The Whale in Africa

I read a lot of African literature, so thought I would create an ongoing record, separate from my primary blog, of that reading. There is sadly little of African books on the web, so here is my small contribution . . .

From Zimbabwe . . .


NOT ANOTHER DAY by Julius Chingono


HAIRDRESSER OF HARARE by Tendai Huchu

ABSENT by John Eppel

ELEGY FOR EASTERLY by Petina Gappah

THIS SEPTEMBER SUN by Bryony Rheam

THE LAST RESORT by Douglas Rogers

THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Irene Sabatini

THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK by Doris Lessing

STARLINGS LAUGHING by June Vendall Clark and again

RIP Julius Chingono


FLY FISHING FOR SHARKS by Andrew Alexander


BURNT TOAST ON SUNDAYS by Roland K Hill


NERVOUS CONDITIONS by Tsitsi Dangarembga



HOW TO WIN THE CAINE PRIZE



ZIMBABWEAN WINS THE CAINE PRIZE


COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS by Alexandra Fuller


From Kenya . . .

ONE DAY I WILL WRITE ABOUT THIS PLACE by Binyavanga Wainaina


THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE by Margaret A Ogola

I DREAMED OF AFRICA by Kuki Gallmann

IT'S OUR TURN TO EAT by Michela Wrong

MY KENYA DAYS by Wilfred Thesiger

WIZARD OF THE CROW by Ngugi wa Thiongo

OUT OF AFRICA by Karen Blixen

WHITE MISCHIEF by James Fox

FLAME TREES OF THIKA by Elspeth Huxley


From South Africa . . .

YOUNG BLOOD by Sifiso Mzobe

ZOO CITY by Lauren Beukes

THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM by Olive Schreiner


From Nigeria . . .


I DO NOT COME TO YOU BY CHANCE by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani


SAY YOU'RE ON OF THEM by Uwem Akpan

THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe

OUR HUSBAND HAS GONE MAD AGAIN by Ola Rotimi

THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe

THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From Ghana . . .

DILEMMA OF A GHOST by Ama Ata Aidoo

From DRC . . .

KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST by Adam Hochschild

STANLEY by Time Jeal


From Egypt . . .

PALACE OF DESIRE by Naguib Mahfouz


From Zambia . . .

THE AFRICA HOUSE by Christina Lamb