African Authors: Selected Titles

As the Crow Flies
As the Crow Flies By Tadjo, Véronique, 1955- Book - 2001 In-library use only in some locations

Annotation: The power of love and commitment to self and society.

Butterfly Burning
Butterfly Burning By Vera, Yvonne Book - 2000 FIC V and more… All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: A woman's struggle for control of her identity.

The Cardinals, With Meditations and Short Stories
The Cardinals, With Meditations and Short Stories By Head, Bessie, 1937-1986 Book - 1995 FIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation: How a woman who loves books manages life under apartheid.

Changes
Changes By Aidoo, Christina Ama Ata Book - 1993 FIC A Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation: Multiple marriage is just one of the struggles of a modern woman in traditional Ghana.

Chirundu
Chirundu By Mphahlele, Ezekiel Book - 1979 FIC M All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: The conflict between traditional African values and those of the colonial rulers.

The Famished Road
The Famished Road By Okri, Ben Book - 1993 FIC O All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: 1991 Booker Prize winner chronicles daily life in a small African community.

Girls at War and Other Stories
Girls at War and Other Stories By Achebe, Chinua Book - 1973

Annotation: An insider's look at a Nigerian village and the characters that inhabit it.

God's Bits of Wood
God's Bits of Wood By Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007 Book - 1970 FIC S All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: The 1947-48 Dakar-Nigeria railway strikers tell their story.

Mother to Mother
Mother to Mother By Magona, Sindiwe Book - 1999

Annotation: The mother of a killer speaks out to the mother of the victim.

The Naked Song and Other Stories
The Naked Song and Other Stories By Langa, Mandla, 1950- Book - 1996 In-library use only in some locations

Annotation: Riveting tales of everyday life.

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o--Petals of Blood
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o--Petals of Blood Book - 1981 In-library use only in some locations

Annotation: A mystery revolving around three murder victims and four suspects.

The Radiance of the King
The Radiance of the King By Camara, Laye Book - 2001 FIC C Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation: A Frenchman's adventures in colonial Africa transform him.

Under African Skies
Under African Skies Modern African Stories Book - 1997 808.831 U and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation: Twenty-seven modern African short stories, selected by a scholar and passionate lover of African literature. This book provides a fine introduction to African authors for the general reader.

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Prepared by the Booklist Committee of the Office of Community Outreach Services, The New York Public Library. Brigid Cahalan, Yolanda Bonitez, Primary Selectors, Ismael Alicea, Susan Gitman, Alexandra Gomez. Partially supported by the New York State Coordinated Outreach Services Grant.


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