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Recommended books (2)
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 Liberia. 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.

She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore EN

Rating: 4.2     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Liberia flag Liberia
Description:
Wayetu Moore is an inspiration . . . her book is a gift Imbolo Mbue The book is unforgettable . . . irresistibly evocative and fierce. She Would Be King is a masterfully wrought alternate history of magical black resistance Star Tribune This novel dazzles with beauty and transcendent, transformative humanity Sarah Jessica Parker In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Monrovia. Then Gbessa ... continue
Recommended: 27 Feb 2022

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The Dragons, the Giant, the Women by Wayetu Moore EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Liberia flag Liberia
Description:
An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States When WayƩtu Moore turns five years old, her father and grandmother throw her a big birthday party at their home in Monrovia, Liberia, but all she can think about is how much she misses her mother, who is working and studying in faraway New York. Before she gets the reunion her father promised her, war breaks out in Liberia. The family is forced to flee their home on foot, walking and hiding for three weeks until they arrive in the village of Lai. Finally, a rebel soldier smuggles them across ... continue
Recommended: 09 Dec 2022


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