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360 books · 195 voters · list created June 10th, 2010 by deleted user.
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message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Sam wrote: "Race to FashodaRace to Fashoda by David Levering Lewis"

This may be a fine book but David Levering Lewis is American, so it's not appropriate for him to be included on this list.


message 3: by Sam (last edited Jul 15, 2010 08:59PM) (new)

Sam toer Is Albert Camus considered an African?


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Well, he was born in Algeria and wrote some books set in Algeria with Algerian protagonists --so, yes I would consider him African.


message 5: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Feb 22, 2011 03:08PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) What about Beryl Markham? She wasn't African by birth but Africa was THE continent that made her the person she was; and she not only spent her entire youth there (from age 3 or 5 or so onwards) but also returned there later in life and died there ...


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Well, Doris Lessing isn't African by birth and she is on this list so I would agree with you. Beryl Markham deserves to be listed here as well.


message 8: by Mmazipan (new)

Mmazipan How is Alexander McCall Smith an African? De-legitimised this whole list


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Alexander McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe.


message 10: by Reem (new)

Reem Reeding Too many non-Africans on this list.


message 11: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 03, 2017 10:15AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Karima wrote: "Too many non-Africans on this list."

I have my doubts about Doris Lessing being on this list, as she was seen as a British author born in Iran (and yes, I know she lived in Africa for a bit, and yes, The Grass Is Singing is set in Africa. But still...). I noticed there have been doubts about her being including in this list in earlier messages as well...

I've deleted Verna Aardema, as she is American (and as far as I can tell, she has never lived in Africa, even though some of her books are set there).


message 12: by Wendy (new)

Wendy I recommend "Segou" by Maryse Condé


message 14: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 03, 2017 10:14AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Wendy wrote: "I recommend "Segou" by Maryse Condé"

Great book, but.... Maryse Condé is not African, even though she lived and worked in Africa for several years.


message 15: by Stella (last edited Jul 12, 2017 12:32PM) (new)

Stella How do I add this list to my favorites?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Hit the "like" button at the bottom the list (it's between the list and the comments section).


message 17: by Stella (new)

Stella Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Hit the "like" button at the bottom the list (it's between the list and the comments section)."
Thank yoU!


message 18: by George P. (new)

George P. "homegoing" is listed twice, currently at no 128 and no 151.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Duplicates combined.


message 20: by George P. (new)

George P. "What is the What" no. 90, seems like a good biographical novel, but the author, Dave Eggers, is American, not African. He was born in Boston and lived mostly in the San Francisco area.


message 21: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady George wrote: ""What is the What" no. 90, seems like a good biographical novel, but the author, Dave Eggers, is American, not African. He was born in Boston and lived mostly in the San Francisco area."

Removed.


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