Amazing Books to read before visiting Namibia

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba

An inspiring and uplifting true story of a teenage boy from Malawi, who dreams of building a windmill to bring electricity and water to his village in order to change the life of his family and the entire community.

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The Lower River by Paul Theroux

Ellis Hock, a middle aged American from a small town in Massachusetts, after being left by his wife decides to go back to the village of Malabo in Malawi where  he  worked as a Peace Corps volunteer nearly 40 years ago.

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Mother of Malawi: She Created an Oasis of Love in a Country of Orphans by Al Gibson

An inspiring  story of a Dutch missionary Annie Chikhwaza,  the founder of Kondanani Children’s Village in Malawi, who  became known as “Mother of Malawi” for her work with the country’s orphans.

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Echo of an Angry God by Beverley Harper

A political thriller.  Lana Devereaux travels to Malawi in order to find out  the truth about her father, who 15 years before disappeared near Likoma Island, in Lake Malawi.

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Jungle Lovers by Paul Theroux

Set in post-colonial Malawi and inspired by the time Theroux spent working in the country for the Peace Corps in 1960’s. This is a story of two men: a life insurance salesman Calvin Mullet and a young white revolutionary  Marais whose lives become strangely interwoven.

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