Since the age of dinosaurs, Madagascar has thrived in isolation off the east coast of Africa In this real life lost world, hundreds of animal and plant species, most famously the lemurs, have evolved here and only here, while other creatures extinct elsewhere for tens of millions of years now vie
Gifted travel writer, poet, professor of English, and insightful observer of human nature, Colleen McElroy journeyed to Madagascar to undertake a Fulbright research project exploring Malagasy oral traditions and myths In Over the Lip of the World she depicts with equal verve the various storytellin
From New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a seductive novel of red hot passion and cold hard cash, as a Manhattan socialite living at jet set speed crosses a desperate man on the run and finds herself trapped in a deadly game that may have no winners or losers or survivors Rec
There is currently in Madagascar a rich literary production short stories, poetry, novels, plays that has not yet reached the United States for lack of diffusion outside the country Until recently, Madagascar suffered from political isolation resulting from its breakup with France in the 1970s an
Everything about Madagascar is surprising, as Dervla Murphy and her 14 year old daughter, Rachel, found to their delight Despite accidents, misadventures, contrasts and the political instability of the Great Red Island, they returned with a lasting respect for the kindness of its proud people.
n In this exhilarating prize winning novel only the second to be published in English from Madagascar a young man comes of age amidst the enchanted origin myths of his island country nNamed after the first man at the creation of the world in Malagasy mythology, Ietsy Razak was raised to perpetuate
Madagascar is an island of secrets, where new species of wildlife are regularly discovered and rumours of mysterious aboriginals and natural phenomena persist in the forest Christina Dodwell explores its least accessible corners and makes friends with its people Her four month journey began in the
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world It is a unique blend of Asian and African culture and is well known as the home of some of the world s most unusual and most endangered flora and fauna, from lemurs to giant tortoises Although so close to the east coast of Africa, where traces o
By definition, antipode is a point on the earth diametrically opposite from another As a field biologist specializing in reptiles and amphibians, Heather Heying has been to some of the most remote places on the globe Her career consists of trekking through dense rainforests, sitting for hours at
In the extreme south of Madagascar is a place called Berenty, where Tandroy tribesmen, French lords, mad scientists, and two or three species of lemurs may be found gathered peacefully under a tamarind tree Forty years ago Alison Jolly went to Berenty to study lemurs, and she has been enthralled by
Here is the riveting tale of Gerald Durrell s adventures and misadventures in the enchanted forests of Madagascar, in search of the elusive Aye aye Once thought to be extinct, the Aye aye, the beast with the magic finger, still lurks, though in fast dwindling numbers, in the forests of Madagascar.
Madagascar is home to one of the world s greatest concentration of biodiversity but that biodiversity is also among the most threatened on the planet For decades, conservationists from the developed world have been working to protect those riches, for the earth and for the people of Madagascar Thi
Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier As Graeber uncovers the layers of histor
Ghost of Chance is an adventure story set in the jungle of Madagascar and filled with the obsessions that mark the work of the man who Norman Mailer once called, the only American writer possessed by genius While tripping through the author s trademark concerns drugs, paranoia, and lemurs, this s