Kiffe, Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Guene

I have finally made some progress on my Around the World project, a project with a goal of reading a children’s book from each and every nation of the world. I may have cheated here, however, since the book is not really Algerian but rather Parisian, but since it’s my own project I get to […]


Christmas in Morocco, c.1950

Posted by Sherry on 12/5/2015 in Africa, Around the World, Christmas, General, Morocco |

The Secret of the Fourth Candle by Patricia St. John. Aisha looked awestruck at the candles and then back at the presents . . . She knew at last why the little girl lit one more candle every week. It was in honor of a Baby called Jesus who was coming next week, and then […]


Angry Wind by Jeffrey Tayler

Posted by Sherry on 1/22/2012 in Africa, Chad, General, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Nonfiction |

Angry Wind: Through Muslim Black Africa by Truck, Bus, Boat, and Camel by Jeffrey Tayler. Recommended by Nancy Pearl in Book Lust To Go. Book #1 in my North Africa Reading Challenge. In this book journalist Jeffrey Tayler writes about his travels through the Sahel, “the transition zone in Africa between the Sahara Desert to […]


Twelve+ Recommended Books for the North Africa Challenge

Posted by Sherry on 1/9/2012 in Africa, Algeria, Egypt, General, Morocco, Sudan |

I’m not saying these are the best books to read for the North Africa Challenge. I may read several this year that are even better than these. However, I can recommend these because I’ve already read them and enjoyed them. Picture Books: The Sabbath Lion: A Jewish Folktale from Algeria retold by Howard Schwartz and […]

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