#Reading Africa

For #ReadingAfrica, I compile here some of my favorite books and links to sites that feature books written today by African writers and make them available in the U.S.


A Reading List from BookWitty which includes Chicken in the Kitchen from Nigeria by Nnedi Okorafor

BookShy by An African Book LoverĀ 

Some of the books on this list of YA Fiction from Africa are classics and you might know them. Others are new. I love the AYA graphic novels.







BookShy an Almost A_Z of African Children’s Literature








Children’s Africana Book Awards, 2017





Below are selected novel for adults, as well as high school and college student readers.

From Literary Hub , New Books by African Writers You Should Read

My own favorites:

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinau Mengestu (Ethipioan-American) Exquisite book.

All Our Names by Dinau Mengestu

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Nigerian)

War Child by Emmanuel Jal (Sudan)

Escape from Slavery Francis Bok (Sudan)





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