaning : The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust by Viktor E Frankl EN

Rating: 4.4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
Over 16 million copies sold worldwide 'Every human being should read this book' Simon Sinek One of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, Man's Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl's story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives.
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

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Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas by Machado de Assis EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Recommended: 13 Jun 2022


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