African Literature
Recommended Reading

Achebe, Chinua, Things Fall Apart [pdf]  (16)

 Achebe, Chinua, A Man of the People [pdf] (15)

Achebe, Chinua, No Longer at Ease [pdf] (15)

Achebe, Chinua, Anthills of the Savanah [pdf] (16)

Adiche, Chimamanda, Purple Hibiscus (15)

Al Aswany, Alaa, The Yacoubian Building (16)

Al Koni, Ibrahim, The Bleeding of the Stone (13)

Ba, Mariama, So Long a Letter (8)

Brutus, Dennis, Poetry and Protest (10)

Coetze, J.M., Disgrace [pdf] (16)

Courlander, Harold, A Treasury of African Folkore (13)

Dangarembga, Tsitsi, Nervous Conditions [pdf] (14)

Dieng, Gorgui, A Leap Out of the Dark (see professor) (14)

Dongala, Emmanuel, Johnny Mad Dog (13)

Emecheta, Bucchi, The Joys of Motherhood (16)

Emecheta, Bucchi, Second Class Citizen (13)

Fugard, Athol, Master Harold and the Boys [pdf] (5)

Forna, Aminatta, Ancestor Stones (16)

Gordimer, Nadine, July's People (13)

Habila, Helon, Waiting for an Angel (15)

Kane, Cheikh Hamidou, Ambiguous Adventure (13)

Kingsolver, Barbara, The Poisonwood Bible [pdf] (15)

Halloway, Kris, Monique and the Mango Rains (14) 

Laye, Camara, The Dark Child (13)

Mda, Zakes, The Heart of Redness (16)

Ngugi wa'Thiongo, Devil on the Cross (16)

Nwapa, Flora, Efuru (15)

Mandela, Nelson, Long Walk to Freedom [pdf] (20)

Mathabane, Mark, Kaffir Boy (16)

Mernissi, Fatima, Dreams of Trespass (16)

Obama, Barak, Dreams from My Father (15)

Ousmane, Sembene, God's Bits of Wood [pdf] (16)

Patan, Alan, Cry the Beloved Country [pdf] (16)

Rawlence, Ben, City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp (18)

Saadawi, Nawal El, Woman at Point Zero [pdf] (12)

Sow Fall, Aminata, The Beggar's Strike (8)

Tutuola, Amos, The Palm-Wine Drinkard(10)

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