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
Purple Hibiscus
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Aya (Aya #1)
My Sister, the Serial Killer
The Fishermen
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Thing Around Your Neck
God's Bits of Wood
Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria
The Death of Vivek Oji
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSo Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ
African Fiction
531 books — 410 voters
Aya by Marguerite AbouetThe Secrets Come Out by Marguerite AbouetLove Falls On Us by Robbie Corey-Boulet
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
3 books — 1 voter

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
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
46 books — 33 voters

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Hank Bracker
Present day interactions between the races are directly related to what happened many generations ago. Although we as a people are not directly to blame for what happened those many years ago, many of us do carry with us a collective guilt or shame that can only be attributed to these events. However, we are responsible for how we interact with people of all races now. I am of the opinion that how we feel and act towards others, to a great extent came to us from our elders and the society that w ...more
Captain Hank Bracker, The History of Liberia & West Africa

Hank Bracker
In 1821, the United States government sent Dr. Eli Ayres to West Africa to buy, on what was known as the “Pepper Coast,” land that could be used as a colony for relocated slaves from America. He sailed to the location on the Mesurado River aboard the naval schooner USS Alligator, commanded by Lieutenant Robert Stockton. When they arrived, Stockton forced the sale of some land at gunpoint, from a local tribal chief named King Peter. Soon after this sale was consummated, returned slaves and their ...more
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