Tag Archives: Africa

The Last Reads of 2013: Sierra Leone, Canada, Maine, Venezuela, Morocco (and Illinois and London)

I have decided to close out 2013 at this point, rather than read like a fiend to the end. For one thing it’s my anniversary, and holing up with books til midnight seems a little antisocial. Also, there isn’t a … Continue reading

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A Little Bored in Madagascar

Just realized this graphic says 2012 on it. Will have to get a new one for my around the world posts this year. Sorry! I’m going to give one of my rare “eh” reviews on this one. I read this … Continue reading

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My World Tour 2012

I have had an amazing trip around the world in 2012. Next year I will be doing it again and will also be doing a tour of the 50 states. And I might just disappear again on you in November. … Continue reading

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Catching Up Even More

More books I have raced through in the last few days: On Black Sisters Street: A Novel by Chika Unigwe My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the story of four African women(one Sudanese refugee and three Nigerians) who … Continue reading

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More Catching Up

A quick update before I dig back into more books! Finished up: Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong’o Liked it a lot, critique of post-Colonial Kenya from socialist perspective. Sometimes a little propaganda-like, but moving story, nonetheless. In the … Continue reading

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Liberia Through the Eyes of its President

The Great African Reads group on Goodreads has now reached Liberia in its A-Z tour (I will have to double back and read A-K later!), and the book that I voted for in the poll didn’t win. I’m incredibly biased … Continue reading

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Singing Away the Hunger in Lesotho

I’ve taken a very quick trip to another part of Africa to read the Tour of Africa selection for July and August on Goodreads. These selections are typically non-fiction, so they are a step away from my usual fare, and … Continue reading

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In Kenya with Baroness Karen Blixen

I’m on the move. I was in Newark, NJ yesterday but haven’t written my review of that book yet because I didn’t have my computer again until today. Meanwhile, I’ve moved on to Kenya to learn about life on a … Continue reading

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In an Egyptian Alleyway Looking for Ashur’s True Heir

Yes! I am actually travelling to a new country in my Around the World trip. I have spent the last few days in an Egyptian alley, immersed in the beautiful writing of Naguib Mahfouz, and hoping that a family won’t … Continue reading

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Bout of Books Readathon

I’m a sucker for a readathon. So here goes. This one is being hosted at the Bout of Books Blog and will be chatting on Twitter under #boutofbooks . This is version 5 of the readathon and it runs all … Continue reading

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