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2016 in Books: an African Literary Calendar

By Bookshy @bookshybooks
2016 has been another awesome year for African literature, and I wanted to look back at some of the books that were published. From debut novels, such as Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and Jowhor Ile's And After Many Days, to debut poetry collections, such as Katlego K Kol-Kes' ' ... on about the same old things' and nonfiction including Safe House and Teju Cole's Known and Strange Things While thinking about this post, I wondered what it would be like to map out the books based on their publication dates and really see what the African literary year looked like - and so I did. I should add that I haven't only focused on UK publication dates - and have instead looked at various books published in the UK, US, South Africa, and to a lesser extent Nigeria. Of course, these aren't all the African books that were published in 2016, but it's pretty amazing to see over 70 books by African writers that were published this year. 2016 in books: an African literary calendar 2016 in books: an African literary calendar 2016 in books: an African literary calendar 2016 in books: an African literary calendar
2016 in books: an African literary calendar 2016 in books: an African literary calendar 2016 in books: an African literary calendar 2016 in books: an African literary calendar

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