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Best African and African diaspora books

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16,360 members, 298 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
16,690 members, 365 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), Dilara86 (15)

Score: 5.4

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Dilara86 (15): Nigerian author

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17,514 members, 217 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1)

Score: 4

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

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3,723 members, 53 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 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
2,018 members, 36 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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Score: 3.04

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Dilara86 (3): Nigerian author

6
525 members, 10 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (4)

Score: 2.83

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Dilara86 (4): French author from Martinique

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3,111 members, 70 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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Score: 2.68

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Dilara86 (5): African-American author

8
2,085 members, 50 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (6)

Score: 2.56

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Dilara86 (6): African-American author

9
4,990 members, 146 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (7)

Score: 2.46

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Dilara86 (7): African-American author

10
129 members, 6 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

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1,089 members, 38 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (9)

Score: 2.31

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Dilara86 (9): Senegalese author

12
435 members, 8 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (10)

Score: 2.25

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Dilara86 (10): French author from Martinique

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

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Score: 2.2

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Dilara86 (11): Somali author

14
87 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
577 members, 18 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (13)

Score: 2.11

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Dilara86 (13): Guinean author

16
4,322 members, 59 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (14)

Score: 2.07

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Dilara86 (14): African-American author

17
20,340 members, 360 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.)

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770 members, 10 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 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.)

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102 members, 1 review
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (18)

Score: 1.94

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Dilara86 (18): French author from Guadeloupe

20
10,734 members, 186 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (19)

Score: 1.92

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Dilara86 (19): African-American author

21
942 members, 18 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (21)

Score: 1.87

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Dilara86 (21): Saint Lucian author

22
1,265 members, 28 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (22)

Score: 1.85

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Dilara86 (22): Antiguan-American author

23
272 members, 14 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (23)

Score: 1.83

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Dilara86 (23): Jamaican author

24
646 members, 9 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (24)

Score: 1.81

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Dilara86 (24): French author from Guadeloupe

25
2,496 members, 60 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (25)

Score: 1.79

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Dilara86 (25): Haitian-American author

26
15,561 members, 284 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (26)

Score: 1.77

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Dilara86 (26): African-American author

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56 members, 5 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (27)

Score: 1.76

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Dilara86 (27): French/Congolese author

28
927 members, 10 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (28)

Score: 1.74

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

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7,109 members, 105 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (29)

Score: 1.72

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Dilara86 (29): African-American author

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1,645 members, 51 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (30)

Score: 1.71

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Dilara86 (30): African-American author

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3,153 members, 17 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (31)

Score: 1.7

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Dilara86 (31): French author from Martinique who took the Algerian nationality

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259 members, 4 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (32)

Score: 1.68

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Dilara86 (32): Senegalese author

33
130 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (33)

Score: 1.67

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Dilara86 (33): Ivorian author

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567 members, 9 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (34)

Score: 1.66

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Dilara86 (34): Senegalese author

35
121 members, 5 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (35)

Score: 1.65

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Dilara86 (35): Malian author

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258 members, 4 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (36)

Score: 1.63

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Dilara86 (36): Nigerian author

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

Lists: Dilara86 (37)

Score: 1.62

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Dilara86 (37): Senegalese author

38
410 members, 2 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (38)

Score: 1.61

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Dilara86 (38): Ghanaian author

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1,333 members, 43 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (39)

Score: 1.6

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Dilara86 (39): Sudanese writer

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5,618 members, 264 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (40)

Score: 1.59

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Dilara86 (40): Nigerian author

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1,217 members, 19 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (41)

Score: 1.58

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Dilara86 (41): Nigerian author

42
897 members, 36 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (42)

Score: 1.57

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Dilara86 (42): British author born in Nigeria

43
762 members, 17 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (43)

Score: 1.56

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Dilara86 (43): Kenyan author

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0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: Dilara86 (44)

Score: 1.55

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Dilara86 (44): Senegalese author

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78 members, 8 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (45)

Score: 1.54

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Dilara86 (45): French-Djiboutian author

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17 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (46)

Score: 1.54

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Dilara86 (46): Haitian author

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1,020 members, 63 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (47)

Score: 1.53

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Dilara86 (47): African-American author

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3,274 members, 245 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (48)

Score: 1.52

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Dilara86 (48): African-American author

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1,371 members, 69 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (49)

Score: 1.51

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Dilara86 (49): African-American author

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770 members, 26 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (50)

Score: 1.5

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Dilara86 (50): Haitian-American author

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404 members, 25 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (51)

Score: 1.5

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Dilara86 (51): Angolan author

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1,198 members, 22 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (52)

Score: 1.49

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Dilara86 (52): African-American author

53
229 members, 5 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (53)

Score: 1.48

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Dilara86 (53): African-American author

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10 members, 2 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (54)

Score: 1.48

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Dilara86 (54): French author (Senegalese father)

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522 members, 31 reviews
3.21 stars (3.21 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (55)

Score: 1.47

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Dilara86 (55): French author (Senegalese father)

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5 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (56)

Score: 1.46

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135 members, 2 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (57)

Score: 1.46

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Dilara86 (57): Nigerian author

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74 members, 8 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (58)

Score: 1.45

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Dilara86 (58): Rwandan author

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152 members, 11 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (59)

Score: 1.44

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Dilara86 (59): Congolese author

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55 members, 2 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (60)

Score: 1.44

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Dilara86 (60): Congolese author

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8,524 members, 213 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (61)

Score: 1.43

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Dilara86 (61): British author (Jamaican mother)

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1,960 members, 89 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (62)

Score: 1.43

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Dilara86 (62): British author with a Jamaican mother and a white British father

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37 members, 3 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (63)

Score: 1.42

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Dilara86 (63): Kino-congolese author

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7 members, 0 reviews
2.75 stars (2.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (64)

Score: 1.41

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Dilara86 (64): Born in Belgium, Swiss mother, Gabonese father

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1,586 members, 84 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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Score: 1.41

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Dilara86 (65): African-american of Nigerian descent

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10 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (66)

Score: 1.4

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Dilara86 (66): Senegalese author

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270 members, 9 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (67)

Score: 1.4

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Dilara86 (67): French author with roots in Guadeloupe

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177 members, 8 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (68)

Score: 1.39

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Dilara86 (68): Rwandan author

69
3 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (69)

Score: 1.39

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253 members, 9 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (70)

Score: 1.38

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300 members, 4 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (71)

Score: 1.38

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1 member, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (72)

Score: 1.37

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24 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (73)

Score: 1.37

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563 members, 3 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (74)

Score: 1.36

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Dilara86 (74): Guinean author

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101 members, 3 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (75)

Score: 1.36

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Dilara86 (75): Cameroonian author

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118 members, 2 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (76)

Score: 1.36

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20 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (78)

Score: 1.35

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Dilara86 (78): Author from Equatorial Guinea

79
136 members, 6 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (79)

Score: 1.34

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Dilara86 (79): Senegalese author

80
28 members, 2 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (80)

Score: 1.34

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