Popular African Dyspotia Books

Find dyspotia books written by authors from Africa for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (5)

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Pet by Akwaeke Emezi EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPR • New York Public Library • Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal A genre-defying novel from the award-winning author NPR describes as “like [Madeline] L’Engle…glorious.” A singular book that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look? There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best... continue

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Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold by Umar Turaki EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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An inexplicable sickness. A small town cut off from the world. An unexpected community of survivors forges a family out of the despair, struggling against things known and unknown for survival and hope. A mysterious plague known as the Grey grips the small village of Pilam, which the world has quarantined without pity. Laying waste to Pilam's residents, the sickness saps its victims of strength, drains the color from their eyes, and kills all promise. Only the young are immune. But beyond the barricades and walls of soldiers--the manifestation of a nation's terror--there are rumors of a cure. ... continue

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The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Egypt flag Egypt
Description:
"The Queue ... has drawn comparisons to Western classics like George Orwell’s 1984 and The Trial by Franz Kafka. It represents a new wave of dystopian and surrealist fiction from Middle Eastern writers who are grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring." -- The New York Times Winner of the English PEN Translation Award In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as ‘the Gate’ has risen to power in the aftermath of the ‘Disgraceful Events,’ a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission fr... continue

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Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.

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Zoo City by Lauren Beukes EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
Zinzi has a talent for finding lost things. To save herself, she's got to find the hardest thing of all: The truth.