Read Around Africa Challenge

Read at least one book by an author from each country in Africa.

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Recommended Challenge Books (262)
11.

Good morning comrades : a novel by Ondjaki EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
Told in a charming and original voice, Good Morning Comrades is the story of a group of friends who create a perfect childhood in a revolutionary socialist country fighting a bitter war. An internationally acclaimed novel, already published in half a dozen countries, Good Morning Comrades is an unforgettable book by one of Africa's most exciting young writers.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

12.

Het labyrint van Luanda by José Eduardo Agualusa NL

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Recommended: 20 Nov 2022

13.

My Father's Wives by José Eduardo Agualusa EN

Rating: 3.5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
Celebrated Angolan musician Faustino Manso has just died, leaving seven wives and eighteen children scattered across southern Africa. His youngest daughter, Laurentina, arrives in Angola from her home in Portugal to trace the story of the father she never knew. My Father's Wives is the story of Laurentina's journey, but this fiction also runs in parallel with Jose Eduardo Agualusa's story of the novel's genesis, as writer and characters travel the southern African coast, from Angola, through Namibia and South Africa, to Mozambique, meeting extraordinary people and discovering Faustino's secret... continue
Recommended: 26 Dec 2022


15.

Historical Dictionary of Benin by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, Samuel Decalo EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Description:
Benin is now perceived of as a model of democracy in Africa because it has successfully established a democratic political system based on consensus and regular and fair elections, and it continues to improve its electoral and parliamentary systems. Since its democracy it has taken important steps towards laying the foundation for the rule of law by establishing stable political institutions that can withstand the test of time. It has also engaged in an important legal, institutional, and regulatory reform to establish a more favorable environment for private initiative. The fourth edition of ... continue
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Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

16.

Snares Without End by Olympe Bhêly-Quénum EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

17.

As She Was Discovering Tigony by Olympe Bhely-Quenum EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Description:
Dorcas Keurléonan-Moricet is a brilliant white geophysicist posted on assignment in Africa. She falls in love with a young African man, Ségué n’Di, and enters into an extramarital affair with him. In her professional work, she discovers deposits of minerals of inestimable worth. Reading the current age of globalization and neoliberalism as one in which the riches of Africa are again being cynically exploited by multinational companies—including her own—Keurléonan-Moricet’s views and her life gradually change. As the popular resistance against the dictatorial regime in power grows, she comes to... continue
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Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

18.

Far and Beyon’ by Unity Dow EN

Rating: 3.5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
Description:
For Mara, mother of four, sole provider for her family, life has never been easy. In a community that relies upon traditional magic to cure AIDS, and blames bad luck upon a bewitching curse, women carry a heavy burden as the world changes around them. But in modern Botswana, the tensions are growing as more and more young people adopt white ways and challenge the heavily divided structure of African society. For Mara, it is her children's dismissal of all the ancient magicks that have held families together for generations; for her son Stan it is the opportunities represented by his white teac... continue
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Recommended: 02 Jan 2018

19.

When Rain Clouds Gather : & Maru by Bessie Head EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
Description:
When Rainclouds Gather: Escaping South Africa and his troubled past, Makehaya crosses the border to Botswana, in the hope of leading a peaceful, purposeful life. In the village of Golema Mmidi he meets Gilbert, a charismatic Englishman who is trying to modernise farming methods to benefit the community. The two outsiders join forces, but their task is fraught with hazards: opposition from the corrupt chief, the pressures of tradition, and the unrelenting climate ever threaten to bring tragedy. Maru: Margaret, an orphan from a despised tribe, has lived her life under the loving protection of a ... continue
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Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

20.

Call and Response by Gothataone Moeng EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
Description:
A richly drawn collection of stories about the lives of women navigating love, loss, tradition and independence in contemporary Botswana
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022


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