What are the best books that feature African safari and culture?

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    #1Whatever You Do, Don't Run

    Whatever You Do, Don't Run
    Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide is a nonfiction biography book written by Peter Allison. This nonfiction biography book was published by Lyons Press.
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    Elizabeth Reyes
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "An entertaining read. I don't foresee being able to afford a safari in Botswana any time soon. This was a fun way to 'travel' there for the price of the book. Peter Allison has a great sense of humor and a wonderful way of telling stories. "
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    #2Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds

    Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds

    Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds is a non-fiction book written by Joy Adamson. This book narrates the story of a lion cub who was raised in captivity as she tries to get back in the wild. This book was originally published in 1960.

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    Larry Edwards
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #3The Power of One

    The Power of One
    The Power of One is a fictional and a cultural story set in Southern Africa written by Bryce Courtenay. The story follows an abandoned boy, Peekay, and his epic journey towards transforming lives amidst the apartheid.

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    #4Half of a Yellow Sun

    Half of a Yellow Sun
    Half of a Yellow Sun is a historical fiction novel by the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Set in the now-defunct Republic of Biafra, it tells the story of five people as they fight to keep their nation alive.
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    Dan Xu
    Written on May 12, 2018
    ""Half of a Yellow Sun" is an excellent story featuring a Safari and modern African culture. I absolutely loved the vivid setting and riveting plot as these Biafran natives attempt to create their own republic."
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    #5Cry, the Beloved Country

    Cry, the Beloved Country

    Originally published in 1948, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic book by South African writer Alan Paton. It tells the story of the harrowing racism that was rampant during the apartheid in South Africa.

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    Megan Allen
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The book is price very low"
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    #6Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

    Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

    Things Fall Apart is a book by the acclaimed Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. It tells the story of the conflict between the colonial British government and a Nigerian ethnic group, the Ibo people. It is the first book in the African trilogy.

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    George Carr
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I've always been a big fan of African culture and most things to do with the African safari. This book does a good job of describing some of the more political aspects of Africa and some of the problems they encounter over there. It's easy to forget how bad some other parts of the world have it when you live in America but books like this are nice reminders."
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    #7The Shadow of the Sun

    The Shadow of the Sun
    The Shadow of the Sun is a nonfiction autobiography book written by Ryszard Kapuscinski, published on April 9, 2001 by Vintage. It follows the story of Ryszard Kapuscinski and his struggle against the ethnic genocide.
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    Aaron Kim
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a book that tracks a man's visit to Africa about fifteen years after World War II settled down. It's a very international story, though it's actually a true account of what the real individual, Ryszard Kapuscinski, went through. He's Polish, and spent his time in Africa trying to track and expose genocidal warlords and prejudicial government actions. Plus he had to deal with all the usual obstacles Africa herself will throw up at you; from wild animals to insect disease transmission to bad water. It's a little dense to read in some places, but is an interesting account of a tough task."
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    #8The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency narrates the story of Precious Ramotswe whose passion is to help people with their life problems. She gets hired to solve cases until she is in danger for the case that involves a missing 11-year-old boy.

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    Mary Rios
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "After watching "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" on HBO, I had to look at the original idea that started that series and I learned that the series is based on a book! Reading the book was like rewatching the whole series! I love crime shows, but I never knew that I would enjoy crime books! It was a pretty quick and interesting read!"
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    #9Crocodile's Tears

    Crocodile's Tears
    Crocodile's Tears is a picture book for children written and illustrated by Alex Beard. It was published in August 2011. It is about a crocodile crying to the wonderment of the other animals.
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    Ramón Valencia
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I bought this book for my son , who loves to read books featuring animals. The illustrations and design of the book was pretty solid. One thing I can relate to is the crocodile's want for friendship which this book teaches. "
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    #10Green Hills of Africa

    Green Hills of Africa

    Green Hills of Africa is the lyrical journal of Ernest Hemingway's one month stay on a safari in the country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December 1933, which shows his interest and fascination on hunting. 

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    Ao Tan
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "africa landscape beauty portrayed through the story of wildlife game hunting. Get familiar with safari on Africa through the story of a man and his wife's journey"
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    #11Dark Star Safari

    Dark Star Safari
    Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown is a travel memoir written by famed author Paul Theroux. It was originally published in 2004 and became a New York Times Bestseller. It is about his colorful travel across Africa.
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    Lisa Bowman
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This entry in the Paul Theroux travelogue series is one of his best, if a bit uncomfortable. His description of his travel from Cairo to Capetown can be a bit depressing, but at the same time so educational. If you want to know the real Africa without all the hearts and flowers, this is for you."
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    #12Chasing the Devil

    Chasing the Devil

    Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit is an adventure filled western African culture, travel nonfiction book written by Tim Butcher. It was published January 1, 2010 by Chatoo & Windus.

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    Jessica Kelly
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Tim Butcher follows the journey that Grahame and Barbara Greene took in 1935 travelling from Sierra Leone to Liberia. In this captivating adventure Butcher paints a vivid picture of the people and places both past and present. "
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    #13Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood is a memoir written by Alexandra Fuller. It was published in 2003 and became a New York Times bestseller. It was a finalist for the Guardian's First Book Prize.

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    #14Iron Butterfly: A Novel of Africa

    Iron Butterfly: A Novel of Africa

    Iron Butterfly: A Novel of Africa is a historical fiction written by Clara Whaley Perkins. Published in 2011, Iron Butterfly focuses on the kidnapping of the female Paramount Chief from Sierra Leone.

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    Ángel Saucedo
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is not something that I think is a good solution for African safari culture. There are more in-depth books around that I would go for than this one. I found some better options people liked more very quickly."
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    #15Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

    Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

    Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina is a memoir by Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince. Published in 2014, Taking Flight narrates the author's experiences regarding her escape from Sierra Leone to her rise as star ballerina.

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    Kathleen Grant
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The novel subject matter is not a solution that features african safari culture."
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    #16White Man's Grave: A Novel

    White Man's Grave: A Novel
    White Man's Grave is a book written by Richard Dooling. Published in 1994, White Man's Grave focuses on the search for Michael Killigan, a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa.
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    Kai Wang
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Now this is more like it. A topic that not only relates to the product but describes its story as well."

Summary

Best What are the best books that feature African safari and culture
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Whatever You Do, Don't RunBooks 41 Paid
2Born Free: A Lioness of Two WorldsBooks 39 Paid
3The Power of OneBooks 35 Paid
4Half of a Yellow SunBooks 35 Paid
5Cry, the Beloved CountryBooks 32 Paid
6Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)Books 30 Paid
7The Shadow of the SunBooks 29 Paid
8The No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyBooks 26 Paid
9Crocodile's TearsBooks 25 Paid
10Green Hills of AfricaBooks 23 Paid
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