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Recommended books (5)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Africa Challenge were written by authors from Malawi. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

No Easy Task by Aubrey Kachingwe EN

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Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
A book about a young journalist who ends up involved in the political events that led his country to independence from Great Britain.
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Recommended: 22 Mar 2022

2.

Smouldering Charcoal by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
This powerful first novel chronicles the lives of two families: the first, poor, working-class and ill-educated, is compared to a young politically aware college student and her journalist fiance.
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Recommended: 22 Mar 2022

3.

The Bird Boy's Song by Steve Chimombo EN

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Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
The Bird Boy's Song is a retelling of the common Malawian folk story. "The Orphan and the Slave". The story recounts a slave's usurpation of his master's place, which he enjoys for a short time, until he is unmasked. The author used modern storytelling techniques to dramatise this popular trickster tale.
Recommended: 22 Mar 2022

4.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer EN

Rating: 4     22 Votes
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle... continue
Recommended: 22 Mar 2022

5.

The Jive Talker : An Artist's Genesis by Samson Kambalu EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
What do you do when it looks like the odds were stacked against you before you were even born, when you're having trouble feeding a family that just keeps growing, when you've got a little too much of an affection for Carlsberg Brown and when the life president of your country, Malawi, keeps shuffling around the public health system that employs you, forcing you and your family into perpetual nomadism? You catch up on your reading, adding I'm OK, You're OK and Nietzsche to the bathroom library. Holding on to your dignity, you keep dressing up in threadbare three-piece suits you ordered from Lo... continue
Recommended: 22 Mar 2022


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