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January 7, 2016

Last year witnessed a major move for me and changed my reading habits. I only read 10 African books last year. Hopefully I will read more in 2016.

Thanks to Kinna and all those who have contributed recommendations to this challenge. I count on you to guide me whether I read many African books or few.


BOOKS READ 2015 (Several of these included other countries in addition to Africa.)

None to Accompany Me, by Nadine Gordimer.

The Kindness of Enemies, by Leila Aboulela.

Another Woman’s Daughter, by Fiona Sussman.

Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta.

Dust, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor.

The Girl in the Road, by Monica Bryne.

Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El Saadawi.

Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, by Christie Watson.

The Secret Lives of the Four Wives, by Lola Shoneyin.

The Woman from Tantoura, by Radwa Ashour.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2016 12:26 am

    I don’t do challenges any more, but as in 2015 I will read books from Africa for sure, and will be interested as always to see what you think of the ones you choose. Top of my list for 2016 is Bessie Head’s A Question of Power…

  2. January 11, 2016 7:22 am

    Wow, what a fantastic reading list. I hope you enjoyed the challenge. I’ll refer 2016 participants to this post, if you don’t mind. I have envy — Aboulela’s new book. I have Dust on my shelf and will get to it this year. I’m sitting here smiling, happy that you do this Challenge.

  3. January 11, 2016 9:07 am

    Thanks. I depend on you and the Africa Reading challenge to let me know about African books. Keep up the good work.

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