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7 popular zambian books
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 Zambia. 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.

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A Blood Condition by Kayo Chingonyi EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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A Blood Condition tells a story of inheritance - the people, places, cultures and memories that form us. Kayo Chingonyi explores how distance and time, nations and a century's history, can collapse within a body; our past continuous in our present. From London, Leeds, and The North East to the banks of the Zambezi river, these poems consider change and permanence, grief and joy, the painful ongoing process of letting go, with remarkable music and clarity.

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A Cowrie of Hope by Binwell Sinyangwe EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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This reimagining of the Robin Hood legend tells the story of the young boy behind the bandit hero's rise to fame. Will Shackley is the son of a lord, and though just thirteen, he's led a charmed, protected life and is the heir to Shackley House, while his father is away on the Third Crusade with King Richard the Lionheart. But with King Richard's absence, the winds of treason are blowing across England, and soon Shackley House becomes caught up in a dangerous power struggle that drives Will out of the only home he's ever known. Alone, he flees into the dangerous Sherwood Forest, where he joins... continue
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Bitterness (An African Novel from Zambia) : by Malama Katulwende EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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Based on real events and written by a young Zambian poet and intellectual, this is one of the most realistic and passionate contemporary novels about the life of young people in today's Africa, .

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Dead Aid – Why Aid is Not Working by Dambisa Moyo EN

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A national bestseller, Dead Aid unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Dambisa Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world's poorest countries. Much debated in the United States and th... continue

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Kumukanda by Kayombo Chingonyi EN

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*Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2018* *Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2018* 'A brilliant debut - a tender, nostalgic and, at times, darkly hilarious exploration of black boyhood, masculinity and grief. A gorgeous and necessary collection from one of my favourite writers' Warsan Shire Translating as 'initiation', kumukanda is the name given to the rites a young boy from the Luvale tribe must pass through before he is considered a man. The poems of Kayo Chingonyi's remarkable debut explore this passage: between two worlds, ancestral and contemporary; between the living and the dead; betw... continue
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La deriva by Namwali Serpell ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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"En el prefacio de una antología de la literatura rusa Vladimir Nabokov declaró que no había encontrado una sola página de Dostoievski digna de ser incluida,...Dostoievski no debe ser juzgado por cada página sino por la suma de páginas que componen el libro." Jorge L. Borges: Prólogo a Los Demonios, de F. Dostoievski. (A su vez, Nabokov decía sobre la literatura de Borges "Esperaba encontrarme con una catedral, y me encontré con un zaguán"). De la misma manera, en La deriva tal vez no se encuentre alguna... continue

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The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
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Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant - a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and the grand sweep of time 'In turns charming, heartbreaking, and breathtaking, The Old Drift is a staggeringly ambitious, genre-busting multigenerational saga with moxie for days... I wanted it to go on forever. A worthy heir to Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude." Carmen Maria Machado On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. He... continue


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