Its clear to everyone and even someone hiding under a rock that 2016 was and is still the year African literature continued to make strides with more publishing platforms and emerging writers than ever. See more articles on whatsonafrica. In other particular order, these 30 books made their list and even a couple of the authors made the BM Top 10 to be released soon. Enjoy!

  1. The Happy Marriage – Tahar Ben Jelloun (Purchase)
  2. Gabriel Okara – Collected Poems (African Poetry Book) (Purchase)
  3. Juliane Okot Bitek – 100 Days (Purchase)
  4. Jowhor Ile – And AFter Many Days  (Purchase)
  5. Chigozie Obioma – The Fishermen – Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (Purchase)
  6. Boubacar Boris Diop – Kaveena (Global African Voices)() (Purchase)
  7. Chris Abani – The Face:Cartography of the Void (Nigeria) (Purchase)
  8. A Igoni Barrett – Blackass (Purchase)
  9. Abdelilah Hamdouchi – Whitefly: A Novel (Purchase)
  10. Elnathan John – Born On A Tuesday (Purchase)
  11. Zakes Mda – Rachel’s Blue (Purchase)
  12. Helen Oyeyemi – Wht Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Purchase)
  13. Marie Ndiaye – Ladivine (Purchase)
  14. Roland Rugero – Baho! (Purchase)
  15. Imraan Coovadia – Tales of the Metric System (Modern African Writing) (Purchase)
  16. Kwame Dawes – New-Genertion African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Purchase
  17. Rachel Zadok, Nick Mulgrew & Dayo Ntwari – Water: New Short STory Fiction from Africa: An Anthology from Short Story Day Africa (Purchase)
  18. Fouad Laroui – The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers (Purchase)
  19. Masande Ntshanga – The Reactive (Purchase)
  20. Basma Abdel Aziz – The Queue (Purchase)
  21. Petina Gappah – The Book of Memory (Purchase)
  22. Yaa Gyasi – Homegoing (Purchase)
  23. Leila Aboulela – The Kindness of Enemies (Purchase)
  24. Imbolo Mbue – Behold The Dreamers (Purchase)
  25. Abdelilah Hamdouchi – The Final Bet: A Novel (Purchase)
  26. Sarah Ladipo Manyika – Like A Mule Bringing Ice-Cream To The Sun (Purchase)
  27. H.J. Golakai – The Lazarus Effect (Purchase)
  28. Leye Adenle- Easy Motion Tourist (Purchase)
  29. Yewnde Omotoso – The Woman Next Door (Purchase)
  30. Flora Nwapa – Efuru (Purchase)