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Another good one is "Shake hands with the devil". This discusses the problems and failures of the U.N. during the genocide in Rwanda. Fascinating but detail oriented if that's a problem for you.
The were just but two of the books amongst the many I read but let us know your Africa books!
A good narrative on Rwanda would be Land of a Thousand Hills by Rosamond Halsey Carr, who's lived in that country almost continuously since the 1950's.
There's also Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, containing her childhood in Somalia and Kenya, and Traversa by Fran Sandham - the story of his walk from Namibia's Atlantic coast across the continent to Zanzibar.
Angry wind : through Muslim Black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel byJeffrey Tayler about the Sahel
Another hilarious Land Rover journey is Malaria Dreams, An African Adventure by Stuart Stevens
Blood river: journey to Africa's broken heartby Tim Butcher about the Congo is a serious look at a tragic country
Alexandra Fuller's book about growing up in Zimbabwe, Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood and her later book Scribbling the Cat, travels wlith an African Soldier
And, of course, Paul Theroux's Dark Star Safari : overland from Cairo to Cape Town is a classic.
Bergeijk, Jeroen Van My Mercedes is Not for Sale: From Amsterdam to Ouagadougou...An Auto-Misadventure Across the Sahara
Bill Bryson's African Diary
Kuki Gallmann, I Dreamed of Africa and African Nights
Joan Baxter A Serious Pair of Shoes, An African Journal and Dust from our eyes: an unblinkered look at Africa. The latter is non-fiction and takes a good look at West Africa and how governments and companies are run - certainly not for the benifit of the Africans.