Western Africa

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

Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
Half of a Yellow Sun
Homegoing
Purple Hibiscus
Americanah
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
My Sister, the Serial Killer
The Girl with the Louding Voice
God's Bits of Wood
The Death of Vivek Oji
The Fishermen
Aya (Aya #1)
The Thing Around Your Neck
Under the Udala Trees
Transcendent Kingdom
Harmattan by Gavin WestonLe roi des cons by Idi NouhouMisères et grandeurs ordinaires by Adamou IdeAce Deuce by Freida Goodman FailBarrow's Boys by Fergus Fleming
Niger
12 books — 3 voters
Immersed in West Africa by Terry ListerOne Plastic Bag by Miranda  PaulSwing Time by Zadie SmithThe World and a Very Small Place in Africa by Donald R. WrightTrials Elsewhere by R. Matthias
Best Books About The Gambia
7 books — 7 voters

Aya by Marguerite AbouetA New Day Dawns by Terry ListerAbobo Marley by Yaya DiomandéAMOUR by Véronique TadjoThe Secrets Come Out by Marguerite Abouet
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
23 books — 5 voters
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieA Man of the People by Chinua AchebeRoots by Alex HaleyAncestor Stones by Aminatta Forna
History through Novels: West Africa
49 books — 37 voters

Cola Cola Jazz by Kangni AlemThis for That by Verna AardemaLe continent du Tout et du presque Rien by Sami TchakSolo d'un revenant by Kossi Efoui
Togo
4 books — 3 voters
Chasing the Devil by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeA Long Way Gone by Ishmael BeahHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
West Africa
187 books — 107 voters


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