Great African Reads

If you want to read Great African Reads - you've come to the right place! Here is an overview of the group reads & activities:

Regional reads Nominations and Book discussions.
African Literature in French French reads!
Short Story Reads All short story reads.

Challenges, challenges, challenges!
50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read
My African Literature goal for 2019
African Trek 2019
African Lit TBR Takedown
Random African Travels Challenge
Bingo Challenge

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Dust
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Start date
May 1, 2019
Finish date
June 30, 2019
Discussion
Regional Reads - Books 2019
Why we're reading this
May/June 2019 Regional Read

Second selection for the 2014 Contemporary Literature Project. The theme is co…more
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An Elegy for Easterly
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Start date
May 1, 2019
Finish date
June 30, 2019
Discussion
Short Story Reads - 2019
Discussion leader
Priyanka Sofia
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Petit pays
by
Start date
May 1, 2019
Finish date
June 30, 2019
Discussion
Read in French - Books 2019
Why we're reading this
May-June 2019 read in French

English title: "Small Country"
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Ève de ses décombres
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Start date
May 1, 2019
Finish date
June 30, 2019
Discussion
Read in French - Books 2019
Why we're reading this
May-June 2019 group read in French

English title: "Eve Out of Her Ruins"
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Showing 5 of 5 topics — 851 comments total
+ Welcome
* Navigating Great African Reads 2019
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 1 post · 51 views
last updated Dec 23, 2018 04:34PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Housekeeping (AKA Rules and guidelines)
By Muphyn · 3 posts · 393 views
last updated Apr 12, 2011 07:59PM
* Welcome to new members!!... and introduction... if you want
By Muphyn · 806 posts · 943 views
last updated Jun 13, 2019 01:02PM
Let's discuss African lit
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 19 posts · 83 views
last updated Feb 02, 2019 04:19AM
Navigating Great African Reads 2018
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 2 posts · 306 views
last updated Jan 14, 2018 04:39AM
* Challenge: 50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 33 posts · 217 views
last updated Sep 10, 2018 04:27PM
Book lists for the Challenge: 50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 74 posts · 383 views
last updated Jun 06, 2019 03:27AM
Group input, please - suggestions, ideas?
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 24 posts · 42 views
last updated Oct 22, 2018 10:06AM
Tour d'Afrique Listopia
By Diane , Head Librarian · 4 posts · 56 views
last updated Dec 04, 2017 01:06PM
2017: A big read, Contemporary lit or a country theme?
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 55 posts · 139 views
last updated Dec 04, 2017 11:37AM
* May/June 2019 | Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor SPOILERS Allowed
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 10 posts · 16 views
last updated Jun 15, 2019 04:54AM
* May/June 2019 | Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor NO SPOILERS
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 12 posts · 21 views
last updated Jun 08, 2019 07:12AM
Mar/April 2019 | Mama Namibia by Mari Serebrov SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 10 posts · 24 views
last updated Apr 11, 2019 09:41PM
Mar/April 2019 | Mama Namibia by Mari Serebrov NO SPOILERS
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 3 posts · 19 views
last updated Mar 30, 2019 10:20AM
Jan/Feb 2019 | Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 11 posts · 42 views
last updated Feb 05, 2019 10:41AM
Jan/Feb 2019 | Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue NO SPOILERS
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 9 posts · 47 views
last updated Feb 04, 2019 05:48AM
* Jan/Feb 2019 | Your Madness, Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon by Makuchi
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 19 posts · 37 views
last updated Jan 29, 2019 10:56AM
May/June 2019 An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 8 posts · 24 views
last updated May 31, 2019 05:09PM
Mar/Apr 2019 | The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales by Bessie Head
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 21 posts · 32 views
last updated Apr 15, 2019 05:45PM
2019 - short story reads
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 2 posts · 27 views
last updated Dec 07, 2018 09:07AM
May-Jun 2019: Petit pays, by Gaël Faye SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Wim , French Readings · 6 posts · 14 views
last updated May 31, 2019 01:17PM
May-Jun 2019: Petit pays by Gaël Faye NO SPOILERS
By Wim , French Readings · 13 posts · 22 views
last updated May 27, 2019 12:54AM
May-Jun 2019: Eve de ses décombres, by Ananda Devi NO SPOILERS
By Wim , French Readings · 20 posts · 18 views
last updated May 26, 2019 10:05PM
Mar-Apr 2019: Akissi : attaque de chats, by Marguérite Abouet NO SPOILERS
By Wim , French Readings · 6 posts · 15 views
last updated May 26, 2019 11:53AM
May-Jun 2019: Eve de ses décombres, by Ananda Devi SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Wim , French Readings · 4 posts · 8 views
last updated May 19, 2019 12:59AM
Mar-Apr 2019: Akissi : attaque de chats, by Marguérite Abouet SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Wim , French Readings · 5 posts · 13 views
last updated Apr 25, 2019 10:25AM
Jan-Feb 2019: La Saison de l'ombre by Léonora Miano NO SPOILERS
By Wim , French Readings · 13 posts · 21 views
last updated Jan 30, 2019 10:00AM
Jan-Feb 2019: La Saison de l'Ombre by Léonora Miano SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Wim , French Readings · 7 posts · 16 views
last updated Jan 28, 2019 01:24AM
* Nov/Dec 2019 | Central Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 7 posts · 14 views
last updated Apr 11, 2019 02:21AM
* Sept/Oct 2019 | Western Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 4 posts · 20 views
last updated Apr 11, 2019 01:35AM
* July/Aug 2019 | Northern Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 21 posts · 40 views
last updated Jun 12, 2019 05:25AM
May/June 2019 | Eastern Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 14 posts · 49 views
last updated Mar 28, 2019 06:59AM
Mar/April 2019 | Southern Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 9 posts · 59 views
last updated Feb 10, 2019 04:18PM
Jan/Feb 2019 | Central Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 10 posts · 69 views
last updated Dec 16, 2018 02:18PM
Jul-Aug 2019 | Nominations Northern Africa in French
By Wim , French Readings · 8 posts · 16 views
last updated Jun 14, 2019 12:56PM
May-Jun 2019 | Nominations Eastern Africa in French
By Wim , French Readings · 15 posts · 18 views
last updated Apr 21, 2019 07:14AM
Nov-Dec 2019 | Nominations Central Africa in French
By Wim , French Readings · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Mar 30, 2019 09:42AM
Sep-Oct 2019 | Nominations Western Africa in French
By Wim , French Readings · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Mar 30, 2019 09:36AM
African lit in French in 2019?
By Wim , French Readings · 29 posts · 32 views
last updated Mar 30, 2019 03:51AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Mar-Apr 2019 | Nominations for graphic novels in French
By Wim , French Readings · 18 posts · 16 views
last updated Feb 18, 2019 12:38PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Jan-Feb 2019 | Nominations Central Africa in French
By Wim , French Readings · 13 posts · 25 views
last updated Dec 22, 2018 03:37AM
* Challenge Rules
By Diane , Head Librarian · 1 post · 37 views
last updated Dec 23, 2018 08:17AM
Diane's Level III African Trek
By Diane , Head Librarian · 6 posts · 32 views
last updated Jun 07, 2019 12:19PM
Tamara's Rebel African Trek
By Tamara · 20 posts · 38 views
last updated Jun 05, 2019 10:05AM
Orgeluse's African Track 2019
By Orgeluse · 5 posts · 17 views
last updated May 31, 2019 01:23PM
Carolien's Level I trek
By Carolien · 4 posts · 29 views
last updated Mar 22, 2019 12:40PM
Ankit's Level I African Trek
By Ankit · 3 posts · 14 views
last updated Feb 08, 2019 02:48AM
Susan's African Trek-2019
By Susan · 4 posts · 25 views
last updated Feb 06, 2019 09:44PM
Sofia’s Level II African Trek
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 3 posts · 23 views
last updated Jan 22, 2019 06:42PM
* Numbers Selected
By Diane , Head Librarian · 28 posts · 33 views
last updated Jun 01, 2019 09:34AM
* Challenge Rules
By Diane , Head Librarian · 4 posts · 28 views
last updated Dec 29, 2018 06:27AM
Diane's TBR Takedown Challenge
By Diane , Head Librarian · 10 posts · 31 views
last updated Jun 07, 2019 10:18AM
Cam's TBR Takedown Challenge
By Cam · 14 posts · 27 views
last updated May 29, 2019 11:23PM
Tinea's TBR Takedown Challenge
By Tinea , Former Special Project Leader · 13 posts · 27 views
last updated May 27, 2019 12:52PM
Whitlaw' TBR Takedown Challenge
By Whitlaw · 9 posts · 31 views
last updated Mar 28, 2019 12:25PM
African lit is the best
By Maroua · 3 posts · 16 views
last updated Feb 10, 2019 09:53AM
Sofia’s TBR Takedown Challenge
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 4 posts · 22 views
last updated Jan 20, 2019 01:52PM
* Challenge Rules
By Diane , Head Librarian · 31 posts · 55 views
last updated Jun 13, 2019 02:38PM
Orgeluse's random African Travels Challenge 2019
By Orgeluse · 10 posts · 12 views
last updated May 16, 2019 08:22AM
Diane's 2019 Random African Travels List
By Diane , Head Librarian · 3 posts · 25 views
last updated Apr 06, 2019 07:53AM
Jennifer's Random African travels 2019
By Jennifer · 1 post · 12 views
last updated Mar 11, 2019 07:03AM
Susan Random Travels 2019
By Susan · 2 posts · 13 views
last updated Feb 06, 2019 09:51PM
Carolien's 2019 Random African Travels Challenge
By Carolien · 2 posts · 18 views
last updated Jan 02, 2019 10:44AM
* Bingo Challenge - discussions
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 3 posts · 32 views
last updated Jan 12, 2019 02:04PM
Val's Bingo Challenge 2019
By Valerie · 15 posts · 34 views
last updated Jun 15, 2019 07:44AM
Sofia's Bingo Challenge 2019
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 4 posts · 29 views
last updated Apr 12, 2019 05:32AM
Anetq's Bingo Challenge 2019
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 5 posts · 26 views
last updated Apr 09, 2019 09:26AM
Carolien's 2019 Bingo Challenge
By Carolien · 6 posts · 25 views
last updated Apr 03, 2019 02:25PM
* Challenge Rules
By Diane , Head Librarian · 49 posts · 168 views
last updated Dec 23, 2018 07:31AM
* Countries and Book Selections
By Diane , Head Librarian · 5 posts · 64 views
last updated Dec 27, 2017 02:14PM
Diane's West to East African Trek
By Diane , Head Librarian · 16 posts · 30 views
last updated Dec 31, 2018 04:19PM
Susan trekking South
By Susan · 18 posts · 37 views
last updated Dec 23, 2018 09:53PM
Beth's long walk south
By Beth · 11 posts · 40 views
last updated Dec 23, 2018 08:42AM
Rowi's going under
By Rowizyx · 14 posts · 39 views
last updated Jul 20, 2018 08:01PM
Diane's North to South African Trek
By Diane , Head Librarian · 56 posts · 73 views
last updated May 22, 2018 10:55AM
Verenas literarische Reise - Verena's literary trek
By Verena · 12 posts · 16 views
last updated May 04, 2018 05:43AM
Sofia's Read Across Africa Challenge
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 2 posts · 17 views
last updated Apr 09, 2018 07:33PM
Free Ebook
By Kate · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Jun 17, 2019 02:41AM
My Angel the Devil
By Dan · 1 post · 7 views
last updated May 09, 2019 09:25AM
I'll Never Listen to You Again! Free ebook download
By Andrew · 3 posts · 17 views
last updated Apr 11, 2019 12:40AM
Career Limiting Moves: Ghetto Tuition. Corporate Ambition
By M.F. · 2 posts · 8 views
last updated Jan 24, 2019 01:29AM
Free French Bible
By Craig · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Dec 31, 2018 11:38AM
A guide to African music
By Nick · 3 posts · 9 views
last updated Dec 19, 2018 12:48PM
L'enfer c'est lui
By Jo · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Dec 07, 2018 03:07AM
Economic Jihad: Putting the Kibosh on Antiquated Social Axioms Defining Us
By Jo · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Nov 18, 2018 04:06PM
Morocco
By J.R. · 1 post · 10 views
last updated Jul 26, 2018 06:13AM
Eritrea
By J.R. · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Jul 26, 2018 05:58AM
* Nov-Dec: 2017 | Zimbabwe: Nervous Conditions, by Tsitsi Dangarembga
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 36 posts · 78 views
last updated Sep 14, 2018 07:21PM
* Nov-Dec: 2017 | Zimbabwe: The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 6 posts · 40 views
last updated May 01, 2018 06:27PM
* Nov-Dec: 2017 | Zimbabwe: The Maestro, the Magistrate and... by Tendai Huchu
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 7 posts · 28 views
last updated Dec 19, 2017 12:53PM
* Sept-Oct: 2017 | Uganda: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 17 posts · 75 views
last updated Dec 02, 2017 04:06AM
* July-August 2017 | Tunisia: The Colonizer and the Colonized by Albert Memmi
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 14 posts · 71 views
last updated Nov 21, 2017 12:11AM
Jan-June 2017 | Tanzania: Desertion by Abdulrazak Gurnah
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 45 posts · 118 views
last updated Oct 01, 2017 02:23AM
May-July 2017 | Zambia: A Cowrie of Hope by Binwell Sinyangwe
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 10 posts · 98 views
last updated Aug 16, 2017 11:14AM
Jan/Feb 2017 | Togo: Do They Hear You When You Cry
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 7 posts · 60 views
last updated Mar 26, 2017 04:02PM
* Tour d'Afrique: Stopovers 2013-2017 (M-Z)
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 9 posts · 44 views
last updated May 09, 2017 09:56AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Tour d'Afrique: Stopovers 2008-2012 (A-L)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 6 posts · 317 views
last updated May 08, 2017 11:43AM
* Tour d'Afrique: What is it?
By Muphyn · 5 posts · 506 views
last updated Apr 13, 2011 03:49PM
Final destination: Zimbabwe
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 14 posts · 100 views
last updated Oct 31, 2017 08:22AM
Following the lakes up to Uganda
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 13 posts · 83 views
last updated Aug 07, 2017 01:50AM
To the northern tip of the continent: Tunisia
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 15 posts · 48 views
last updated Jul 02, 2017 11:06AM
May 2017: Zambia
By Jenny (Readin… · 12 posts · 53 views
last updated May 16, 2017 12:37PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. North to Tunisia
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 7 posts · 66 views
last updated May 08, 2017 02:49PM
Overland and up the coast to Tanzania
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 13 posts · 55 views
last updated May 07, 2017 10:38AM
Exploring Côte d'Ivoire: March & April 2012
By Muphyn · 36 posts · 75 views
last updated Apr 22, 2017 01:11PM
* Contemporary Literature (CL) - overview 2011-2015
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 1 post · 20 views
last updated May 17, 2017 01:57AM
Bulawayo: We Need New Names | (CL) first read: June 2015
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 25 posts · 90 views
last updated Dec 28, 2018 04:50PM
Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun | (CL) first read: Mar 2015
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 20 posts · 92 views
last updated Aug 10, 2018 10:31AM
Coetzee: Waiting for the Barbarians | (CL) first read: Sep 2013
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 47 posts · 115 views
last updated Apr 29, 2018 11:13AM
Ngũgĩ: Nairobi Heat | (CL) first read: Dec 2011
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 40 posts · 78 views
last updated Feb 23, 2018 09:01AM
Mohamed: Black Mamba Boy | (CL) first read: Nov 2012
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 17 posts · 84 views
last updated Jan 30, 2018 08:07PM
Mengiste: Beneath the Lion's Gaze | (CL) first read: Jan 2014
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 14 posts · 86 views
last updated Jan 18, 2018 06:08PM
Rifaat: Distant View of a Minaret | (CL) first read: Apr 2014
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 11 posts · 71 views
last updated Jan 13, 2018 05:59PM
Matar: Anatomy of a Disappearance | (CL) first read: May 2012
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 6 posts · 91 views
last updated Jan 13, 2018 05:35PM
Abani: Graceland | (CL) first read: Sept 2015
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 6 posts · 34 views
last updated Jun 26, 2017 12:55PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * The general idea (Sep 2011)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 25 posts · 48 views
last updated Nov 24, 2011 02:37AM
Childhood in Southern Africa (Nov 2014)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 16 posts · 46 views
last updated Nov 05, 2014 09:32AM
Gender in North Africa (April-June 2014)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 40 posts · 62 views
last updated Jul 07, 2014 06:38PM
Conflict in East Africa (January-March 2014)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 47 posts · 90 views
last updated May 08, 2014 01:56PM
Narrative Non-Fiction (Nov 2013)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 24 posts · 47 views
last updated Nov 23, 2013 02:07PM
Contemporary: Narrative Non-Fiction (Sep 2012)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 28 posts · 89 views
last updated Nov 20, 2013 07:42AM
Mystery/Thriller (Dec 2013)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 4 posts · 28 views
last updated Nov 19, 2013 08:34AM
Contemporary Fiction (Oct 2013)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 12 posts · 43 views
last updated Nov 13, 2013 04:44PM
Contemporary: Short Stories & Poetry & Plays (Sep 2012)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 24 posts · 86 views
last updated Jul 04, 2013 11:50AM
Contemporary: Mystery & Thriller (Sep 2012)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 18 posts · 56 views
last updated Jun 01, 2013 08:32AM
* General
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 54 posts · 282 views
last updated Sep 09, 2017 10:13AM
Manu Herbstein | Ama
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 55 posts · 159 views
last updated Jan 21, 2019 10:05PM
Best African Author Websites
By deleted member · 1 post · 20 views
last updated Aug 23, 2017 11:19AM
Annalisa Conti | Africa
By Annalisa · 2 posts · 16 views
last updated Sep 01, 2015 10:39AM
A volunteer's memoir of Sudan
By Mike · 1 post · 20 views
last updated May 26, 2015 09:12AM
Mark Wentling | Africa's Embrace
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 7 posts · 39 views
last updated Mar 22, 2015 02:18PM
Squirting Milk at Chameleons
By Simon · 5 posts · 29 views
last updated Feb 20, 2015 07:52AM
AfriLit 2013 Celebrated the Best in African Literature
By AALBC.com · 1 post · 25 views
last updated Jan 19, 2015 05:22AM
Kenneth Waxman | Ajak's Song
By Kswaxman · 7 posts · 21 views
last updated May 18, 2014 01:17AM
Joshua Zakary | The Tide
By Joshua · 2 posts · 21 views
last updated May 01, 2014 03:02PM
* General Book Recommendations
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 170 posts · 416 views
last updated Apr 11, 2017 12:58PM
Read Harder Challenge Recommendations
By Mona · 11 posts · 51 views
last updated Jun 24, 2017 05:01PM
Listopias about Africa
By Tinea , Former Special Project Leader · 21 posts · 155 views
last updated Feb 25, 2016 07:27AM
Seeking Nigerian recommendations
By Sheila · 35 posts · 163 views
last updated Nov 20, 2015 05:15AM
Wikithon on African Lit, June 4 2015
By Tinea , Former Special Project Leader · 2 posts · 15 views
last updated May 25, 2015 09:31PM
Contemporary African Literature
By Anupam · 15 posts · 81 views
last updated Feb 01, 2015 07:55PM
50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read
By Beverly · 15 posts · 161 views
last updated Jan 22, 2015 07:15PM
"Mission to Kala" by Mongo Beti
By Andrea · 4 posts · 63 views
last updated Jan 19, 2015 04:11AM
Seeking books about Makoko (Lagos)
By Liralen · 8 posts · 29 views
last updated Sep 10, 2014 12:39PM
Recommendations? YA fiction from/in Africa
By Liralen · 10 posts · 49 views
last updated May 17, 2014 11:50PM
* General
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 17 posts · 105 views
last updated May 14, 2015 08:36AM
Anglophone Cameroon
By Tinea , Former Special Project Leader · 4 posts · 8 views
last updated Mar 29, 2019 06:37PM
DRC
By John · 13 posts · 54 views
last updated Dec 21, 2018 11:54AM
Kenya
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 25 posts · 132 views
last updated Aug 26, 2018 02:42PM
Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria
By George · 10 posts · 12 views
last updated Mar 20, 2018 09:05PM
Rhodesia/Zambia/Zimbabwe
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 51 posts · 131 views
last updated Mar 12, 2016 11:10PM
Mali
By deleted member · 10 posts · 89 views
last updated Mar 12, 2016 12:48PM
Zanzibar & its history
By Anne · 5 posts · 44 views
last updated Jun 30, 2015 06:00PM
* Blogs from and about Africa
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 64 posts · 296 views
last updated Aug 22, 2017 02:05PM
Free "Jesus" Movie In Swahili
By Craig · 1 post · 9 views
last updated Jun 07, 2018 09:53AM
Literary community & places in African cities
By Tinea , Former Special Project Leader · 2 posts · 13 views
last updated Apr 12, 2018 03:47AM
Mully Book & Movie
By Craig · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Feb 20, 2018 11:36AM
Aid worker experience in Africa
By John · 2 posts · 22 views
last updated Jan 28, 2018 07:16PM
Recommendations for vampires and/Or shapeshifter books
By deleted member · 3 posts · 27 views
last updated Jun 23, 2017 10:20AM
Africana Studies Curriculum
By Chris · 3 posts · 32 views
last updated Jul 16, 2016 10:12AM
West Africa Word Symbol Song Exhibition
By Laura · 4 posts · 14 views
last updated Nov 27, 2015 12:40AM
Is this something to make a song and dance about?
By Leo · 13 posts · 26 views
last updated Aug 29, 2015 11:23AM
North Sudan
By Laura · 30 posts · 47 views
last updated May 10, 2015 03:02AM
* January-March 2014: Decolonizing the Mind
By Tinea , Former Special Project Leader · 26 posts · 87 views
last updated Mar 20, 2014 03:12AM
* April-June 2014: Dead Aid
By Tinea , Former Special Project Leader · 12 posts · 63 views
last updated Oct 03, 2014 10:55PM
An Ordinary Man
By Belinda · 5 posts · 19 views
last updated Jun 29, 2017 05:00PM
China in Africa
By Anne · 10 posts · 34 views
last updated Apr 20, 2016 06:01AM
Potential Books to Read in 2014
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 42 posts · 124 views
last updated Feb 27, 2014 08:19PM
Showing 9 of 9 topics — 191 comments total
+ Kenya in 2016
* Introduction and Rules
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 16 posts · 96 views
last updated Apr 01, 2016 12:28AM
June author: Wangari Maathai
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 4 posts · 37 views
last updated Jun 29, 2016 02:46PM
Nonfiction Readings
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 12 posts · 61 views
last updated Jun 21, 2016 09:14AM
May Author: Lily Mabura
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 7 posts · 29 views
last updated May 25, 2016 06:54AM
April Author: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 9 posts · 33 views
last updated May 05, 2016 11:14PM
Authors To Read
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 21 posts · 74 views
last updated Apr 20, 2016 05:58AM
March Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 50 posts · 78 views
last updated Apr 18, 2016 12:57PM
February Author: M.G. Vassanji
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 45 posts · 41 views
last updated Mar 15, 2016 03:44PM
Planning
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 23 posts · 48 views
last updated Feb 01, 2016 06:56PM
Showing 10 of 16 topics — 310 comments total
+ Nigeria in 2015
* General
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 19 posts · 107 views
last updated Jul 19, 2017 09:47AM
* Authors we would like to read this year
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 50 posts · 151 views
last updated Dec 02, 2017 03:08PM
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | June Featured Author
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 42 posts · 117 views
last updated Aug 09, 2017 08:33AM
Buchi Emecheta | May Featured Author
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 20 posts · 40 views
last updated May 10, 2017 12:02PM
Okey Ndibe | October Featured Author
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 6 posts · 34 views
last updated Jun 21, 2016 04:46PM
Lola Shoneyin: September featured author
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 4 posts · 17 views
last updated Oct 23, 2015 11:08PM
Chigozie Obioma | April Featured Author
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 19 posts · 54 views
last updated Oct 08, 2015 07:10AM
Helen Oyeyemi | August Featured Author
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 7 posts · 44 views
last updated Oct 06, 2015 01:29AM
January: A History of Nigeria
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 35 posts · 66 views
last updated Aug 19, 2015 09:21AM
Chris Abani | July Featured Author
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 5 posts · 26 views
last updated Aug 05, 2015 11:25PM
* General and Reading Schedule
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 24 posts · 103 views
last updated Oct 11, 2015 02:27PM
Epilogue
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 20 views
last updated Oct 19, 2015 05:56PM
18 | Phones, Asians and the professions: The new Africa
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 18 views
last updated Oct 19, 2015 05:55PM
14 | Not just another country: South Africa
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 20 views
last updated Oct 18, 2015 05:55PM
13 | Copying King Leopold: Congo
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 18 views
last updated Oct 18, 2015 05:54PM
16 | Look out world: Nigeria
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 25 views
last updated Oct 17, 2015 08:16AM
1 | Africa is a Night Flight Away
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 10 posts · 43 views
last updated Oct 13, 2015 12:52PM
10 | God, trust and trade: Senegal
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 21 views
last updated Oct 13, 2015 08:24AM
9 | Missing the story and the sequel: Burundi and Rwanda
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 18 views
last updated Oct 13, 2015 08:23AM
8 | A tick bigger than the dog: Angola
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 17 views
last updated Oct 11, 2015 08:12PM
* Reading Schedule and Background Material
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 54 posts · 127 views
last updated Nov 17, 2014 08:57AM
Part 1: The Founding Factors (January 1-February 2)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 41 posts · 70 views
last updated Jan 22, 2015 09:16AM
Part 6: Settlers (August 18-September 28)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 13 posts · 23 views
last updated Jan 03, 2015 05:07PM
Part 8: The First Dance of Freedom (Nov 3-Dec 14)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 17 views
last updated Dec 26, 2014 02:12PM
Part 7: The Scramble (Sept 29-Nov 2)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 3 posts · 19 views
last updated Dec 26, 2014 02:10PM
Part 5: Foreign Influences (June 30 - August 17)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 35 posts · 33 views
last updated Nov 11, 2014 03:03AM
Part 4: African Civilizations (May 5-June 29)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 54 posts · 41 views
last updated Oct 30, 2014 06:37PM
Recommended Further Reading
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 10 posts · 23 views
last updated Oct 28, 2014 08:50PM
Part 3: The African Options (March 9-May 4)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 23 posts · 32 views
last updated Oct 23, 2014 06:14PM
Part 2: Humanity Emerging (Feb 3 - March 8)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 8 posts · 39 views
last updated Oct 23, 2014 03:19PM
* Pre-2014 prizes & awards
By Muphyn · 2 posts · 13 views
last updated May 18, 2014 04:16AM
* Caine Prize Short List 2014
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 12 posts · 32 views
last updated May 19, 2014 04:03PM
11 Authors Shortlisted for The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016
By Beverly · 2 posts · 28 views
last updated Jul 18, 2016 01:28AM
Caine Prize 2016
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 7 posts · 41 views
last updated Jul 05, 2016 07:12AM
Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana 2014
By Manu · 7 posts · 29 views
last updated Oct 10, 2014 06:16AM
Caine Prize Winner 2014
By Beverly · 2 posts · 9 views
last updated Jul 16, 2014 06:37AM
South African awards 2014
By Carolien · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Jun 29, 2014 10:52AM
Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winner 2014
By Beverly · 1 post · 20 views
last updated Jun 18, 2014 05:35AM
Tope Folarin wins 14th Caine Prize for African Writing 2014
By Beverly · 6 posts · 37 views
last updated Apr 24, 2014 05:04AM
Americanah wins NBCC Award 2014
By Beverly · 1 post · 17 views
last updated Mar 14, 2014 05:33AM
* Welcome!
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 1 post · 34 views
last updated Jan 01, 2014 09:20AM
* General Chatter
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 14 posts · 75 views
last updated Apr 25, 2014 01:21AM
Marieke's Diaspora Reads 2014
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 4 posts · 45 views
last updated Sep 01, 2014 10:46AM
* Nov/Dec 2018 | Western Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 27 posts · 83 views
last updated Sep 17, 2018 01:59PM
Sept/Oct 2018 | Northern Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 18 posts · 66 views
last updated Jul 18, 2018 01:20AM
July/Aug 2018 | Eastern Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 22 posts · 80 views
last updated May 22, 2018 11:21AM
Jan/Feb 2018 | Western Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 35 posts · 140 views
last updated Apr 12, 2018 02:35AM
Mar/April 2018 | Central Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 28 posts · 98 views
last updated Mar 30, 2018 08:49AM
May/June 2018 | Southern Africa
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 27 posts · 81 views
last updated Mar 29, 2018 01:40AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Tour d'Afrique: Stopovers 2013 - 2017 (M-Z)
By Muphyn · 24 posts · 229 views
last updated Jan 02, 2017 08:22AM
Celebrate National Translation Month with new translations from the Hausa language
By Beverly · 1 post · 19 views
last updated Sep 24, 2016 09:12AM
June 2016
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 3 posts · 78 views
last updated Jul 21, 2016 10:01AM
May 2016
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 2 posts · 69 views
last updated May 13, 2016 02:37PM
April 2016
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 1 post · 18 views
last updated Apr 07, 2016 10:53AM
March 2016
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 5 posts · 82 views
last updated Mar 18, 2016 01:34PM
February 2016
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 7 posts · 77 views
last updated Feb 19, 2016 02:39AM
January 2016
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 4 posts · 65 views
last updated Jan 29, 2016 09:56AM
2016 is fast approaching!
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 34 posts · 68 views
last updated Dec 10, 2015 03:25PM
October 2015 Reads
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 7 posts · 80 views
last updated Oct 15, 2015 12:20PM
* What is this challenge about?
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 11 posts · 98 views
last updated Jun 14, 2014 02:31AM
* General Chatter
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 16 posts · 48 views
last updated Apr 25, 2014 01:52AM
Marieke's Readings from the Classics
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 1 post · 38 views
last updated Apr 19, 2014 04:53AM
Wizard of the Crow (possibly March)
By Marieke , Former guide & Chief Chatterbox · 29 posts · 52 views
last updated Mar 17, 2014 11:56PM
* 2018 schedule
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 35 posts · 88 views
last updated Sep 02, 2018 11:01PM
My Father's Head by Okwiri Oduor (1-15th nov)
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 3 posts · 8 views
last updated Dec 06, 2018 04:47AM
The Sack by Namwali Serpell (16-30th Nov)
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 4 posts · 11 views
last updated Dec 05, 2018 09:20AM
Memories we lost by Lidudumalingani (1-15th Dec)
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 1 post · 5 views
last updated Dec 03, 2018 12:18PM
Miracle by Tope Folarin (16-30th Oct)
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 3 posts · 14 views
last updated Oct 22, 2018 05:24AM
Bombay’s Republic by Rotimi Babatubde (1-15th Oct)
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 3 posts · 13 views
last updated Oct 04, 2018 08:33AM
Hitting Budapest by NoViolet Bulawayo (16-30th Sept)
By Wim , French Readings · 5 posts · 7 views
last updated Sep 28, 2018 09:38AM
Waiting by EC Osondu (16th-31st Aug)
By Wim , French Readings · 3 posts · 3 views
last updated Sep 28, 2018 09:23AM
Poison by Henrietta Rose-Innes (1-15th Aug)
By Wim , French Readings · 3 posts · 10 views
last updated Sep 27, 2018 03:12PM
Stickfighting Days by Olufemi Terry (1-15th Sept)
By Wim , French Readings · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Sep 02, 2018 10:42AM
* Nov/Dec 2018 | So long a letter by Mariama Bâ NO SPOILERS
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 2 posts · 16 views
last updated Oct 02, 2018 05:27AM
* Nov/Dec 2018 | A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah NO SPOILERS
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 2 posts · 10 views
last updated Nov 02, 2018 08:45AM
* Nov/Dec 2018 | A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 6 posts · 15 views
last updated Nov 28, 2018 04:16AM
* Nov/Dec 2018 | So long a letter by Mariama Bâ SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 6 posts · 13 views
last updated Nov 15, 2018 06:58PM
July/Aug 2018 | Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai NO SPOILERS
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 13 posts · 37 views
last updated Dec 11, 2018 03:07AM
Sept/Oct 2018 | Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El-Saadawi SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 8 posts · 30 views
last updated Oct 23, 2018 10:31PM
Sept/Oct 2018 | Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El-Saadawi NO SPOILERS
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 5 posts · 14 views
last updated Oct 04, 2018 02:28AM
Sept/Oct 2018 | The Translator by Leila Aboulela SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 6 posts · 22 views
last updated Sep 14, 2018 02:38AM
Sept/Oct 2018 | The Translator by Leila Aboulela NO SPOILERS
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 8 posts · 29 views
last updated Sep 07, 2018 01:00AM
July/Aug 2018 | A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o SPOILERS ALLOWED
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 2 posts · 18 views
last updated Aug 21, 2018 01:38PM
* Great African Reads: Short Stories
By Priyanka Sofi… , Short Story Reading Chief · 14 posts · 109 views
last updated Jul 08, 2017 03:56AM
"The Virus" by Magogodi oaMphela Makhene (South Africa)
By Sheila · 7 posts · 37 views
last updated Jul 27, 2017 02:48PM
"Bush Baby" by Chikodili Emelumadu (Nigeria)
By Sheila · 7 posts · 32 views
last updated Jul 25, 2017 10:26AM
"God's Children are Little Broken Things" by Arinze Ifeakandu (Nigeria)
By Sheila · 4 posts · 31 views
last updated Jul 25, 2017 06:14AM
'Who Will Greet You At Home' by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Nigeria)
By Sheila · 4 posts · 38 views
last updated Jul 25, 2017 04:35AM
"The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away" by Bushra al-Fadil (Sudan)
By Sheila · 1 post · 25 views
last updated Jul 08, 2017 03:48AM
Possible short story readings?
By Anetq , Tour Operator & Guide · 4 posts · 19 views
last updated May 25, 2017 06:21PM
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What would you like to read for the Northern Africa Regional Read in July/Aug 2019

Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela
 
  12 votes, 24.5%

 
  9 votes, 18.4%

 
  8 votes, 16.3%

Memory in the Flesh by Ahlam Mosteghanemi
 
  8 votes, 16.3%

The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
 
  7 votes, 14.3%

Nedjma by Yacine Kateb
 
  5 votes, 10.2%

Marieke
Marieke
Former guide & Chief Chatterbox

Tinea
Tinea
Former Special Project Leader

Anetq
Anetq
Tour Operator & Guide

Liralen
Liralen

Diane
Diane
Head Librarian

Priyanka Sofia
Priyanka Sofia
Short Story Reading Chief

Wim
Wim
French Readings

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