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message 1: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Has anyone got any recommendations for travel stories set in Africa? I've read Bill Bryson's African Diary and Long Way Down and loved both of them. It could be from anytime in the 20th or 21st centuries.

message 2: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Do check out the group Great African Reads. they have wonderful books! That is where I heard about No One Sleeps In Alexandria.

message 3: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Thanks Kari & Chrissie,
I've ordered the one and only 2nd hand copy of Denatured Africa from Amazon. There wasn't even a blurb but it's an original 1925 edition so I'm fascinated by what will arrive! I've checked out the Great African Reads group and it has given me some great ideas!

message 4: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Mandy it is simply fun talking about books!

message 5: by Shandy (new)

Shandy | 2 comments Mandy - being a South African I have some suggestion for African reads (not all about travels through African some are country specific). Some are non-fiction some are not. Here's my suggestions.

The Bang Bang ClubThe Bang Bang Club
Makiwe Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa followed by When a crocodile eats the sunWhen a Crocodile Eats the Sun
The poisonwood bibleThe Poisonwood Bible

All good reads I thought.

message 6: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Thanks so much Shandy, I've read The Poisonwood Bible, it's one of my favourite books, but the rest are new to me. I'll try them all! :)

message 7: by Chrissie (new)

message 8: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Wow these suggestions are great. Thank God for the to read shelf!! I'm putting them all there so I don't forget. :)

message 9: by Phair (new)

Phair (sphair) Two I thought looked interesting but have not yet read: Down the Nile Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff, about a woman's solitary journey, and a new release The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River.

message 10: by J (last edited Nov 03, 2010 12:54PM) (new)

J Just finished this book. I had some problems with it (it's not for young minds!) but it seemed to depict a gritty real look at life in Africa.

It was also written in a pleasant, easily readable format.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives A Novel by Lola Shoneyin

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