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Best African and African diaspora books

Description: Books by African authors and writers of African descent (people of mixed African heritage, African-Americans, Caribbeans, etc.)

Members: 3 participating members (show all)

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1
14,983 members, 268 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Dilara86 (20)

Score: 5.89

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Dilara86 (20): African-American author

2
15,121 members, 336 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), Dilara86 (15)

Score: 5.4

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Dilara86 (15): Nigerian author

3
15,553 members, 197 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1)

Score: 4

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Dilara86 (1): French author (His paternal grandmother was a slave in Saint-Domingue/Haiti.)

4
3,355 members, 41 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2)

Score: 3.36

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Dilara86 (2): Russian author (His great-grandfather was Abram Gannibal, an African slave who became a Russian aristocrat.)

5
1,828 members, 34 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3)

Score: 3.04

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Dilara86 (3): Nigerian author

6
474 members, 10 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (4)

Score: 2.83

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Dilara86 (4): French author from Martinique

7
2,781 members, 62 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (5)

Score: 2.68

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Dilara86 (5): African-American author

8
1,798 members, 46 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (6)

Score: 2.56

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Dilara86 (6): African-American author

9
3,930 members, 116 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (7)

Score: 2.46

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Dilara86 (7): African-American author

10
107 members, 5 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (8)

Score: 2.38

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Dilara86 (8): Canadian/Haitian author and member of the Académie française

11
1,009 members, 31 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (9)

Score: 2.31

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Dilara86 (9): Senegalese author

12
375 members, 7 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (10)

Score: 2.25

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Dilara86 (10): French author from Martinique

13
267 members, 3 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (11)

Score: 2.2

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Dilara86 (11): Somali author

14
75 members, 0 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (12)

Score: 2.15

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Dilara86 (12): French author from Martinique

15
517 members, 17 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (13)

Score: 2.11

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Dilara86 (13): Guinean author

16
3,864 members, 48 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (14)

Score: 2.07

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Dilara86 (14): African-American author

17
17,917 members, 321 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (16)

Score: 2

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Dilara86 (16): French author (His paternal grandmother was a slave in Saint-Domingue/Haiti.)

18
661 members, 10 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (17)

Score: 1.97

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Dilara86 (17): Russian author (His great-grandfather was Abram Gannibal, an African slave who became a Russian aristocrat.)

19
100 members, 1 review
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (18)

Score: 1.94

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Dilara86 (18): French author from Guadeloupe

20
9,572 members, 160 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (19)

Score: 1.92

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Dilara86 (19): African-American author

21
851 members, 15 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (21)

Score: 1.87

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Dilara86 (21): Saint Lucian author

22
1,135 members, 27 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (22)

Score: 1.85

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Dilara86 (22): Antiguan-American author

23
230 members, 11 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (23)

Score: 1.83

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Dilara86 (23): Jamaican author

24
528 members, 5 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (24)

Score: 1.81

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Dilara86 (24): French author from Guadeloupe

25
2,342 members, 53 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (25)

Score: 1.79

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Dilara86 (25): Haitian-American author

26
13,966 members, 244 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (26)

Score: 1.77

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Dilara86 (26): African-American author

27
45 members, 2 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (27)

Score: 1.76

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Dilara86 (27): French/Congolese author

28
783 members, 8 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (28)

Score: 1.74

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Dilara86 (28): British author born in what is now Nigeria (Igbo territory)

29
6,151 members, 88 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (29)

Score: 1.72

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Dilara86 (29): African-American author

30
1,311 members, 42 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (30)

Score: 1.71

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Dilara86 (30): African-American author

31
2,696 members, 14 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (31)

Score: 1.7

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Dilara86 (31): French author from Martinique

32
234 members, 3 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (32)

Score: 1.68

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Dilara86 (32): Senegalese author

33
117 members, 1 review
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (33)

Score: 1.67

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Dilara86 (33): Ivorian author

34
513 members, 9 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (34)

Score: 1.66

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Dilara86 (34): Senegalese author

35
115 members, 5 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (35)

Score: 1.65

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Dilara86 (35): Malian author

36
234 members, 4 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (36)

Score: 1.63

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Dilara86 (36): Nigerian author

37
27 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (37)

Score: 1.62

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Dilara86 (37): Senegalese author

38
371 members, 1 review
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (38)

Score: 1.61

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Dilara86 (38): Ghanaian author

39
95 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (39)

Score: 1.6

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Dilara86 (39): Cameroonian author

40
1,174 members, 37 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (40)

Score: 1.59

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Dilara86 (40): Sudanese writer

41
4,963 members, 246 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (41)

Score: 1.58

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Dilara86 (41): Nigerian author

42
1,062 members, 16 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (42)

Score: 1.57

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Dilara86 (42): Nigerian author

43
753 members, 28 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (43)

Score: 1.56

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Dilara86 (43): British author born in Nigeria

44
665 members, 14 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (44)

Score: 1.55

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Dilara86 (44): Kenyan author

45
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: Dilara86 (45)

Score: 1.54

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Dilara86 (45): Senegalese author

46
72 members, 8 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (46)

Score: 1.54

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Dilara86 (46): French-Djiboutian author

47
8,021 members, 200 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (47)

Score: 1.53

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Dilara86 (47): British author (Jamaican mother)

48
15 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (48)

Score: 1.52

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Dilara86 (48): Haitian author

49
827 members, 47 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (49)

Score: 1.51

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Dilara86 (49): African-American author

50
2,766 members, 205 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (50)

Score: 1.5

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Dilara86 (50): African-American author

51
1,126 members, 59 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (51)

Score: 1.5

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Dilara86 (51): African-American author

52
682 members, 25 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (52)

Score: 1.49

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Dilara86 (52): Haitian-American author

53
375 members, 25 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (53)

Score: 1.48

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Dilara86 (53): Angolan author

54
1,090 members, 20 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (54)

Score: 1.48

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Dilara86 (54): African-American author

55
204 members, 5 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (55)

Score: 1.47

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Dilara86 (55): African-American author

56
9 members, 1 review
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (56)

Score: 1.46

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Dilara86 (56): French author (Senegalese father)

57
450 members, 27 reviews
3.24 stars (3.24 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (57)

Score: 1.46

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Dilara86 (57): French author (Senegalese father)

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Started by: Dilara86 (October 2013)

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