Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 생중계바카라《⇔ EWS73.com ⇔》생중계바카라
  2. 2 Trip Report Trip Report: Madagascar and Rwanda
  3. 3 Zimbabwe traveling solo
  4. 4 SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARI TRIP-JULY 2015
  5. 5 Gorrillas in Rwanda
  6. 6 Malawi with kiddos
  7. 7 Trip Report Southern Africa Safari Trip—Best Vacation Ever!!
  8. 8 Extended wait time at JNB airport
  9. 9 Capetown, Garden Route & Safari
  10. 10 Mauritius info request please
  11. 11 South Africa- Capetown/Safari Planning Help Please
  12. 12 Tanzania and Kenya tour company?
  13. 13 New Visa Rules on arrival for Kenya W.E.F 01 July 2015
  14. 14 WiFi on Safari
  15. 15 Travel within Africa
  16. 16 Cape Town - things to do IN THE CITY and where to stay?
  17. 17 In South Africa, What do Hotels Mean by "Tea and Coffee-making Facilities"?
  18. 18 Israel itinerary planning
  19. 19 Africa, closer than ever before?
  20. 20 Capetown 3-day itinerary?
  21. 21 Trip Report My experience of 8 day tour in Morocco
  22. 22 Private Tour Recommendations To Erg Chebbi
  23. 23 Trip Report My Tour in Morocco by 4x4
  24. 24 Kenya: No longer able to get visa on arrival at airport?
  25. 25 Seal snorkeling - Capetown
View next 25 » Back to the top

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

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement