My favorite books set on the continent of Africa that I have read in the past year or two:

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

The Looting Machine by Tom Burgis

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

No Longer At Ease (African Trilogy, Book 2) by Chinua Achebe

The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill (set in Mali and U.S. early slavery history)

The Last Rhino also by Lawrence Anthony

Thousand Hills to Heaven by Josh Ruxen

Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie

When A Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller

In the Kingdom of the Gorillas by Bill Weber and Amy Vedder

Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda by Elisabeth Combres

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Books I have read since leaving the U.S. on January 26, 2015 that I can recommend:

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Patchett

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

American Rust by Philip Meyer

On Writing by Stephen King (A must for my writer friends!)