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


  
African Short Stories
by Chinua Achebe, Editor
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Chinua Achebe has joined with C.L. Innes, co-editor of Okike, to select stories of excellence from the writings of the last twenty-five years. While many of the established names such as Sembene Ousmane, Ngugi, and Bessie Head are to be  [ more ]

  
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie
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A promising new literary voice from Nigeria delivers an exquisite and powerful first novel about a young woman, her family, and her country, all on the eve of change. 25,000 first printing.  [ more ]

  
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A masterly, haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as ?the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe,? Half of a Yellow Sun re-creates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra?s impassioned struggle to establish  [ more ]

  
Changes - A Love Story
by Ama Ata Aidoo
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Esi decides to divorce after enduring yet another morning's marital rape. Though her friends and family remain baffled by her decision (after all, he doesn't beat her!), Esi holds fast. When she falls in love with a married man--wealthy, and  [ more ]

  
No Sweetness Here - And Other Stories
by Ama Ata Aidoo
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Tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture. True to the tradition of African storytelling, the characters come to life through their distinct voice and speech. And if there is  [ more ]

  
The Bleeding of the Stone
by Ibrahim al-Koni
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The moufflon, a wild sheep prized for its meat, continues to survive in the remote mountain desert of southern Libya. Only Asouf, a lone bedouin who cherishes the desert and identifies with its creatures, knows exactly where it is to  [ more ]

  
The Prophet of Zongo Street - Short Stories
by Mohammed Naseehu Ali
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In the tradition of rich African storytelling that mixes myth with modernity, The Prophet of Zongo Street is a dazzling collection of stories that calls to mind Ben Okri and Chinua Achebe. Mohammed Naseehu Ali, the tradition's acclaimed new practitioner,  [ more ]

  
So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
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This novel is a perceptive testimony to the plight of articulate women who live in social milieux dominated by attitudes and values that deny them their proper place. It is a sequence of reminiscences, some wistful, some bitter, recounted by  [ more ]

  
The Last Friend by Tahar Ben Jelloun
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The Last Friend, the new novel from internationally acclaimed author Tahar Ben Jelloun, winner of the 2004 International Dublin/IMPAC award, is a Rashamon-like tale of friendship and betrayal set in twentieth century Tangier. Written in Ben Jelloun?s inimitable and powerfully  [ more ]

  
This Blinding Absence of Light
by Tahar Ben Jelloun
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An immediate and critically acclaimed bestseller in France, This Blinding Absence of Light is the latest work by internationally renowned author Tahar Ben Jelloun, the first North African winner of the Prix Goncourt and winner of the Prix Mahgreb. Crafting  [ more ]


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