10 Teen Books Set in Africa

Get to know the birthplace of humankind

Once looked down upon as 'the dark continent', Africa is now known as a place of great beauty, vibrancy and energy, though some parts do still struggle with violence and war. These books will transport you from soggy Scotland to rich grasslands and heaving cities and help you get to know the cradle of humankind a bit better.

Burn My Heart cover

5. Burn My Heart

Beverley Naidoo
Spud by John Van De Ruit

6. Spud

John Van De Ruit
Shadows cover

7. Out of Shadows

Jason Wallace
The Garbage King cover

9. The Garbage King

Elizabeth Laird

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust