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African Fiction

Novels and short stories set in Africa - focus on those by authors of African origin.
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message 1: by Jain (new)

Jain Deleted Black Skin, White Masks and Concerning Violence by Frantz Fanon from the list. Both books are nonfiction, and Fanon was of Caribbean rather than African origin.


message 2: by Julie (new)

Julie Long Walk to Freedom is Nonfiction


message 3: by Jain (new)

Jain Julie wrote: "Long Walk to Freedom is Nonfiction"

Removed. Thanks for pointing it out!


message 4: by Iain (new)

Iain Parke If you would like to read The Liquidator there's a free ebook read4review promotion + Amazon gift card prize draw running to 7 Jan 2014

http://bad-press.co.uk/free-the-liqui...

So please have a copy on me

Rgds
Iain Parke


message 5: by Murielle (new)

Murielle Cyr Please remove my children's book, CULLOO, # 119, from this list. It has absolutely no link to Africa and was added by mistake.

Thank you

Murielle Cyr (author)


message 6: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Murielle wrote: "Please remove my children's book, CULLOO, # 119, from this list. It has absolutely no link to Africa and was added by mistake.

Thank you

Murielle Cyr (author)"


Done.


message 7: by Murielle (new)

Murielle Cyr Thank you, Leslie.


message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Can a librarian please remove The Liquidator (#3) from the list? It seems too perfect that all 26 people who read the book voted on this list... and note the author's self-promotion above.


message 9: by BookLovingLady (last edited Feb 22, 2015 04:09AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Lisa wrote: "Can a librarian please remove The Liquidator (#3) from the list? ....."

I could, but I'm not sure I should, as the description says "focus on those by authors of African origin", which doesn't necessarily exclude authors who are not of African origin... (and which is why I have added two fabulous books set in Africa, but by authors who are not of African origin, to be precise Mister Johnson and Een zondag aan het zwembad in Kigali/A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali).

As to the self-promotion of the author of The Liquidator, Iain Parke is the only one who can remove that message for you, I'm afraid. (Or maybe one of the superlibrarians can do it for you, I'm not sure).


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Removed:

The Liquidator (not African)
West With the Night (not fiction)

I am unsure of whether Roots can be classified as African, as opposed to African-American, and also about claimed nonfiction (though it turned out to be fiction) on a fiction list - but whoever voted for it had their reasons, I suppose.


message 11: by BookLovingLady (last edited Apr 02, 2015 11:30PM) (new)

BookLovingLady Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship wrote: "I am unsure of whether Roots can be classified as African, as opposed to African-American, ..."

I wouldn't classify Roots: The Saga of an American Family as 'African' fiction. Should anyone be in doubt, just look at the subtitle... I don't think it should be on this list, as it doesn't meet the criteria. Will you remove it or shall I?


message 13: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship wrote: "Go ahead."

Done ;-)


message 14: by Jennyb (new)

Jennyb #98, The Hot Zone, is not fiction.


message 15: by Sue (new)

Sue "Things fall apart" listed twice - #1, #191


message 16: by Sue (new)

Sue "Disgrace" listed twice - #5, #114


message 17: by Erin (new)

Erin #65 One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir is a memoir, not fiction.


message 18: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Erin wrote: "#65 One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir is a memoir, not fiction."

Removed.


message 19: by Sue (last edited Apr 20, 2019 06:33AM) (new)

Sue King Peggy at #247 is memoir


message 20: by Sue (new)

Sue Notes from Hyena's Belly #323 is memoir


message 21: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Sue wrote: "Notes from Hyena's Belly #323 is memoir"

It has been removed.


message 22: by Sue (new)

Sue King Peggy at #263 is nonfiction


message 23: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Sue wrote: "King Peggy at #263 is nonfiction"

Removed.


message 24: by Faith (new)

Faith "Stay with Me"


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