'Okonkwo was a great man....' and thus the story begins and why the 'Center Cannot hold." "Things Fall Apart,'" the most popular book in African literature by Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. If there is any book in African literature that everybody should read at least once in their lifetime, it's this iconic book. We would not say too much about it, Nelson Mandela's quote says it all. Please go ogle it, check it out at your near by library
So fortunate I went to school in Zimbabwe, where I got to read these amazing African writers. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (Studies in African Literature Series): Ngugi Wa Thiongo: 9780435080167: Amazon.com: Books
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A promising new voice from Nigeria delivers an exquisite and powerful first novel about a 15-year-old Nigerian woman who is awakening at a time when both her country and family are on the cusp of change.