African Lit

FICTION

Chikwava, Brian. HARARE NORTH (Random House ’10).

Chraïbi, Driss. MOTHER COMES OF AGE (Three Continents Press ’13).

Coetzee, J.M. SUMMERTIME (Viking Adult ’09) ; DISGRACE (Penguin Books ’08); DIARY OF A BAD YEAR (Penguin Books ’08); SLOW MAN (Penguin Books ’06); ELIZABETH COSTELLO (Penguin Books ’04); AGE OF IRON (Penguin Books ’98); FOE (Penguin Books ’88); LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K. (Penguin Books ’85); IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY (Penguin Books ’82).

Cole, Teju. EVERY DAY IS FOR THE THIEF (Random House ’14); OPEN CITY: A NOVEL (Random House ’12).

Teju Cole. Photo Credit: Teju Cole.

Dangarembga, Tsitsi. A BOOK OF NOT (Lynne Rienner Publishers ’06); NERVOUS CONDITIONS (Lynee Rienner Publishers ’04).

Dangor, Achmat. BITTER FRUIT (Black Cat ’05).

Darko, Amma. NOT WITHOUT FLOWERS (Sub-Saharan Publishers ’07); THE HOUSEMAID (Heinemann ’99); FACELESS (Sub-Saharan Publishers ’96); BEYOND THE HORIZON (Heinemann ’95).

Dawes, Kwame. SHE’S GONE (Akashik Books ’07).

Dib, Mohammed. THE SAVAGE NIGHT (Bison Books ’01).

Dila, Dilman. A KILLING IN THE SUN (Black Letter Media ’14).

Diop, Boubacar Boris. MURAMBI, THE BOOK OF BONES (Indiana University Press ’06).

Djebar, Assia. SO VAST THE PRISON (Seven Stories Press ’99); FANTASIA: AN ALGERIAN CAVALCADE (Heinemann ’93); A SISTER TO SCHEHERAZADE (Heinemann ’93).

Emecheta, Buchi. KEHINDE (Waveland Pessr Inc. ’05); THE RAPE OF SHAVI (George Braziller Inc. ’85); THE SLAVE GIRL (George Braziller Inc. ’80); THE BRIDE PRICE (Braziller Books ’80);  THE JOYS OF MOTHERHOOD (George Braziller ’79).

Eprile, Tony. THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY (W.W. Norton & Company ’05).

Fagunwa, D.O. FOREST OF A THOUSAND DAEMONS (City Lights Publishers ’13).

Farah, Nuruddin. HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT (Riverhead ’14); CROSSBONES (Penguin Books ’12); KNOTS (Penguin Books ’08); FROM A CROOKED RIB (Penguin Books ’06); LINKS (Penguin Books ’05); MAPS (Penguin Books ’00); GIFTS (Penguin Books ’00); SECRETS (Penguin Books ’99).

Nuruddin Farah

Feraoun, Mouloud. LAND AND BLOOD (CARAF Books ’12); THE POOR MAN’S SON (CARAF Books ’05).

Forna, Aminatta. THE HIRED MAN (Atlantic Monthly Press ’13); THE MEMORY OF LOVE (Grove Press ’11); ANCESTOR STONES (Grove Press ’07).

Gappah, Petina. AN ELEGY FOR EASTERLY: STORIES (Faber & Faber ’10).

Gordimer, Nadine. THE PICK UP (Picador ’13); NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT (Picador ’13); JUMP AND OTHER STORIES (Picador ’12); MY SON’S STORY (Picador ’12); THE CONSERVATIONIST (Penguin Books ’83); JULY’S PEOPLE (Penguin Books ’82).

Abani, Chris. THE SECRET HISTORY OF LAS VEGAS (Penguin Books ’14); THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES (Penguin ‘07); SONG FOR NIGHT (Akashic Books ’07); BECOMING ABIGAIL (Akashic Books ’06); GRACELAND (FSG ‘04) ; MASTERS OF THE BOARD (Delta ‘85).

Aboulela, Leila. LYRICS ALLEY (Grove Press ’11); THE TRANSLATOR (Black Cat/Grove Press ’06); MINARET (Black Cat/Grove Atlantic ’05).

Abouzeid, Leila. LAST CHAPTER (American University in Cairo Press ’10); YEAR OF THE ELEPHANT (University of Texas at Austin ’89).

Achebe, Chinua. THERE WAS A COUNTRY: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF BIAFRA (Penguin Press ’12); THE EDUCATION OF A BRITISH-PROTECTED CHILD: ESSAYS (Knopf ’09); HOME AND EXILE (Canongate Books Ltd. ’00); HOPES AND IMPEDIMENTS: SELECTED ESSAYS (Anchor Books ’88); ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH (Penguin ’87); AFRICAN SHORT STORIES (Pearson “85); GIRLS AT WAR AND OTHER STORIES (Anchor Books ’72); A MAN OF PEOPLE (Anchor Books ’66); ARROW OF GOD (Anchor Books ’64); NO LONGER AT EASE (Anchor Books ’60); THINGS FALL APART (Anchor Books ’58).

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. AMERICANAH (Fourth Estate ’13); THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK (Fourth Estate ’09); HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (Fourth Estate ’06); PURPLE HIBISCUS (Algonquin Books ’03).

Aidoo, Ama Ata. OUR SISTER KILLJOY (Longman ’97); CHANGES: A LOVE STORY (The Feminist Press at CUNY ’93) .

Akpan, Uwem. SAY YOU’RE ONE OF THEM (Black Bay Books ’09).

Alaidy, Ahmed. BEING ABBAS EL ABD (American University of Cairo Press ’09).

Al-Ghitani, Gamal. THE BOOK OF EPHIPANIES (American University of Cairo Press ’12); PYRAMID TEXTS (AUC Press ’07).

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Al-Hakim, Tawfiq. RETURN OF THE SPIRIT (Lynne Rienner Publishers ’12).

Al-Koni, Ibrahim. GOLD DUST (American University of Cairo Press ’08); ANUBIS: A DESERT NOVEL (American University of Cairo Press ’05); THE BLEEDING OF THE STONE (Interlink Pub Group ’02).

Al-Tahawy, Miral. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: A MODERN ARABIC NOVEL (American University of Cairo Press ’12); GAZELLE TRACKS (Garnet Publishing ’08); BLUE AUBERGINE (AUC Press ’07); THE TENT (American University of Cairo Press ’98).

Anyidoho, Kofi. THE PLACE WE CALL HOME (Lynne Rienner Publishers ’11); PRAISE SONG FOR THE LAND: POEMS (Sub-Saharan Publishers ’02).

Armah, Ayi Kwei. KMT: IN THE HOUSE OF LIFE (Per Anck Pub ’02); TWO THOUSAND SEASONS (Per Anck Pub ’00); THE HEALERS (Per Anck Pub ’00).

Aswani, Al Alaa. CHICAGO (Harper Perennial ’09); FRIENDLY FIRE: STORIES (Harper Perennial ’09); THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING (Harper Perennial ’06).

Atta, Sefi. A BIT OF DIFFERENCE (Interlink Pub Grp ’12); SWALLOW (Interlink Pub Grp ’10); EVERYTHING GOOD WILL COME (Interlink Books ’07).

Ba, Mariama. SO LONG A LETTER (Waveland Press ’12); SCARLET SONG (Longman ’95).

Banda-Aaku, Ellen. PATCHWORK (Penguin Global ’12); JAMBULA TREE: AND OTHER STORIES (Jacana Media ’09).

Barrett, Igoni. LOVE IS POWER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT: STORIES (Graywolf Press ’13).

Beti, Mongo. THE POOR CHRIST OF BOMBA (Waveland Press ’71).

Brink, André. PHILIDA (Vintage ’13); RUMORS OF RAIN: A NOVEL OF CORRUPTION AND REDEMPTION (Sourcebooks Landmark ’08); AN INSTANT IN THE WIND (Sourcebooks Landmark ’08); A CHAIN OF VOICES (Sourcebooks Landmark ’07); A DRY WHITE SEASON (Harper Perennial ’06); THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE (Mariner Books ’04).

Habila, Helon. OIL ON WATER (W.W. Norton & Company ’11); MEASURING TIME (W.W. Norton & Company ’07); WAITING FOR AN ANGEL (W.W. Norton & Company ’04).

Head, Bessie. THE COLLECTOR OF TREASURES & OTHER BOTSWANA VILLAGE TALES (Waveland Press ’77); MARU (Waveland Press ’71); WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER (Waveland Press ’69).

Hove, Chenjerai. BLIND MOON: POEMS (Weaver Press ’03); ANCESTORS (Picador ’96); SHADOWS (Heinemann ’92); BONES (Baobab Books ’88).

Hussein, Taha. THE CALL OF THE CURLEW (Palm Press ’97); THE TREE OF MISERY (Palm Press ’97).

Idris, Yusuf. CITY OF LOVE AND ASHES (The American University in Cairo Press ’04).

Iromuanya, Julie. MR. AND MRS. DOCTOR (Coffee House Press ’15).

Iweala, Uzodinma. BEASTS OF NO NATION (Harper Perennial ’06).

Khadra, Yasmina. THE AFRICAN EQUATION (Gallic Books ’15); WHAT THE DAY OWES THE NIGHT (Vintage Books ’11); THE SIRENS OF BAGHDAD (Anchor ’08); THE ATTACK (Anchor ’07); THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL (Anchor ’05).

Kilanko, Yejide. DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH (Pintail ’13).

Laila Lalami. Photo Credit: the author.

Lalami, Laila. THE MOOR’S ACCOUNT (Pantheon ’14); SECRET SON (Algonquin Books ’10); HOPE AND OTHER DANGEROUS PURSUITS (Mariner Books ’06).

Maart, Rozena. THE WRITING CIRCLE (TSAR Publications ’07).

Mabanckou, Alain. BLUE WHITE RED (University of Indiana Press ’13); MEMORIES OF A PORCUPINE (Soft Skull Press ’12); BROKEN GLASS (Soft Skull Press ’10); AFRICAN PSYCHO (Soft Skull Press ’07).

Mabura, Lily. HOW SHALL WE KILL THE BISHOP & OTHER STORIES (Heinemann ’12).

Magona, Sindiwe. MOTHER TO MOTHER (Beacon Press ’00).

Mahfouz, Naguib. THE CAIRO TRILOGY (Everyman’s Library ’01); CHILDREN OF THE ALLEY (Anchor Books ’96); ARABIAN NIGHTS AND DAYS (Anchor Books ’95); MIRAMAR (Anchor Books ’92);  MIDAQ ALLEY (Anchor Books ’91); THE THIEF AND THE DOG (Anchor Books ’89).

Marechera, Dambudzo. THE HOUSE OF HUNGER (Waveland Press Inc. ’13).

Matar, Hisham. ANATOMY OF DISAPPEARANCE (Dial Press Trade Paperback ’12); IN THE COUNTRY OF MEN (Dial Press Trade Paperback ’08).

Mda, Zakes. CION (Picador ’07); THE WHALE CALLER (Picador ’06); SHE PLAYS WITH THE DARKNESS (Picador ’04); THE HEART OF REDNESS (Picador ’03); WAYS OF DYING (Picador ’02).

Maaza Mengiste

Mengestu, Dinaw. ALL OUR NAMES (Knopf ’14); HOW TO READ THE AIR (Penguin ’10); THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS (Penguin Riverhead ’07); .

Mengiste, Maaza. BENEATH THE LION’S GAZE (W.W. Norton & Company ’11).

Mersal, Iman. THESE ARE NOT ORANGES, MY LOVE (Sheep Meadow ’08).

Mezlekia, Nega. NOTES FROM THE HYENA’S BELLY: AN ETHIOPIAN BOYHOOD (Picador ’02); THE GOD WHO BEGAT A JACKAL (Picador ’02); THE UNFORTUNATE MARRIAGE OF AZEB YITADES (Penguin Books Canada Limited).

Mholongo, Niq. DOG EAT DOG (Ohio University Press ’12).

Mohamed, Nadifa. THE ORCHARD OF LOST SOULS (Farrar, Straus and Giroux ’14); BLACK MAMBA BOY (Farrar, Straus and Giroux ’10).

Mosteghanemi, Ahlam. CHAOS OF THE SENSES (American University in Cairo Press ’04); MEMORY IN THE FLESH (American University in Cairo Press ’03).

Mpe, Phaswane. WELCOME TO OUR HILLBROW (Ohio University Press ’11).

Mungoshi, Charles. WAITING FOR THE RAIN (Zimbabwe Publishing House ’00); WALKING STILL (Baobab Books ’97).

Mwangi, Meja. THE MZUNGU BOY (Groundwood Books ’06).

Ndebele, Njabulo. FOOLS AND OTHER STORIES (Readers International ’86).

Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia. I DO NOT COME TO YOU BY CHANCE (Hyperion ’09).

Obioma, Chigozie. THE FISHERMEN (Little, Brown and Company ’15).

Ogola, Margaret A. I SWEAR BY APOLLO (Focus Books ’05). THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE (Focus Books ’04).

Okparanta, Chinelo. UNDER THE UDALA TREES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ’15).

Okorafor, Nnedi. THE BOOK OF PHOENIX (DAW ’15); LAGOON (Hodder Paperback ’14); WHO FEARS DEATH (DAW ’11);

Okri, Ben. IN ARCADIA (Orion ’03); SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT (Anchor ’94); THE FAMISHED ROAD (Anchor ’93).

Osman, Diriye. FAIRYTALES FOR LOST CHILDREN (Angelica Entertainment Ltd. ’13).

Ousmane, Sembene. GOD’S BITS OF WOOD (Longman ’08).

Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo. DUST (Knopf ’14).

Oyeyemi, Helen. BOY, SNOW, BIRD (Riverhead ’14); MR. FOX (Riverhead ’12); WHITE IS FOR WITCHING (Nan A. Talese ’09); THE OPPOSITE HOUSE (Anchor ’08); THE ICARUS GIRL (Anchor ’06).

Parkes, Nii. TAIL OF THE BLUE BIRD (flipped eye publishing ’11); THE MAKINGS OF YOU: POEMS (Peepal Tree Press Ltd. ’10).

Paton, Alan. CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY (Scribner ’03); TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE (Scribner ’96).

Salih, Tayeb. THE WEDDING OF ZEIN (NYRB Classics ’10); SEASON OF MIGRATION TO THE NORTH (NYRB Classics ’09).

Taiye Selasi

Selasi, Taiye. GHANA MUST GO (Penguin Press HC ’13).

Sigauke, Emmanuel. FOREVER LET ME GO (PublishAmerica ’08).

Shoneyin, Lola. THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGI’S WIVES (Harper Collins ’10).

Soueif, Ahdaf. I THINK OF YOU: STORIES (Anchor ’07); THE MAP OF LOVE (Anchor ’00); IN THE EYE OF THE SUN (Anchor ’00); AISHA (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ’96).

Soyinka, Wole. DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN (W.W. Norton & Company ’02).

Tadjo, Véronique. AS THE CROW FLIES (Penguin Global ’12); THE BLIND KINGDOM (Lynne Rienner Publisher ’08).

Thiong’o, Ngugi Wa. A GRAIN OF WHEAT (Penguin ’10); THE RIVER BETWEEN (Heinemann ’08);  WIZARD OF THE CROW (Anchor ’07).

Tutoula, Amos. THE PALM-WINE DRINKARD AND MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS (Grove Press ’93)

Vera, Yvonne. THE STONE VIRGINS (Farrar, Straus and Giroux ’04); WITHOUT  A NAME AND UNDER THE TONGUE (Farrar, Straus and Giroux ’02); BUTTERFLY BURNING (Farrar, Straus and Giroux ’00); NEHANDA (Tsar Publications ’94).

Unigue, Chika. ON BLACK SISTERS STREET (Random House ’11).

Waberi, Abdourahman. TRANSIT (Indiana University Press ’12); PASSAGE OF TEARS (Seagull Books ’12); IN THE UNITED STATES OF AFRICA (Bison Books ’09); THE LAND WITHOUT SHADOWS (University of Virginia Press ’05).

Yacine, Kateb. NEDJMA (University Press of Virginia ’91).

Yakubu, Balaraba Ramat. SIN IS A PUPPY THAT FOLLOWS YOU HOME (Blaft Publications ’12).


POETRY

Abani, Chris. SANCTIFICUM (Copper Canyon Press ’10); HANDS WASHING WATER (Copper Canyon Press ’06); DOG WOMAN (Red Hen Press ’04); DAPHNE’S LOT (Red Hen Press ’03); KALAKUTA REPUBLIC (Sagi ’01).

Achebe, Chinua. COLLECTED POEMS: AN IMAGE OF AFRICA (Anchor Books ’04).

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. DECISIONS (Minerva Press ’97).

Awoonor, Kofi. UNTIL THE MORNING AFTER: COLLECTED POEMS (The Greenfield Review Press ’87); THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER (Heinemann ’72); MESSAGES: POEMS FROM GHANA (Heinemann ’71).

Dawes, Kwame. DUPPY CONQUEROR: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Copper Canyon Press ’13); WHEELS (Peepal Tree Press Ltd ’11); WISTERIA (Red Hen Press ’06).

Gachagua, Clifton. MADMAN AT KILIFI (University of Nebraska Press ’14).

Iyob, Ararat. BLANKETS OF SAND: POEMS OF WAR AND EXILE (Red Sea Press ’99).

Mattawa, Khaled. TOCQUEVILLE (Issues Poetry Press ’10); ADONIS: SELECTED POEMS (Yale University Press ’10); AMORISCO (Ausable Press ’08); ZODIAC OF ECHOES (Ausable Press ’03); ISMAILIA ECLIPSE: POEMS (Sheep Meadow Press ’95).

Mersal, Iman. THESE ARE NOT ORANGES, MY LOVE (Sheep Meadow ’08).

Osman, Ladan. THE KITCHEN DWELLER’S TESTIMONY (University of Nebraska Press ’15).

Shire, Warsan. TEACHING MY MOTHER HOW TO GIVE BIRTH (flipped eye publishing limited ’11).

Sigauke, Emmanuel. FOREVER LET ME GO (PublishAmerica ’08).


ANTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIONS

THE GRANTA BOOK OF AFRICAN SHORT STORY (Granta Books ’11).

THE PENGUIN BOOK OF MODERN AFRICAN POETRY (Penguin Classics ’07).

AFRICAN ROAR: AN ECLECTIC ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AUTHORS (Story Time ’10).

JOURNEYS HOME: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DIASPORIC EXPERIENCE (Africa World Press Inc. ’09).

SARDINES & ORANGES: SHORT STORIES FROM NORTH AFRICA (Banipal Books ’14).

SEVEN NEW GENERATION AFRICAN POETS: A CHAPBOOK BOXED SET (Slapering Hol Press ’14).


 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s