Ivory Coast / 1981
This book is a considered a masterpiece of modern African literature. It was originally written in French. According to the back cover, this book "conveys the confusion that torments many Africans when a traditional and a later, more materialistic culture collide.” It also explores the Ivory Coast’s transition from colonial rule to independence and the many conflicts that this move sparked. Contains a lot of compelling cultural details and offers a ton of insight toward the history of the region. I recommend you read this if you are into colonial history and cultural preservation. It's very enlightening!