Biography genre books (99)


Kon-Tiki : Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Photographs illustrate the author's account of his voyage from Peru to Tahiti on a balsa raft to test a theory concerning the origins of the Polynesian race
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

L'Enfant noir de Camara Laye (Analyse de l'oeuvre)

L'enfant noir by Camara Laye FR

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Guinea flag Guinea
Décryptez L’Enfant noir de Camara Laye avec l’analyse du ! Que faut-il retenir de L’Enfant noir, le roman autobiographique fondateur de la littérature africaine contemporaine ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Camara Laye, son père et sa mère • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : le genre autobiographique et ses caractéristiques, les difficultés de l'autobiographie et les fonctions de celle... continue
Recommended: 13 Jan 2023

Les jardins du roi

Les jardins du roi : Oufkir, Hassan II et nous by Fatéma Oufkir FR

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Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
En 1991, Fatéma Oufkir et ses enfants recouvrent la liberté, après dix-neuf ans d'une détention inique. Leur crime ? Avoir eu pour mari et pour père le général Oufkir, ministre de l'Intérieur marocain, " suicidé " en 1972 à l'issue d'un putsch manqué contre le roi Hassan Il. Un destin qu'était loin d'imaginer l'adolescente Fatéma, lorsque, dans les années 50, ce jeune Officier, farouche partisan de l'indépendance, la demanda en mariage. Après l'accession au trône de Mohammed V, Fatéma devient l'une des personnalités choyées de la cour, en tant qu'épouse d'un des plus grands serviteurs de l'Eta... continue


Life Without Limits : Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life by Nick Vujicic EN

Rating: 4.5     108 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
ECPA BESTSELLER—Over one million copies sold! • What Would Your Life be Like if Anything Were Possible? Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way. Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities... continue
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022


Like a Mighty Wind by Mel Tari, Cliff Dudley EN

Rating: 4.5     14 Votes
Country: Asia / Indonesia flag Indonesia
Translated into dozens of languages, with millions of copies sold, Like a Mighty Wind remains a beloved classic from global evangelist Mel Tari. Recounting the incredible story of revival on the island of Timor during 1965 in the midst of political turmoil, the book is an amazing testament to the power of faith and the reality of God's power to work miracles in modern times.
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022


Long Walk to Freedom : The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela EN

Rating: 4.1     14 Votes
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ... Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling ... Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as L... continue


Man's Search For Meaning : The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust by Viktor E Frankl EN

Rating: 4.6     7 Votes
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Over 16 million copies sold worldwide 'Every human being should read this book' Simon Sinek One of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, Man's Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl's story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives.
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022


Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas by Machado de Assis EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Recommended: 13 Jun 2022

Once Upon a Time in the East

Once Upon a Time in the East : A Chronicle of Growing Up by Xiaolu Guo EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / China flag China
'This generation's Wild Swans' Daily Telegraph 'One of the most startling and fascinating memoirs I've read in recent years...a story of China' Libby Purves 'Impressive...moving...exhilarating' Financial Times 'Guo is rebellious, flamboyant and fundamentally optimistic...fascinating' Scotland on Sunday 'This stunning memoir picks up where Jung Chang's 1991 bestseller Wild Swans left off...This book will make your jaw drop, then clench in anger' Five stars, Sunday Telegraph 'Riveting...Guo is a bolder, angrier and more ambitious figure than her forebears' The Times Xiaolu Guo meets her parents ... continue
Recommended: 15 Oct 2022


One Day I Will Write about This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina EN

Rating: 3.8     6 Votes
Country: Africa / Kenya flag Kenya
Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him.This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colourful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother's beauty parlour, black mamba bicycle bells, mechanics in Nairobi, the music of Michael Jackson - all punctuated by the infectious laughter of his brother and sister. He could fall in with their patterns, but it would take him a while to carve out his own. In this vivid and compelling debut, Wainaina takes us through his school days, his failed attempt to study in South Africa, a moving family... continue
Recommended: 05 Sep 2022

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