Dear <<First Name>>,

Well, we’re very ready to turn the page and start a new chapter, and figure you are too! During this time when that might not be as easy in work and life, we wanted to help with arm-chair travel through an updated reading list. There are still several favorites from last year’s Summer Reading List, and we added a few new ones that we’ve finished since then. These are books that will educate and entertain, hit hard and soften the soul … they cover wide ranging topics from countries across the continent.

And since we don’t have an official partner in Sudan (though we traveled there with ITC Sudan; here’s our Trip Report if you haven’t read it), we want to give a personal nod to “Lost Girl Found” written about the girls of South Sudan, by Brooke’s friend Laura DeLuca, professor of anthropology at CU Boulder.

Also, if you haven’t seen Brooke’s social posts … we’re running weekly contests for you, or for you to share with your clients (use them however they best serve YOU!). These are just simple, quick ways to engage with Africa, and weekly winners will receive little packages of fun from us. This Tuesday's "Creativity Coloring Challenge" is a leopard and you still have two days to send in your answers before Fri Apr 3 for the second "Movie Scene Search" which focuses on Tswalu Kalahari.

From our Boulder, Colorado library to yours,
Johann & Brooke

Johann and Far Country Collection:
Zambia: Zambian Ground Handlers
Return to the Wild, by Norman Carr
Rogue Lion Safaris, by Simon Barnes
King Lewanika of Barotseland, by Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika

Zambia: Sausage Tree Camp
Born and Bred in the Zambezi Valley, by Jane Vlahakis Nash

Secrets of the Savanna, by Mark Owens

So Many Africas: Six Years in a Zambian Village, by Jill Kandel 

Legendary Safari Guides, by Susie Cazenove 

Elephant Dawn, by Sharon Pincott

Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, by Heather Ellis

Zambia: Tongabezi
The Game Ranger, by David Bristow (there is a chapter that mentions Tongabezi as the author stayed with us while working on a story)
The Last Journals of David Livingstone, by David Livingstone
Out of Darkness, Shining Light, by Petina Gappah

Tanzania: Nomad Tanzania
Barefoot over the Serengeti,
by David Read (one of Johann's favorites for insight into Maasai culture)
The Serengeti’s Great Migration, by Carlo Mari and Harvey Croze

Serengeti: Natural Order on the African Plain, by Mitsuaki Iwago
Tanzania: Portrait of a Nation, by Paul Joynson-Hicks

Tanzania: African Eden, by Graham Mercer and Javed Jafferji

Kenya: Campi ya Kanzi
The Last Elephants, by Colin Bell and Don Pinnock (Luca contributed a story to this publication as well)
Kenya, a Natural History, by Steve Spawls and Glenn Matthews
Green Hills of Africa, by Ernest Hemingway

Kenya: Scenic Air Safaris
Facing Mount Kenya, by Jomo Kenyatta 
Nine Faces of Kenya, by Elspeth Huxley

Flame Tress of Thika, by Elspeth Huxley and Francesca Pelizzoli

Moi: The Making of an African Statesman, by Andrew Morton

Madagascar: Madagascar Classic Collection
Lords and Lemurs, by Alison Jolly (Andrea, a guide at Mandrare River Camp, is quoted in this book)

The History of Madagascar, by Mervyn Brown

Beyond the Rice Fields, by Naivo Naivo

Ethiopia: Kibran Tours
The Sign and The Seal, by Graham Hancock

Brooke and Karoo Consulting:
South Africa: Tswalu Kalahari  ... this week you can win a bag of Tswalu schwag, including a bottle of JAN wine pictured below.
The Impossible Five, by Justin Fox (which references Tswalu)
A Natural History Guide to the Arid Kalahari, by Gus and Margie Mills
The Healing Land, by Rupert Isaacson
The Living Deserts of Southern Africa, by Barry Lovegrove

Kenya: Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp
Cottar’s Safari Services - 100 Years in Africa, by Calvin Cottar (win an autographed copy by doing the movie trivia that will be posted to social this coming Friday)
A Primate’s Memoirs, Robert M Sapolsky (one of Calvin’s favorite books about Africa, as are the next three)
Safari: A Chronicle of Adventure, by Bartle Bull
Safari to the Soul, by Denis Waitley
End of the Game, by Peter Beard 
Black Mamba for Breakfast, by Jamie Manuel (a memoir by Cottar's Wildlife Conservation Trust Manager

Kenya: Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy
Killing for Profit, by Julian Rademeyr (a personal suggestion from Jamie Gaymer, Ol Jogi's Conservation Manager)

Kenya: Alfajiri Villas
The Lives of Beryl Markham, by Errol Trzebinski
White Mischief, by James Fox

West Africa: TransAfrica (DMC operating in multiple countries)
Keepers of The Story
, by Micah Springer (a memoir of traveling across sub-saharan Africa, which started in Senegal and ended in Kenya, by another personal friend of Brooke’s)
Of Water and The Spirit AND Ritual, by Malidoma Patrice Some
However Long the Night, Aimee Molloy
Senegal and Guinea-Bissau
Benin, Togo, Ghana
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