Reading Africa Challenge

via BrownGirl: This is a perpetual challenge to read at least one book relative by author and/ or setting to each of Africa’s countries. This challenge is open to everyone whether you want to go for every country or just a few.

Completed: 10/54

Algeria

  • The Rabbi’s Cat Vol 1 & 2 by Joann Sfar

Angola

  • Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba by Patricia C. McKissack

Benin

Botswana

  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith (read book 1)

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Rep

Chad

Comoros

Congo

Cote d’Ivoire

  • “Aya” by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie

Dem. Rep. Congo

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

  • Detective Darko Dawson series by Kwei Quartey (read books 1-3, to read book 4)
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

  • A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rwanda

  • Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
  • Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda by Jean-Philippe Stassen

São Tomé and Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  • The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

  • Nostalgia for the Future: West Africa after the Cold War by Charles Piot

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe