Africa

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Subsaharan Africa is an area that I feel weak in . I need to find some more books from that region.

Egypt

There are lots of great books set in Egypt. I like Elizabeth Peters’ mystery series about a female archeologist and her family in the early 20th century. Rick Riordan has a series set here.

The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, #1)The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Vampires have taken over the temperate zones of the Earth and humans have retreated to the equator. When the heir to the throne, Princess Adele, is kidnapped by vampires, she learns about their lives and decides how humans should fight back. James Marsters narrates the audio so it is wonderful.

Morocco

The Caliph's House: A Year in CasablancaThe Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fixing up a house is bad enough, let alone moving a totally foreign culture to do it.

Ghana

King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African VillageKing Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Nonfiction

Peggy Bartels was an American secretary when she found out that his had inherited the title of King of a small African village. King is equivalent to mayor but is for life. Now what does she do?

South Sudan
Who Fears DeathWho Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yeah, yeah, if you’ve been a regular reader you know I can’t shut up about this book. Just go read it.

 

 

 

South Africa

The Housemaid's Daughter

 

The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lonely immigrant housewife attempts to mentor her housemaid’s daughter in South Africa in the midst of apartheid.

Listening to now

I’m juggling two African audiobooks right now.

Diamonds, Gold, and War: The Making of South Africa

Diamonds, Gold, and War: The Making of South Africa by Martin Meredith

Nonfiction

The history of the fight over the diamond mines of South Africa.

 

 

NefertitiNefertiti by Michelle Moran

Historical fiction about the life of Queen Nefertiti.