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20 African Novels That Grew Me

1. Maru, Bessie Head (South Africa/Botswana)

2. Famished Road, Ben Okri (Nigeria)

3. The Bride Price, Buchi Emecheta (Nigeria)

4. Perpetua and the Habit of Unhappiness, Mongo Beti (Cameroon)

5. Sunset in Biafra, Elechi Amadi (Nigeria)

6. Letters to Martha, Dennis Brutus (South Africa)

7. The House of Hunger, Dambudzo Marechera (Zimbabwe)

8. The Wanderers, Es’kia Mphahlele (South Africa)

9. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)

10. Shadows, Chenjerai Hove (Zimbabwe)

11. Major Gentl and the Achimota Wars, Kojo Laing (Ghana)

12. The Girl Who Can, Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana)

13. Shadow of Imana, Véronique Tadjo (Côte d’Ivoire)

14.  When Rain Clouds Gather, Bessie Head (South Africa/Botswana)

15. Kill Me Quick, Meja Mwanji (Kenya)

16. Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)

17. Devil On The Cross, Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Kenya)

18. Once Upon Time, Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)

19. The Call of the Red Star, Bealu Girma (Ethiopia)

20. Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)

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    For future reference, I have read some of these books, though
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    Things Fall Apart consumed me whole it didn’t have to grow on anything
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