5 great books from Africa to read in 2022

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A leading African author, journalist and academic makes his picks. Image: Unsplash/ Hu Chen

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Chronicles from the land of the happiest people on Earth.
Chronicles from the land of the happiest people on Earth. Image: Quartz

The literature presents the stories of individuals caught on both sides of the racial divide. Image: Quartz
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The house of rust.
Bajaber is the winner of the inaugural Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize. Image: Quartz

Biubwa Amour Zahor: Mwanamke Mwanamapinduzi
The pathbreaking biography by BBC journalist Zuhura Yunus. Image: Quartz

Pioneers, rebels, and a few villains: 150 years of journalism in Eastern Africa.
A compelling read that should enrich our understanding of journalism pioneers in the region. Image: Quartz

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