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Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century

'Over the last hundred years African writers have written of their lives, experiences, culture, history and myth; they have written in diverse forms, styles and in many languages. They have been published widely on the African continent, in Europe, the Americas and Asia. They have written in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili, and in many other indigenous languages. And they have written with extraordinary originality, flair and great integrity. Nonetheless their work as a corpus deriving from the African continent remains largely unknown and uncelebrated.
To mark the beginning of the 21st century, and encouraged by Professor Ali Mazrui, the Zimbabwe International Book Fair launched the international compilation of "Africa's 100 Best Books." This project was organized in collaboration with the African Publishers Network (APNET), the Pan-African Booksellers Association (PABA), African writers' associations, book development councils, and library associations.'
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Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
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Season of Migration to the North
Season of Migration to the North
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Long Walk to Freedom
Long Walk to Freedom
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So Long a Letter
So Long a Letter
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The Cairo Trilogy (Naguib Mahfouz)
The Cairo Trilogy (Naguib Mahfouz)
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Life and Times of Michael K (J.M. Coetzee)
Life and Times of Michael K (J.M. Coetzee)
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The Famished Road
The Famished Road
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Nervous Conditions
Nervous Conditions
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A Dry White Season
A Dry White Season
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Ake (Wole Soyinka)
Ake (Wole Soyinka)
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God's Bits of Wood
God's Bits of Wood
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Woman at Point Zero
Woman at Point Zero
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The Joys of Motherhood (Buchi Emecheta)
The Joys of Motherhood (Buchi Emecheta)
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
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The Palm Wine Drinkard
The Palm Wine Drinkard
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Abyssinian Chronicles (Moses Isegawa)
Abyssinian Chronicles (Moses Isegawa)
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Arrow of God (Chinua Achebe)
Arrow of God (Chinua Achebe)
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The Dark Child
The Dark Child
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Burger's Daughter
Burger's Daughter
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Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter's Saga (Daniel O. Fagunwa)
Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter's Saga (Daniel O. Fagunwa)
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Butterfly Burning (Yvonne Vera)
Butterfly Burning (Yvonne Vera)
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The Last Will & Testament of Senhor Da Silva Araújo (Cape Verde)
The Last Will & Testament of Senhor Da Silva Araújo (Cape Verde)
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Chaka the Zulu
Chaka the Zulu
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In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (Kwame Anthony Appiah)
In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (Kwame Anthony Appiah)
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Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka
Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka
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Mamy Wata and the Monster (Véronique Tadjo)
Mamy Wata and the Monster (Véronique Tadjo)
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Sleepwalking Land
Sleepwalking Land
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The Invention of Africa (V.Y. Mudimbe)
The Invention of Africa (V.Y. Mudimbe)
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A Question of Power
A Question of Power
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A Grain of Wheat
A Grain of Wheat
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Maps (Nurrudin Farah)
Maps (Nurrudin Farah)
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Anowa (Ama Ata Aidoo)
Anowa (Ama Ata Aidoo)
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The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar (Syl Cheney-Coker)
The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar (Syl Cheney-Coker)
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Ambiguous Adventure
Ambiguous Adventure
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The Simple Past (Driss Chraïbi)
The Simple Past (Driss Chraïbi)
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Les Soleils Des Independence (Ahmadou Kourouma)
Les Soleils Des Independence (Ahmadou Kourouma)
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Living, Loving, and Lying Awake at Night (Sindiwe Magona)
Living, Loving, and Lying Awake at Night (Sindiwe Magona)
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Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (D.T. Niane)
Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (D.T. Niane)
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Devil on the Cross by Ngugi Wa'thiongo
Devil on the Cross by Ngugi Wa'thiongo
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Indaba, My Children (Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa)
Indaba, My Children (Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa)
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