Professor Ainehi Edoro’s Brittle Paper has produced an incredible resource for its readers–50 Notable African Books of 2021. We can’t wait to add all these recommendations to our winter break reading list!
Launched in 2018, the 50 Notable African Books of the Year list is a curated collection of the most impactful African books in a given year. This year, the list continues the tradition of offering something for everyone: speculative fiction, YA, poetry, queer writing, memoirs, political thrillers, as well as books from 20 African countries, including, for the first time, Mauritania and Central African Republic.
Featured books include All Shades of Iberibe by Kasimma, Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi, Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo, and When the Village Sleeps by Sindiwe Magona.
Read more about these works and check out the rest of the list here.