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Recommended books (3)
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 Sierra Leone. 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.


A Long Way Gone : Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah EN

Rating: 4     210 Votes
In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army. 75,000 first printing.
Recommended: 25 May 2022


The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Are we girls or are we demons ? Are we going to die or are we going to survive ?
Recommended: 08 Apr 2021


The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna EN

Rating: 4     24 Votes
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1969. On a hot January evening that he will remember for decades, Elias Cole first catches sight of Saffia Kamara, the wife of a charismatic colleague. He is transfixed. Thirty years later, lying in the capital's hospital, he recalls the desire that drove him to acts of betrayal he has tried to justify ever since. Elsewhere in the hospital, Kai, a gifted young surgeon, is desperately trying to forget the pain of a lost love that torments him as much as the mental scars he still bears from the civil war that has left an entire people with terrible secrets to keep. It fal... continue
Recommended: 01 Feb 2018



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