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 Tanzania.
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.
'One of Africa's greatest living writers' Giles FodenRestless, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the Schutzruppe askari, the German colonial troops; after years away, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away. Hamza was not stolen, but was sold; he has come of age in the schutztruppe, at the right hand of an officer whose control has ensured his protection but marked him for life. The century is young. The Germans and the British and the French and the Belgians and whoever else have drawn their maps and signed their treaties and divided up... continue
Als der Missionar Friedrich Ganse nach einer Reise nach Bujora zurückkehrt, ist seine Frau Eva tot und seine Tochter Gertrud lebensgefährlich erkrankt. Der herbeigeeilte Schamane des afrikanischen Dorfes hilft Gertrud mit seinen Heilkünsten, und doch sieht er nur einen Weg, das Leben des Kindes zu retten: Vater und Tochter müssen die lange Fahrt mit dem Boot flussabwärts auf sich nehmen, damit Gertrud im Krankenhaus behandelt werden kann. Fünf Tage und fünf Nächte ist er mit dem Kind unterwegs. Unterbrochen wird ihre Fahrt mit dem Boot durch kurze Landg&... continue
On a late November afternoon Saleh Omar arrives at Gatwick Airport from Zanzibar, a far away island in the Indian Ocean. With him he has a small bag in which there lies his most precious possession - a mahogany box containing incense. He used to own a furniture shop, have a house and be a husband and father. Now he is an asylum seeker from paradise; silence his only protection. Meanwhile Latif Mahmud, someone intimately connected with Saleh's past, lives quietly alone in his London flat. When Saleh and Latif meet in an English seaside town, a story is unravelled. It is a story of love and betr... continue
Moving from revolutionary Zanzibar in the 1960s to restless London in the 1990s, Gravel Heart is a powerful story of exile, migration and betrayal, from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of ParadiseSalim has always believed that his father does not want him. Living with his parents and his adored Uncle Amir in a house full of secrets, he is a bookish child, a dreamer haunted by night terrors. It is the 1970s and Zanzibar is changing. Tourists arrive, the island's white sands obscuring the memory of recent conflict: longed-for independence from British colonialism swiftly followed by bloody r... continue
**By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021** Vehement, comic and shrewd, Abdulrazak Gurnah's first novel is an unwavering contemplation of East African coastal life Poverty and depravity wreak havoc on Hassan Omar's family. Amid great hardship he decides to escape. The arrival of Independence brings new upheavals as well as the betrayal of the promise of freedom. The new government, fearful of an exodus of its most able men, discourages young people from travelling abroad and refuses to release examination results. Deprived of a scholarship, Hassan travels to Nairobi to stay with a ... continue
By the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature A BBC RADIO 4 Book at Bedtime SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE _______________________ 'A poetic and vividly conjured book about Africa and the brooding power of the unknown' Independent on Sunday 'Gurnah evokes his world in poetic prose which is pure and lucid - a small paradise in itself ... The pleasures, sadnesses and losses in all the shining facets of this book are lingering and exquisite' Guardian 'An obliterated world is enthrallingly retrieved' Sunday Times _______________________ Born in East Africa, Yusuf has few qualms about the j... continue
This book is for YOUTH. Those in Secondary school or College. While our YOUTH are schools they are taught in curriculum that prepares them to become skilled to perform certain professional tasks. ..like being a Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer, Accountant..etc. very few schools focus their efforts to shape the character of these YOUTH to grow up into responsible people who can use their knowledge, skills and energy for the general benefit of their families and community at large. In this book I talk to YOUTH about habits that need to be developed and which will be useful as they grow up and navigate t... continue