For over a century, International Women’s Day has been observed on March 8 — and this year, the New York’s Public Library has compiled 365 books by women authors from across the globe to keep the celebration going all year long.
This list includes a vast range of women authors but we are especially excited about these African women writers who got a mention and its hopeful that you draw strength and inspiration from these 365 books in 2017.

1. Leila Aboulela, The Kindness of Enemies

2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

3 . Ama Atta Aidoo, An Angry Letter in January and Other Poems

4. Basma Abdel Aziz, The Line

5. Mariama Bâ, Scarlet Song

6. Lauren Buekes, The Shining Girls

7. NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names

8. Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions

9. Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero

10. Mona Eltahawy, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

11. Buchi Emecheta, The Joys of Motherhood

12. Petina Gappah, The Book of Memory

13. Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing

14. Bessie Head, The Collector of Treasures

15. Laila Lalami, Secret Son

16. Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers

17. Nadifa Mohamed, Black Mamba Boy

18. Scholastique Mukasonga, Cockroaches

19. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, I Do Not Come to You by Chance

20. Nnedi Okorafor, Binti

21. Chinelo Okparanta, Happiness, Like Water

22. Yewande Omotoso, The Woman Next Door

23. Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

24. Noo Saro-Wiwa, Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria

25. Chika Unigwe, On Black Sisters Street

(List compiled by Gwen Glazer, Sara Beth Joren, Lynn Lobash, Tracy O’Neill, and Nicholas Parker. )

See the full list of 365 authors here.