With a new novel out by author Ishmael Beah, whose memoir Long Time Gone was a bestseller and Oprah pick, interest in African fiction will be running high. While you're waiting for your hold on Beah's Radiance of Tomorrow, try one of these other interesting titles!
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart
Adichie, Chimamanda. Americanah
Akpan, Uwem. Say You're One of Them
Benaron, Naomi. Running the Rift
Bulawayo, NoViolet. We Need New Names
Mengestu, Dinaw. All Our Names
Ndibe, Okey. Foreign Gods, Inc.
Oyeyemi, Helen. The Icarus Girl