Northern Africa

Books in this genre are set in or about Northern Africa.

The Plague
The Sheltering Sky
The Stranger
In the Country of Men
Season of Migration to the North
Palace Walk (The Cairo Trilogy, #1)
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962
The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between
The Alchemist
تلك العتمة الباهرة
Woman at Point Zero
The Yacoubian Building
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Lyrics Alley
The Meursault Investigation
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeCutting for Stone by Abraham   VergheseThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Fictitious Africa
484 books — 266 voters
Silent Terror by Samuel CottonThe Kingdom of Emptiness by Tom GambleBarefoot through Mauretania by Odette du Puigaudeau
Books set in Mauritania
3 books — 3 voters

Syrian Brides by Anna HalabiThe Hidden Face of Eve by Nawal El SaadawiHeadscarves and Hymens by Mona EltahawyThe Veil and the Male Elite by Fatema MernissiWoman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi
Arab feminism
41 books — 37 voters
Where Tomorrow Leads by DiAnn MillsSeason of Migration to the North by Tayeb SalihFirst Raise A Flag by Peter MartellLong Walk Home by DiAnn MillsDarfur by Gérard Prunier
Sudan and South Sudan
43 books — 18 voters


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