Whether you’re into the conservation, politics or history of Africa, we’ve got something to whet your reading appetite…

What I Tell You Three Times Is True: Conservation, Ivory, History and Politics

In this wide-ranging narrative, which is part historical, part investigative and largely autobiographical, Ian Parker examines the perennial preoccupation of man with elephants…and his pursuit of their ivory. COMMENTS: ‘…although a lot more could be said about this remarkable work, I want simply to recommend reading Parker’s book to all those interested by the elephant…

Genre: Africa, Autobiography, Conservation, Environment, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: Elephants, ivory poaching

The Shamba Raiders: Memories of a Game Warden

Highly acclaimed, The Shamba Raiders is one man’s fascinating account of the eternal struggle to preserve East Africa’s herds of game which were – and still are- increasingly threatened by modern civilization, poaching, war and the economic and political changes which swept Africa during the middle of the last century. Bruce Kinloch is probably the…

Genre: Africa, African history, Autobiography, Conservation, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: animal conservation, Animals of East Africa, College of African Wildlife Management, East Africa, elephant, game warden, Kilimanjaro, Malawi, poaching, Tanzania, Uganda

Last Boat For Africa

John Miller was one of the last four young administrative officers to be sent to Africa. In the twilight of The British Empire. He arrived in Swaziland in 1962 to take up a position in the British Colonial Service. For the next three years, his life was nothing if not varied as the Administration worked…

Genre: Africa, African history, Librario, Non-fiction, Politics
Subjects: animal conservation, British Colonial Service, British colonies, British Empire, independence, Sobhuza II, Swaziland, witchcraft

Jua Kali’s Voyage on the Jade Sea

The last of Africa’s great lakes to be mapped and the least known, Lake Turkana (formerly Lake Rudolph) is also the world’s wildest inland water. For reasons not yet understood, its southern half is lashed by gale-force winds on more days of the year than not. Remote and largely inaccessible, it presents challenges that the…

Genre: Africa, Librario, Non-fiction, Sailing, Travel
Subjects: Lake Rudolph, Lake Turkana, yacht

In Ethiopia

In 1965, when Haile Selassie decided Ethiopia must have National Parks and Nature Reserves, he appointed John Blower as his adviser and senior warden. What followed was a formidable challenge: struggling with a complex, corrupt and medieval bureaucracy in Addis Ababa and the shifting allegiances of warlords and brigands in the countryside. But the magnificence…

Genre: Africa, African history, Autobiography, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: Addis Ababa, bush, Ehtopia, Eritrea, Haile Selassie, national park, Nature Reserve, warlords

From Dark Heart To Kalahari

Clive Spinage first went to Kenya, Africa in 1953 but did not become a professional wildlife ecologist until 1964 when he conducted antelope research in Uganda. Since then he has worked in Rwanda, Tanzania, the Central African Republic, Upper Volta and Botswana. He has been described as one of the world’s leading authorities on African…

Genre: Africa, Autobiography, Conservation, Librario, Non-fiction, Travel
Subjects: Africa, African mammals, Animals of East Africa, Botswana, Central African Republic, ecology, Elephants, Emperor Bocassa, Idi Amin, Kenya, Politics, Rwanda, Tanzania, The Book of the Giraffe, The Natural History of the Antelope, Uganda, Upper Volta, wildlife, zoology