GREAT AFRICAN READS

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There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra By Chinua AchebeThere
Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra
By Chinua
Achebe
Chinua Achebe’s memoir of the Biafran War; one of modern Africa’s most
disastrous events.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mission to Kala By Mongo Beti
Mission
to Kala
By Mongo Beti
A satire about the adventures of Medza,
a young man sent to a remote village of colonial Cameroon to retrieve the
runaway wife of his cousin.
 
 
 
So Long a Letter By Mariama Bâ
So Long a Letter
By Mariama Bâ
An intense and poised novel in the form
of a letter written by Ramatoulaye, who has recently been widowed.
 
 
 
 
 
Weep Not, Child By Ngugi wa Thiong'oWeep
Not, Child
By Ngugi wa Thiong’o
A novel about the effects of the
infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one
family in particular.
 
 
 
 
Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
By
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A story of love and race centred on a
young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in
the countries they come to call home.

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