Shoeless Trivia: Africa

First day of the new Learned League season. Haven’t looked at the questions yet, but it’s probably time to dig back in to my weak spots.

  1. What country is pictured below?africa1
  2. From 1971 to 1997 the country currently known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo was known by what name?
  3. The Conservationist and July’s People are two novels by what South African writer and activist who won the 1991 Nobel Prize of Literature?
  4. Name either of the two African Great Lakes that drain into the Congo river.
  5. What series of novels that was adapted into a seven-episode HBO series in 2008 features as its protagonist Mma Precious Ramotswe, the first female private investigator in Botswana?
Answers

  1. Mozambique
  2. Zaire
  3. Nadine Gordimer
  4. Lake Kivu, Lake Tanganyika
  5. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

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