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Initial post: Jan 18, 2012 4:54:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2012 2:46:55 PM PST
I am currently writing a novel on BC Ethiopia, but am not here to plug that, rest assured.

Rather, I'm looking for recommendations of historical fiction set in Africa. Any period.

Some of my favourites to date are:

The Egyptian: A Novel (Rediscovered Classics), Mika Waltari
The Abyssinian: A Novel, Jean-Christophe Rufin
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (P.S.), Barbara Kingslover
Makeda, Prue Sobers

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Those more recently published preferred.

Thanks, all.


Posted on Jan 19, 2012 6:55:40 AM PST
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Legate's Daughter by Wallace Breem

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 2:44:10 PM PST
Thanks Mary, your sugestions look terrific. Think I will start with Cutting for Stone.

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 4:04:38 PM PST
C says:
I'll second cutting for stone.

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 2:26:46 PM PST
Have just picked it up, thanks C.
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