Author: Oscar Scafidi
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Unexplored Equatorial Guinea finally gets a guidebook! This one-time Spanish colony is one of the smallest countries in continental Africa, both in terms of size and population, and is ranked by the United Nations among the ten least visited countries in the world. From the oil-rich capital of Malabo on the volcanic island of Bioko, set out to explore the jungle interior via the Spanish colonial outpost of Bata, where you'll find pristine national parks teeming with wildlife, incredible white-sand beaches and a wealth of small, traditional communities. Travel here may not always be straightforward, but the rewards are worth it for such a unique experience in the heart of tropical Africa's only Spanish-speaking nation.This is the only in-depth English language guide to Equatorial Guinea, one of the last truly unexplored corners of sub-Saharan Africa. With first-hand descriptions of all seven provinces (including the islands and the mainland), accommodation, maps and itineraries, plus practical details, guides to security and getting a visa, this is all the information you need whether visiting Bioko on business or trekking Río Muni in search of gorillas.
Author: Fernando Gamboa
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Sarah Malik, a young anthropologist from Boston sent to Equatorial Guinea by UNICEF, is arbitrarily detained at a road checkpoint and sentenced to death in a parody of a trial. Escaping miraculously, she is forced to begin a desperate flight through the jungle with the help of the local people and particularly that of Gabriel Bin�, a Guinean fugitive like herself. He will become her guardian angel, her friend, her lover... and her nemesis.
De Guinea Ecuatorial a las literaturas hispaanoafricanas recoge un conjunto de ensayos de investigadores y estudiosos de diferentes procedencias, que trabajan y consolidan con empeño las literaturas africanas escritas en español, para su legitimación como campo literario y crítico. Estos ensayos hacen un nutrido balance de contextos y textos, límites y prioridades estéticas, tendencias, tensiones entre tradición y renovación en las literaturas hispanoafricanas: ahondan en una variedad de temáticas, entre otras, las interconexiones entre creaciones literarias hispanoafricanas y otras tradiciones literarias (hispanoamericanas), su singularidad frente a las literaturas africanas escritas en otras lenguas (francés, inglés, portugués…), las peculiaridades de las voces hispanocamerunesas, las conjunciones y disyunciones en la narrativa de Donato Ndongo, las estrategias en la construcción de la identidad literaria, las interrelaciones entre lengua-identidadliteratura, la apropiación y la elaboración de una lengua propia de escritura, la representación de una alteridad lingüística y cultural. En fin, de manera general, los diferentes trabajos de críticos, filólogos, lingüistas, abren amplias perspectivas y muestran la inédita vigencia de una literatura africana en lengua española, desde un acercamiento de autores, textos individualizados, colocados en su tiempo, en la historia literaria nacional y continental, en su espacio de producción, sin obviar sus relaciones con los procedimientos y las formas orales, la interdependencia entre creación, edición, difusión y recepción. De Guinea Ecuatorial a las literaturas hispanoafricanas refuerza una red productiva de estudiosos, desde un hispanismo alternativo, que contribuyen en la irradiación de las literaturas africanas en lengua española y en la inscripción de los estudios literarios hispanoafricanos en la investigación científica, en la enseñanza universitaria y en el ámbito editorial en el marco global actual de inevitables confluencias culturales e interacciones literarias.
In the Midst of Winter
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. An instant New York Times bestseller, In the Midst of Winter is about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People). During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice. As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love. Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of—and our need for—love.
Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero--a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the chilling “ The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips,” tales that bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.
Author: R. L. Stine
Publisher: Two Lions
Mike and Karen go to see "Zombie Town," the latest scary zombie movie, only to have the creatures step out of the screen and into the theater in pursuit of the audience and their brains.
A geology professor mounts an expedition into a subterranean world — a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence. Jules Verne's 19th-century action classic proves the journey is as significant as the destination.
Author: Fernando Gamboa Gonzalez
It's 1941, and Captain Alexander M. Riley and his crew of deep-sea treasure hunters believe they're setting off on yet another adventure--to find a mysterious artifact off the coast of Morocco for an enigmatic millionaire with questionable motives. Part-time smugglers, world travelers, and expats who have fought causes both valiant and doomed, Riley and his crew soon find themselves in the crosshairs of a deal much more dangerous than the one they bargained for. From Spain to Morocco to an Atlantic crossing that leads to Washington, DC, Captain Riley must sail his ship, the Pingarrón, straight through the eye of a ruthless squall and into a conspiracy that goes by the name Operation Apokalypse--a storm that only he and his crew can navigate.
The Lost World
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive. It was originally published serially in the popular Strand Magazine and illustrated by New-Zealand-born artist Harry Rountree during the months of April–November 1912. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between indigenous people and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.
Author: Drusilla Modjeska
Publisher: Random House Australia
In 1968 Papua New Guinea is on the brink of independence, and everything is about to change. Amidst the turmoil filmmaker Leonard arrives from England with his Dutch wife, Rika, to study and film an isolated village high in the mountains. Drusilla Modjeska's sweeping novel takes us deep into this fascinating, complex country, whose culture and people cannot escape the march of modernity that threatens to overwhelm them. It is a riveting story of love, loss, grief and betrayal.