Kinna Reads is hosting the 2014 Africa Reading challenge on her blog. Under The Neem tree have signed up to this challenge.


Here are the rules:


The entire African continent, including its island-states, which are often overlooked. Please refer to this Wikipedia “list of sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa”. Pre-colonial empires and regions are also included.

Reading Goal

5 books.  That’s it.  There will be no other levels.  Of course, participants are encouraged to read more than 5 books.  Eligible books include those which are written by African writers, or take place in Africa, or are concerned with Africans and with historical and contemporary African issues. Note that at least 3 books must be written by African writers.


Fiction – novels, short stories, poetry, drama, children’s books.  Note: You can choose to read a number of individual and uncollected short stories.  In this case, 12 such stories would constitute 1 book.  Individual poems do not count but books of poetry do.

Non-fiction – memoirs, autobiographies, history and current events

Visit her blog here for more information: Kinna Reads

There are very interesting resources on the blog. I personally love this page: Reading Lists and Resources on African Literature

Happy reading!