CUTTING FOR STONE is of the best books I have read in some time. I highly recommend it.
John Caulfield's ALL MY SAD DREAMING was a gem of a book. I hope others read it and enjoy it.
Egypt: The Yacoubian Building, by Alaa Al Aswany http://publicsphere.typepad.com/toberead/2011/02/the-yacoubian-building-by-alaa-al-aswany.html
Wife of the Gods introduces police detective Darko Dawson-- I think he'll be around for a while.
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
I've completed my Africa portion of the challenge!
I read #1 Ladies Detective Agency (the first one) during a book exchange but I didn't end up writing a review about it on my blog because I didn't really love it as much as I thought I would, and I think it just got lost in the mix of my other blog posts. So I just posted a link to my blog along with the title above! If you're looking for an easy read this is a good pick, it definitely wasn't an AWFUL book, I just won't be reading the rest of them.
I entered "ON BLACK SISTER STREET" by Chika Unigwe ~ Nigeria~ AfricaI do not seem to know how to get my name and book on Mr. Linky.If you click on "Madeleine" it will take you to the book
Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a writer of poetry, prose and articles, and has published 3 poetry chapbooks: eyes of a boy, lips of a man (1999); M is for Madrigal (2004), a selection of seven jazz poems; and shorter (2005), published to raise money for a writers' fund in Ghana.I'm reading his debut novel next.
I realized I never said my country. It is South Africa (for Water Man's Daughter)
Four down, two (maybe three) to go! Hope I'll be able to finish in time.:)
Wow, this one turned out to be tough! Anna Hibiscus is a kids book, but I just noticed the The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind isn't a novel, so it didn't count.