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Africa Reading Challenge – 2008

DECEMBER 13, 2008 – GIVING UP THE CHALLENGE

Here is another challenge I thought I would easily complete, but which proved harder to do than I first thought. I read 2 of the 6 books I set out to read. Thank you to Dave for hosting this challenge! Sorry I was not successful…but I still have these books on my shelf, and I will eventually read them!

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I know, I know – I’ve promised to stop joining challenges. But how could I pass this one up? I’ve perused my lists and found I had several books in my stacks as well as on other challenge lists that fit this one perfectly!

January 1 – December 31, 2008

Dave at Siphoning Off A Few Thoughts is hosting The Africa Reading Challenge – read at least six books about Africa, set in Africa or dealing with African issues.

Here is my list:

1. In The Country of Men, by Hisahm Matar
2. There is No Me Without You, by Melissa Fay Greene
3. A Bend in the River, by V.S. Naipal
4. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali, by Gil Courtemanche
5. Graceland, by Chris Abani
6. Life and Times of Michael K, by J.M. Coetzee (finished February 17, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)
7. The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur, by Daoud Hari (finished February 15, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 16, 2007    

    Looks like a neat challenge and a good list you’ve got. If I wasn’t trying to keep my reading to books I already own (there’s so *many*), and it happens I don’t have many Africa books on hand, I don’t think this one would be one I could pass up either! I read There Is No Me Without You earlier this year and thought it was great. Look forward to reading your thoughts on these!

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 16, 2007    

    What a great list! I’ve only read one book here, The Life & Times of Michael K. Not an upper but captured a feeling very well. I’ll be very interested to see your thoughts as you move forward.
    Thanks for joining!

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 17, 2007    

    I’ve only read great things about that book, Megan. It is getting 5 stars from Amazon reviewers (which is pretty rare in my experience). I need to order the book – it is one on this list I don’t own, but I can’t resist it!

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 17, 2007    

    Thanks for hosting, Dave! I’m really excited about this challenge – I enjoy African Literature and these are mostly books I have had on my shelves…just needed a good excuse to finally read them 🙂

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