Africa Reading Challenge

African Reading Challenge Participants commit to read – in the course of 2008 – six books that either were written by African writers, take place in Africa, or deal significantly with Africans and African issues. (Read more if you like!)

You can read whatever you want, but of the six books, recommended to have a mixture of genres. For example, fiction (novels, short stories, poetry, drama), memoir / autobiography, history and current events.

I thought I would join this challenge as I’ve already read a few books dealing with Africa this year and I already had a lot of African books on my TBR. Click on the links below to read my reviews.

  1. What is the What by Dave Eggers
  2. Left to Tell: Discovering God Admist the Rwandan Genocide by Immaculee Illibagiza
  3. The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari
  4. Slave:  My True Story by Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis
  5. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  6. Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali by Kris Holloway
  7. Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by Don Cheadle
  8. The Sudan Project:  Rebuilding With the People of Darfur by Melissa Leembruggen
  9. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
  11. The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur by Brian Steidle
  12. Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival by Jen Marlowe
  13. The Leper Compound by Paula Nangle
  14. Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom
  15. Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir
  16. Genocide in Darfur by Janey Levey
  17. The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis
  18. Amadi’s Snowman by Katia Novet Saint-Lot

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