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Africa Book Club’s Best Books of the Year 2012

Africa Book Club has shared their 2012 books of the year which are either on Africa, or by African writers. Their list is divided into sections including biographies and memoirs, politics, other non-fiction and fiction.

Their pick of this year’s biographies and memoirs includes Zakes Mda’s Sometimes there is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider, Chinua Achebe’s There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s In the House of the Interpreter.

In the House of the InterpreterSometimes there is a VoidThere Was A CountryInterventions

My First Coup D’Etat: Memories from the Lost Decades of Africa by John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, and Frank Chikane’s Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki were Africa Book Club’s favourite political books of 2012.

My First Coup D\'EtatEight Days in September

Other non-fiction titles that caught their attention include Leonie Joubert’s The Hungry Season, Wole Soyinka’s Of Africa and Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria by Noo Saro-Wiwa.

Of AfricaLooking for TranswonderlandThe Hungry Season

The Spider King’s Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo is included in the list of fiction titles, as is Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters Street and Nadime Gordimer’s No Time Like the Present.

The Spider King\'s DaughterDaughters Who Walk This PathThe Past AheadNothing Comes CloseOn Black Sisters' StreetNo Time Like the Present

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