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message 1: by Marissa (last edited May 18, 2022 09:31AM) (new)

Marissa | 5 comments I'm starting my tour around the world in the continent of Africa.

1. South Sudan: Beneath the Darkening Sky 9/4/2020
2. Nigeria: Stay with Me 9/9/2020
3. South Africa
4. Kenya: A Grain of Wheat 1/1/2021
5. Ghana: Wife of the Gods 2/21/2021
6. Ethiopia: Cutting for Stone
7. Democratic Republic of The Congo: Dancing in the Glory of Monsters Lib/E: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa 5/7/2021
8. Tanzania: Parched Earth 6/2/2021
9. Morocco The Moor's Account 6/26/2021
10. Senegal So Long a Letter 9/13/2021
11. Uganda Tropical Fish 11/21/2021
12. Zambia Baking Cakes in Kigali 03/31/2022
13. Madagascar Red Island House 4/4/2022
14. Mali The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts 5/18/2022
15. Côte d'Ivoire
16. Angola Good Morning Comrades 11/2/2020 *****
17. Cameroon
18. Libya
19. Zimbabwe We Need New Names 1/25/2021 ***
20. Tunisia
21. Liberia
22. Niger
23. Mauritania
24. Mozambique
25. Central African Republic
26. Guinea
27. Malawi
28. The Gambia
29. Burkina Faso
30. Botswana
31. Sierra Leone The Memory of Love 12/03/2020
32. Cabo Verde
33. Togo
34. Gabon
35. Chad
36. Benin
37. Mauritus
38. Djibouti
39. Sao Tome and Principe
40. Eritrea
41. Seychelles
42. Burundi:Small Country 1/19/2021 *****
43. Eswatini
44. Lesotho
45. Republic of The Congo
46. Equitorial Guinea
47. Algeria: The Stranger 10/23/2020
48. Comoros
49. Egypt
50. Guinea-Bissau
51. Namibia
52. Rwanda Baking Cakes in Kigali 03/31/2022
53. Somalia
54. Sudan


message 2: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 5 comments According to the United Nations there are 54 countries in Africa. I think I'll have to edit my list!


message 3: by Terry (new)

Terry Lister (bagot) | 1 comments Hi Marissa, are you looking for suggestions for books on the various African countries?


message 4: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 5 comments Terry wrote: "Hi Marissa, are you looking for suggestions for books on the various African countries?"

Yes. I am also including books that I've read (with month and year).


message 5: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12949 comments Marissa, I moved your thread to the Personal Lists folder.


message 6: by Marissa (last edited Jun 26, 2021 06:29PM) (new)


message 7: by Rob (new)

Rob Baker | 6 comments This is such a wonderful idea! Great to see this happening, as literature about Africa seldom gets enough exposure. Thank you!

For Mali, can I suggest this: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

All the best and have fun with your reading!


message 8: by Marissa (new)

Marissa | 5 comments Thank you for the recommendation!! This is a big undertaking, but I'm excited to keep ticking books off there list. I'm already learning so much.


message 9: by Rob (new)

Rob Baker | 6 comments That's excellent!
Every culture in Africa is a bit different from the rest, eh?


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