Abyssinian Chronicles by Moses Isegawa

Adrift on the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz

Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent by Blaine Harden

African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe by Doris Lessing (Transition)

The African by J.M.G. Le Clézio

African Madness by Alex Shoumatoff

African Silences by Peter Matthiessen

And Night Fell by Molefe Pheto

Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Asking for Trouble by Donald Woods

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste (Christian Science Monitor)

Beyond the Reefs by William Travis

Black Child by Peter Magubane

Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart by Tim Butcher (Wall Street Journal)

Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild

A Chain of Voices by Andre Brink

Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto (The Quarterly Conversation)

The Coup by John Updike

The Dark Child by Camara Laye

Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (The Quarterly Conversation)

The Education of a British-Protected Child by Chinua Achebe (Christian Science Monitor)

An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah (Christian Science Monitor)

The Eye of the Elephant by Delia and Mark Owens

The Fire of Origins by Emmanuel Dongala (The African)

Forest of a Thousand Daemons by D.O. Fagunwa (The Quarterly Conversation)

The Fortunate Isles by Basil Davidson

Gods and Soldiers edited by Rob Spillman (The Quarterly Conversation)

GraceLand by Chris Abani

High Noon in Southern Africa by Chester Crocker (Transition)

How to Commit Suicide in South Africa by Sue Coe and Holly Metz

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

I Get on the Bus by Reginald McKnight

Instruments of Darkness by Robert Wilson

In the Name of God by Yasmina Khadra

Island in Chains by Indres Naidoo

Komoon! Capturing the Chad Elephant by Heinrich Oberjohann

The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

The Lives of Beryl Markham by Errol Trzebinski (Boston Sunday Globe)

Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night by Sindiwe Magona

The Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian

Mission to Kala by Mongo Beti

Namibia, The Struggle for Liberation by Alfred T. Moleah

Napolo and the Python by Steve Chimombo

No Mercy by Redmond O'Hanlon

None But Ourselves: Masses vs. Media in the Making of Zimbabwe by Julie Frederikse

Notes from the Hyena's Belly by Nega Mezlekia (QBR: The Black Book Review)

Of Water and the Spirit by Malidoma Patrice Somé

One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina (The Quarterly Conversation)

The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola

A Primate's Memoir by Robert M. Sapolsky

The Prospector by J.M.G Le Clézio (Words Without Borders)

The Rising of the Ashes by Tahar Ben Jelloun (The Quarterly Conversation)

A River Called Time by Mia Couto (The Quarterly Conversation)

The Sand Child by Tahar ben Jelloun

The Savage Night by Mohammed Dib

The Scorpion by Albert Memmi

Secrets by Nuruddin Farah

The Seventh Heaven by Naguib Mahfouz

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

Smara, The Forbidden City by Michel Vieuchange

Song from the Forest by Louis Sarno

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

The Stone Virgins by Yvonne Vera (The African & The African Review of Books)

There Was a Country by Chinua Achebe (Christian Science Monitor)

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (The Quarterly Conversation)

Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila (The Quarterly Conversation)

Transvaal Episode by Harry Bloom

The True Sources of the Nile by Sarah Stone

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

The Village of Waiting by George Packer

Water Music by T. Coraghessan Boyle

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Philip Gourevitch

Whites by Norman Rush

A Woman in Her Prime by Asare Konadu

Zarafa by Michael Allin