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Author : Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2012-03-01
Page : 352
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0141966777
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Daphne Sheldrick's best-selling love story of romance, life and elephants, An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants is an incredible story from Africa's greatest living conservationist. A typical day for Daphne involves rescuing baby elephants from poachers; finding homes for orphan elephants, all the while campaigning the ever-present threat of poaching for the ivory trade. An African Love Story is the incredible memoir of her life. It tells two stories - one is the extraordinary love story which blossomed when Daphne fell head over heels with Tsavo Game Park and its famous warden, David Sheldrick. The second is the love story of how Daphne and David, who devoted their lives to saving elephant orphans, at first losing every infant under the age of two until Daphne at last managed to devise the first-ever milk formula which would keep them alive. 'Compulsively readable', Mail on Sunday 'An enchanting memoir', Telegraph Daphne Sheldrick has spent her entire life in Kenya. For over 25 years, she and her husband, David, the famous founder of the the giant Tsavo National Park, raised and rehabilitated back into the wild orphans of misfortune from many different wild species. These included elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, zebra, eland, kudu, impala, warthogs and many other smaller animals. In 2006 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen.


Author : Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher : Picador
Release : 2013-06-25
Page : 368
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9781250033376
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"Astonishing...You may be tempted after the last page to sell all your possessions and join [Sheldrick's] cause."—The Boston Globe The first person to successfully raise newborn elephants, Dame Daphne Sheldrick has saved countless African animals from certain death. In this indelible and deeply heartfelt memoir, Daphne tells of her remarkable career as a conservationist and introduces us to a whole host of orphans—including Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope, and the majestic elephant Eleanor. Yet she also shares the incredible human story of her relationship with David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo National Park warden whose death inspired the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the orphans' nursery, where Daphne works to this day. From her tireless campaign to preserve Kenya's wildlife to the astonishing creatures she befriended along the way, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, providing rare insight into the life of one of the world's most fascinating women.


Author : Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher :
Release : 2012
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Category : Elephants
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"A typical day for Daphne involves rescuing baby elephants from poachers; finding homes for orphan elephants, all the while campaigning against the possibility that the ivory trade might be re-opened. An African Love Story is the incredible memoir of her life. It tells two stories. The first is the Tsavo years, and the extraordinary love story which blossomed when the young Daphne, moved to Tsavo with her first husband and fell head over heels with both the park and its famous warden, David Sheldrick. The second is the love story of how Daphne and David, who devoted their lives to saving elephant orphans, at first losing every infant under the age of two until Daphne at last managed to devise the first-ever milk formula which would keep them alive." --Publishers description.


Author : Craig Keener
Médine Moussounga Keener
Publisher : Chosen Books
Release : 2016-04-05
Page : 240
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1441229604
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Gripping True Story of War and Romance, Hope and Miracles When the odds are impossible, love goes to work. In this thrilling true-life story, readers follow the path of friendship that grows into a romance that spans continents and survives devastating hardship. Craig Keener, a respected white scholar, was cautious after a broken relationship. Médine, a well-educated African woman, met Craig through a campus ministry and the two became friends. Long after they parted for their respective worlds, Craig realized his love for her and began the arduous--and often supernatural--journey to be reunited. Médine faced terror and disease as a refugee in the war-torn Congo; Craig did not know most days if she was alive or dead. Their tender story of love beating the odds inspires readers to believe that God's own great love for each of us will always overcome.


Author : Author O. Wright
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2011-06
Page : 390
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1462884644
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Lavina: The Saga of an African Princess (The Complete Story) depicts a heartrending, and sometimes distressful, historical narrative of a beautiful young tribal princess named Lavina from West Africa. This poignant narrative tells how she and her promised one Rabboni were unmercifully taken from their homeland and brought to the colony of Virginia. They were then sold as slaves to endure the harsh abuses and cruelties of the fields. Separated and alone, Lavina is purchased by a compassionate elderly couple, while Rabboni suffers at the hands of different slave owners. However, with deep and abiding faith in their Almighty Protector, they miraculously find each other again and fulfill the promise made at their sacred market place. Told in graphic and honest detail, this author's portrayal of their deep faith in their Almighty Protector shows again and again how these two unfortunate people survived the harsh and intricate system of oppression marshaled against them. This historical narrative is an excellent read for all Americans, particularly young African Americans, interested in learning more about the American history involving their ancestor's most horrific existence as slaves in Colonial Virginia. Read and examine the painful, yet moving and exultant triumph of Lavina: The Saga of an African Princess (The Complete Story).


Author : Ama Ata Aidoo
Publisher : Ayebia Clarke Pub Limited
Release : 2006
Page : 249
Category : Fiction
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A radical collection of love stories from African women. The collection combines the confidence of established and award-winning writers with the tentativeness and originality of budding writers from Africa and the African Diaspora. Focusing on love and radically debunking the myth about African women being poor and helpless victims this anthology rather depicts their strength, complexity and diversity.


Author : L. A. Osakwe
Publisher : Old King Cole Publishing Ltd
Release : 2017-06-02
Page : 244
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0993449611
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Author : Olive Schreiner
Publisher :
Release : 1888
Page : 375
Category :
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Author : Talent Chioma Mundy-Castle
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-11-29
Page : 168
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781477218754
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This is a true story from deepest Africa. In 1954 a healthy baby girl is born in unusual circumstances and her mother dies, never regaining consciousness. Neither is able to make even the briefest eye contact with the other despite having been as one for nine months. The little girls father, distraught at his wifes death, cannot bear to take his daughter home and she is left in the care of the hospital authorities. She is technically an orphan, and officially becomes one, when her father dies 5 years later. During this 5 year period the father remarries and makes amends by taking the young girl home and bonding with her and, in this brief period, they grow to love each other. However, the stepmother feels no affinity towards her and a fractious relationship between the two females descends into real hate. This is exacerbated by the fact that, in Nigeria, the girl is considered to be a witch and, worse, the murderer of her mother. She must work for anyone but belongs to no-one and is fed, accommodated, and educated only on the whim of numerous relatives, aunties, uncles, and the grandfathers whom she loves the most. But when the grandfathers die she is cast into the abyss of African custom and predatory males and, while developing great beauty, builds incredible tactics and defences to enable her to survive, against the odds. Ironically, she is saved by a brutal war when, at the tender age of 13, she becomes a child soldier spy and an active service heroine to her comrades, who reward this by discharging her after wrongly accusing her of being a saboteur (turncoat) following her capture and torture by the enemy. This war, so detrimental to most of the population of Biafra, finally shapes her future and, surviving where a million have died, she goes on to struggle through many more adversities (complicated by a web of pagan beliefs, superstition, Christianity and the vestiges of colonialism) to find temporary security on many occasions, but inevitably returning to the seemingly unequal contest. Five well-balanced and variously successful children will testify that their place in the world was fashioned by the dedication, love and sense of purpose of this extraordinary woman. But it doesnt end there..


Author : Kobie Kruger
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2014-11-28
Page : 400
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1473526132
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When Kobie Krüger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom. Yet, for Kobie and her family, the seventeen years spent in this spectacularly beautiful park proved to be the most magical - and occasionally the most hair-raising - of their lives. Kobie recounts their enchanting adventures and extraordinary experiences in this vast reserve - a place where, bathed in golden sunlight, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees. But as the Krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony. They soon became accustomed to living with the unexpected: the sneaky hyenas who stole blankets and cooking pots, the sinister-looking pythons that slithered into the house, and the usually placid elephants who grew foul-tempered in the violent heat of the summer. And one terrible day, a lion attacked Kobus in the bush and nearly killed him. Yet nothing prepared the Krugers for their greatest adventure of all, the raising of an orphaned prince, a lion cub who, when they found him, was only a few days old and on the verge of death. Reared on a cocktail of love and bottles of fat-enriched milk, Leo soon became an affectionate, rambunctious and adored member of the fmaily. It is the rearing of this young king, and the hilarious endeavours to teach him to become a 'real' lion who could survive with his own kind in the wild, that lie at the heart of this endearing memoir. It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured.


Author : Kuki Gallmann
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2012-03-29
Page : 368
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0141966408
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‘Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the lake, and the evening shadows settle over the valleys and plains of the Laikipia plateau.’ Kuki Gallmann’s haunting memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s first with her husband Paulo, and then alone, is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the magical spirit of Africa.


Author : Uchenwa Iroaga Genus
Dwayne Genus
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2016-07-12
Page : 200
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1524522961
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Chinedu was a bright young boy, unfortunately disillusioned by the death of his beloved father. He finds himself spiraling out of control until a visit to his Nigerian grandparents in Toronto puts him on a path to self-realization and changes his life forever. Chinedu’s grandmother, Nkechi Iroaga, shares her personal true story of life, love and survival as she escaped the devastation of the Biafran war in the 1960’s. Her childhood experiences of growing up in an African village culminate into the journey of an intelligent young woman who finds love with her soul mate. Their love endures the bitterness of a hard fought war and is miraculously reunited in a new country. Nkechi’s encounters bear witness to the true stories of several Igbo people whose lives were adversely aff ected by the war, forever changed by loss but honoured by survival, including her family.


Author : Mindy Mejia
Publisher : Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Release : 2019-07-09
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501177370
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“Dark and atmospheric, with palpably vivid details and complex characters harboring plenty of secrets” (Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of The Marriage Lie), this riveting and suspenseful thriller—by the author of the critically acclaimed Everything You Want Me to Be—follows the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return ten years later. There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago, a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later...the son reappears. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he is violent and uncommunicative and is sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with the high-profile patient. No matter how hard she tries, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last ten years of his life. But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too. And as she’s drawn closer to this enigmatic boy who is no longer a boy, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world. With breathless pacing and edge-of-your-seat twists and turns, “Leave No Trace is as thrilling as whitewater rapids and as dark as the Minnesotan wilderness itself” (Amy Gentry, internationally bestselling author of Good as Gone).


Author : Françoise Malby-Anthony
Katja Willemsen
Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
Release : 2019-11-05
Page : 336
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 1250220157
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers." —Publishers Weekly A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Françoise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence’s death, Françoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd’s feisty new matriarch Frankie didn’t like her. In this heart-warming and moving book, Françoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue center a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she’d had Frankie wrong all along. Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen is a captivating and gripping read.


Author : Stephen C. Lundin
Bob Nelson
Publisher : Currency
Release : 2010
Page : 144
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0307587886
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A business parable inspired by the African philosophy of cooperative teamwork explains how to foster success and personal fulfillment by creating working environments where people look out for one another and avoid self-promoting behaviors.


Author : Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 1973
Page : 288
Category : Tsavo National Park (Kenya).
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Author : Lori Robinson
Publisher : New Insights Press
Release : 2016-02-12
Page : 174
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9780996548649
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An Anthology of readings from 50 leading conservationists discussing "what motivates them" to keep working at saving some of the most endangered species and threatened areas of the planet.


Author : Elphinstone Dayrell
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1968
Page : 26
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780395539637
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An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.


Author : Michela Wrong
Publisher : Fourth Estate
Release : 2021-04
Page : 512
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780008238872
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'A withering assault on the murderous regime of Kagame, and a melancholy love song to the last dreams of the African Great Lakes' John Le Carre A new book from the award winning author of In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz, Do Not Disturb explores the controversial career of Paul Kagame and the legacy of the Rwandan genocide


Author : Sir H Rider Haggard
Publisher :
Release : 2021-02-06
Page : 264
Category :
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Benita: An African Romance (alternatively titled The Spirit of Bambatse) is a novel by H. Rider Haggard.