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

By | November 27, 2017
Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival Author Jeffrey Gettleman
ISBN-10 0062284096
ISBN-13 9780062284099
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Harper
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From Jeffrey Gettleman a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist comes a passionate revealing story about finding love and finding a calling set against one of the most turbulent regions in the world A seasoned war correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo For the past decade he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times fulfilling a teenage dream At nineteen Gettleman fell in love twice On a do it yourself community service trip in college he went to East Africaa terrifying exciting dreamlike part of the world in the throes of change that imprinted itself on his imagination and on his heart But around that same time he also fell in love with a fellow Cornell studentthe brightest classiest most principled woman hed ever met To say they were opposites was an understatement She became a criminal lawyer in America he hungered to return to Africa For the next decade he would be torn between these two abiding passions A sensually rendered coming of age story in the tradition of Barbarian Days Love Africa is a tale of passion violence far flung adventure tortuous long distance relationships screwing up forgiveness parenthood and happiness that explores the power of finding yourself in the most unexpected of places

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