This Diverse World: AFRICA


Given below is a list of books with African characters. I have tried to include books which would give a glimpse into different African cultural backgrounds.

Please use your own discretion when selecting the book for your  kid/family.

I have listed the name of the country next to the book link, either the main character lives in that country or has links to it.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind – Malawi

Mufaro’s Beautiful daughters – Zimbabwe

The Ear, the Eye, the Arm – Zimbabwe

Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan : Sudan

The Red Pencil: Sudan

A Long Walk to Water: Sudan

The Water Princess: Burkina Faso

The Red Bicycle : Burkina Faso

Akata Witch: Nigeria

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: Kenya

Seeds of Change: Kenya

Cry, the Beloved Country – South Africa

Journey to Jo’burg – South Africa

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Ofosu Yeboah – Ghana

The Egypt Game: Egypt

One Plastic Bag: Gambia

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives – Zimbabwe and US

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti  – Africa

Beatrice’s Goat: Africa



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