I am a little late to the party but really up for the challenge. I am really interested in revisiting ‘Second Class Citizen’ by Buchi Emecheta a book I read as a teenager; finally reading ‘Americanah’ by Chimamanda Adichie, ‘Ghana Must Go’ by Taiye Selasi and ‘We need new names’ by NoViolet Bulawayo amongst others.
Welcome to the Africa Reading Challenge.
This will be the second time that I’m hosting the Africa Reading Challenge. Details and requirements are the same this year as for the 2012 Africa Reading Challenge, which started with:
“I have absolutely no reason for hosting nor urging you to participate in this challenge save for the joy of discovering and reading African literature!”
Here are the details:
January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
The entire African continent, including its island-states, which are often overlooked. Please refer to this Wikipedia “list of sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa”. Pre-colonial empires and regions are also included.
5 books. That’s it. There will be no other levels. Of course, participants are encouraged to read more than 5 books. Eligible books include those which are written by African writers, or take place in Africa, or are…
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