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Best books from Africa (551)
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Tålamod

Tålamod by Djaili Amadou Amal SV

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
Description:
Tre kvinnor. Tre berättelser. Tre sammanlänkade öden. En dag får Ramla veta att hon ska gifta sig med sin pappas äldre affärspartner. Samma dag ska hennes syster Hindou giftas bort med deras våldsamma kusin. För Safira, som sedan länge är gift med mannen Ramla lovats bort till, kastas hela tillvaron omkull. Ingen av dem har tillfrågats, ingen har heller någon väg ut. Munyal -- ha tålamod! lyder istället uppmaningen från en omedgörlig omgivning, där traditioner, familjeband och ekonomiska förh&... continue

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How to Cook Your Husband the African Way by Calixthe Beyala EN

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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The heroine falls in love with mysterious Bolobolo and attempts to win his love by preparing a variety of wonderful dishes for him. The novel is peppered throughout with recipes.

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

Rating: 4     4 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

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The Madwoman of Serrano by Dina Salústio EN

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Country: Africa / Cape Verde flag Cape Verde
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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

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Historias de dentro de casa by Germano Almeida ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Cape Verde flag Cape Verde
Description:
Cuentos ambientados en el país insular de Cabo Verde, en donde como en otras antiguas colonias portuguesas se percibe un mestizaje humano y cultural muy rico.
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Chiquinho : A Novel of Cabo Verde by Baltasar Lopes da Silva EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Cape Verde flag Cape Verde
Description:
Originally published in Portuguese in 1947, Baltazar Lopes's Chiquinho offers a rich and compelling exploration of Cabo Verde's unique identity. Tracing the arc of its young protagonist's life as he approaches adulthood, the novel follows Chiquinho as he leaves his village, journeys to São Vicente Island to further his education, returns home as drought and famine strike the archipelago, and makes the difficult decision to join his father in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Reflecting the challenges faced by the Creole intellectuals of the so-called Claridade generation, this long-overdue English t... continue


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

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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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