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Africa's 100 Best Books
Creative Writing
 Africa's 100 Best Books of
 the 20th Century – Full List
• Introduction

  Children's Literature:
• Al-Homi–Tadjo

  Creative Writing:
• Achebe–Diebar
• Emecheta–Nyembezi
• Okigbo–Yacine

  Scholarship/Non-fiction:
• Amin–Van Onselen
 

The 97 authors on the full list are associated with the following countries: Algeria (3), Angola (3), Benin (1), Burkina Faso (1), Cameroon (2), Cape Verde (1), Congo (1), Côte d'Ivoire (3), Democratic Republic of Congo (2), Egypt (6), Ghana (7), Guinea (3), Guinea-Bissau (1), Kenya (3), Lesotho (1), Mali (1), Morocco (2), Mozambique (4), Nigeria (10), Senegal (10), Sierra Leone (1), Somalia (1), South Africa (19), Sudan (1), Tanzania (1), Tunisia (1), Uganda (3), Zimbabwe (5).

Creative Writing
Christopher OKIGBO
(Nigeria)
Labyrinths
OKOT P'Bitek
(Uganda)
Song of Lawino
Ben OKRI
(Nigeria)
The Famished Road
Ferdinand OYONO
(Cameroon)
Le Vieux Nègre et la Médaille
(Trans. The Old Man and the Medal)
Alan PATON
(South Africa)
Cry the Beloved Country
PEPETELA
(Angola)
A Geração da Utopia
Nawal el-SAADAWI
(Egypt)
Woman at Point Zero
SALIH el-Tayeb
(Sudan)
Season of Migration to the North
Williams SASSINE
(Guinea)
Le Jeune Homme de Sable
Ousmane SEMBENE
(Senegal)
Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu
(Trans. God's Bits of Wood0
Léopold Sédar SENGHOR
(Senegal)
Ouevre poétique
Mongane SEROTE
(South Africa)
Third World Express
Robert Bin SHAABAN
(Tanzania)
Utenzi wa Vita ya Uhuru
(Trans. The War of Freedom)
SONY Labou Tansi
(Dem. Rep. of Congo)
La vie et demie
Aminata SOW FALL
(Senegal)
La Grève des Battus
(Trans. The Beggar's Strike)
Wole SOYINKA
(Nigeria)
Death and the King's Horsemen
Tchicaya U TAM'SI
(Congo)
Le Mauvais Sang – Feu de Brousse – A Trisse-Coeur
Amos TUTUOLA
(Nigeria)
The Palm-wine Drinkard and his Dead Pal-wine Tapster in the Deads Town
Yvonne VERA
(Zimbabwe)
Butterfly Burning
José Luandino VIEEIRA
(Angola)
Nós os do Makulusu
BW VILAKAZI
(South Africa)
Amal'eZulu
Kateb YACINE
(Algeria)
Nedjma


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