African Literature

A mix of postcolonial and contemporary works curated by VCFA graduate and author Samuel Kolawole: "This is for anyone interested in African literature and for professors in English/Creative Writing departments in the west. African Literature is rich and diverse," he says. We agree!

An Orchestra of Minorities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316412407
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 8th, 2019

His Only Wife Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209155
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 1st, 2020

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

Under the Udala Trees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544811799
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Published: Mariner Books - September 20th, 2016

The Death of Jesus: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984880901
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Published: Viking - May 26th, 2020

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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541608
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

Butterfly Burning: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374291860
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 12th, 2000

Cry, the Beloved Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743262170
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Published: Scribner - November 1st, 2003

July's People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140061406
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Published: Penguin Books - July 29th, 1982

Americanah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

The Stone Virgins: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374528942
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 14th, 2004

Cutting for Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375714368
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

The Fishermen: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316338356
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 5th, 2016

Half of a Yellow Sun Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400095209
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Published: Anchor - September 4th, 2007

Petals of Blood (Penguin African Writers Series #1) Cover Image
By Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Moses Isegawa (Introduction by), Chinua Achebe (Series edited by)
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ISBN: 9780143039174
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 22nd, 2005

Weep Not, Child (Penguin African Writers Series #3) Cover Image
By Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ben Okri (Introduction by), Chinua Achebe (Series edited by)
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ISBN: 9780143106692
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 5th, 2012

Wizard of the Crow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400033843
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Published: Anchor - August 28th, 2007

The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ And Mũmbi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620975251
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Published: New Press - October 6th, 2020

Search Sweet Country Cover Image
By Kojo Laing, Binyavanga Wainaina (Introduction by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781936365227
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Published: McSweeney's - May 15th, 2012

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063072329
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 19th, 2021

Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer's Awakening Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620976302
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Published: New Press - October 13th, 2020

Out of Darkness, Shining Light: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982110338
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Published: Scribner - September 10th, 2019

We Need New Names: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316230841
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 20th, 2014

Purple Hibiscus: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616202415
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 17th, 2012

Blackass: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977337
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2016

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374531263
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - August 5th, 2008

Kintu Cover Image
By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Aaron Bady (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781945492013
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Published: Transit Books - May 16th, 2017

This Mournable Body: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978129
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 7th, 2018

Death and the King's Horseman: A Play Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393322996
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 2002

Disgrace: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140296402
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Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 2000

The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802133632
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Published: Grove Press - December 15th, 1993

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Ogadinma: Or, Everything Will Be All Right Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781911648161
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Published: The Indigo Press - March 1st, 2021

Homegoing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Behold the Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509714
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 26th, 2017

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594482854
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2008

The Joys of Motherhood: A Novel Cover Image
By Buchi Emecheta, Stéphane Robolin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780807616239
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Published: George Braziller Inc. - August 7th, 2013

She Would Be King: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450017
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 3rd, 2019

Binti: The Complete Trilogy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756416935
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Published: DAW - July 7th, 2020

Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735211032
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 3rd, 2018

Freshwater Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

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Pet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593175446
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

The Shadow King: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358513
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020