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Contemporary African Writing

List of works by many acclaimed and award-winning authors set in or about Africa. Many titles and authors are prize winners or nominees of the following: Caine Prize, Associated writers and writing programs Award, New York Times Editor’s Choice, PEN Freedom-to-Write Award, PEN/Open Book Award, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, Grand prix littéraire d’Afrique noire, Prix Renaudot, Belgium’s Royal Academy of French Language and Black Africa’s Grand Literary Prize for French speakers, Granta magazine’s 20 best young American novelists.

Mid Manhattan Library
The Land Without Shadows

By Waberi, Abdourahman A.

The Land Without Shadows
The Land Without Shadows

By Waberi, Abdourahman A.

Book - 2005

A Is for Ancestors

The author of this item is not available

A Is for Ancestors
A Is for Ancestors

The author of this item is not available

Book - 2004

The Granta Book of the African Short Story

The author of this item is not available

The Granta Book of the African Short Story
The Granta Book of the African Short Story

The author of this item is not available

Book - 2011

Tropical Fish

By Baingana, Doreen

Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish

By Baingana, Doreen

Book - 2006

Becoming Abigail

By Abani, Chris

Becoming Abigail
Becoming Abigail

By Abani, Chris

Book - 2006

Beasts of No Nation

By Iweala, Uzodinma

Beasts of No Nation
Beasts of No Nation

By Iweala, Uzodinma

Book - 2005

The Memory of Love

By Forna, Aminatta

The Memory of Love
The Memory of Love

By Forna, Aminatta

Book - 2010

Zoo City

By Beukes, Lauren

Zoo City
Zoo City

By Beukes, Lauren

Paperback - 2011

The Translator

By Aboulela, Leila

The Translator
The Translator

By Aboulela, Leila

Book - 2006

The Translator

By Hari, Daoud

The Translator
The Translator

By Hari, Daoud

Book - 2008

Broken Glass

By Mabanckou, Alain

Broken Glass
Broken Glass

By Mabanckou, Alain

Book - 2010

Chris Ofili

By Ofili, Chris

Chris Ofili
Chris Ofili

By Ofili, Chris

Book - 2009

David Adjaye

By Adjaye, David

David Adjaye
David Adjaye

By Adjaye, David

Book - 2005

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

By Mengiste, Maaza

Beneath the Lion's Gaze
Beneath the Lion's Gaze

By Mengiste, Maaza

Book - 2010

The Survivors

The author of this item is not available

The Survivors
The Survivors

The author of this item is not available

Book - 2000

Mama Miti

By Napoli, Donna Jo

Mama Miti
Mama Miti

By Napoli, Donna Jo

Book - 2010

Modern African Literature

The author of this item is not available

Modern African Literature
Modern African Literature

The author of this item is not available

Book - 2008

Gods and Soldiers

The author of this item is not available

Gods and Soldiers
Gods and Soldiers

The author of this item is not available

Book - 2009

The Thing Around your Neck

By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

The Thing Around your Neck
The Thing Around your Neck

By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Book - 2009

Purple Hibiscus

By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Purple Hibiscus
Purple Hibiscus

By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Book - 2012

Black Mamba Boy

By Mohamed, Nadifa

Black Mamba Boy
Black Mamba Boy

By Mohamed, Nadifa

Book - 2010

Little Boys Come From the Stars

By Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki

Little Boys Come From the Stars
Little Boys Come From the Stars

By Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki

Book - 2001

The Fire of Origins

By Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki

The Fire of Origins
The Fire of Origins

By Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki

Book - 2001