Books Set In Africa


Various countries

Beier, Ulli and Gerald Moore (ed.)
- The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry

Okeowo, Alexis
- A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Botswana

Allison, Peter
- Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

Head, Bessie
When Rain Clouds Gather


Egypt

Schiff, Stacy
- Cleopatra: A Life


Ghana

Selasi, Taiye
Ghana Must Go

Quartey, Kwei
- Wife of the Gods


Kenya

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
- Infidel


Libya

Matar, Hisham
- The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between


Malawi

Kamkwamba, William and Bryan Mealer
- The Boy who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope


Mali

Hammer, Joshua
- The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts

MAURITANIA

Okeowo, Alexis
- A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Mauritius

Appanah, Nathacha
The Last Brother


Nigeria

Achebe, Chinua
Arrow of God
The Education of a British-Protected Child
Things Fall Apart

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Americanah
Half of a Yellow Sun
Purple Hibiscus
- The Thing Around Your Neck

Emecheta, Buchi
The Joys of Motherhood

Okeowo, Alexis
- A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Unigwe, Chika
On Black Sisters Street


Republic of Guinea

Laye, Camara
The Dark Child


Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

Dongala, Emmanuel
Little Boys Come from the Stars


Rwanda

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra
- How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child


Senegal

Bâ, Mariama
So Long a Letter


Sierra Leone

Beah, Ishmael
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier


Somalia

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
- Infidel

Lindhout, Amanda and Sara Corbett
- A House in the Sky

Okeowo, Alexis
- A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa


South Africa

Galgut, Damon
The Good Doctor

Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla
- A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid

Mda, Zakes
Ways of Dying

Noah, Trevor
- Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Van der Leun, Justine
- We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation

Sudan

Hari, Daoud
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur

UGANDA

Okeowo, Alexis
- A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Zimbabwe

Gappah, Petina
- The Book of Memory

Books set in Africa, books set in Botswana, books set in Egypt, books set in Ghana, books set in Mauritius, books set in Mauritania, books set in Mali, books set in Malawi, books set in Nigeria, books set in Guinea, books set in Congo, books set in Congo-Brazzaville, books set in Kenya, books set in Libya, books set in Rwanda, books set in Senegal, books set in Sierra Leone, books set in Somalia, books set in South Africa, books set in Sudan, books set in Uganda, books set in Zimbabwe