Former President Barack Obama was known for releasing summer book lists, and the tradition hasn't stopped since he left office.
On Friday, Obama took to Facebook to tell followers about his upcoming trip to Kenya and South Africa and recommend some related reading.
"Over the years since, I've often drawn inspiration from Africa's extraordinary literary tradition," Obama wrote in the post. "As I prepare for this trip, I wanted to share a list of books that I’d recommend for summer reading, including some from a number of Africa’s best writers and thinkers – each of whom illuminate our world in powerful and unique ways."
"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe's book takes readers to a society in Nigeria battling tensions with missionaries and colonialism, ending in an emotional downturn that is hard to see coming. Of the novel, Obama says it "has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world."