Saturday, March 8, 2014

All what I read in 2013


The Firm by John Grisham 500p USA
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham 500p USA
The Client by John Grisham 600p USA
Unanswered Cries by Osman Conteh 120p Sierra Leone
Eight Letters to a young writer by Teju Cole Nigeria, writing tips
The Famished Road by Ben Okri 500p Nigeria
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi 300p Nigeria
All the five 2013 Caine prize shortlisted short stories, Nigeria generally
All the five 2012 Commonwealth Regional winning short stories, Global
Happiness, like Water by Chinelo Okparanta 196 p Nigeria
Four of Mehul Gohil’s short stories kenya
My Father’s head, short story by Okwiri Oduor Kenya
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo 296p Zimbabwe
Ten Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing 200p winning African writers
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie 300p Nigeria
Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie 541p Nigeria
2011 Caine Prize Anthology, To see the Mountain and other stories 200p African writers
Bomboy by Yewande Omotoso Nigeria (I abandoned it after reading 70 pages because I didn’t like it)
So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba 96p Senegal
2010 Caine Prize Anthology, A life in full and other stories, 200p African writers
New Yorker Short story "Benji" by Chinelo Okparanta Nigeria
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi 300p (I abandoned it after reading 60 pages because I understood nothing)
"African Literature does not exist" essay by Taiye Selasi, 15p Afropolitan.
Together with dozens of writer interviews by NoViolet Bulawayo, Chinelo Okparanta, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, Pablo Neruda, Eleanor Catton, Alice Munro, Mehul Gohil and lots of literary articles, book reviews and blog posts.