Barack Obama is traveling to Africa for the first time since leaving office. As he prepared for the trip, he put together a list of some of his favorite books about Africa, and he has posted it on Facebook. His list includes classics (such as Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe) and some new works (such as Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) -- and one by a former staffer (Ben Rhodes's The World as It Is).
Read the full list here.
Perhaps out of modesty, he left out one relatively recent book that impressed the critics and won a very dedicated following -- a memoir by a young member of the African diaspora, called Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama.