Reading Through East Africa

Across the Limpopo: A Family’s Hazardous 4000 Mile Journey Through Africa by Michael Nicholson.

Comoros (Union of the Comoros)

Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti)

Eritrea (State of Eritrea)
Song Of The Nightingale: One Woman’s True Story of Faith and Persecution in Eritrea by Helen Berhane.

Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
Beneath the Lion’s Gaze by Maaza Mengiste. Reviewed by LazyGal. Reviewed at A Year of Reading the World.
Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein. Semicolon review here.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Reviewed by SuzieQ at Whimpulsive. Semicolon review here.
Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem. Semicolon review here. Middle Grade fiction.
Remote People by Evelyn Waugh.
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh. Set in the fictional African country of Ishmaelia, based on Waugh’s experiences in Abyssinia, aka Ethiopia.
There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene. Reviewed at Much Ado. Also recommended at Caribousmom. Semicolon review.
Waugh in Abyssinia by Evelyn Waugh.

Kenya (Republic of Kenya)
Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette WInter.
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson. Recommended at Playing by the book.
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton. Semicolon review here.
Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood by Elspeth Huxley. Recommended by Magistramater.
An Ice Cream War by Wiliam Boyd.
My Maasai Life by Robin Wizowaty.
The River Between by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o.
West With the Night by Beryl Markham.
The White Masai: My Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure by Corinne Hoffman.
You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya by Christopher Goffard. Recommended by Susan Olasky in WORLD magazine, January, 2012.
Rebecca discusses several of these books and more in this post called Take Me Away to Kenya at the blog Lost in Books.

Mauritius (Republic of Mauritius)
Georges by Alexandre Dumas.
The Last Brother by Nathacha Appana. Recommended at IndieReader Houston. Also recommended at Caribousmom.

Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles)

Somalia (Somali Republic)
Born in the Big Rains by Fadumo Korn. Nonfiction. Recommended at A Striped Armchair.

Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania)
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve.
A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk. Reviewed at Books YA Love.
Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan. Reviewed by Abby the Librarian.
Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Reviewed at Amy Reads.

Uganda (Republic of Uganda)
First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Waite Brown. Recommended at Devourer of Books.
Tombstones and Banana Trees: A True Story of Revolutionary Forgiveness. Medad Birungi with Craig Borlase. Recommended by Becky at Operation Actually Read Bible.
The Unlikely Missionary: From Pew-Warmer to Poverty Fighter by Dan King. Recommended by Glynn at Faith, Fiction, Friends.

Barbara Curtis at Mommy Life writes about memoirs of African life.

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