Participants commit to read - in the course of 2008 - six books that either were written by African writers, take place in Africa, or deal significantly with Africans and African issues. (Read more if you like!)I'm in. When I first read about this on Cheney's blog I was a couple of hours away from starting The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, African-set SF.
You can read whatever you want, but of the six books, I recommend a mixture of genres.
It is rather easy to stick with the usual stuff I am going to read, so this is a good opportunity to step out and experience something different.
1. The Shadow Speaker
If I hadn't read Philip Caputo's Acts of Faith last year (or the year before, whenever it was), I'd be well on my way, but I did so it doesn't count.
I'll have to come up with the other five books I want to read, but I hereby announce my participation.