Sun and reading
In a little under two weeks Mr Whisperer and I are off to The Gambia in West Africa for a weeks holiday. I have only ever been to north Africa before now (Morocco and Egypt) and I am so excited about exploring a new country. As we are there for only a week I doubt we will get as much touring done as I would like but I’m sure I can content myself with days round the pool and on the beach with some good books 🙂
This is where you come in
Can anyone recommend any books that I absoloutely must read that are set in Africa?
My Mum has been telling me for years to read Roots as it’s one of her favourite ever books and as it is actually set in The Gambia I think maybe I should. However, is it a holiday read?
I really fancy something like a big fat juicy African saga (I’m not fussed on which country in Africa) that really evokes a sense of place. I have also thought about books like The Poisonwood Bible or Things Fall Apart but what else can you recommend? Has anyone read any Wilbur Smith? I have read most of the Lady Detective series and loved those books (just to give you an idea of what I like).