Popular African Adventure Books

Find adventure books written by authors from Africa for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (6)

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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
A heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, ... continue

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Auf dem Strom by Hermann Schulz DE

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Tanzania flag Tanzania
Description:
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


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The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
Description:
The stirring adventure that begins The Lord of the Rings, the greatest fantasy epic of all time When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone—himself included... continue

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The Two Towers : The Lord of the Rings #2 by J. R. R. Tolkien EN

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The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. Thus continues the classic tale begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its awesome climax in The Return of the King.

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The White Giraffe

The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
Description:
Martine, 11, leaves England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife reserve in South Africa.