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The Afrokulcha team has once again put together a few books that we think are a must-read this month. We are super excited because there is so much African content to select from and we encourage you to take it one day at a time, you will eventually read them all, as long as you keep on, keeping on…
On the recommendation list for October:
The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Hunchu
Sometimes you need to go back before you go forward! This is Tendai’s first book before he wrote the Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician. We love this book! It’s a beautiful story based in Zimbabwe. Think Hairdresser- Think Drama – Think so African!
Black Diamond by Zakes Mda
If you struggle to read this amazing authors very deep books, then start here because you can not live without reading Zakes Mda. This is an oldie but one of the best. A story based in South Africa, a bit freaky (read: scary) but one that you will love!
Dark Continent my Black Arse by Sihle Khumalo
Travelling in Africa can be exciting, nerve racking and absolute bliss at the same time! This book inspired us to start travelling Africa many years ago. Still relevant to this day, as author concurs The Cape to Cairo route and gives you a witty memoir of his travels.
Fela: This bitch of a life
on the 15th October we celebrate this legend’s birth! This is one autobiography you should not live without reading. If you enjoyed Hugh Masekela’s autobiography then you are sure to enjoy this one. Fela Kuti was a musician, pan Africanist, polygamist, activist, and political maverick.