By Garasho Tolmoon

April 14, 2017

IMG 0599 Love, Africa: a memoir of Romance, War and Survival by Reporter Jeffrey Gettleman


IMG 0600 Love, Africa: a memoir of Romance, War and Survival by Reporter Jeffrey Gettleman

By Pulitzer


Jeffrey Gettleman has a written a book about his personal journey and experience of his encounter with suffering people in Africa.

The Book will be launched in May and can be bought at; Barnes&Nobble, Indie Bound, and iBook. For more details visit Jeffrey Gettleman’s blog


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 a teenage dream.


“A passionate debut memoir bears witness to political turmoil… A stark, eye-opening, and sometimes horrifying portrait by a reporter enthralled by the ‘power and magic’ of Africa.” (Kirkus)

“[Gettleman’s] beautifully written memoir is about many kinds of love…The path to love is not always straight, but when Gettleman discovers his true passions, he grabs hold and doesn’t let go. Love, Africa offers a key to understanding humankind’s past and future and a key to understanding our hearts.” (Sheryl Sandberg)

“Rarely do you read such beautifully rendered honesty: witness the eyes and heart of Jeffrey transform into a remarkable person and writer for our time.” (Ishmael Beah)

“Gettleman’s memoir of his life, his love, and the excitement and perils of journalism is a page-turner. The portrait of Africa that emerges is disturbing, tender, and harsh. …. A tremendous read. I couldn’t put it down.” (Abraham Verghese)

“Jeffrey Gettleman’s memoir is truly, in all its complicated tragic beauty, a love story made up itself of inextricably intertwined love stories. I was mesmerized.” (Alexandra Fuller)

“To feel the fear, sinfulness, and rapture of being a foreign correspondent, read this book! Using self-lacerating truth and high velocity prose, Jeffrey Gettleman has written a compulsively readable new story about what it means to be ‘our man in Africa.’” (Blaine Harden)
About the Author
Jeffrey Gettleman is the New York Times’s East Africa bureau chief and 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. A native of Evanston, Illinois, he lives in Nairobi, Kenya, with his wife and two sons.

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper (May 16, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062284096
ISBN-13: 978-0062284099
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches







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