| July 15, 2013

11 Days, 11 Books, 11 Ways to Discover Africa


Introducing Worldreader Showcase: The best books in our collection

By Nancy Brown

For the last month, we’ve been glued to our Kindles. We’ve been re-reading thousands of e-books in our library and putting together a best-of-the-best list that boldly illustrates Africa’s rich, vibrant literary heritage.

Some weeks, we virtually swept across the dusty plains of Africa. Other weeks, we traveled along the Kenyan coastline. We discovered the Africa that exists under a jacaranda tree, on university campuses and in the era of colonialism. We read multi-faceted and riveting narratives told by teenage girls, learned about African life through children’s fables, and beared witness to the changing landscape of this dynamic continent.

After weeks of review, we proudly present Worldreader Showcase and the Top 11 books that give readers of all ages a quintessential and authentic look at a place close to our hearts. Here they are:





How can you get these books and add them to your Kindle library? For the first time ever, with the support of our partnering authors and publishers, we’re making ALL 11 books available to an international audience via Amazon.com. Click on each of the titles above to buy the book. Purchases directly support Worldreader’s mission to bring “Books for all.”

But, wait! There’s more! Because we love sharing books, we got a sweet deal for you! For a limited time, you can have these 11 e-books for free! For the next 11 days, starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to download one digital book a day. Go to our Facebook and Twitter sites every day between July 16 and July 26 and participate in our “11 Days, 11 Books, 11 Ways to Discover Africa” initiative.

Go ahead…dive into these books, review them and share the beauty and diversity of Africa with your friends. There’s a lot of Africa to explore.

NOTE: Each book will be available for free for 48 hours on particular dates. After this time the digital book will revert to its regular pricing.