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Recommended Challenge Books (262)
31.

Mission to Kala by Mongo Beti EN

Rating: 4.5     3 Votes
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
Description:
"Having failed his examinations at college, Medza returns to his village in the Southern Cameroons in some trepidation. But to his surprise he finds that as a scholar (even a failed one) his prestige is immense. A young woman has run off with a man from another tribe: so Medza is entrusted with the delicate task of retrieving her. When he reaches her village he has to wait for her return from another adventure, so he stays with his uncle, who passes him off as a prodigy of learning. Medza is entertained, loaded with gifts (most of which his uncle filches), consulted like an oracle, and even---... continue
Genre Humor
Recommended: 26 Dec 2022

32.
Contours du jour qui vient

Contours du jour qui vient by Leonora Miano FR

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

33.

The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Araújo by Germano Almeida EN

Rating: 3     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Cape Verde flag Cape Verde
Description:
"In his will, Senhor da Silva Araujo has left a memoir that is a touching web of elaborate self-deceptions. He desired so ardently to prosper, to be taken seriously, and to join (perhaps, if they would have him) the exclusive Gremio country club. But most of all, he wanted to be a good man. And yet, shady deals, twists of fate, an illegitimate child: such is the lot of poor, self-critical Senhor da Silva Araujo. A bit like Calvino's Mr. Palomar in his attention to protocol and in his terror of life's passions; a bit like Svevo's Zeno (a little pompous, a little old-fashioned, and often hapless... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

34.

The Madwoman of Serrano by Dina Salústio EN

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Country: Africa / Cape Verde flag Cape Verde
Description:
The first novel by a female author to be published in Cape Verde, and the first to be translated into English, The Madwoman of Serrano is a magical tale of rural ideals and urban ambition, underpinned by an exploration of female empowerment. Serrano is an isolated village where a madwoman roams. But is she really mad or is she marginalised because she is wise and a woman? Could her babbling be prophecy? One day a girl falls from the sky and is found in the forest by Jeronimo. The villagers are suspicious of the newcomer, but Jeronimo falls in love with her. When she gives birth and disappears,... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

35.

Daba's Travels from Ouadda to Bangui by Makombo Bamboté EN

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Description:
A boy from the Central African Republic leaves his village on a brief vacation that becomes a lengthy absence as he makes many new friends and gets an education.
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

36.
African Tales: Folklore of the Central African Republic

African Tales: Folklore of the Central African Republic by Polly Strong, ed EN

0 Ratings
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Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

37.

Prinses Mandapu by Makombo Bamboté NL

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Recommended: 21 Nov 2022

38.

Balénguindi by Benoît Kongbo FR

0 Ratings
Description:
Dans ce recueil de nouvelles, se déroule devant nous la vie des Centrafricains, enfants de la rue, chasseurs, chercheurs de diamants, pêcheurs des rives de l'Oubangui voire grands commerçants. Une vie, et aussi une mort, où se mêlent étroitement modernité et tradition, réalité et mystères. Ignorer ce métissage serait ne pas comprendre la vie des Centrafricains de Bangui et d'ailleurs. Il exprime aussi la révolte d'une jeunesse contre la politique du ventre, la corruption, les dictateurs souvent décriés par ceux qui les ont façonnés, la misère des enfants de la rue comme celle des émigrés et ce... continue
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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

39.

Co-Wives, Co-Widows by Adrienne Yabouza EN

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Description:
Co-Wives, Co-Widows is the first adult work of fiction from the Central African Republic to be translated into English. This is the story of Ndongo Passy and Grekpoubou, the two widows of Lidou. Following their husband's sudden and unexplained death, they find themselves fighting tooth and nail for all that is important to them. A playful, bittersweet, story full of dry wit and local colour, set against a backdrop of political instability, corruption and the friction between the old and the new in Bangui in the Central African Republic.
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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

40.
Co-epouses et Co-veuves

Co-epouses et Co-veuves by Adrienne Yabouza FR

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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023


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