Publisher SeriesAfrican Writers

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 20,149 copies, 426 reviews1
Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi 46 copies, 2 reviews2
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe 1,471 copies, 24 reviews3
Zambia Shall Be Free: an Autobiography by Kenneth Kaunda 21 copies4
People of the City by Cyprian Ekwensi 100 copies, 1 review5
Mine Boy by Peter Abrahams 188 copies, 4 reviews6
Weep Not, Child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 549 copies, 8 reviews7
A Book of African Verse by John Reed 27 copies8
A New Book of African Verse by John Reed 9 copies8
Modern African Prose by Richard Rive 9 copies9
The Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano 1,125 copies, 10 reviews10
One Man, One Matchet by T. M. Aluko 20 copies, 1 review11
The African by William Conton 17 copies12
Mission to Kala by Mongo Beti 111 copies, 3 reviews13
Quartet: New Voices from South Africa by Richard Rive 4 copies14
Origin East Africa : a Makerere anthology by David Cook 6 copies15
Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe 1,246 copies, 23 reviews16
The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 693 copies, 19 reviews17
The Imprisonment of Obatala, and other plays by Obotunde Ijimere 20 copies18
Lokotown And Other Stories by Cyprian Ekwensi 20 copies, 2 reviews19
Child of Two Worlds by R. Mugo Gatheru 23 copies20
The Only Son by John Munonye 11 copies, 1 review21
The Second Round by Lenrie Peters 10 copies22
The Origin of Life & Death: African Creation Myths by Ulli Beier 29 copies23
No Easy Task by Aubrey Kachingwe 13 copies, 1 review24
The Concubine by Elechi Amadi 142 copies, 3 reviews25
Efuru by Flora Nwapa 176 copies, 1 review26
The Narrow Path: An African Childhood by Francis Selormey 37 copies27
Short East African Plays in English by David Cook 3 copies28
Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono 341 copies, 9 reviews29
One Man, One Wife by T. M. Aluko 16 copies30
A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe 845 copies, 13 reviews31
Kinsman and Foreman by T. M. Aluko 11 copies32
On Trial for My Country by Stanlake Samkange 32 copies, 1 review33
Ten one-act plays by Cosmo Pieterse 8 copies34
A Walk in the Night and Other Stories by Alex La Guma 133 copies, 1 review35
A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 918 copies, 20 reviews36
Satellites by Lenrie Peters 10 copies37
Not yet Uhuru: the autobiography of Oginga Odinga by Ajuma Oginga Odinga 37 copies, 1 review38
The old Man and the Medal by Ferdinand Oyono 99 copies, 3 reviews39
Woman in Her Prime by Asare Konadu 22 copies40
The Strange Man by Amu Djoleto 7 copies41
Messages: Poems from Ghana by Kofi Awoonor 13 copies42
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah 482 copies, 1 review43
The Great Ponds by Elechi Amadi 55 copies, 2 reviews44
Obi by John Munonye 6 copies45
Letters to Martha, and other poems from a South African prison by Dennis Brutus 18 copies46
The Black Hermit by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 27 copies51
The Afersata by Sahle Sellassie 13 copies, 1 review52
Idu by Flora Nwapa 1 copy56
Because of Women by Mbella Sonne Dipoko 7 copies57
Political Spider: An Anthology of Stories from Black Orpheus by Ulli Beier 11 copies58
Rebel by Bediako Asare 10 copies, 1 review59
We Killed Mangy Dog & Other Stories by Luís Bernardo Honwana 51 copies, 1 review60
Way We Lived (African Writers Series) by Rems Umeasiegbu 7 copies61
Labyrinths by Christopher Okigbo 14 copies62
God's Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembene 666 copies, 10 reviews63
7 South African poets : poems of exile by Cosmo Pieterse 11 copies64
The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta 807 copies, 20 reviews65
Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih 1,609 copies, 47 reviews66
Danda (Fontana modern novels) by Nkem Nwankwo 14 copies, 1 review67
The Voice by Gabriel Okara 58 copies, 2 reviews68
Chief, the Honourable Minister by T. M. Aluko 14 copies70
Nocturnes by Léopold Sédar Senghor 14 copies71
Selected Poems by Tchicaya U. Tam'Si 5 copies72
North African Writing by Len Ortzen 4 copies73
Eating Chiefs: Lwo Culture from Lolwe to Malkal by Taban lo Liyong 15 copies74
Myths & legends of the Swahili by Jan Knappert 19 copies75
Interpreters by Wole Soyinka 321 copies, 5 reviews76
King Lazarus: A Novel by Mongo Beti 14 copies, 1 review77
Short African plays by Cosmo Pieterse 3 copies78
Heirs to the Past by Driss Chraïbi 28 copies79
From a Crooked Rib by Nuruddin Farah 108 copies, 4 reviews80
The challenge of nationhood: a collection of speeches and writings by Tom Mboya 13 copies81
A few nights and days : a novel by Mbella Sonne Dipoko 3 copies82
Myths and Legends of the Congo by Jan Knappert 7 copies83
Beautiful Feathers by Cyprian Ekwensi 13 copies, 2 reviews84
Wand of Noble Wood by Onuora Nzekwu 20 copies85
Agatha Moudio's Son by Francis Bebey 21 copies86
The Poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti 124 copies, 3 reviews88
Obasai and Other Plays by Yulisa Amadu Maddy 6 copies89
Frantz Fanon's Uneven Ribs, with Poems, More and More by Taban lo Liyong 8 copies90
Blade Among the Boys (African Writers) by Onuora Nzekwu 6 copies91
The Money-Order, with White Genesis by Ousmane Sembène 68 copies, 2 reviews92
A choice of flowers. Chaguo la maua: an anthology of Swahili love poetry by Jan Knappert 7 copies93
Oil Man of Obange (African Writers Series) by John Munonye 12 copies, 1 review94
Poems from East Africa by David Cook 28 copies96
The Trial of Christopher Okigbo (African Writers Series, 97) by Ali AlʾAmin Mazrui 8 copies97
Bound to Violence by Yambo Ouologuem 101 copies99
Girls at War by Chinua Achebe 266 copies100
Maru by Bessie Head 256 copies, 6 reviews101
The Edifice by Kole Omotoso 5 copies102
Katchikali (Heinemann African Writers Series) by Lenrie Peters 4 copies103
Will to Die (African Writers) by Can Themba 16 copies104
The Outcasts (African Writers Series) by Bonnie Lubega 5 copies105
French African Verse by John O. Reed 3 copies106
Black and White in Love (African Writers) by Mbella Sonne Dipoko 3 copies107
This Earth, My Brother by Kofi Awoonor 34 copies, 1 review108
Onitsha Market Literature (African Writers Series) by Emmanuel N. Obiechina 5 copies109
An Ill-Fated People by Lawrence Vambe 6 copies112
A Simple Lust; Selected Poems by Dennis Brutus 49 copies115
Another Nigger Dead: Poems by Taban lo Liyong 6 copies116
Fate of a Cockroach and Other Plays by Tawfiq Al-Hakim 28 copies117
Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane 307 copies, 4 reviews119
Beware Soul Brother by Chinua Achebe 49 copies120
The Combat by Kole Omotoso 11 copies122
No Easy Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela 134 copies123
The Marabi Dance by Modikwe Dikobe 29 copies124
Concerto for an Exile by Syl Cheney-Coker 2 copies126
Robben Island by D.M. Zwelonke 16 copies128
Igbo Traditional Verse (African Writers Series) by Romanus N. Egudu 7 copies129
His Worshipful Majesty (African Writers Series) by T. M. Aluko 3 copies130
The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing 2,164 copies, 73 reviews131
Sir Apolo Kagwa Discovers Britain by Ham Mukasa 4 copies, 1 review133
African theatre; eight prize-winning plays for radio by Gwyneth Henderson 1 copy134
Batouala by René Maran 120 copies, 4 reviews135
No Past, No Present, No Future by Yulisa Amadu Maddy 29 copies137
The sudden return, and other plays by Martin Owusu 2 copies138
The Future Leaders by Mwangi Ruheni 7 copies139
Sunset in Biafra by Elechi Amadi 16 copies140
Dead Roots by Arthur Nortje 3 copies141
Tribal Scars and Other Stories by Ousmane Sembène 48 copies, 2 reviews142
Kill Me Quick by Meja Mwangi 42 copies, 1 review143
Carcase for Hounds by Meja Mwangi 18 copies145
Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi 108 copies, 1 review146
The Horn of My Love by Okot P'Bitek 5 copies147
A Question of Power by Bessie Head 382 copies, 11 reviews149
Secret lives, and other stories by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 41 copies150
A Dancer of Fortune by John Munonye 4 copies153
Fragments by Ayi Kwei Armah 67 copies154
Why Are We So Blest? by Ayi Kwei Armah 24 copies155
The Minister's Daughter by Mwangi Ruheni 5 copies156
Warrior King by Sahle Sellassie 6 copies163
The Mourned One (African Writers) by Stanlake Samkange 14 copies169
Poems of Black Africa by Wole Soyinka 62 copies171
Restless City and Christmas Gold, With Other Stories (African Writers Series, No. 172) by Cyprian Ekwensi 4 copies172
My Mercedes is bigger than yours by Nkem Nwankwo 40 copies173
Xala by Ousmane Sembène 178 copies, 5 reviews175
Going Down River Road by Meja Mwangi 44 copies, 4 reviews176
Hill of fools by R. L. Peteni 10 copies178
Perpetua and the Habit of Unhappiness by Mongo Beti 9 copies181
The Collector of Treasures by Bessie Head 169 copies, 4 reviews182
The Fisherman's Invocation by Gabriel Okara 6 copies183
Survive the Peace (African Writers) by Cyprian Ekwensi 18 copies185
The Return: A novel of the Slave Trade in Africa by Yaw M. Boateng 8 copies186
Year of the Uprising by Stanlake Samkange 10 copies, 1 review190
The Trial of Dedan Kimathi by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 46 copies, 1 review191
Anthology of Swahili poetry by Ali Jahadmy 4 copies192
Hare and Hornbill by Okot P'Bitek 6 copies193
The Healers by Ayi Kwei Armah 55 copies194
Bridge to a Wedding by John Munonye 5 copies195
Unity and Struggle: Speeches and Writings of Amilcar Cabral by Amílcar Cabral 60 copies198
Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 384 copies, 6 reviews200
Mhudi by Sol T. Plaatje 85 copies, 1 review201
The Real Life of Domingos Xavier by José Luandino Vieira 22 copies202
The Journey Within (African Writers Series ; 206) by I.N.C. Aniebo 7 copies206
The House of Hunger by Dambudzo Marechera 167 copies207
The Slave by Elechi Amadi 13 copies210
Toads of War (African Writers Series) by Eddie Iroh 7 copies213
Remember Ruben by Mongo Beti 14 copies214
I Write What I Like: Selected Writings by Steve Biko 364 copies, 2 reviews217
Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah 121 copies, 2 reviews218
Serowe: Village of the Rain-Wind (African Writers Series) by Bessie Head 42 copies, 2 reviews220
The Graveyard Also Has Teeth: With Concerto for an Exile: Poems by Syl Cheney-Coker 8 copies221
South African People's Plays: Ons Phola Hi (African Writers Series) by Robert M. Kavanagh 7 copies224
Fountain and Tomb by Naguib Mahfouz 935 copies, 21 reviews225
Sweet and Sour Milk by Nuruddin Farah 101 copies226
Chaka by Thomas Mofolo 215 copies, 6 reviews229
Poets to the People: South African Freedom Poems (African Writers Series) by Barry Fienberg 10 copies230
The White Man of God (African Writers Series) by Kenjo Wan Jumbam 15 copies, 1 review231
Anthem of the Decades: A Zulu Epic (African Writers Series) by Mazisi Kunene 9 copies234
Of Chameleons and Gods by Jack Mapanje 26 copies236
Black Sunlight by Dambudzo Marechera 51 copies, 1 review237
Selected Poetry by Lenrie Peters 4 copies238
The Slums (African Writers Series) by Thomas Akare 12 copies241
I Will Marry When I Want by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 77 copies, 2 reviews246
So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ 1,293 copies, 42 reviews248
The Last of the Empire: A Senegalese Novel by Ousmane Sembène 30 copies250
Sardines by Nuruddin Farah 82 copies, 1 review252
Of Wives, Talismans and the Dead by I.N.C. Aniebo 5 copies253
Stories from Central & Southern Africa (African Writers Series) by Paul A. Scanlon 15 copies254
Unwinding Threads: Writing by Women in Africa by Charlotte Bruner 74 copies256
And Night Fell: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa by Molefe Pheto 5 copies258
Harvest of Our Dreams (African writers series) by Kofi Anyidoho 11 copies261
The Seasons of Thomas Tebo by John Nagenda 8 copies262
To Every Birth Its Blood by Mongane Serote 38 copies263
Muntu (African Writers Series) by Joe De Graft 1 copy264
Song of Lawino / Song of Ocol by Okot P'Bitek 141 copies, 1 review266
A ride on the whirlwind by Sydney Sipho Sepamla 18 copies268
African Short Stories by Chinua Achebe 143 copies, 2 reviews270
Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat 188 copies, 3 reviews271
Estrangement by Elechi Amadi 19 copies272
A Squatter's Tale by Ike Oguine 19 copies273
Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe 1,090 copies, 15 reviews
Arrows of Rain by Okey Ndibe 70 copies, 3 reviews
As the Crow Flies by Veronique Tadjo 37 copies, 1 review
Black Docker by Ousmane Sembène 37 copies
The Blood of Peace and Other Poems (African Writers Series) by Tanure Ojaide 9 copies
Bones by Chenjerai Hove 59 copies, 1 review
Can We Talk and Other Stories (African Writers) by Shimmer Chinodya 14 copies
Cape Town Coolie (African Writers Series) by Reshard Gool 4 copies
The Cardinals by Bessie Head 42 copies, 1 review
The case of the socialist witchdoctor and other stories by Hama Tuma 14 copies
Changes: A Love Story by Ama Ata Aidoo 294 copies, 9 reviews
The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison (African Writers Series) by Jack Mapanje 21 copies
The Clothes of Nakedness by Benjamin Kwakye 17 copies
Coming Home and Other Stories by Farida Karodia 12 copies, 1 review
A Cowrie of Hope (African Writers) by Binwell Sinyangwe 42 copies, 2 reviews
Crimes of Conscience by Nadine Gordimer 50 copies
The Crippled Dancer (African Writers Series) by T. Obinkaram Echewa 7 copies
Destination Biafra by Buchi Emecheta 39 copies, 1 review
Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 44 copies, 1 review
A Duty of Memory (African Writers Series) by W.P.B. Botha 8 copies, 1 review
Echoing Silences by Alexander Kanengoni 10 copies
The Enemy Within by Steve Jacobs 8 copies
Gathering seaweed: African prison writing by Jack Mapanje 12 copies
The Girl Who Can by Ama Ata Aidoo 30 copies
The Grub Hunter (Heinemann African Writers Series) by Amair Taaj Al-Sirr Amir Tag Elsir 16 copies, 4 reviews
Harvest of Thorns by Shimmer Chinodya 80 copies, 1 review
Head Above Water by Buchi Emecheta 63 copies, 2 reviews
The Heinemann Book of African Women's Writing (African Writers Series) by Charlotte Bruner 33 copies
Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories by Chinua Achebe 55 copies
The Heinemann Book of South African Short Stories (African Writers) by Denis Hirson 29 copies
The Housemaid by Amma Darko 22 copies, 1 review
In the Ditch by Buchi Emecheta 76 copies, 1 review
In the Fog of the Seasons' End by Alex La Guma 90 copies
Jesus is Indian (African Writers Series) by Agnes Sam 13 copies
Kicking Tongues by Karen King-Aribisala 20 copies
Labyrinths With Path of Thunder by Christopher Okigbo 27 copies
The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar by Syl Cheney-Coker 27 copies
Lemona's Tale by Ken Saro-Wiwa 26 copies, 2 reviews
Loukoum: The 'Little Prince' of Belleville (African Writers Series) by Calixthe Beyala 27 copies
Major Gentl and the Achimota Wars by B. Kojo Laing 8 copies
Matigari by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 258 copies, 5 reviews
Mema (African Writers) by Daniel Mengara 26 copies, 1 review
The New Tribe by Buchi Emecheta 19 copies
Niiwam and Taaw by Ousmane Sembene 26 copies, 1 review
Opening Spaces: An Anthology of Contemporary African Women's Writing by Yvonne Vera 33 copies
The Purple Violet of Oshaantu by Neshani Andreas 52 copies, 4 reviews
The Return of the Water Spirit (African Writers Series) by Pepetela 46 copies, 1 review
Search Sweet Country by Kojo Laing 87 copies, 2 reviews
Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta 390 copies, 6 reviews
Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez (African Writers) by Sony Lab'ou Tansi 39 copies, 2 reviews
Shadows (African Writers Series) by Chenjerai Hove 19 copies
A Shattering of Silence (African Writers Series) by Farida Karodia 28 copies
Smouldering Charcoal (African Writers Series) by Tiyambe Zeleza 26 copies, 3 reviews
Sterile Sky (Heinemann African Writers Series) by Mr E.E. Sule 6 copies
Tales of Tenderness and Power (African Writers Series) by Bessie Head 43 copies, 1 review
Tribaliks: Contemporary Congolese Stories by Henri Lopes 13 copies
The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe 62 copies
Upon This Mountain (African Writers Series) by Timothy Wangusa 19 copies, 1 review
Voices Made Night (African Writers Series) by Mia Couto 65 copies, 1 review
Wantok by W.P.B. Botha 3 copies
When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head 343 copies, 6 reviews
Whispers in the Wings: Poems (African Writers Series) by Frank M Chipasula 4 copies
A Woman Alone by Bessie Head 47 copies
Woman of the Aeroplanes by Kojo Laing 26 copies
Wounding Words: A Woman's Journal in Tunisia (African Writers Series) by Evelyne Accad 15 copies
Yaka by Pepetela 24 copies
Your Name Shall Be Tanga (African Writers Series) by Calixthe Beyala 40 copies, 1 review

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