Monday, December 13, 2010

AFRICA - Reading Around the World


Countries read are in bold blue. Potential books to be read are listed below each country. Once I've read a book I will strike through it. An asterisk (*) indicates books I own but have not read yet.

1. Algeria
          The Stranger by Albert Camus
          The Plague by Albert Camus
          The Eight by Katherine Neville
          The Lovers of Algeria by Anouar Benmalek
2. Angola
3. Benin
4. Botswana
          The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
5. Burkina Faso
6. Burundi
7. Cameroon
8. Central African Republic
9. Chad
10. Comoros
11. Congo
          *The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
12. Congo, Democratic Republic of
          A Thousand Sisters by Lisa Shannon
13. Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast
14. Djibouti
15. Egypt
          Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
          The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
          River God by Wilbur Smith
16. Equatorial Guinea
17. Eritrea
18. Ethiopia
          *Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
19. Gabon
20. Gambia
21. Ghana
22. Guinea
23. Guinea-Bissau
24. Kenya
25. Lesotho
26. Liberia
27. Libya
28. Madagascar
29. Malawi
          The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
30. Mali
31. Mauritania
32. Mauritius
33. Morocco
          The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
34. Mozambique
35. Namibia
36. Niger
37. Nigeria
          Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
          Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
38. Rwanda
          Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
39. Sao Tome and Principe
40. Senegal
41. Seychelles
42. Sierra Leone
          A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
43. Somalia
          Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
44. South Africa (Pretoria, Cape Town, Bleoemfontein)
          *The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
          Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
45. Sudan
          What Is the What by Dave Eggers
46. Swaziland
47. Tanzania
48. Togo
49. Tunisia
50. Uganda
          First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite
51. Zambia
52. Zimbabwe
          Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
          When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin


Bill said...

The Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is excellent. Try the tv series if you ever get a chance.. Well acted. For Libya, I've read In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar; somewhat disturbing, but excellent.

Tonya said...

Wow, I had no idea how similar we are! I've been on my own African Lit 101 class, too. In the past few months I've done My Fathers' Daughter(Eritrea), Cutting for Stone (Ethiopia), When the Crocodile Eats the Sun (Zimbabwe), Don't Lets Go To the Dogs Tonight (Zimb, Zambia, Malawi), Things Fall Apart (Niger), Notes From the Hyena's Belly (Ethiopia), and last night I finished Left to Tell (Rwanda). Anxious to get your opinions on them all -- plus other recommendations, too.

I love your blog! (And your other one, too!)