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Best African Books

Members: 39 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
14,953 members, 335 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: LadyReadA (1), sjmccreary (1), ahef1963 (1), banjo123 (1), cej1027 (1), SilentInAWay (1), kootibkiteer (1), thorold (1), timspalding (1), LisaMaria_C (1), manupaulose (2)5 more, kleo (2), souloftherose (2), rebeccanyc (3), kidzdoc (5), Soupdragon (6)

Thumbs down: reconditereader

Score: 56.36

2
7,287 members, 154 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1), manupaulose (1), kageeh (1), hailelib (1), souloftherose (1), ahef1963 (2), aulsmith (2), kootibkiteer (2), Dilara86 (9)

Thumbs down: LisaMaria_C

Score: 30.4

3
11,608 members, 341 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Veerle_Vernaillen (1), cej1027 (2), sjmccreary (2), hailelib (2), ahef1963 (3), kleo (4), elkiedee (7), souloftherose (8), LisaMaria_C (10)

Thumbs down: banjo123

Score: 25.05

4
4,844 members, 246 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (1), sjmccreary (3), banjo123 (3), ahef1963 (4), Dilara86 (5), souloftherose (9), elkiedee (9), rebeccanyc (15), LisaMaria_C (31)

Score: 23.93

5
2,994 members, 136 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (1), elkiedee (1), banjo123 (2), Samantha_kathy (2), SilentInAWay (2), souloftherose (5)

Score: 20.77

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (1): Nigeria

6
1,815 members, 34 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: abbarabs1501 (1), Dilara86 (1), deebee1 (1), banjo123 (4), SilentInAWay (4)

Score: 17.66

7
1,048 members, 55 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (4), SqueakyChu (4), ahef1963 (5), kidzdoc (7), LisaMaria_C (12)

Score: 12.94

8
7,604 members, 472 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (2), SugarCreekRanch (2), elkiedee (3), LisaMaria_C (4)

Score: 12.6

9
1,437 members, 29 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: bonsam (1), elkiedee (2), souloftherose (3), rebeccanyc (12)

Score: 12.55

10
1,775 members, 62 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: DorsVenabili (1), JuliaMaria (4), thorold (5), LisaMaria_C (8)

Score: 11.88

11
651 members, 15 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (1), kidzdoc (1), Dilara86 (6)

Score: 10.56

12
938 members, 17 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), rebeccanyc (4), banjo123 (7)

Score: 9.29

13
2,271 members, 56 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: belgrade18 (1), ahef1963 (7), kidzdoc (14)

Score: 8.53

14
573 members, 13 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (2), SilentInAWay (3), kidzdoc (13)

Score: 8.51

15
324 members, 9 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: thorold (3), banjo123 (5), SilentInAWay (6)

Score: 8.27

16
154 members, 10 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (3), elkiedee (6), souloftherose (7)

Score: 8.05

17
616 members, 14 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: thorold (2), rebeccanyc (8), kidzdoc (9)

Score: 8.05

18
8,967 members, 223 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (2), kidzdoc (11), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 7.71

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (2): Südafrika

19
218 members, 31 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (5), souloftherose (6), Soupdragon (7)

Score: 7.69

20
508 members, 9 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (4), banjo123 (6), rebeccanyc (19)

Score: 7.3

21
512 members, 15 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: kootibkiteer (3), kidzdoc (12), rebeccanyc (20)

Score: 7.08

22
1,048 members, 16 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: thorold (6), banjo123 (9), LisaMaria_C (14)

Score: 6.93

23
3,299 members, 48 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8), banjo123 (10), LisaMaria_C (23)

Score: 6.45

24
5,595 members, 290 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (1), ahef1963 (9)

Score: 6.31

25
530 members, 41 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (4), Soupdragon (4), elkiedee (13)

Thumbs down: LisaMaria_C

Score: 5.76

26
655 members, 78 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary (4), aulsmith (4)

Score: 5.66

27
1,202 members, 62 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (2), elkiedee (10)

Score: 5.61

28
3,776 members, 169 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: kootibkiteer (4), LisaMaria_C (5)

Score: 5.5

29
537 members, 9 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (3), thorold (7)

Score: 5.5

30
510 members, 17 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3), banjo123 (8)

Score: 5.42

31
521 members, 14 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: kleo (3), kidzdoc (10)

Score: 5.29

32
5,837 members, 148 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (5), LisaMaria_C (7), kidzdoc (15)

Thumbs down: banjo123

Score: 5.17

33
150 members, 3 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (5), elkiedee (8)

Score: 5.05

34
143 members, 4 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (3), rebeccanyc (16)

Score: 5.04

35
594 members, 26 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2), LisaMaria_C (33)

Score: 5.03

36
539 members, 17 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: manupaulose (3), kidzdoc (18)

Score: 4.98

37
22,063 members, 443 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Samantha_kathy (1), SugarCreekRanch (1), souloftherose (4)

Thumbs down: banjo123, LisaMaria_C, KimarieBee

Score: 4.83

38
17,754 members, 267 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: jeffza (1), ahef1963 (6), souloftherose (10)

Thumbs down: banjo123, LucindaLibri

Score: 4.81

39
3,445 members, 54 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (6), ahef1963 (10)

Score: 4.81

40
3,378 members, 59 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (9), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 4.51

41
148 members, 5 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (5), LisaMaria_C (32)

Score: 4.36

42
278 members, 8 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: thorold (8), rebeccanyc (18)

Score: 4.32

43
149 members, 11 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (12), kidzdoc (16)

Score: 4.15

44
1,100 members, 24 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: kleo (1)

Score: 4

45
825 members, 19 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: southernbooklady (1)

Score: 4

46
243 members, 3 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: prosfilaes (1)

Score: 4

47
91 members, 3 reviews
3.22 stars (3.22 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (1)

Score: 4

48
181 members, 3 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13), LisaMaria_C (24)

Score: 3.91

49
845 members, 14 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14), LisaMaria_C (28)

Score: 3.81

50
4,008 members, 63 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15), LisaMaria_C (29)

Score: 3.76

51
1,657 members, 16 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (2)

Score: 3.36

52
123 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2)

Score: 3.36

53
55 members, 2 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2)

Score: 3.36

54
43 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (2)

Score: 3.36

55
4,027 members, 198 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (3)

Score: 3.04

56
3,015 members, 98 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (3)

Score: 3.04

57
1,398 members, 34 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Score: 3.04

58
613 members, 17 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

59
412 members, 8 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (3)

Score: 3.04

60
123 members, 3 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3)

Score: 3.04

61
1,700 members, 12 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (4)

Score: 2.83

62
85 members, 7 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: inge87 (4)

Score: 2.83

63
14 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: thorold (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

thorold (4): Crazily detailed novel explaining the culture of Ukerewe Island, Tanzania, written in the local language in the 1940s and not translated until very recently.… (more)

64
261 members, 4 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (5)

Score: 2.68

65
215 members, 8 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: inge87 (5)

Score: 2.68

66
9 members, 0 reviews
2.5 stars (2.5 stars)

Lists: SilentInAWay (5)

Score: 2.68

67
8 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kleo (5)

Score: 2.68

68
239 members, 4 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (6)

Score: 2.56

70
39 members, 2 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (6)

Score: 2.56

71
31 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kleo (6)

Score: 2.56

72
317 members, 6 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (7)

Score: 2.46

73
204 members, 5 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (7)

Score: 2.46

74
35 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (7)

Score: 2.46

75
1,721 members, 50 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: John_Vaughan (8)

Score: 2.38

76
977 members, 30 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (8)

Score: 2.38

77
40 members, 8 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (8)

Score: 2.38

78
925 members, 38 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: thorold (9)

Score: 2.31

79
364 members, 4 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (9)

Score: 2.31

80
895 members, 24 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thorold (10)

Score: 2.25

81
129 members, 11 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (10)

Score: 2.25

82
17 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (10)

Score: 2.25

83
1,383 members, 32 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (11)

Score: 2.2

84
189 members, 5 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (11)

Score: 2.2

85
165 members, 11 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (11)

Score: 2.2

86
121 members, 6 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (11)

Score: 2.2

87
373 members, 25 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (12)

Score: 2.15

88
44 members, 2 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (13)

Score: 2.11

89
24 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (13)

Score: 2.11

90
287 members, 34 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (14)

Score: 2.07

91
264 members, 3 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (14)

Score: 2.07

92
620 members, 8 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (15)

Score: 2.03

93
112 members, 5 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (15)

Score: 2.03

94
835 members, 13 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (16)

Score: 2

95
2,537 members, 47 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (17)

Score: 1.97

96
519 members, 30 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (17)

Score: 1.97

97
268 members, 15 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: rebeccanyc (17)

Score: 1.97

98
287 members, 7 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (18)

Score: 1.94

99
145 members, 7 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: kidzdoc (19)

Score: 1.92

100
28 members, 0 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: LisaMaria_C (19)

Score: 1.92

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About this list

Started by: LisaMaria_C (January 2012)

Type: Numbered

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