Boston Public Library
Black Is... 2005: International
Booklists for Adults

*Suitable for Teens

Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution
by Laurent Dubois
Chronicles the revolt of 1791-1803 in which the French colony of slaves was transformed io the first independent nation in Latin America.
F1923 D83 2004

Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge
by Ellis Cose
Newsweek editor Cose travels around the world from the Maori in New Zealand, Peruvian Indians, South African blacks, and explores the quest of victims to face their past suffering.
BJ1476 C67 2004

Butabu Adobe Architecture of West Africa
by James Morris Text by Suzanne Preston Blier
Photographic collection of buildings made of the most humble of materials—mud.
NA1598 M67 2004

*A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
by Howard W. French
A New York Times journalist describes the disastrous consequences of the centuries-old encounter between Africa and the West, and takes us inside Liberia, Nigeria, Mali and the Congo.
DT352.2 F74 2004

Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America
by Francis Bok
As a seven year old boy growing up in Sudan, Bok is kidnapped and forced to work in a household.
E184 S77B65 2003

Learning to Love Africa: My Journey from Africa to Harvard Business School and Back
by Monique Maddy
The author, born in Africa, but educated in the United States, returns withan MBA to start up a multi-national telecommunications and media company.
HD6072.6 T34 M33

Vodou Shaman: The Haitian Way of Healing and Power
by Ross Heaven
A British-born voodoo priest outlines the tradition’s core beliefs and guides the reader with exercises for spiritual practice.
BL2490 H43 2003