Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Books about Africa, set in Africa and African books

Jump to last reply

I have a couple of titles to add to the 'What are you reading right now' thread which has grown quite long. I've taken the liberty of beginning a new thread and linking back to the original.

Here is the link to the original thread http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=4&tid=34967245&numresponses=296&start=0&searchText=what+reading+right+now

and another bibliophile thread called 'Books for the long plane flight' http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=4&tid=35001123

I highly recommend a recent novel called A Guide to the birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson which is a charming read. The main plot involves a competition between two characters who both want to take the same woman to the Hunt Ball. It is agreed that the one who spots the most birds within a set time will be the one to issue the invitation. Great fun. This novel will appeal to fans of the No. 1 ladies detective agency.

The second book is called Stealing water by Tim Ecott part of which is set in 1970s Johannesburg.

I have kept a list of the Africa related titles that I have read (about 200 now) and am happy to share with others - email me at treepolatgmaildotcom if you would like a copy.

Happy reading to all (between safaris);)


Pol

71 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Jordan safety concerns
  2. 2 Trip Report Five Thousand Years in 19 days - Pyramids, Tombs, Camels and a River
  3. 3 Tanzania camping safari itinerary
  4. 4 Rip-off Warning: Duty Free Shop in Dar es Salaam
  5. 5 Yellow fever vaccination for trip to southern Africa
  6. 6 Winelands, South Africa - Need a Plan
  7. 7 Best Economy Hotels In Bahrain
  8. 8 Trip Report Just Back: Taming Kilimanjaro and northern Tanzania
  9. 9 Trip Report A family safari in Tanzania
  10. 10 Early Planning for Spring/Summer 2016 - Wild Dogs, Leopards and Cheetahs
  11. 11 Trip Report 3 weeks in Uganda - Our Experience
  12. 12 Trip Report Uganda Trip Report
  13. 13 Trip Report Epic budget trip in Kenya and Tanzania (safari and more)
  14. 14 Popular destinations in Africa.
  15. 15 Trip Report Central African Republic: Open for Tourists Again
  16. 16 Trip Report Morocco Sahara Desert Tour Experience
  17. 17 LION WORLD TRAVEL
  18. 18 Nairobi airport - any updates?
  19. 19 Boutique hotels in israel
  20. 20 Tanzania Self Drive June 2015
  21. 21 Short layover at JNB
  22. 22 Angata Ngorongoro v Rhino Ldg/Angata Bolongoja v Tingitana Nrth Serengeti
  23. 23 Uganda or Rwanda?
  24. 24 Driving from Casablanca to Marrakesh?
  25. 25 Soweto guide and pricing to expect?
View next 25 » Back to the top