YOUNG WORLD

Books for young adults 14+

Burundi

Burundi and Rwanda were once merged together by European colonists

Cameroon

Has the tallest mountain in west Africa, Mt. Cameroon

Chad

Named after Lake Chad

Eqypt

The great pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the ancient 7 wonders of the world

Kenya

On reaching the age of 18, a male belonging to the Maasai tribe has to undergo circumcision, if he screams, he is banished from the community forever

Malawi

Malawians do not own identity cards, using drivers licenses and passports as proof of identity.

Mali

Mansa Musa, emperor of the Malian empire in the early 1300s made his pilgrimage to Mecca with 12,000 slaves, 60000 men and 80 camels that each carried between30-50 pounds of gold.

Sudan

The country’s official name is derived from the Arabic bilad al-sudan, which means “land of the blacks”

Tanzania

Has the world’s largest volcano crater, the Ngorongoro

Zambia

Second biggest copper producer in Africa

Zimbabwe

In 2004, a tremor occurred in Zimbabwe for the first time