Reading Through Africa

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I am not African American. I have no African heritage or ancestry as far as I know. However, I have been for some time interested in reading books set in the various nations of Africa or books written by African authors. In fact, I’ve been collecting ideas for this reading and links to reviews of African-flavored books for over a year. So today, in honor of Bloggiesta, I decided to pull those lists out my drafts folder, put them onto separate pages of their own, and share them.

Obviously, these lists are not complete. I will be reading and gathering ideas for reading and adding books and links to reviews for . . . as long as I remain interested in the project. If you have any suggestions, blog reviews, or other information to add to my Africa pages, please leave a comment. If you’re looking for a book to read about Africa or about a specific African country, check out my Reading Through Africa pages.

This is going to be fun.

Related blogs and pages:
African fiction #1 at Kinna Reads.
Image Nations: Promoting African Literature (from Accra, Ghana)
BrownGirl BookSpeak
Sunday Salon at Semicolon: Reading Through Africa
Books for Zambia: an ongoing project.

5 thoughts on “Reading Through Africa

  1. what great challenge I love african fiction ,have read a number of books ,you may also want look at Kiina reads and image nation both african bloggers ,the best of luck with reading round africa ,all the best stu

  2. I spent some time looking through your African reviews posts, what a great idea. Both for featuring your own reviews and finding good reading recommendations. I will be sure to leave any appropriate links I have. Though I write very few full reviews I do read literature from Africa.

  3. Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett is set (mostly) in South Africa.

    My review of Cutting for Stone (Ethiopia)

    I’ve reviewed the first two books of Alexander McCall Smith’s Ladies Detective Agency series (Botswana). I reviewed Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (Ethiopia), too. And, I mustn’t forget The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Malawi), which I also reviewed. (Trying not to overload the comment with too many links, here.)

    I’m looking forward to watching your lists grow! Since I visited Cameroon, I’ve been interested in reading through Africa. 🙂

  4. Hi Sherry! I, too, am extremely interested in Africa. This is very timely for me because I just met a missionary family who serve in Tanzania. I think I left a link to my Alexander McCall Smith posts about a few of his children’s books. Here are a few more links to books I’ve reviewed that are set in Africa:

    Maybe these are not books I’ve already linked up before on some other post.

    I’ll be reading the comments on this post with interest! Thanks for all the great links!

  5. Ooops–I didn’t finish one of the thoughts I started in that post above. It should read “I think I left a link to my Alexander McCall Smith posts about a few of his children’s books in the post you linked above.”

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