Browngirl's African literature "safari"

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Editado: Nov 29, 2009, 1:37pm

I'm joining in the fun on this challenge set by bfertig. I'll update this post as I read across Africa. I have no certain goal in mind, just seeing where my reading takes me. I will try to stick to books actually set in each country, if not the author will be a native. I guess I'll include some past reads since there's going to be no time limit.

* Algeria
* Angola
* Benin
* Botswana: Maru (African Writers Series); The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
* Burkina Faso
* Burundi
* Cameroon
* Cape Verde
* Central African Rep
* Chad
* Congo
* Dem. Rep. Congo (Zaire)
* Djibouti

* Egypt: Woman At Point Zero
* Equatorial Guinea
* Eritrea
* Ethiopia
* Gabon
* Gambia
* Ghana
* Guinea Bissau
* Guinea
* Ivory Coast
* Kenya
* Lesotho
* Liberia
* Libya

* Madagascar
* Malawi
* Mali
* Mauritania
* Mauritius
* Morocco
* Mozambique
* Namibia
* Niger
* Nigeria: The Thing Around Your Neck, Half of a Yellow Sun, The Icarus Girl, No Longer at Ease
* Reunion
* Rwanda
* São Tomé and Principe
* Senegal

* Seychelles
* Sierra Leone
* Somalia
* South Africa
* Sudan: The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur
* Swaziland
* Tanzania
* Togo
* Tunisia
* Uganda
* Zambia
* Zanzibar
* Zimbabwe

Jun 9, 2009, 1:22am

Hi what a great idea. I just checked and I have read books about 25 -30 of the countries. You missed Western Sahara on your list. It is located just south of Morocco.

Jun 26, 2009, 3:13am

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency was a light and quick read. I have no plans to read the rest of the series. Anyone curious about this more recently popular series should definitely read this the first book. It has a decent plot and will hold your attention but, I can see how this series can get old quickly. This is great for reading in between some more substantial reads.

Precious Ramotswe is a fanciful character as the female protagonist of the book. When she decides to use her "inheritance" to start a business deemed unconventional for women, especially in Botswana, where she gets involved in some mostly lightweight sleuthing.

Nov 29, 2009, 1:41pm

Just read and reviewed Woman At Point Zero for this challenge and two others. It's here. I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to read more by this feminist author.

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