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  • Marissa Saints
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Summer Reading List: Passion for Africa

Are you looking for some good summer reading? I've been compiling a reading list for myself with titles that are all Africa related. It's a mix of fiction and non. At this point, I've read about half the books on the list myself. I'm a little behind on writing my book reviews, but you can find some of them here.

Africa Rising: How 900 Million African Consumers Offer More Than You Think
by Vijay Mahajan
Published September 6th 2008 by Wharton School Publishing (first published August 29th 2008)
ISBN 0132339420 (ISBN13: 9780132339421)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
by William Kamkwamba
Published October 1st 2009 by William Morrow (first published September 16th 2009)
ISBN 0061730327 (ISBN13: 9780061730320)

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
by Jacqueline Novogratz
Published March 3rd 2009 by Rodale Books (first published 2009)
ISBN 1594869154 (ISBN13: 9781594869150)

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
by Nelson Mandela
Published October 1st 1995 by Back Bay Books (first published 1995)
ISBN 0316548189 (ISBN13: 9780316548182)

Across the Footsteps of Africa: The Experiences of an Ecuadorian Doctor in Malawi and Mozambique
by Benjamin Puertas Donoso
Published May 28th 1999 by Africa World Press (first published May 1999)
ISBN 0865436401 (ISBN13: 9780865436404)

Series: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Published June 1st 2007 by Hay House (first published 2006)
ISBN 1401908977 (ISBN13: 9781401908973)

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
by Alexandra Fuller
Published March 11th 2003 by Random House Trade Paperbacks (first published 2001)
ISBN 0375758992 (ISBN13: 9780375758997)

The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver
Published May 31st 2005 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics (first published 1998)
ISBN 0060786507 (ISBN13: 9780060786502)

A Long Way Gone : Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah
Published February 13th 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 0374105235 (ISBN13: 9780374105235)

What is the What
by Dave Eggers
Published October 25th 2006 by McSweeney's (first published 2006)
ISBN 1932416641 (ISBN13: 9781932416640)

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Philip Gourevitch
Published September 1st 1999 by Picador
ISBN 0312243359 (ISBN13: 9780312243357)

Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Published September 12th 2006 by Knopf (first published 2006)
ISBN 1400044162 (ISBN13: 9781400044160)


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