So below I've started my list. I will update it as I progress--if you have any suggestions please let me know. If a novel is listed, then I've read it. I know there is plenty of great non-fiction (much of it listed on my comprehensive Africa reading list) too but for now I will stick with the good stuff.
West with the Night by Beryl Markham : My review is here and more information about the incomparable writer is here.
The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski. This book is on my GOFO Africa Reading List. I put a couple of choice quotes from the book's foreword here.
Central African Republic
The Kafir of Khartala: My review is here.
Congo, Republic of the
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul. My review is here.
The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz. Magnificent story about colonial Egypt and family.
In Praise of Savagery: My review is here.
Ghana Must Go: My review is here.
The Zanzibar Chest by Aiden Hartley. One of my favorite books ever. Not technically fiction but it sure reads like it. My review is here.
One Day I Will Write About This Place: My review is here.
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alex Fuller. I never wrote a review on this one.
Confines of the Shadow: My review is here.
The Jive Talker or How to Get a British Passport: My review is here.
Arrow of God by Achebe (I've read all of his novels but this one was my favorite) : My review is here.
I Do Not Come to You By Chance: My review is here.
The Fishermen: My review is here.
Americanah: My review is here.
Every Day is For the Thief: My short review is here. My kindle highlights are here.
Everything is Yours, Everything is Not Yours: My review is here.
Sao Tome and Principe
Warrior Among Somalis:
My Traitor's Heart:
Bring Me My Machine Gun
What is the What?
All our Names
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller.
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness:
We Need New Names: My review is here.
They Are Coming: My review is here.