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Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight

Year: 2002 | Published by: MacMillan

Alexander Fuller’s much-talked-about memoir records her childhood in war-torn Africa, with a focus on the difficult relationships between settlers and …

Maru

Year: 1971

“Maru” is set in a remote village in Botswana in the 1960s. The novel is an examination of racial prejudice …

A Fine Balance

Year: 1995

Critics have lauded this book as one of the greatest novels of the late 20th century. Set in Bombay (now …

Burger’s Daughter

Year: 1979 | Published by: Viking Press

Set in South Africa during the apartheid regime, this novel is about the beginning of a young white woman’s political …

The Famished Road

Year: 1991 | Published by: Anchor Books

Ben Okri’s Booker prize-winning novel draws on the Nigerian belief in “spirit children” who die and are continuously reborn.

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu’s Congo

Year: 2000 | Published by: Fourth Estate London

This thrilling book recounts the extravagant tyranny of Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) for …

The Grass is Singing

Year: 1950 | Published by: Thomas Y. Crowell Company

This is Lessing’s first novel and tells the story of Dick and Mary Turner, ‘white’ farmers in a remote part …

Country of My Skull

Year: 1998 | Published by: Random House

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in South Africa oversaw three committees dealing with human rights violations, reparations and amnesty …

The Bottom Billion

Year: 2007 | Published by: Oxford University Press

In this latest book, former World Bank economist Paul Collier has identified fifty eight stagnating countries where nearly one billion …

Do They Hear You When You Cry

Year: 1999 | Published by: Bantam

The 17-year-old Fauziya Kassindja made headlines in 1996 when she was the first female to be granted asylum in the …

Disgrace

Year: 1999 | Published by: Secker and Warburg

This Booker Prize winning novel set in post-apartheid South Africa, is about redemption, the shift in political power and the …

King Leopold’s Ghost

Year: 2002 | Published by: Pax

When US historian Adam Hochschild published his award winning account of the brutal plunder of the Congo it raised a …

God Grew Tired of Us

Year: 2006 | Published by: Lost Boys of Sudan, National Geographic Films, Silver Nitrate Pictures

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the film God …

Allah is not Obliged

Year: 2007 | Published by: Anchor

‘Allah is not obliged to be fair about the things he does on earth.’ These are the words from the …

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010

Year: 2010 | Published by: United Nations

This report is the United Nations annual assessment of global progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. It analyses each Millennium …

State of the world population report 2011: People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion People

Year: 2011 | Published by: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

This report looks at the dynamics behind the numbers. It explains the trends that are defining our world of 7 …

World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development

Year: 2011

The World Bank publishes its annual World Development Report (WDR) with a focus a different specific development challenge each year. …

Things Fall Apart

Year: 1958 | Published by: William Heinemann Ltd.

CHINUA ACHEBE’s “Things Fall Apart” is Africa’s best known work of literature and is accepted as the first great post-colonial …

Debating Aid: A Development Education Resource

Year: 2010 | Published by: 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)

‘Is aid a duty or an option? What are our international obligations? Does aid work or is it a waste …

Age Action – Education Pack – Older people on the Global Agenda

Year: 2011 | Published by: Age Action Ireland

Designed for use in education generally (15 years upwards), this resource focuses on the issue of older people and development …