NoViolet Bulawayo told me to read books by these authors and you should too

In 2013, NoViolet Bulawayo spoke on a panel for the Miami International Book Fair. While the entire audience focused on her presentation, the highlight for me was asking her about what authors should those new to African authors add to their bookshelf. She asked me to see her after the panel. After some small talk with Ms.Bulawayo and another panelist, she wrote down her choices for me, and I want to share them with you. You can also click here to buy books by the authors.

Yvonne Vera
Teju Cole
Zake Mda
Tsitsi Dangaremba
Chenjerai Hove
Doris Lessing
Chinelo Okparanta
Lauri Kubuitsile
J.M. Coetzee
Taiye Selasi
Chika Unigwe
Peter Goodwin
Sifiso Mzobe
Petina Gappah
Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Thando Mgqolozana

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