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Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century - Page 2

'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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The Beggars' Strike (Aminata Sow Fall)
The Beggars' Strike (Aminata Sow Fall)
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Nedjma (Kateb Yacine)
Nedjma (Kateb Yacine)
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The African Origin of Civilization (Cheikh Anta Diop)
The African Origin of Civilization (Cheikh Anta Diop)
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Citizen and Subject (Mahmood Mamdani)
Citizen and Subject (Mahmood Mamdani)
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The Soul of the White Ant (Eugène N. Marais)
The Soul of the White Ant (Eugène N. Marais)
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Down Second Avenue
Down Second Avenue
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Colonizer and the Colonized (Albert Memmi)
Colonizer and the Colonized (Albert Memmi)
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Sosu's Call (Meshack Asare)
Sosu's Call (Meshack Asare)
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Death on the Asphalt (Abdel Rahman El-Abnudi)
Death on the Asphalt (Abdel Rahman El-Abnudi)
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Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah (Kwame Nkrumah)
Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah (Kwame Nkrumah)
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Country of My Skull (Antjie Krog)
Country of My Skull (Antjie Krog)
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Fantasia: An Algerian Calvacade by Assia Djebar
Fantasia: An Algerian Calvacade by Assia Djebar
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Adventures of a Breath (Hayam Abbas Al-Homi)
Adventures of a Breath (Hayam Abbas Al-Homi)
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Stories From a Shona Childhood (Charles Mungoshi)
Stories From a Shona Childhood (Charles Mungoshi)
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The Fortunes of Wangrin (Amadou Hampaté Bâ)
The Fortunes of Wangrin (Amadou Hampaté Bâ)
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The Sacred Night (Tahar Ben Jelloun)
The Sacred Night (Tahar Ben Jelloun)
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The Poor Christ of Bomba (Cameroon)
The Poor Christ of Bomba (Cameroon)
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Riwan, Ou Le Chemin De Sable (Ken Bugul)
Riwan, Ou Le Chemin De Sable (Ken Bugul)
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Karingana Ua Karingana (José Craveirinha)
Karingana Ua Karingana (José Craveirinha)
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Climbié (Bernard Binlin Dadié)
Climbié (Bernard Binlin Dadié)
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La Grande Maison, L'incendie, Le Métier a Tisser (Mohammed Dib)
La Grande Maison, L'incendie, Le Métier a Tisser (Mohammed Dib)
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Tales of Amadou Koumba (Birago Diop)
Tales of Amadou Koumba (Birago Diop)
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Murambi, the Book of Bones (Boubacar Boris Diop)
Murambi, the Book of Bones (Boubacar Boris Diop)
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The Blood Knot (Athol Fugard)
The Blood Knot (Athol Fugard)
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Zayni Barakat
Zayni Barakat
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We Killed Mangy-Dog (Luís Bernardo Honwana)
We Killed Mangy-Dog (Luís Bernardo Honwana)
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Bones (Chenjerai Hove)
Bones (Chenjerai Hove)
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Wrath of the Ancestors (A.C. Jordan)
Wrath of the Ancestors (A.C. Jordan)
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The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena (Elsa Joubert)
The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena (Elsa Joubert)
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Ualalapi (Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa)
Ualalapi (Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa)
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The House of Hunger (Dambudzo Marechera)
The House of Hunger (Dambudzo Marechera)
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Un Attiéké Pour Elgass (Tierno Monénembo)
Un Attiéké Pour Elgass (Tierno Monénembo)
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The Rich Man of Pietermaritzburg (Sibusiso Nyembezi)
The Rich Man of Pietermaritzburg (Sibusiso Nyembezi)
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Labyrinths (Christopher Okigbo)
Labyrinths (Christopher Okigbo)
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The Old Man and the Medal (Ferdinand Oyono)
The Old Man and the Medal (Ferdinand Oyono)
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Song of Lawino (Okot P'bitek)
Song of Lawino (Okot P'bitek)
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Geração Da Utopia (Pepetela)
Geração Da Utopia (Pepetela)
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Le Jeune Homme De Sable (Williams Sassine)
Le Jeune Homme De Sable (Williams Sassine)
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The Collected Poetry (Léopold Sédar Senghor)
The Collected Poetry (Léopold Sédar Senghor)
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Third World Express (Mongane Serote)
Third World Express (Mongane Serote)
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