Ten African Novels You Should Know

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  • 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
  • The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Maru Bessie Head

Half of a Yellow Sun — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This contemporary novel follows the intertwined lives of three young people coming of age during Nigeria's Biafran War as they navigate moral responsibility, ethnic allegiances and issues of class and race.

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