Genre :: Africa (12 books)

  • Heart of Darkness

    #32

    Heart of Darkness

    by Joseph Conrad

    (14 Reviews)

    382 Points

    "The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it..."

  • Things Fall Apart

    #67

    Things Fall Apart

    by Chinua Achebe

    (9 Reviews)

    255 Points

    "Okonkwo was well-known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements. As a young man of eighteen he had brought honour to his village by throwing..."

  • Disgrace

    #96

    Disgrace

    by J. M. Coetzee

    (6 Reviews)

    193 Points

    "For a man of his age, fifty-two, divorced, he has, to his mind, solved the problem of sex rather well."

  • Henderson the Rain King

    #155

    Henderson the Rain King

    by Saul Bellow

    (1 Review)

    130 Points

    "What made me take this trip to Africa? There is no quick explanation. Things got worse and worse and worse and pretty soon they were too complicated."

  • A Bend in the River

    #165

    A Bend in the River

    by V. S. Naipaul

    (2 Reviews)

    120 Points

    "The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it."

  • The Plague

    #215

    The Plague

    by Albert Camus

    (6 Reviews)

    93 Points

    "The unusual events described in this chronicle occurred in 194- at Oran.Les curieux événements qui font le sujet de cette chronique se sont produits en 194., à Oran.Le matin du 16 avril, le docteur..."

  • Waiting for the Barbarians

    #282

    Waiting for the Barbarians

    by J. M. Coetzee

    (0 Reviews)

    76 Points

    "I have never seen anything like it: two little discs of glass suspended in front of his eyes in loops of wire. Is he blind?"

  • The Heart of the Matter

    #353

    The Heart of the Matter

    by Graham Greene

    (0 Reviews)

    61 Points

    "Wilson sat on the balcony of the Bedford Hotel with his bald pink knees thrust against the ironwork.Wilson sat on the balcony of the Bedford Hotel with his bald pink knees thrust against the..."

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    #439

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    (1 Review)

    40 Points

    "Master was a little crazy; he had spent too many years reading books overseas, talked to himself in his office, did not always return greetings, and had too much hair."

  • The Alexandria Quartet

    #445

    The Alexandria Quartet

    by Lawrence Durrell

    (1 Review)

    39 Points

    "The sea is high again today, with a thrilling flush of wind."BALTHAZAR" - Landscape-toes: brown to bronze, steep skyline, low cloud, pearl ground with shadowed oyster and violet reflections...."