There is nothing better than those books that help us find new places, and even better are those that invite us to think about all that a continent can bring to our lives.

From Onlyone we have created a sample of five books about Africa that you should read before making your trip.


The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Saved a Nation, John Carlin

A title that goes beyond showing us anthropological journeys through mythical lands and landscapes. This book will take you to the 1995 Rugby World Cup, a year after Mandela took over as president of the country and just three years after the referendum that put an end to the system of racial exclusion prevailing in South Africa since 1948.


African notebooks, Alfonso Armada

Having this book in your hands will mean buying a trip to the heart of Africa: Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Angola, Mozambique, Somalia, Sudan, Liberia, South Africa, Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania from the hand of journalist Alfonso Armada.


Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book tells the moving story of Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who decides to move to the United States for her university studies. Without uda, a captivating story about race and identity, worth reading and knowing.


What tribe are you from? Alberto Moravia

This is a beautiful unified narrative that can be read as a small anthropological treatise and, at the same time, as an adventure novel with dramatic passages, melancholic scenes, passionate moments and endearing anecdotes.


The journey of a naive Egyptologist, Tito Vivas

Here, you will be able to enjoy how the Egyptologist Tito Vivas tells us a journey that collects experiences and anecdotes from many other explorers, along with his own. This book introduces us to Egyptology through experiences as varied as the opening of an intact chamber from the 11th Dynasty, a taxi ride or a camel ride.