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message 1: by Diane, Head Librarian (last edited Dec 28, 2017 10:18AM) (new)

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Book Selections

Each country has a list of options and their designated point values. 5 pt books are from the Tour d’Afrique, 4 pt books are either from our female author challenge or from past Contemporary fiction selections, and 3 point books are typically from other past book selections featured here at Great African Reads. There are BYOB (bring your own book) options if you want to pick your own book instead of those listed and even places to squeeze in any new featured monthly reads chosen throughout the year. Books read for other challenges may also be used for this challenge. Here is the list of countries and their book selections:

Algeria
5 pt: The Last Summer of Reason (review goes here)
4 pt: What the Day Owes the Night (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by an Algerian author
2 pt: Any book set in Algeria
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Angola
5 pt: Mayombe (review goes here)
4 pt: Jaime Bunda, Secret Agent: Story of Various Mysteries (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by an Angolan author
2 pt: Any book set in Angola
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Benin
5 pt: Agõtĩme: Her Legend (review goes here)
4 pt: Say You're One of Them (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by a Beninois author
2 pt: Any book set in Benin
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Botswana
5 pt: When Rain Clouds Gather (review goes here)
4 pt: The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales
3 pt: Any book by an Botswanan author
2 pt: Any book set in Botswana
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Burkina Faso
5 pt: Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Burkinabé author
3 pt: Any book set in Burkina Faso
2 pt: Any non-fiction book about Africa
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Burundi
5 pt: This Voice in My Heart: A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness (review goes here)
4 pt: Across The Red River: Rwanda, Burundi and the Heart of Darkness
3 pt: Any book by a Burundian author
2 pt: Any book set in Burundi
1 pt: Any Peace Corps memoir about Africa

Cameroon
5 pt: Houseboy (review goes here)
5 pt: Dog Days: An Animal Chronicle (review goes here)
4 pt: Your Madness, Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon
3 pt: Any book by a Cameroonian author
2 pt: Any book set in Cameroon
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Central African Republic
5 pt: Batouala (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a an author from the CAR
3 pt: Any book set in CAR
2 pt: Read any short story listed here
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Chad
5 pt: Told by Starlight in Chad (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Chadian author
3 pt: Any book set in Chad
2 pt: Read a book of poetry by an African author
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Congo, DRC
5 pt: King Leopold's Ghost (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Congolese author
3 pt: Any book set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2 pt: Read a book about an African animal or animals
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Congo, Republic
5 pt: African Psycho (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Congolese author
3 pt: Any book set in the Congo Republic
2 pt: Read a biography about an African leader
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
5 pt: Aya (review goes here)
4 pt: As the Crow Flies
4 pt: The Blind Kingdom
3 pt: Any book by a Ivoirean author
2 pt: Any book set in Cote d'Ivoire
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Djibouti
5 pt: The Land Without Shadows (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Djiboutian author
3 pt: Any book set in Djibouti
2 pt: Read a children’s book set in Africa
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Egypt
5 pt: Woman at Point Zero (review goes here)
4 pt: The Map of Love
4 pt: Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by a Egyptian author
2 pt: Any book set in Egypt
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Equatorial Guinea
5 pt: Shadows of Your Black Memory (review goes here)
5 pt: Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience with Development and Decadence in Deepest Africa (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by an Equatoguinean author
3 pt: Any book set in Equatorial Guinea
2 pt: Read a history book about Africa
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Eritrea
5 pt: Three Eritrean Plays (review goes here)
5 pt: I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by an Eritrean author
3 pt: Any book set in Eritrea
2 pt: Read any book of African folklore
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Ethiopia
5 pt: There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children (review goes here)
4 pt: Beneath the Lion's Gaze (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by an Ethiopian author
2 pt: Any book set in Ethiopia
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Gabon
5 pt: Travels in West Africa (review goes here)
4 pt: Mema
3 pt: Any book by a Gabonese author
2 pt: Any book set in Gabon
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Gambia
5 pt: Reading the Ceiling (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by an Gambian author
3 pt: Any book set in Gambia
2 pt: Read any short story collection by an Africa author
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Ghana
5 pt: AMA (review goes here)
5 pt: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (review goes here)
5 pt: Homegoing (review goes here)
5 pt: The Prophet of Zongo Street: Stories (review goes here)
4 pt: African Love Stories: An Anthology
4 pt: Changes: A Love Story
4 pt: Daughters of Africa
4 pt: Our Sister Killjoy
4 pt: Sundowners
3 pt: Any book by a Ghanaian author
2 pt: Any book set in Ghana
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Guinea
5 pt: The Radiance of the King (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Guinean author
3 pt: Any book set in Guinea
2 pt: Read any book about an immigrant from Africa
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Guinea-Bissau
5 pt: Return To The Source: Selected Speeches Of Amilcar Cabral (review goes here)
5 pt: Revolution in Guinea: Selected Texts (review goes here)
5 pt: Unity and Struggle (review goes here)
5 pt: No Fist Is Big Enough to Hide the Sky (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Guinea-Bissauan author
3 pt: Any book set in Guinea Bissau
2 pt: Read a prize-winning book from an African author
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read


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Kenya
5 pt: Unbowed (review goes here)
4 pt: Petals of Blood (review goes here)
4 pt: Dust (review goes here)
4 pt: Nairobi Heat (review goes here)
4 pt: Ripples in the Pool
4 pt: Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
4 pt: The Promised Land
3 pt: Dreams in a Time of War (review goes here)
3 pt: One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir (review goes here)
2 pt: Any book by a Kenyan author
1 pt: Any book set in Kenya

Lesotho
5 pt: Singing Away the Hunger: The Autobiography of an African Woman (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Basotho author
3 pt: Any book set in Lesotho
2 pt: Read a memoir written by an African woman
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Liberia
5 pt: This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Liberian author
3 pt: Any book set in Liberia
2 pt: Read a book from any author in the African diaspora
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Libya
5 pt: In the Country of Men (review goes here)
4 pt: Anatomy of a Disappearance (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by a Libyan author
2 pt: Any book set in Libya
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Malawi
5 pt: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Malawian author
3 pt: Any book set in Malawi
2 pt: Read any book from the African Writers Series
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Mali
5 pt: Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Malian author
3 pt: Any book set in Mali
2 pt: Read a mystery set in Africa
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Mauritania
5 pt: Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Mauritanian author
3 pt: Any book set in Mauritania
2 pt: Read a science fiction book by an African author
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Morocco
5 pt: The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca (review goes here)
5 pt: The Sand Child (review goes here)
4 pt: Secret Son (review goes here)
4 pt: The Last Friend (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by a Moroccan author
2 pt: Any book set in Morocco
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Mozambique
5 pt: Under the Frangipani (review goes here)
4 pt: Neighbours: The Story of a Murder
3 pt: Any book by a Mozambican author
2 pt: Any book set in Mozambique
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Namibia
5 pt: Mama Namibia (review goes here)
4 pt: The Purple Violet of Oshaantu
3 pt: Any book by a Namibian author
2 pt: Any book set in Namibia
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Niger
5 pt: Harmattan (review goes here)
4 pt: Still Waters in Niger (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by a Nigerien author
2 pt: Any book set in Niger
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Nigeria
5 pt: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (review goes here) or (review goes here)
4 pt: Americanah
4 pt: Bitter Leaf
4 pt: Efuru
4 pt: Everything Good Will Come (review goes here)
4 pt: Half of a Yellow Sun (review goes here)
4 pt: I Do Not Come to You by Chance (review goes here)
4 pt: In Dependence
4 pt: Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria (review goes here)
4 pt: On Black Sisters Street (review goes here)
4 pt: Our Wife & Other Stories
4 pt: The Joys of Motherhood
4 pt: The Spider King's Daughter (review goes here)
4 pt: Zahrah the Windseeker (review goes here)
3 pt: Every Day is for the Thief (review goes here)
3 pt: Fine Boys (review goes here)
3 pt: GraceLand (review goes here)
3 pt: Open City (review goes here)
3 pt: The Thing Around Your Neck (review goes here)
3 pt: There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra (review goes here)
2 pt: Any book by a Nigerian author
1 pt: Any book set in Nigeria

Rwanda
5 pt: Our Lady of the Nile (review goes here)
5 pt: We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families (review goes here)
4 pt: Across The Red River: Rwanda, Burundi and the Heart of Darkness
3 pt: Any book by a Rwandan author
2 pt: Any book set in Rwanda
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read


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Senegal
5 pt: The Abandoned Baobab: The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman (review goes here)
5 pt: Squirting Milk at Chameleons: An Accidental African (review goes here)
5 pt: Three Strong Women (review goes here)
4 pt: Le revenant
4 pt: So Long a Letter
3 pt: Any book by a Senegalese author
2 pt: Any book set in Senegal
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Sierra Leone
5 pt: Radiance of Tomorrow (review goes here)
4 pt: The Memory of Love
3 pt: Ancestor Stones (review goes here)
3 pt: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (review goes here)
2 pt: Any book by Sierra Leonean author
1 pt: Any book set in Sierra Leone

Somalia
5 pt: From a Crooked Rib (review goes here)
4 pt: Black Mamba Boy (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by a Somali author
2 pt: Any book set in Somalia
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

South Africa
5 pt: Coconut (review goes here)
4 pt: David's Story
4 pt: July's People
4 pt: Men of the South (review goes here)
4 pt: The Shining Girls
3 pt: A Beautiful Place to Die
3 pt: Agaat (review goes here)
3 pt: The Heart of Redness (review goes here)
3 pt: Waiting for the Barbarians (review goes here)
2 pt: Any book by a South African author
1 pt: Any book set in South Africa

South Sudan
5 pt: Beyond the River Yei: Life in the Land Where Sleeping Is a Disease (review goes here)
5 pt: Emma's War (review goes here)
5 pt: There Is a Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan (review goes here)
4 pt: The Lost Boy (review goes here)
3 pt: Any book by a South Sudanese author
2 pt: Any book set in South Sudan
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Sudan
5 pt: Season of Migration to the North (review goes here)
4 pt: The Translator
3 pt: Any book by a Sudanese author
2 pt: Any book set in Sudan
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Swaziland
5 pt: When Hoopoes Go to Heaven (review goes here)
4 pt: Weeding the Flowerbeds
3 pt: Any book by a Swazi author
2 pt: Any book set in Swaziland
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Tanzania
5 pt: Desertion (review goes here)
4 pt: Read a book by M.G. Vassanji
3 pt: Any book by a Tanzanian author
2 pt: Any book set in Tanzania
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Togo
5 pt: Do They Hear You When You Cry (review goes here)
4 pt: Read a travel book about any place in Africa
3 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read
2 pt: Any book by a Togolese author
1 pt: Any book set in Togo

Tunisia
5 pt: The Colonizer and the Colonized (review goes here)
4 pt: Any book by a Tunisian author
3 pt: Any book set in Tunisia
2 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read
1 pt: Read any fiction book set in North Africa

Uganda
5 pt: Kintu (review goes here)
4 pt: Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe
3 pt: Any book by a Ugandan author
2 pt: Any book set in Uganda
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Zambia
5 pt: A Cowrie of Hope (review goes here)
4 pt: Patchwork
3 pt: Any book by a Zambian author
2 pt: Any book set in Zambia
1 pt: Any 2018 Regional Read

Zimbabwe
5 pt: The Hairdresser of Harare (review goes here)
5 pt: Nervous Conditions (review goes here)
5 pt: The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician (review goes here)
4 pt: Butterfly Burning
4 pt: Nehanda
4 pt: This September Sun
4 pt: We Need New Names (review goes here)
3 pt: The Boy Next Door (review goes here)
2 pt: Any book by a Zimbabwean author
1 pt: Any book set in Zimbabwe


message 4: by Diane, Head Librarian (last edited Jan 13, 2018 06:41PM) (new)

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Earn extra points by visiting countries with "Tourist Attractions":

Tourist Attractions: Earn additional points by visiting countries with one of the following tourist attractions. Each tourist attraction must be named in your book post and will earn the reader an extra 5 points in additional to the book points, 6 points if you add a picture of the attraction to your post. Tourist attractions you may visit include:

Botswana: Okavango Delta
Chad: Lake Chad
Congo DRC: Virunga National Park
Côte d’Ivoire: Basilica of Our Lady Peace
Egypt: Great Pyramid of Giza
Gambia: Kunta Kinteh Island
Ghana: Cape Coast Castle
Kenya: Maasai Mara
Lesotho: Afriski
Libya: Martyr's Square
Malawi: Lake Malawi
Mali: Great Mosque of Djenné
Morocco: Majorelle Garden
Niger: UTA Flight 772 Memorial
Rwanda: Volcanoes National Park
Senegal: Lake Retba
South Africa: Boulders Beach
Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro
Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Zambia: Victoria Falls

Note: Tourist attractions do NOT need to be mentioned in the book you read.


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