Let Barack Obama's Latest Book Recommendations Inspire Your Summer Reading
Remember the days when we had a voracious reader in the White House? Yeah, us too. Every once in a blue moon, former president Barack Obama likes to share his current book list with the world, giving us a taste of the good ol' days and inspiring additions to our "to-read" shelf in one fell swoop. On July 13, Obama shared a new collection of reads inspired by an upcoming trip to Africa, giving his personal take on each book for other readers to enjoy.
Of course, reading Obama's beautiful words about the African continent (and breathtaking written works inspired by it) just makes us miss him even more. Ahead, check out which books the well-read president recommends to expand your experience of Africa's literary tradition; his blurbs about each book will convince you in no time flat!