World Book Day 2021


In the run-up to World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO launched the World Book Day bookfaceChallenge. Students, teachers, readers, as well as the book industry and library services have been invited to express their love for reading by participating in this challenge.

UNESCO also shared materials to help engage all communities of readers, individuals, and institutions. 

23 April is the date on which authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books.

How many books have you read on the "Amazon Best Sellers: Best Sellers in African Literature" list?

1. "Return to the Enchanted Island: A Novel," Johary Ravaloson

2. "Things Fall Apart," Chinua Achebe

3. "Americanah," Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

4. "Half of a Yellow Sun," Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

5. "Cry, the Beloved Country," Alan Paton

6. "His Only Wife," Peace Adzo Medie

7. "Stay with Me," Ayobami Adebayo

8. "The Bible is Black History," Dr. Theron D. Williams

9. "Passing," Nella Larsen

10. "The Moor's Account," Laila Lalami

11. "Shakespeare in Swahililand: In Search of a Global Poet," Edward Wilson-Lee

12. "Arrow of God," Chinua Achebe

13. "The Supreme Wisdom Lessons," Master Fard Muhammad 

14. "The Story Of The ORISHAS: Understanding Cosmic Forces," Harold Spadoni III

15. "He Played Me," Ms L.B.

16. "As A Black Man Thinketh: A Guide to Self-Empowerment and Black Excellence," Reggie Whittaker

17. "Who Fears Death," Nnedi Okorafor


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