Love, Africa by Jeffrey Gettleman audiobook

Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

By Jeffrey Gettleman
Read by Charlie Thurston

HarperAudio 9780062284099
11.92 Hours Unabridged
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From Jeffrey Gettleman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, comes a passionate, revealing story about finding love and finding a calling, set against one of the most turbulent regions in the world. A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, fulfilling his teenage dream of living in Africa. Love, Africa is the story of how he got there—and of his difficult, winding path toward becoming a good reporter and a better man. At nineteen, Gettleman fell in love, twice. On a community service trip in college, he went to Africa—a terrifying, exciting, dreamlike continent in the throes of change that imprinted itself on his imagination and heart. One day, he vowed, he would return there to stay. But around the same time he also fell in love with Courtenay, a fellow Cornell student—the brightest, fiercest, kindest woman he’d ever met. Courtenay became a lawyer in America, and all Gettleman wanted was to be with her. But he also hungered to be in Africa. For the next decade he would waver between these two abiding passions. Finally, after a great deal of growing up, he learned to be honest with himself about what he wanted—a realization that ultimately fulfilled both of his deepest desires. A beautifully rendered coming-of-age story in the tradition of Barbarian Days, Love, Africa is a tale of passion, professional rivalries, tortuous long-distance relationships, marital strife, forgiveness, parenthood, and happiness that explores the power of finding yourself in the most unexpected of places.

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2017

From Jeffrey Gettleman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, comes a passionate, revealing story about finding love and finding a calling, set against one of the most turbulent regions in the world.

A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, fulfilling his teenage dream of living in Africa. Love, Africa is the story of how he got there—and of his difficult, winding path toward becoming a good reporter and a better man.

At nineteen, Gettleman fell in love, twice. On a community service trip in college, he went to Africa—a terrifying, exciting, dreamlike continent in the throes of change that imprinted itself on his imagination and heart. One day, he vowed, he would return there to stay. But around the same time he also fell in love with Courtenay, a fellow Cornell student—the brightest, fiercest, kindest woman he’d ever met.

Courtenay became a lawyer in America, and all Gettleman wanted was to be with her. But he also hungered to be in Africa. For the next decade he would waver between these two abiding passions. Finally, after a great deal of growing up, he learned to be honest with himself about what he wanted—a realization that ultimately fulfilled both of his deepest desires.

A beautifully rendered coming-of-age story in the tradition of Barbarian Days, Love, Africa is a tale of passion, professional rivalries, tortuous long-distance relationships, marital strife, forgiveness, parenthood, and happiness that explores the power of finding yourself in the most unexpected of places.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[An] exciting, harrowing memoir that aptly displays why [Gettleman’s] a Pulitzer Prize winner and a New York Times bureau chief…there’s a thrilling immediacy and attention to detail in Gettleman’s writing that puts the reader right beside him…Gettleman’s memoir is an absolute must-read.” Booklist (starred review)
“A stark, eye-opening, and sometimes horrifying portrait by a reporter enthralled by the ‘power and magic’ of Africa.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Jeffrey Gettleman

Author Bio: Jeffrey Gettleman

Jeffrey Gettleman is the East Africa bureau chief with the New York Times, who was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He has also been a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the St. Petersburg Times and has won two Overseas Press Club awards. He studied philosophy at Cornell University and earned a master of philosophy degree from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English