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Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah listed among greatest African novels of all time.

Of the millions of books written, there are just a few that are masterpieces. NetCredit in the bid to recognie the best-selling books in each country of the world, created an algorithm to offer every e-book a rating based on its Goodreads score (about 13,000 books complete) and made a sequence of digital bookshelves and maps to showcase the top-scoring e-book set in every nation.

This is to show readers’ preferences from around the world as well as the books’ distinctive cultures, which they symbolise.

Based on the survey, The Alchemist, by Brazilian creator Paulo Coelho is the hottest e-book in Africa. The plot follows an allegorical story of a younger Spanish shepherd who travels in search of treasure.

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The Alchemist, was followed by Americanah, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, partially set in Nigeria. The e-book tells the story of a younger lady departing military-ruled Nigeria for the U.S., leaving household, pals, lovers, and tradition behind.

A list of the top-rated e-book set in each African nation, which allows one a tour of the continent are as follows:
Morocco: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho; Algeria: “The Stranger” by Albert Camus; Tunisia: “The Tremor of Forgery” by Patricia Highsmith, Libya: “In the Country of Men” by Hisham Matar; Egypt: “The Throne of Fire” by Rick Riordan;
Cape Verde: “The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo” by Germano Almeida.

Also on the list are ; The Gambia: “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” by Alex Haley; Guinea-Bissau: “The Cobra” by Frederick Forsyth; Mali: “Lieutenant de Kouta” y Massa Makan Diabaté; Sudan: “What is the What” by Dave Eggers;
Senegal: “So Long a Letter” by Mariama Ba; Sierra Leone: “The Heart of the Matter” by Graham Greene and Ivory Coast: “Monnew” by Ahmadou Kourouma;
Ghana: “All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes” by Maya Angelou; Togo: “Cola-Cola Jazz” by Kangni Alem; Benin: “The Viceroy of Ouidah” by Bruce Chatwin.

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And from Nigeria: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Liberia: “Murder in the Cassava Patch” by Bai T. Moore; Uganda: “The Last King of Scotland” by Giles Foden; Ethiopia: “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese; Rwanda: “Small Country” by Gaël Faye; Kenya: “Crocodile Tears” by Anthony Horowitz; Democratic Republic of the Congo: “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver.

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Tanzania has “The African Queen” by C.S. Forester; Angola: “Long Lost” by Harlan Coben; Namibia: “The Sound of Thunder: A Courtney Novel 2” by Wilbur Smith;

Botswana: “The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith Zimbabwe: “The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm” by Nancy Farmer; Lesotho: “Chaka” by Thomas Mofolo and Mozambique: “The Drifters” by James A. Michener.

Finally on the list are South Africa: “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay;
Madagascar: “Flashman’s Lady” by George MacDonald Fraser and Mauritius: “The Mauritius Command” by Patrick O’Brian.

Source: guardian.ng

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