Africa Reading Challenge 2012

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Being new to the book blogging world I haven't set myself very many reading challenges. So far it's been my Iconic African Authors Challenge to get myself to read some of the greats. When Amy over at AmyReads told me about Kinna Reads Africa Reading Challenge, I was excited to find out what it was. And it's finally here.

For the novice, the challenge involves reading 5 books. The books can cover at least two regions, be translated fiction, and can be a mix of contemporary and classic fiction. For the advanced reader, the challenge could involve filling a gap (country, region, language, theme, gender). Am I excited? Yes! Do I know what I want to read? Definitely! I've been wanting to read more books from North Africa, and now I have an excuse to. Here's my list of 5 books.

1. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa al-Aswany (Egypt, Fiction, Contemporary)
2. The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt, Fiction, Classic)
3. The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif (Egypt, Fiction, Contemporary)
4. Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar (Libya, Fiction, Contemporary)
5. The Scents of Marie-Claire by Habib Selmi (Tunisia, Fiction, Contemporary)

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