Biography genre books (168)


Black Spartacus : The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh EN

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Country: Africa / Mauritius flag Mauritius
A biography of the Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture.


Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour, David Hazard EN

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Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
The unforgettable story of Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Christian with deep love for both Jews and Arabs. The birth of the modern Jewish nation is set against ancient and modern history.


Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah EN

Rating: 4     56 Votes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco... continue


Brief aan Cooper en de wereld by Dalilla Hermans NL

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Rwanda flag Rwanda
Ik wil je meenemen in mijn levensverhaal, zodat je je eigen verhaal beter zult snappen en zult kunnen plaatsen. Ik wil met de wereld delen wat het doet met een mens, opgroeien in een zee van wit als een wolkje bruin. Ik schrijf deze verhalen voor jou en voor mezelf. Voor de samenleving en voor mijn zoon.'


Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Viviana Mazza EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival. Includes an afterword by award-winning journalist Viviana Mazza. A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband--these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren't too far out of reach. But the girl's dreams turn to nightmares when her village is att... continue


Caribbean Chemistry: Tales from St. Kitts by Christopher Vanier EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Charming and vividly evocative... I feel as if I have got to know these islands, and almost to have been there.' Helena Drysdale, author of Strangerland Ah, to be an embryo again. Christopher Vanier's story begins where we all do, conception. Set in 1940s and 1950s on the Caribbean island of St Kitts and beset by a troubled colonial legacy, both Christopher and his island yearn for independence. Vanier recalls the mischief of an island childhood: giving his baby brother to an ungrateful monkey, sneaking out to the cinema after school hours, hair-raising jaunts on a volcano, disastrous experime... continue


China Cry : The Nora Lam Story by Nora Lam, Richard H. Schneider EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
Tells the true story of the love, courage, and struggles of one woman, Nora Lam, whose Christian faith led her to make the ultimate choice between life and death


Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Temple Rome has variant printings.


Come : A Memoir by Rita Therese EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Bold, brave and darkly funny, COME is the extraordinary story of Melbourne sex worker Rita Therese and the love, sex and death she has experienced in her life so far.