Read at least six books on anything about Africa.
Write a post on your blog with a preliminary (or final) list of books to read for the challenge. Reply on Siphoning off a Few Thoughts (or me so that I can become his friend and we’ll roll like that) with the name you would like to use and the link to the list.
When you read a book, write a review of it and post it on your blog.
Here are my reviews so far:
For anyone living in Kampala and interested in the challenge, I have a small, but growing collection of books on Africa that. Some of the books on this list I have kept because I loved, but for others, well … let’s just say they were too horrible to be given away and were not even worth throwing in the trash. Holler if you’d like to borrow any of them. All I want in return is a meal of South Indian food and a bottle of chardonnay.
- A Walk in the Night and Other Stories – Alex La Gumma
- Ah, but Your Land is Beautiful – Alan Paton
- Allah is not Obliged – Ahmadou Kourouma
- Dance with a Poor Man’s Daughter – Pamela Jooste
- Dark Train Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town – Paul Theroux
- Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Life of a Desert Nomad – Waris Dirie
- God’s Bits of Wood – Sembene Ousmane
- Green Hills of Africa – Ernest Hemmingway
- How to be a Ugandan – Joachim Buwembo
- I didn’t do it for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation – Michela Wrong
- Petals of Blood – Ngugi wa Thiongo
- Rules of the Wild – Francesca Marciano
- Sometimes When it Rains: Writings by South African Women – Ann Oosthuizen, ed.
- South of the Limpopo – Dervla Murphy
- Tears of Hope: A Collection of Stories by Rural Ugandan Women – Ayeta Wangusa, Violet Barungi ed.
- The African Dream: The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo - Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
- The Darling – Russell Banks
- The House of Doom – Wahome Mutahi
- The Long Silence of Mario Salviati: A Novel – Etienne van Heerden
- The Money Tree: Sketches of Life in Uganda at the Turn of the Millennium – Ingrid Pasteur
- The Poisonwood Bible – Barabara Kingslover
- The Poor Christ of Bomba – Mongo Beti
- Towards Asmara – Thomas Keneally
- Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe – Doreen Baingana
- What is the What – Dave Eggers
- Wizard of the Crow – Ngugi wa Thiongo
- Worst Idea – Ernest Bazanye