#READINGAFRICA

Read a book from every African country

Algeria

Yasmina Khadra - The Attack

 

Angola

Pepetela - The Return of the Water Spirit 

Benin

Olympe Bhely-Quenum - Snares Without End

 

Botswana

Angus, Maisie and Travers McNeice - The Lion Children

 

Burkina Faso

Nobert Zongo - The Parachute Drop

 

Burundi

Marie-Therese Toyi - Weep Not, Refugee 

 

Cameroon

Imbolo Mbue – Behold the Dreamers

 

Cape Verde

Germano Almeida - The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo

 

Central African Republic

Polly Strong African Tales: Folklore of the Central African Republic

 

Chad

Joseph Brahim Seid - Told by Starlight in Chad

 

Comoros

Mohammed Toihiri - The Kafir of Karthala (French)

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Frederick Yamusangie - Full Circle

Republic of Congo

Emmanuel Dongala - Johnny Mad Dog

 

Côte d’Ivoire

Ahmadou Kourouma - Allah is not Obliged

 

Djibouti

Abdourahman Waberi - In the United States of Africa

 

Egypt

Ahdaf Soueif - The Map of Love

 

Equatorial Guinea

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel - By Night the Mountain Burns 

 

Eritrea

Sulaiman Addonia - The Consequences of Love 

 

Ethiopia

Maaza Mengiste - Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

 

Gabon

Daniel Mengara - Mema

 

Ghana

Ayi Kwei Armah - The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

 

Guinea

Camara Laye - The Radiance of the King

 

Guinea-Bissau

Abdulai Silá - The Ultimate Tragedy

 

Kenya

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor - Dust

 

Lesotho

Morabo Morojele - How We Buried Puso

 

Liberia

Helene Cooper - The House at Sugar Beach 

 

Libya

Ibrahim Al-Khoni - Anubis: A Desert Novel

Madagascar

Jacques Bourgeacq and Liliane Ramarosoa - Voices from Madagascar 

 

Malawi

Samson Kambalu - The Jive Talker 

 

Mali

Yambo Ouloguem - Bound to Violence

 

Mauritania

Mohamed Bouya Taleb-Khyar - Mauritania: The country with a million poets (French)

 

Mauritius

Barlen Pyamootoo - Benares (French)

Morocco

Bensalem Himmich - The Polymath 

 

Mozambique

Mia Couto - The Sleepwalking Land

 

Namibia

Neshani Andreas - The Purple Violet of Oshaantu 

 

Niger

Nouhou Malio - The Epic of Askia Mohammed

 

Nigeria

Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart

 

Rwanda

Philip Gourevitch - We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with our Families 

 

Sao Tome and Principe

Olinda Beja - The Shepherd’s House

 

Senegal

Mariama Bâ - So Long a Letter

 

Seychelles

William Travis - Beyond the Reefs

 

Sierra Leone

Aminatta Forna - The Memory of Love 

 

Somalia

Nuruddin Farah – Maps: A Novel (Blood in the Sun)

 

South Africa

Ingrid Winterbach - The Book of Happenstance 

 

South Sudan

Julia Duany - Making Peace & Nurturing Life: A Memoir of an African Woman about a journey of struggle and hope

 

Sudan

Tayeb Salih - Season of Migration to the North 

 

Swaziland

Sarah Mkhonza - Weeding the Flowerbeds

 

Tanzania

Ismael Mbise - Blood on Our Land

 

The Gambia

Dayo Forster - Reading the Ceiling 

 

Togo

Tété-Michel Kpomassie - An African in Greenland

 

Tunisia

Habib Selmi - The Scents of Marie-Claire 

 

Uganda

Goretti Kyomuhendo - The First Daughter

 

Zambia

Binwell Sinyangwe - A Cowrie of Hope

 

Zimbabwe

Petinah Gappah - An Elegy for Easterly

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Adapted from ayearofreadingtheworld.com by Ann Morgan

for

Reading Africa

A Dopefrica Initiative

 
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