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African Books That You Need to Add to Your Library


I found this list at Fork in the Road through Twitter and thought that it was a must have for all African homes, be it Afro- Caribbean, African American or Egyptian . The great thing about this is that all of these books can be purchased through Amazon.com
A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary
All We Have Left Unsaid
All We Have Left Unsaid – Maxine Case
Ama – Manu Herbstein
Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade
An African Prayerbook – Desmond Tutu
Anthills Of The Savannah – Chinua Achebe
Changes: A Love Story – Ama Ata Aidoo
Coconut – Kopano Matlwa
Cry A Whisper – Lucy Safo
Cry The Beloved Country – Alan Paton
Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
Daughters Of Africa: An International Anthology Of Words And Writings By Women Of African Descent
Devil On The Cross – Ngugi Wa Thiongo
Disgrace – JM Coetzee
Discovering Home – Binyavanga Wainaina
Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama
Everything Good Will Come – Sefi Attah.
Facing Mount Kenya – Jomo Kenyatta
Grief Child – Lawrence Darmani
Half A Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Harvest Of Thorns – Shimmer Chinoyda
Heart Of Redness – Zakes Mda
How To Write About Africa – Binyavanga Wainaina
Imagine This – Sade Adeniran
Incidents At The Shrine – Ben Okri
I Write What I Like: Selected Writings – Steve Biko
Icarus Girl – Helen Oyeyemi
Jambula Tree – Monica Arac De Nyeko
Jungfrau – Mary Watson
L’Harmattan – Ousemane Sembene
Land Of Thunder – Grace Ogot
Left To Tell – Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust – Immacule Llibagiza
L’enfant Noir – Camara Laye
Long Walk To Freedom – Nelson Mandela
Manieren – Asfa Wossen Asserate
Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
Maru – Bessie Head
Meet Me Under The Ombu Tree – Santa Montefiore
Mukiwa – Peter Godwin
Nairobi Heat – Mukoma Ngugi
Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
Notes From A Hyena’s Belly- Nega Mezlekia
Our Wife And Other Stories – Karen King-Aribisala
Petals Of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiongo
Power Of One – Bryce Courtney
Praying Mantis – Andre Brink
Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Violet Of Oshaantu – Neshani Andreas
Return Of The Water Spirit – Mayombe Pepetela
Say You Are One Of Them – Uwem Akpan
Sowing The Mustard Seed – Yoweri Museveni
Secret Lives, And Other Stories – Ngugi Wa Thiongo
So Long A Letter – Mariama Ba
Someone Knows My Name / The Book Of Negroes – Lawrence Hill
Story Of A Murder – Lilia Momple
Song Of Lawino: A Lament – Okot p’Bitek
Tail of the Blue Bird – Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Tandia – Bryce Courtney
Tenants Of The House – Wale Okediran
The Burdens – John Ruganda
The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born – Ayi Kwei Armah
The Chicken Thief – Fiona Leonard
The Dilemma of a Ghost – Ama Ata Aidoo
The Clothes Of Nakedness – Benjamin Kwakye
The Concubine – Elechi Amadi
The Conservationist – Nadine Gordimer
The Devil That Danced On The Water – Aminata Forna
The Diary Of An African Fanatic – Ismail Dramundru
The Good Doctor – Damon Galgut
The Gunny Sack – M.G. Vassanji
The Hangman’s Game – Karen King-Aribisala
The Last Harmattan Of Alusine Dunbar – Syl Cheney-Coker
The Legend Of The Rockhills And Other Stories – Funso Aiyejina
The Lost Colours Of The Chameleon – Mandla Langa
The Other Side Of Silence – Andre Brink
The Rape Of Sita – Lindsey Collen
The River And The Source – Margaret Ogola.
The River Between – Ngugi Wa Thiongo
The Slave Girl – Buci Emecheta
The Sun By Night – Benjamin Kwayke
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Through The Gates Of Thought – Nana Awere Damoah
Tides – Isidore Okpewho
Time Of The Butcherbird – Alex La Guma
Tracking The Scent Of My Mother – Muthoni Garland
Unbowed – One Woman’s Story – Wangari Maathai
Under The Tongue – Yvonne Vera
Voice of America – E. C. Osondu
Walking Still – Charles Mungoshi
Walter And Albertina Sisulu. In Our Lifetime – Elinor Sisulu
Weep Not, Child – Ngugi Wa Thiongo
Wizard Of The Crow – Ngugi Wa Thiongo
Women And Mau Mau In Kenya – Muthoni Likimani
You Must Set Forth At Dawn – Wole Soyinka
Zahrah The Windseeker – Nnedi Okorafor