a pleasant addition to my books

This morning I went out to buy some milk. At the local shoppingcenter the front of the supermarket was filled with books. At other parts of the center there were many more books to be found. I had a quick look at a few stalls and I bought eight books.

One of those who sold books was a young woman who had travelled through Africa for a period of half a year. She started her journey in Marocco and ended her journey in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Due to a move to a different house she sold some of her books, to create some more space. There will be less space at my place.


In the pile you will find two books by J.M. Coetzee; a book by David Read on the Maasai “Waters of the Sanjan”; one by Vamba Sheriff; a thriller situated in Cairo and written by Parker Bilal. “Djeki” is based on oral tradition from the Cameroons. “Un esclave moderne” is a tale of a young woman from Togo who moved to Europe and her horrific experiences. Fergus Fleming wrote about an episode of colonial history in the northern desert, about Charles de Foucault and Henri Lapperine.

These books will give me many hours of enjoyment, I am sure of that.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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