Books about AFRICA or by AFRICAN AUTHORS

Great books by Africans or set on the African Continent.
1

by
3.69 avg rating — 290,749 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2

by
4.32 avg rating — 105,572 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3

by
4.32 avg rating — 69,085 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4

by
4.16 avg rating — 75,949 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5

by
3.89 avg rating — 67,985 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6

by
3.99 avg rating — 712,304 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7

by
3.84 avg rating — 88,063 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8

by
4.15 avg rating — 164,956 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9

by
4.46 avg rating — 4,026 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10

by
4.29 avg rating — 338,462 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11

by
4.31 avg rating — 268,617 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12

by
4.01 avg rating — 173,899 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13

by
3.53 avg rating — 14,445 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14

by
3.85 avg rating — 7,969 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15

by
3.95 avg rating — 50,075 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16

by
3.90 avg rating — 2,602 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17

by
3.84 avg rating — 4,157 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18

by
3.94 avg rating — 25,227 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19

by
3.81 avg rating — 5,381 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20

by
3.93 avg rating — 7,062 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21

by
3.86 avg rating — 1,089 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22

by
3.78 avg rating — 3,257 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23

by
3.94 avg rating — 4,959 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23

by
3.95 avg rating — 2,376 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6,549 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26

by
4.53 avg rating — 1,267 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27

by
4.33 avg rating — 2,239 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28

by
4.36 avg rating — 75 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29

by
3.71 avg rating — 20,287 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
30

by
4.15 avg rating — 76,537 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31

by
4.45 avg rating — 398,750 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
32

by
3.77 avg rating — 15,532 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
33

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 206 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
34

by
3.78 avg rating — 106 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35

by
3.81 avg rating — 5,057 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
36

by
4.13 avg rating — 21,694 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
37

by
3.76 avg rating — 3,230 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
38

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 423 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
39

by
3.73 avg rating — 11,001 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
40

by
4.45 avg rating — 179,146 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
41

by
3.66 avg rating — 29 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42

by
3.85 avg rating — 205 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
43

by
4.19 avg rating — 19,459 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
44

by
4.20 avg rating — 34,413 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
45

by
3.92 avg rating — 1,453 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46

by
3.84 avg rating — 2,127 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
47

by
4.32 avg rating — 79,969 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48

by
4.23 avg rating — 10,418 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
49

by
3.84 avg rating — 3,534 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
50

by
3.85 avg rating — 9,222 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
4.25 avg rating — 10,740 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
52

by
3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
53

by
4.45 avg rating — 74,213 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
54

by
3.90 avg rating — 970 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55

by
3.79 avg rating — 168 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
56

by
4.12 avg rating — 5,239 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
57

by
3.70 avg rating — 1,669 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
58

by
3.88 avg rating — 3,883 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
59

by
4.37 avg rating — 225 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
60

by
3.73 avg rating — 1,177 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
61

by
4.15 avg rating — 31,128 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
62

by
3.98 avg rating — 40 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63

by
3.75 avg rating — 5,335 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
64

by
3.93 avg rating — 4,858 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
65

by
4.32 avg rating — 7,647 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
66

by
4.14 avg rating — 5,256 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
67

by
4.06 avg rating — 3,527 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
68

by
3.90 avg rating — 234 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69

by
4.12 avg rating — 24 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
70

by
4.22 avg rating — 28,548 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
71

by
3.64 avg rating — 1,121 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
72

by
4.41 avg rating — 350 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
73

by
4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74

by
4.56 avg rating — 18 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74

by
4.38 avg rating — 16 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76

by
3.77 avg rating — 1,145 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
77

by
3.79 avg rating — 33 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
77

by
3.60 avg rating — 1,865 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.69 avg rating — 6,419 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
80

by
3.85 avg rating — 4,059 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
81

by
3.87 avg rating — 189 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
82

by
3.81 avg rating — 2,636 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
82

by
4.09 avg rating — 56 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
84

by
3.89 avg rating — 7,042 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
85

by
4.14 avg rating — 18,788 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
86

by
4.10 avg rating — 4,154 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
87

by
3.99 avg rating — 173 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
87

by
4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
89

by
3.77 avg rating — 112 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
90

by
4.16 avg rating — 25 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
91

by
4.12 avg rating — 98,871 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
93

by
3.94 avg rating — 267,340 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
94

by
4.06 avg rating — 343 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
95

by
3.40 avg rating — 223 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96

by
3.71 avg rating — 769 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
97

by
3.53 avg rating — 6,401 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
98

by
3.98 avg rating — 8,840 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
98

by
4.34 avg rating — 32 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
100

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
713 books · 367 voters · list created August 1st, 2010 by Kerry O'Connor (votes) .
Tags: africa, african
97 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Kerry 854 books
12 friends
Aleksandra 2402 books
161 friends
Bryan 70 books
1 friend
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3229 books
859 friends
Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) 545 books
511 friends
Thom 6023 books
306 friends
Bettie 15590 books
123 friends
M 1462 books
0 friends

More voters…


Comments Showing 1-9 of 9 (9 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Paulacohn (new)

Paulacohn Reading "what is the what by Dave Eggers changed my life & how I see the world .


message 2: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Carmel The Color Purple???? Someone needs to remove that!


message 3: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Glover Why is Ernest Hemingway on here??


message 4: by Rena (new)

Rena Kiki wrote: "Why is Ernest Hemingway on here??"

I think Hemingway is here because of his story set in Africa.


message 5: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jun 14, 2016 11:55PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Margaret wrote: "The Color Purple???? Someone needs to remove that!"

The Color Purple has been removed.

The English Patient is stretching it a bit..


message 6: by Andrea (new)

Andrea I'm going to remove Barbara Kingsolver, Ernest Hemingway, John le Carre and Alexander McCall Smith as none of them are African (although some of them may have spent significant time in Africa).


message 7: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jun 08, 2020 02:15AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Andrea wrote: "I'm going to remove Barbara Kingsolver, Ernest Hemingway, John le Carre and Alexander McCall Smith as none of them are African (although some of them may have spent significant time in Africa)."

I don't known the titles you've removed, but Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is set in Botswana, and the majority of Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible is set in Africa as well (the description says 'or set on the African Continent').

I haven't read it, but Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro sounds as if it is set in Africa as well.


message 8: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Andrea wrote: "Oh, I apologise! I missed the description. I will re-add those books.

However, it seems very ambiguous to have "AFRICANS" in caps in the title, but "or set on the African Continent" in the descrip..."


'Books about Africa' is also in the title of the Listopia 😊


message 9: by Andrea (new)

Andrea I sincerely apologise, I missed that!

I have re-added the books I deleted.


back to top