BOOKS WITH AFRICAN CHARACTERS
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
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
The Egypt Game: Egypt
One Plastic Bag: Gambia
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives – Zimbabwe and US
Beatrice’s Goat: Africa