Ten African Novels You Should Know

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  • Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
  • The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Maru Bessie Head
  • Weep Not Child — Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  • The Famished Road Ben Okri
  • Half of a Yellow Sun — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • So Long a Letter — Mariama Ba
  • Our Sister Killjoy — Ama Ata Aidoo
  • The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Dinaw Mengestu
  • Butterfly Burning — Yvonne Vera

Things Fall Apart — Chinua Achebe

This classic novel by acclaimed Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe explores the clash between traditional African culture and European colonialism through the life of farmer and local wrestling legend, Okonkwo.

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