15 Great Books About Africa

With so many thousands of memoirs, travelogues, novels, histories and anthologies about Africa to choose from, it is near-impossible to compose a short list of the most inspired — and inspiring — great books about Africa. So here is a somewhat randomly chosen selection of books — some classics from centuries past, some just published, and most falling somewhere in between — that get under the skin of Africa, for those planning a trip, or just curious about the continent.

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