Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Africa’s ‘Best Literature’ of 2013

In 2013, a year that had Africa produced its first nominee for The Man Booker Prize, We Need New Names by Zimbabwean author, NoViolet Bulawayo, quite a number of writers from the continent also confirmed that indeed, African literature has stronger future.

NoViolet Bulawayo PIC: Jordi Matas

This much emerges as The Guardian, U.K has it’s ‘Best African Literature’ of the year, coming few weeks after The New York Times listed Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah among the ten best novels of 2013, 

The list of The Guardian:

Happiness like Water by Chinelo Okparanta (Granta Books)

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi (Viking, Penguin)

Love is Power or Something Like That by A Igoni Barrett (Farafina Books)

Tomorrow I will be Twenty Years Old by Alain Mabankou (Serpent's Tail)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Farafina Books)

Children of Saba by NK Read (Afrikkana Books)

 

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