Read Around Africa Challenge

Things Fall Apart
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Rating: 4.1     11 Votes

  • Part of the "Read Around The World Challenge"
  • Join book lovers like you from all over the world who want to read at least one book written by an author from each of the 54 countries in Africa.
  • Track your reading progress on a world map which is automatically created for you
  • Leave your reading comfort zone and expand your reading horizon.
  • Make 2023 the year you:
    • will read more books,
    • discover new authors,
    • learn more about Africa.
  • Register to join the " Read Around Africa Challenge"

54 countries in Africa means 54 books to read for this challenge
Reading progress by all challenge participants
2.3%
97.7%

Read Around Africa Challenge

Read at least one book by an author from each country in Africa.

Register to join the "Read Around Africa Challenge"

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Recommended Challenge Books (214)
1.

Nedjma by Kateb Yacine EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Nedjma is a masterpiece of North African writing. Its intricate plot involves four men in love with the beautiful woman whose name serves as the title of the novel. Nedjma is the central figure of this disorienting novel, but more than the unfortunate wife of a man she does not love, more than the unwilling cause of rivalry among many suitors, Nedjma is the symbol of Algeria. Kateb has crafted a novel that is the saga of the founding ancestors of Algeria through the conquest of Numidia by the Romans, the expansion of the Ottoman Empire, and French colonial conquest. Nedjma is symbolic of the r... continue
Recommended: 02 Jan 2018

2.

Ce que le jour doit à la nuit by Yasmina Arcady FR

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Roman d'amour. Roman historique.
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Recommended: 03 Jan 2018

3.
Les jardins du roi

Les jardins du roi : Oufkir, Hassan II et nous by Fatéma Oufkir FR

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
En 1991, Fatéma Oufkir et ses enfants recouvrent la liberté, après dix-neuf ans d'une détention inique. Leur crime ? Avoir eu pour mari et pour père le général Oufkir, ministre de l'Intérieur marocain, " suicidé " en 1972 à l'issue d'un putsch manqué contre le roi Hassan Il. Un destin qu'était loin d'imaginer l'adolescente Fatéma, lorsque, dans les années 50, ce jeune Officier, farouche partisan de l'indépendance, la demanda en mariage. Après l'accession au trône de Mohammed V, Fatéma devient l'une des personnalités choyées de la cour, en tant qu'épouse d'un des plus grands serviteurs de l'Eta... continue

4.

In The Name of God by Yasmina Khadra EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Imagine becoming accustomed to terror on a daily basis. Imagine finding it normal to betray your neighbor. Imagine your worst fears being replaced by complacency, your natural compassion by cold indifference. "In the Name of God illustrates the way evil can become a part of everyday life. And it is the story of Algeria today.
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Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

5.

Toute une vie ne suffirait pas pour en parler : nouvelles by Adélaïde Fassinou FR

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Ah! les femmes et l' amour ... Toute une vie ne suffirait pas pour en parler. Sinon comment comprendre que Maguy veuille en finir avec la vie parce que J.J. ne voulait plus d' elle. elle était devenue trop grosse ... Et Nani alors! La jalousie au singulier pluriel. Huit récits tirés de l' imaginaire de l' auteur, reflet de l' existence humaine, forment la trame de ce recueil de nouvelles.
Genre
Tags: Set in BENIN
Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

6.

A Bookshop in Algiers by Kaouther Adimi EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
In 1936, a young dreamer named Edmond Charlot opened a modest bookshop in Algiers. Once the heart of Algerian cultural life, where Camus launched his first book and the Free French printed propaganda during the war, Charlot's beloved bookshop has been closed for decades, living on as a government lending library. Now it is to be shuttered forever. But as a young man named Ryad empties it of its books, he begins to understand that a bookshop can be much more than just a shop that sells books.

A Bookshop in Algiers charts the changing fortunes of Charlot's bookshop through the polit... continue
Recommended: 15 Nov 2022

7.

Good morning comrades : a novel by Ondjaki EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
Told in a charming and original voice, Good Morning Comrades is the story of a group of friends who create a perfect childhood in a revolutionary socialist country fighting a bitter war. An internationally acclaimed novel, already published in half a dozen countries, Good Morning Comrades is an unforgettable book by one of Africa's most exciting young writers.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

8.

Het labyrint van Luanda by José Eduardo Agualusa NL

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Recommended: 20 Nov 2022

9.

Autobiography of the Lower East Side : A Novel in Short Stories by Rashidah Ismaili EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Description:
"This well established poet makes a brilliant debut in fiction with these complex, poetically detailed, interrelated stories of Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA who converge and form an artistic community in the early 1960s in the most easterly regions of Alphabet City ." -David Henderson, author of 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky "Ismaili charts the lower East side just prior to the turbulent, revolutionary Sixties, when the influence of Leroi Jones and the Black Arts Movement signaled a cultural sea-change. Her characters persevere through desertion, loss, abandonment and betraya... continue
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

10.

Historical Dictionary of Benin by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, Samuel Decalo EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Description:
Benin is now perceived of as a model of democracy in Africa because it has successfully established a democratic political system based on consensus and regular and fair elections, and it continues to improve its electoral and parliamentary systems. Since its democracy it has taken important steps towards laying the foundation for the rule of law by establishing stable political institutions that can withstand the test of time. It has also engaged in an important legal, institutional, and regulatory reform to establish a more favorable environment for private initiative. The fourth edition of ... continue
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Recommended: 10 Mar 2022


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