2012 Africa Reading Challenge Reviews

Thanks for participating in the Africa Reading Challenge.

Please use the Mr Linky below to share your review.  Reviews will be posted on this page and updated every month.

If you don’t have a blog, then please leave an update on your progress in the comments section.

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  1. I’m tackling Francophone West Africa. I’ve posted two links for the following:

    – Mariama Bâ – So Long a Letter, and
    – Ousmane Sembène – Xala

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  2. I’ve been reading like crazy! Some of my recent Africa-related posts: Mighty Be Our Powers (non-fiction; Liberia), Benny and Omar (adolescent lit- fiction, Tunisia), The Worst Date Ever (non-fiction, Uganda), The Unknown Soldier (graphic novel, Uganda), Slave (non-fiction; Sudan), and History of Love (fiction, Sierra Leone). Trying to read a book from every country in the world, so loving some of the posts on obscure English texts! There’s also a link to my shelfari page on this site which holds more comprehensive reviews.

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  3. I have added a review on Desert by JMG Clezio. Come to think of it there are a few books on Africa I wanted to read this year. I haven’t sign up for the challenge but consider that I’m participating! Thanks for hosting.

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  4. I just posted my review of Abina and the Imprtant Men. It is a graphic novel published by Oxford University Press about a slave girl in the gold coast who went to court to try and get freed. An interesting and unique approach.

    mdbrady.wordpress.com

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  5. I have posted two impressive books by Leila Ahmed on my blog. Women and Gender in Islam is a careful academic study. Border Passage is her autobiography. I recommend them both.

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  6. I have posted my review of Scherezada Goes West by Fatema Mernisse. She focuses men’s views of harems. My reviews points out some of my problems with the book. ( I had trouble with the link but you can find it at my blog, meyouandbooks.)

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  7. Just posted Women of Algiers in Their Apartment, by Assia Djebar, an exquisite collage of women’s stories from the Algerian civil war and its aftermath.

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  8. I just posted my review of Map of Love on my blog. It is by an Eyptian woman and about Egypt, in the early 20th century and in the 1990s. I thought it was a great book. I am getting excited about reading about Africa.

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  9. Hi Kinna, I’m not quite sure how the Mr Linky thing works for the reviews (because I can’t see anyone else’s reviews on this page yet) so I’ve added my link here in comments too. I read In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut from South Africa, and my review is here: http://anzlitlovers.com/2012/01/28/in-a-strange-room-by-damon-galgut/
    So that’s one from Southern Africa, next – somewhere different!
    Thanks for hosting, Lisa Hill, ANZ LitLovers, Australia

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