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8 popular ivorian 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 Ivory Coast. 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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Allah is not obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON EARTH.These are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma. When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by rebels and forced into military service. Birahima is given a Kalashnikov, minimal rations of food, a small supply of dope and a tiny wage. Fighting in a chaotic civil war... continue
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Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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"Aya is an irresistible comedy, a couple of love stories and a tale for becoming African. It's essential reading." -Joann Sfar, cartoonist of The Rabbi's Cat Ivory Coast, 1978. It's a golden time, and the nation, too-an oasis of affluence and stability in West Africa-seems fueled by something wondrous. Aya is loosely based upon Marguerite Abouet's youth in Yop City. It is the story of the studious and clear-sighted nineteen-year-old Aya, her easygoing friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors. It's a wryly funny, breezy account of the simple pleasures and private tr... continue

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Camarada Papa by Gauz ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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Dabilly, sacerdote recién ordenado, se enfrenta en pocos días a la muerte de ambos padre; huérfano y en crisis, reniega y antes que lo vayan a buscar, huye a África. El niño adoctrinado y estereotipado que llama Camarada Papá a su padre (y que da el título al libro), más allá del humor y sutileza (una excelente caricatura del militante) volcado en el personaje, tiene un papel menor en la historia. Su madre no está con ellos, pero no los abandonó: se fue con su militancia al paraíso de Hoxha (Albania), con du... continue

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Cobrar por estar de pie by Gauz ES

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Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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Esta novela de Gauz nos trae la historia de Ossiri, un estudiante marfileño empleado como vigilante después de haber aterrizado (sin papeles) en el París de los 90. Es un canto al honor de una familia, de una madre y de la comunidad africana de París, con sus imperfecciones, sus sufrimientos y sus diferencias. Es la historia política de un migrante, su mirada sobre Francia hasta el 11S. Es, en el fondo, una colección de las cosas vistas y oídas por el autor cuando trabajaba como vigilante en París. Una sátira de fibra social y m... continue

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Cuando uno rechaza dice no by Ahmadou Kourouma ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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En su novela póstuma, el mejor narrador del África subsahariana de su generación, del cual Alpha Decay publicó su primera novela en 2005 (se cierra así un círculo), retrata las guerras tribales y una compleja historia de amor que transcurre en la República de Costa de Marfil, «podrida hasta la médula», y en la costa occidental de África durante la época contemporánea. A medio camino entre la sátira política y la tragicomedia burlesca y con reminiscencias de la «novela de dictador» latinoamericana y de Tirano Banderas de Valle-Inclán pero en formato nouvelle, la novela quedó inconclusa, por lo ... continue

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Love and Justice: A Journey of Empowerment, Activism, and Embracing Black Beauty by Laetitia Ky EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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"The personal story in words and photos of artist and activist Laetitia Ky, known for sculpting her own hair to create powerful and joyful artwork that embraces the beauty of Black hair and style, the fight for social justice, and the journey toward self-love"--


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Standing Heavy by Gauz EN

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Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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"One of those rare, transformative novels" KARIM MISKE "Funny and poignant" TIFFANY TSAO, author of The Majesties Initially a little intrigued, all babies eventually return the security guard's smile. The security guard adores babies. Perhaps because babies do not shoplift. Babies adore the security guard. Perhaps because he does not drag babies to the sales. The 1960s - Ferdinand arrives in Paris from Côte d'Ivoire, ready to take on the world and become a big somebody. The 1990s - It is the Golden Age of immigration, and Ossiri and Kassoum navigate a Paris on the brink of momentous change. Th... continue


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