Read Around Africa Challenge

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

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11.

The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples to offer an unflinching but compassionate insight into a society that violence and hypocrisy have brought to the edge of despair.

12.

The Angels Die by Yasmina Khadra EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
"A writer who can understand man wherever he is."--The New York Times "Khadra's prose is gentle and precise."--The New Yorker As a child living in a ghetto, Turambo dreamt of a better future. When his family find a home in the city anything seems possible. Through a succession of menial jobs, the constants for Turambo are rage at the injustice surrounding him, and a reliable left hook. A boxing apprenticeship offers Turambo a choice. Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul. He is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Swallows of Kabul.

13.

The Attack by Yasmina Khadra EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
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14.

Our Riches by Kaouther Adimi EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
The powerful English debut of a rising young French star, Our Riches is a marvelous, surprising, hybrid novel about a beloved Algerian bookshop A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Finalist for the PEN Translation Prize Winner of the French American Foundation Prize

15.

Reflections on the Guillotine by Albert Camus EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Written when execution by guillotine was still legal in France, Albert Camus' devastating attack on the 'obscene exhibition' of capital punishment remains one of the most powerful, persuasive arguments ever made against the death penalty.


17.

Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories by Maïssa Bey EN

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Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
This new translation brings together two of Algerian author Maïssa Bey's important works for the first time in English. "Do You Hear in the Mountains..." is a compelling piece of autofiction in which three destinies meet dramatically on a train moving through France. We meet an Algerian refugee, whom we recognize as Bey herself. She has escaped the civil war and cannot forget her father's commitment to independence nor his death under the torture of the French soldiers. Sitting near her is a retired doctor whose military service in Algeria coincidentally took him to the same area at the time o... continue

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Hizya

Hizya by Maïssa Bey (pseud. van Samia Benameur.) NL

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Hizya, een 23-jarige Algerijnse vrouw die nog thuis woont, droomt van vrijheid en van de grote liefde in haar leven, maar ze voelt zich beperkt door haar familie, tradities en verplichtingen.

19.

Piedras en el bolsillo by Kaouther Adimi ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
"Bienaventurados los mansos, porque heredarán la tierra" La narradora se ha ido desde hace unos años de Argel para radicarse en París. Tiene un empleo que permite tener un buen pasar económico, pero, tímida e indecisa, no logra forjar vínculos sólidos. Y pesa en su cabeza la permanente cantilena de su madre: "Ya te estás poniendo vieja; tienes que conseguir un marido antes que sea tarde". Durante sus visitas a Argel le generan rechazo la grosería, el machismo, la miseria, la mediocridad y la desidia; y no... continue
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20.

El repudio by Rachid Boudjedra ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
En un modesto departamento frente al mar, Rachid cuenta a su amante francesa una desordenada historia de su vida; esta narración forma parte de la compleja relación de poder de la pareja, y está contada en forma alambricada, obsesivamente fijada en aspectos traumáticos de su vida. Una historia profunda y dolorosa, con una forma de narración que exige mucha atención.