Good Reads by African Authors

Start the new year with good reads by some of Africa’s most famous writers!

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

half of a yellow sun

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

cry the beloved country

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

say you're one of them

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali


Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba

the boy who harnessed the wind

The Famished Road by Ben Okri


Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo


They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, and Benjamin Ajak with Judy A. Bernstein


Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane

kaffir boy


One thought on “Good Reads by African Authors

  1. Reblogged this on AmaniDC and commented:
    For this Fair Trade Friday, here’s something a little different: a reading list of leading African writers from Amani Ya Juu News. Reading what others have written is a great way to bridge cultures and learn something new. We hope you enjoy these works!

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