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    Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway's well-known interest in - and fascination with - big game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa.

Year: 1935
Genre: Adventure

    The Drifters by James A. Michener

In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world--as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them.

Year: 1971

    Fletch, Too by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch is handed a curious envelope by a mustached stranger that contains something almost unbelievable--a letter from his supposedly dead father, inviting him and his new wife to Africa for a visit.

Year: 1986
Genre: Presumed Dead

    True at First Light by Ernest Hemingway

A blend of autobiography and fiction, the book opens on the day his close friend Pop, a celebrated hunter, leaves Ernest in charge of the safari camp and news arrives of a potential attack from a hostile tribe. Drama continues to build as his wife, Mary, pursues the great black-maned lion that has become her obsession, and Ernest becomes involved with a young African girl whom he supposedly plans to take as a second bride.

Year: 1999
Genre: Adventure

    Under Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

Accompanied by his fourth wife Mary, famed American novelist Ernest Hemingway spent several months in late 1953 and early 1954 on his final safari in Kenya. Their time there came to an abrupt end in early January 1954 when they sustained serious injuries from two near-fatal plane crashes in east Africa. While recovering, and back home in Havana, Hemingway wrote his "African book," which is, by turns, an adventuresome, comedic, and thoughtful recounting of his final safari.

Year: 2005
Genre: Adventure





1935Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway Adventure, Africa, Non-Fiction
1971The Drifters by James A. Michener Africa, Spain
1986Fletch, Too by Gregory Mcdonald Presumed Dead, Fletch, Africa
1999True at First Light by Ernest Hemingway Adventure, Africa
2005Under Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway Adventure, Africa, Non-Fiction
2010Djibouti by Elmore Leonard Mystery, Africa