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City of Saints & Thieves

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Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum

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Safari Ants, Baggy Pants And Elephants: A Kenyan Odyssey

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Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom

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Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

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Dance of the Jakaranda

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Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon

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Out of Africa

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Circling the Sun

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Dust

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