The last book I read that was not authored by an African was Sand Daughter by Sarah Bryant. It chronicles the war between the Knight Templars and Salah ad-Din during the Crusades. Salah ad-Din is seen as the man prophesied to the Djinns and those who believe in this prophecy have travelled to the Holy Land to help him regain Jerusalem. Meanwhile amongst the Franks there is a traitor who, seeking his self interest, uses the name of God to rally support for people to do his bidding. There is a lot of distrust and betrayal in this story and a love story too that keeps turning and twisting so that one cannot predict with certainty how things might possibly turn out.
The author showed that she did much research before penning this novel so that at some points I thought too much information was being given. Very interesting book.