Congo flag Books from Congo

11 popular congolese books
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 Congo. 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.

1.

African Psycho : A Novel by Alain Mabanckou EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
Gregoire Nakobomayo has decided to kill his girlfriend Germaine. However, the act of murder requires a bit of psychological and logistical preparation. Luckily, he has a mentor to call on, the far more accomplished serial killer Angoualima. The fact that he is dead doesn't prevent Gregoire from talking with him.

2.
Aji picante

Aji picante by Alain Mabanckou ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo

3.

Black Moses : A Novel by Alain Mabanckou EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
The "heart-breaking" (New York Times Book Review), rollicking, award-winning novel that has been described as "Oliver Twist in 1970s Africa" (Les Inrockuptibles) "One of the most compelling books you'll read in any language this year." —Rolling Stone Winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize Shortlisted for the Albertine Prize Shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize Greeted with wildly enthusiastic reviews on publication, Alain Mabanckou's riotous novel begins in an orphanage in 1970s Congo-Brazza... continue

4.

Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
Set in a Congolese bar called Credit Gone West, tells the story of a former teacher who is charged with documenting the stories of the bar's partrons.

5.

Congolina : De erfenis van Nele Marian by Nadia Nsayi NL

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
Nele Marian is een van de eerste schrijvers van Afrikaanse afkomst in Europa. In de jaren dertig verscheen haar dichtbundel Poèmes et Chansons, waarin ze koloniaal onrecht op aangrijpende wijze beschrijft. Het behoort tot de belangrijkste werken uit de Congolese literatuur. Toch is haar naam amper bekend. Nadia Nsayi dook in de archieven en bezocht symbolische plaatsen om het complexe leven van Nele Marian te reconstrueren met de grote geschiedenis op de achtergrond. Ze staat stil bij Marians werk en erfenis en legt opvallende parallellen met haar eigen leven. Congolina is een uniek verhaal, w... continue

6.

El antipueblo by Sony Labou Tansi ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
En Brazzaville (R. D. Congo), el ciudadano Dadou es íntegro y respetado, hasta que una mujer se apodera de su deseo; protegerá su virtud a través del alcohol y la caída en desgracia. Esto podría parecerse a una clásica tragedia (como Desgracia, de Coetzee, o tantas más). Pero es contado en clave africana, con un formato entre la leyenda popular y el antiguo cuento infantil. La historia, que por momentos tiene caracteres del absurdo, se desarrolla en medio del abuso de poder y la violencia. Y una inquietud que aparece en forma reiterada: dada l... continue
Genre

7.

Johnny Mad Dog : A Novel by Emmanuel Dongala EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
Life During Wartime, As Seen Through the Eyes of Two Congolese Teenagers Set amid the chaos of West Africa's civil wars, Emmanuel Dongala's striking novel tells the story of two teenagers growing up while rival ethnic groups fight for control of their country. At age sixteen, Johnny is a member of the Death Dealers, a rebel faction bent on seizing power. Even as he is drawn into the rebels' program of terror, Johnny Mad Dog, as he calls himself, retains his youthful exuberance--searching for girls, good times, and adventure. Sixteen-year-old Laokolé, for her part, dreams of finishing high scho... continue
Genre

8.

Letter to Jimmy by Alain Mabanckou EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
Written on the twentieth anniversary of James Baldwin’s death, Letter to Jimmy is African writer Alain Mabanckou’s ode to his literary hero and an effort to place Baldwin’s life in context within the greater African diaspora. Beginning with a chance encounter with a beggar wandering along a Santa Monica beach—a man whose ragged clothes and unsteady gait remind the author of a character out of one of James Baldwin’s novels— Mabanckou uses his own experiences as an African living in the US as a launching pad to take readers on a fascinating tour of James Baldwin’s life. As Mabanckou reads Baldwi... continue
Genre

9.

Little Boys Come from the Stars by Emmanuel Boundzéki Dongala EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
Sardonic, subtle, and sweetly scathing, Little Boys Come from the Stars is satire at its best. Set in an unnamed country in equatorial Africa, it tells the story of Michel, a precocious teen dubbed Matapari (“trouble”) because of his extraordinary birth. Though his father is a reclusive scholar, his mother a pious though confused Catholic, and his uncle a shameless opportunist determined to gain power in the shifting politics of their post-colonial nation, Matapari remains an unsullied child who wears Reeboks, drinks Coke, reads Japanese comics, and watches Rambo. But when his family becomes t... continue
Genre

10.

The Death of Comrade President by ALAIN. MABANCKOU EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
Description:
In Pointe-Noire, in the small neighbourhood of Voungou, on the family plot where young Michel lives with Maman Pauline and Papa Roger, life goes on. But Michel's everyday cares - lost grocery money, the whims of his parents' moods, their neighbours' squabbling, his endless daydreaming - are soon swept away by the wind of history. In March 1977, just before the arrival of the short rainy season, Comrade President Marien Ngouabi is brutally murdered in Brazzaville, and not even naïve Michel can remain untouched. Starting as a tender, wry portrait of an ordinary Congolese family, Alain Mabanckou ... continue


FIND BOOKS FROM CONGO BY GENRE

Crime Historical Historical fiction