African Reading Challenge

In 2014, I signed up for and completed the African Reading Challenge hosted by Kinna at her blog called “Kinna Reads.”

I blogged on the following books:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah here.

Alaa Al Aswany’s Yacoubian Building here

Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions here

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart here

Nuruddin Farah’s Hiding in Plain Sight here

Now it is 2016, and she is repeating the same challenge.  I have decided to sign up for this one again.  The rules can be found here.

The rules are simple:  read and write about five books from Africa by the end of the year.

I’m not sure which ones I’ll read, but my list will probably include NoViolet Bulowayo’s We Need New Names and Teju Cole’s Open City.

I encourage you to join the challenge as well!

(This map of Africa came from Kinna’s blog.)

11 thoughts on “African Reading Challenge”

    1. Well, I just posted my fifth entry to last year’s challenge, so I am rather behind schedule. I am hosting my own challenge, The Around the World Reading challenge, which includes Africa. I think I will probably end up blogging on at least five more African writers, so the answer is probably yes. 🙂

  1. A great idea! If you have time for another book I would suggest: A Season of Migration To The North by the Sudanese author Tayeb Salih. It’s about an Sudanese doctor who returns home after living in the UK.

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