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Africa - Books for Young Adults -

Related categories: Childrens & Teenage Books / World - Africa /
Related booklists: Africa - Books for Children, Rwanda - Books for Young Adults, East Africa - Books for Young Adults, Black History: Books for Children and Young Adults, West Africa - Books for Children and Young Adults, Mozambique - Books for Young Adults,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 18 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi by Nnedi Okorafor
    Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi - by Nnedi Okorafor

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115571 | ISBN 10: 191111557x

    Sunny Nwazue is back in this gripping sequel to Nnedi Okorafor's What Sunny Saw in the Flames.  Sunny has settled into life at the Leopard Society, with friends Orlu, Chichi and Sasha. Her magic powers continue to grow under the tutelage of h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
    Children of Blood and Bone - by Tomi Adeyemi

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509871353 | ISBN 10: 1509871357

    Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone.  They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise.   Zélie remembers whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe
    A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars - by Yaba Badoe

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786695499 | ISBN 10: 1786695499

    A powerful, haunting, contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore, by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker.  Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest la ... more

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  • Cover image of book Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
    Akata Witch - by Nnedi Okorafor

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780142420911 | ISBN 10: 0142420913

    Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.  Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are Afr ... more

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  • Cover image of book City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
    City of Saints & Thieves - by Natalie C. Anderson

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786072290 | ISBN 10: 1786072297

    The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.  In the shadows of Sangui City, a street-thief called Tina patiently plots her revenge. Her mother has been shot dead at the home of one of Kenya's richest ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina
    When Morning Comes - by Arushi Raina

    £6.50   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781926890142 | ISBN 10: 1926890140

    It’s 1976 in South Africa.   Written from the points-of-view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto — Zanele, a black female student organizer, Meena, of South Asian background working at her father’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies
    Blood and Ink - by Stephen Davies

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783442706 | ISBN 10: 1783442700

    Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali.   Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained as a warrior for Allah.   Tonight, the Islamist rebels are coming for Timbuktu. T ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
    Black Dove, White Raven - by Elizabeth Wein

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781405271363 | ISBN 10: 1405271361

    Em and Teo are the children of stunt pilots Rhoda and Delia, who perform daring aerobatics to appreciative audiences. But while the sight of two girls wingwalking one white, one black is a welcome novelty in some parts of the USA in the 1920s, it ... more

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  • Cover image of book Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
    Diamond Boy - by Michael Williams

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848531437 | ISBN 10: 1848531435

    'Diamonds for everyone.' That's what fifteen-year-old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange diamond fields, leaving his previous life, school and friends behind with hopes for a better life. Soon Patson is working in the mines ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black History: Resistance and Abolition by Dan Lyndon
    Black History: Resistance and Abolition - by Dan Lyndon

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781445134468 | ISBN 10: 1445134462

    Black History is brought to life in this exciting and engaging series, bringing together events from early civilisations in Africa right up to modern-day life for black communities across the world. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black History: African Empires by Dan Lyndon
    Black History: African Empires - by Dan Lyndon

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781445134390 | ISBN 10: 144513439x

    Black History is brought to life in this exciting and engaging series, bringing together events from early civilisations in Africa right up to modern-day life for black communities across the world.  The Black History series brings together a w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World Beneath by Janice Warman
    The World Beneath - by Janice Warman

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781406337167 | ISBN 10: 1406337161

    One boy's struggle for freedom during South Africa's anti-apartheid movement.  1970s South Africa. Eleven-year-old Joshua lives with his mother, who works as a maid for the Malherbes in a white middle-class area in Cape Town. We see this e ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell
    The Girl Savage - by Katherine Rundell

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571254316 | ISBN 10: 0571254314

    Monkey Escape at London Zoo: Link to Missing Schoolgirl!   Wilhelmina Silvers world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend, every day is beautiful.  But when her home ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chanda
    Chanda's Wars - by Allan Stratton

    £5.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780060872656 | ISBN 10: 0060872659

    She promised her mama she'd keep them safe.   It's been six months since Mama died, and Chanda is struggling to raise her little brother and sister. Determined to end a family feud, she takes them to her relatives' remote rural village. &nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Over a Thousand Hills, I Walk With You by Hanna Jansen
    Over a Thousand Hills, I Walk With You - by Hanna Jansen

    £6.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781842706732 | ISBN 10: 184270673x

    Based on the true story of Jeanne, an 8-year-old girl who survived the Rwandan genocide of 1994, the only member of her family who did. Here her adoptive mother Hanna Jansen retells her story with a clarity and honesty that is at once moving and insp ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cinnamon Tree by Aubrey Flegg
    The Cinnamon Tree - by Aubrey Flegg

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780862786571 | ISBN 10: 0862786576

    Yola's leg is blown off by a landmine and her life in Africa is changed forever. When Yola travels to Ireland to be fitted with an artificial leg and meets seventeen-year-old Fintan, she little realises that they will soon be involved in an internat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Secrets in the Fire by Henning Mankell, translated by Anne Conn
    Secrets in the Fire - by Henning Mankell, translated by Anne Conn

    £4.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781865081816 | ISBN 10: 1865081817

    'It was the most dangerous thing she could have done. But Sofia was only playing - pushing and shoving and laughing with her sister as they ran out to the fields one pearly dawn. Sofia didn't mean to step off the path. She didn't mean to tread on the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley
    The Little Soldier - by Bernard Ashley

    £6.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781860398797 | ISBN 10: 1860398790

    When Kaninda survives a brutal attack on his village in East Africa he joins the rebel army, where he's trained to carry weapons, and to use them. But aid workers take him to London where he fetches up in a comprehensive school. Clan and tribal c ... more

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