Books set in Zambia (7)


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Bitterness (An African Novel from Zambia) : by Malama Katulwende EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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Based on real events and written by a young Zambian poet and intellectual, this is one of the most realistic and passionate contemporary novels about the life of young people in today's Africa, .

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How the West was Lost : Fifty Years of Economic Folly - and the Stark Choices Ahead by Dambisa Moyo EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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"We think we know what's coming. But is it already too late? "How the West Was Lost" is a wake-up call for all of us. Dambisa Moyo argues that during the last fifty years the most advanced countries on earth have squandered their advantage through fatally flawed policies: obsessing over property, ravenously consuming and building up debt instead of investing. Here Moyo outlines solutions that could help stem the tide. By rethinking many of the things we take for granted, she shows, it may yet be possible for the West to get back into the race." -- Back cover.

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La deriva by Namwali Serpell ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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"En el prefacio de una antología de la literatura rusa Vladimir Nabokov declaró que no había encontrado una sola página de Dostoievski digna de ser incluida,...Dostoievski no debe ser juzgado por cada página sino por la suma de páginas que componen el libro." Jorge L. Borges: Prólogo a Los Demonios, de F. Dostoievski. (A su vez, Nabokov decía sobre la literatura de Borges "Esperaba encontrarme con una catedral, y me encontré con un zaguán"). De la misma manera, en La deriva tal vez no se encuentre alguna... continue

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Patchwork by Ellen Banda-Aaku EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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Everyone calls me Pumpkin. Firstly, because I was a fat, chubby-cheeked baby. And, secondly, because when Ma was pregnant with me, no matter how much pumpkin she ate, she just couldn't get enough ...'. Lusaka. 1978. Pumpkin is nine years old. Her fashionable mother is the queen of Tudu Court, but underneath the veneer of respectability that her father's money provides lies a secret that threatens their whole world - the tall, elegant Totela Ponga is a drunk. And when Pumpkin's father - the wealthy businessman JS - discovers her mother's alcoholism it sets in motion a chain of events that come ... continue

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The Mourning Bird by Mubanga Kalimamukwento EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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When eleven-year-old Chimuka and her younger brother Ali find themselves orphaned in the 1990s, it's clear that their seemingly ordinary Zambian family is brimming with secrets: from HIV/AIDS to infidelity to suicide. Faced with the difficult choice of living with their abusive extended family or slithering into the dark underbelly of Lusaka's streets, Chimuka and Ali escape and become street kids. Against the backdrop of a failed military coup, election riots and a declining economy, Chimuka and Ali are raised by drugs, crime and police brutality. As a teenager, Chimuka is caught between pros... continue

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The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell EN

Rating: 4 (4 votes)
Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant - a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and the grand sweep of time 'In turns charming, heartbreaking, and breathtaking, The Old Drift is a staggeringly ambitious, genre-busting multigenerational saga with moxie for days... I wanted it to go on forever. A worthy heir to Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude." Carmen Maria Machado On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. He... continue

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Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Dorothy Steel EN

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When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife, Jane, to his new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala he anticipates a more restful life than police work in the big city entails. However an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances present him with a riddle that he will need all his experience to solve. Set on the exotic island of Ceylon in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and relaxing mystery spiced with humour and a colourful cast of characters. Interview with the Author Q. There are so many murder mys... continue