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.)