Sunday, December 28, 2008

Africa Reading Challenge 2008

"Read six books that were written by African writers, take place in Africa, or deal significantly with Africans and African issues." Completed December 28, 2008.

My projected tbr list from books found in my stacks; those completed are highlighted.

The Curve of the World**** by Marcus Stevens (Congo)
A Burnt Out Case**** by Graham Greene (Congo)
beethoven was one-sixteenth black**** by Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)
Diary of a Bad Year***** by J.M. Coetzee (South Africa)
The Camel Bookmobile***** by Masha Hamilton (Kenya)
Twice Born**** by Pauline Gedge (ancient Egypt) (reviewed)
The Blue Door**** by Andre Brink (South Africa)
So Long a Letter, by Mariama Ba (Senegal)
The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari (Sudan)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Congo)
Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway (Mali)

Eight read, not bad, if not the most African of writers and subjects. I will continue the challenge for myself if there is no official project in 2009.

What can you recommend on this theme? Comments and review links of these titles are welcomed. I would love to read them.

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