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Recommended books (5)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Cameroon. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Bearing Witness: Poems from a Land in Turmoil

Bearing Witness: Poems from a Land in Turmoil by Joyce Ashuntantang EN

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue EN

Rating: 4     43 Votes
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
Description:
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable Book NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews Jende Jonga, a... continue

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Contours du jour qui vient

Contours du jour qui vient by Leonora Miano FR

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

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How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
Description:
Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, Imbolo Mbue tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. The country's government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest only. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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Mission to Kala

Mission to Kala by Mongo Beti EN

Rating: 4.5     3 Votes
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
Description:
"Having failed his examinations at college, Medza returns to his village in the Southern Cameroons in some trepidation. But to his surprise he finds that as a scholar (even a failed one) his prestige is immense. A young woman has run off with a man from another tribe: so Medza is entrusted with the delicate task of retrieving her. When he reaches her village he has to wait for her return from another adventure, so he stays with his uncle, who passes him off as a prodigy of learning. Medza is entertained, loaded with gifts (most of which his uncle filches), consulted like an oracle, and even---... continue
Genre Humor
Recommended: 26 Dec 2022


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