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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 Zambia. 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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A Cowrie of Hope by Binwell Sinyangwe EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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"These were the nineties," reflects the narrator of A Cowrie of Hope, and for the young widow Nasula they are years of relentless economic hardship and privation. She dreams of a better life for her beautiful daughter, Sula, free from poverty and independent of marriage. But when Nasula finds herself unable to pay for Sula's education, her hopes seem to have been extinguished - until a friend advised her to go to Lusaka and sell her last sack of highly sought-after Mbala beans. Nasula makes the journey, but in the city she finds herself exposed to new, and predatory, dangers. In A Cowrie of Ho... continue
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Recommended: 03 Jan 2018

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Bitterness (An African Novel from Zambia) : by Malama Katulwende EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
Description:
Based on real events and written by a young Zambian poet and intellectual, this is one of the most realistic and passionate contemporary novels about the life of young people in today's Africa, .
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Recommended: 07 Sep 2022

3.

Dead Aid – Why Aid is Not Working by Dambisa Moyo EN

Rating: 3     10 Votes
Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
Description:
A national bestseller, Dead Aid unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined--and millions continue to suffer. Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Dambisa Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world's poorest countries. Much debated in the United States and t... continue
Recommended: 01 Jan 2018

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The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell EN

Rating: 3.3     9 Votes
Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
Description:
Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant - a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and the grand sweep of time 'In turns charming, heartbreaking, and breathtaking, The Old Drift is a staggeringly ambitious, genre-busting multigenerational saga with moxie for days... I wanted it to go on forever. A worthy heir to Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude." Carmen Maria Machado On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. He... continue
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022


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