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African Literature
Literature by Africans and/or about the continent of Africa


  
Becoming Abigail - A Novella
by Chris Abani
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A breathtaking new novella from the award-winning author of GraceLand. Tough, spirited, and fiercely independent Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself  [ more ]

  
GraceLand - A Novel
by Chris Abani
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This gorgeously written and haunting novel is set in Maroko, a sprawling, swampy, crazy, and colorful ghetto of Lagos, Nigeria, and unfolds against a backdrop of lush reggae and highlife music, American movies, and a harsh urban existence. Elvis Oke,  [ more ]

  
Minaret by Leila Aboulela
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Leila Aboulela's American debut is a provocative, timely, and engaging novel about a young Muslim woman -- once privileged and secular in her native land and now impoverished in London -- gradually embracing her orthodox faith. With her Muslim hijab  [ more ]

  
African Folktales by Roger D. Abrahams
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Out of the deep forest and the broad savannah, from the campsites, kraals, and villages of over 40 tribes come 95 tales of Black Africa. The Africa of our storytellers is an immense area, three times the landmass of  [ more ]

  
Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
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Set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africa's best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son.  [ more ]

  
Collected Poems by Chinua Achebe
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?A magical writer?one of the greatest of the twentieth century.?
?Margaret Atwood  [ more ]

  
Girls at War - & Other Stories
by Chinua Achebe
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Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis.  [ more ]

  
Man of the People by Chinua Achebe
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By the renowned author of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the color and vivacity as well as the violence and corruption of a society making its own way between the two worlds.  [ more ]

  
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
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The story of a man whose foreign education has separated him from his African roots and made him parts of a ruling elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. More than thirty years after it was first written, this novel  [ more ]

  
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Achebe's masterpiece tells the story of Okonkwo, strongman of an Ibo village in Nigeria, as he witnesses the destruction of his culture and the loss of his own place within it.  [ more ]


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