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Books about Africa, set in Africa and African books

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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);)


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