Zamba: The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived

By Ralph Helfer

One day, Ralph Helfer, a celebrated animal behaviorist, bought a shocking mobilephone name. His shut associates had stumbled on a tender lion close to loss of life by way of the Zambezi River in Zambia and had rescued him and taken him again to the States. Ralph had frequently spoken of eager to elevate a lion from a tender age -- he were constructing a philosophy of teaching animals in response to love rather than worry, which he termed "affection training." Weeks later, Zamba, then a two-month-old cub, arrived. As Helfer peeked into Zamba's field, he observed a small lion cub tilt his head, wait a unmarried beat, then amble correct into his hands. Hugging Helfer's neck along with his tender paws, Zamba collapsed on his chest, bought cozy, and fell asleep, their faces touching. they did not flow for the subsequent hours. Zamba used to be home.

For the subsequent eighteen years, Zamba would seem in lots of movies, on tv, and within the pages of magazines. in addition to Helfer's different recognized animal actors -- together with Modoc the circus elephant and mild Ben the endure -- Zamba proved Helfer's theories resoundingly right, and affection education revolutionized the way in which animals are informed and taken care of within the movie undefined. via either chuffed and difficult occasions the bond among Helfer and Zamba constructed into an important in their lives, and Zamba is now enshrined in Helfer's center and the stories of moviegoers far and wide because the maximum lion that ever lived. With tales that diversity from the hilarious to the quite unhappy and poignant, Zamba will supply any Lion King fan a brand new hero and contact each animal lover's heart.

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Under the Udala Trees

By Chinelo Okparanta

"If you have ever questioned if love can overcome all, learn Ijeoma's tale . . . A attractive coming-of-age debut."--Marie Claire

Long-listed for the heart for Fiction First Novel Prize

Nominated for the 2015 NAACP snapshot Awards (Outstanding Literary paintings of Fiction)

Nominated for the 2015 Nigerian Writers Awards (Young Motivational author of the Year)

New York instances publication evaluate Editors' Choice

Inspired through Nigeria's folktales and its warfare, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply looking out, strong debut in regards to the risks of residing and loving openly.

Ijeoma comes of age as her state does; born ahead of independence, she is 11 whilst civil battle breaks out within the younger republic of Nigeria. despatched away to defense, she meets one other displaced baby and so they, star-crossed, fall in love. they're from assorted ethnic groups. also they are either girls. 

When their love is found, Ijeoma learns that she is going to need to disguise this a part of herself. yet there's a fee to residing inside of a lie.     
As Edwidge Danticat has made own the legacy of Haiti's political coming of age, Okparanta's Under the Udala Trees uses one woman's lifetime to check the ways that Nigerians proceed to fight towards selfhood. while their kingdom contends with and recovers from the consequences of battle and department, Nigerian lives also are wrecked and misplaced from taboo and prejudice. This tale deals a glimmer of desire -- a destiny the place a lady could simply be capable to form her existence round fact and love. 
Acclaimed by Vogue, the Financial Times, and many others, Chinelo Okparanta maintains to distill "experience into whatever crystalline, stark yet lustrous" (New York instances publication Review). Under the Udala Trees marks the additional upward push of a celebrity whose "tales will holiday your center open" (New York day-by-day News). 

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