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Hommage  la Reine Nnakw by Florence Beal Nenakwe

 

The Rules of the Nominations.

To qualify for nomination, a book had to be written by a writer who was ''either born in Africa or who became a citizen of an African country'

 

 

   
     
Florence Beal Nenakwe

 
 
Author Country Book Publisher
Children's Books
Asare, Meshack

Ghana

Sosu's Call

Sub-Saharan Publishers
Al-Homi, Hayam Abbas Egypt Adventures of a Breath Atfalna
Mungoshi, Charles Zimbabwe Stories from a Shona
Childhood
Baobab Books
Tadjo Veronique Côte d'Ivoire Mamy Wata et le Monstre Nouvelles éditions Ivorienne
Creative Fiction
Abnudi, `Abd al-Rahman Egypt

Al-Mawt `ala Al-Asfalt

Atlas
Achebe, Chinua Nigeria Arrow of God Heinemann
Achebe, Chinua Nigeria Things Fall Apart Heinemann
Aidoo, Ama Ata Ghana Anowa Longman
Almeida, Germano Cape Verde

O testamento do Sr.
Napumoceno da Silva Araújo

Ed. Caminho
Armah, Ayi Kwei Ghana The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born Heinemann
Bâ, Amadou Hampâté Mali L'étrange Destin de Wangrin Union générale d'éditions
Bâ, Mariama Senegal Une si Longue Lettre Nouvelles éditions Africaines
Ben Jelloun, Tahar Morocco La Nuit Sacree Seuil
Beti, Mongo Cameroon Le Pauvre Christ de Bomba Présence Africaine

Brink, André
South Africa A Dry White Season Penguin
Bugul, Ken  Senegal Riwan, Ou Le Chemin de Sable Présence Africaine
Cheney-Choker, Syl Sierra Leone The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar Heinemann
Chraibi, Driss Morocco Le Passé Simple Gallimard
Coetzee, J.M. South Africa Life an dTimes of Michael K Secker & Warburg
Couto, Mia Mozambique Terra Sonâmbula Ed. Caminho
Craveirinha, Jose Mozambique Karingana ua Karingana Academica
Dadié, Bernard Côte d'Ivoire Climbié Editions Segiers
Dangarembga, Tsitsi Zimbabwe Nervouse Conditions Women's Press
Dib, Mohammed Algeria La Grande Maison, L'incendie, Le Métier à Tisser Le Seuil
Diop, Boubacar Boris Senegal Murambi ou le Livre des Ossements Stock
Djebar, Assia Algeria L'Amour, La fantasia J.C. Lattes
Emecheta, Buchi Nigeria The Joys of Motherhood Alison and Busby
Fagunwa, Daniel O. Nigeria Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmale Nelson
Farah, Nuruddin Somalia Maps Pan Books
Fugard, Athol South Africa The Blood Knot Simondium Publishers
Ghitani, Jamal al- Egypt Zayni Barakat GEBO
Gordimer, Nadine South Africa Burgher's Daughter Jonathan Cape
Head, Bessie South Africa A Question of Power Heinemann
Honwana, Bernardo Mozambique Nos Matamos o Cão Tinhoso Academica
Hove, Chenjerai Zimbabwe Bones Baobab Books
Isegawa, Moses Uganda Abessijnse Kronieken Uigeverij De
Bezige Bij
Jordan, Archibald Campbell South Africa Ingqumbo Yeminyanya Lovedale Press
Joubert, Elsa South Africa Die Swerdjare van Poppie Nongena Tafelberg
Kane, Cheikh Hamidou Senegal L'aventure ambiguë Editions Juillard
Khosa, Ungulani Ba Ka
Mozambique
Ualalapi AEMO
Kourouma, Ahmadou Côte d'Ivoire Les Soleils des Indépendances Le Seuil
Laye, Camara Guinea L'Enfant Noir Plon
Magona, Sindiwe South Africa Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night David Philip Publishers
Mahfouz, Naguib Egypt The Cairo Trilogy Maktabet Misr
Marechera, Dambudzo Zimbabwe House of Hunger Heinemann
Mofolo, Thomas Lesotho Chaka Morija Sesuto Book Depot
Monenembo, Tierno Guinea Un attieké pour Elgass Le Seul
Mutwa, Vusamazulu Credo South Africa Indaba, My Children Blue Crane Books
Ngugi wa Thiong'o Kenya Caitaani Mutharaba-ini Heinemann
Ngugi wa Thiong'o Kenya A Grain of Wheat Heinemann
Niane, Djibril Tamsir Senegal Soundjata ou L'épopée Mandingue Présence africaine
Nyembezi, Sibusiso South Africa Inkinnsela yaseMgungundlovu Shuter and Shooter
Okigbo, Christopher Nigeria Labyrinths Heinemann
Okri, Ben Nigeria The Famished Road Spectrum Book
Oyono, Ferdinand Cameroon Le Vieux Nègre et la Médaille Editions Juillard
P'Bitek, Okot Uganda Song of Lawino Heinemann
Pepetela Angola A Geração da Utopia Dom Quixote
Saadawi, Nawal El Egypt Woman at Point Zero Zed Books
Salih El Tayyib Sudan Season of Migration to the North Heinemann
Sassine, Williams Guinea Le Jeune Homme de Sable Présence Africaine
Sembene, Ousmane Senegal Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu Le Livre Contemporain
Senghor, Léopold Sédar Senegal Ouevre Poétique Le Seuil
Serote, Mongane South Africa Third World Express David Philip Publishers
Shabaan,
Robert Bin
Tanzania Utenzi wa Vita Vya Uhuru East African Literature Bureau

Sony Labou Tansi
Dem. Rep. of Congo La Vie et Demie Seuil

Sow Fall, Aminata
Senegal La Grève des Battus Nouvelles éditions Africaines
Soyinka, Wole Nigeria Death and the King's Horsemen Spectrum

Tchicaya U Tam'si
Congo Le Mauvais Sang - Feu de Brousse - à Trisse-Coeur P.J. Swald
Tutuola, Amos Nigeria The Palm-wine Drinkard Faber
Vera, Yvonne Zimbabwe Butterfly Burning Baobab Books
Vieira, José Luandino Angola Nós os do Makulusu [União dos Escritores Angolanos]
Vilakazi, B.W. South Africa Amal'eZulu Witwatersrand University Press
Yacine, Kateb Algeria Nedjma Le Seuil
Scholarship / Non-Fiction
Amin, Samir Egypt Accumulation on a World Scale Monthly Review Press
Amadiume, Ifi Nigeria Male Daughters, Female Husbands Zed Books
Andrade,
Mario de
Angola Os Nacionalismos Africanos Sa da Costa
Appiah, Anthony Ghana In My Father's House Oxford University Press
Cabral, Amilcar Guinea-Bissau Unity and Struggle Monthly Review Press
Chimera, Rocha Kenya Kiswahili, Past, Present and Future Horizons Nairobi University Press
Diop, Cheikh Anta Senegal Antériorité des Civilisations Nègres Présence Africaine
Doorkenoo, Efua Ghana Cutting the Rose Minority Rights Group
Hayford, J.E. Casely Ghana Ethiopia Unbound Cass
Hountondji, Paulin Benin Sur la Philosophie Africaine François Maspero
Johnson, Samuel Nigeria The History of the Yorubas G. Routledge & Sons
Kenyatta, Jomo Kenya Facing Mount Kenya Secker & Warburg
Ki-Zerbo, Joseph Burkina Faso Histoire de L'Afrique Noire Hatier
Krog, Antjie South Africa Country of My Skull Jonathan Cape
Mama, Amina Nigeria Beyond the Mask, Race, Gender and Identity Routledge
Mamdani, Mahmood Uganda Citizen and Subject James Currey Publishers
Mandela, Nelson South Africa Long Walk to Freedom Little Brown
Marais, Eugene South Africa Die Siel van die Mier J.L. van Schaik
Memmi, Albert Tunisia Portrait du Colonisé Suivi de Portrait du Colonisateur L'Etincelle
Mondlane, Eduardo Mozambique The Struggle for Mozambique Penguin
Mphahlele, Ezekiel South Africa Down Second Avenue Faber & Faber
Mudimbe, V.Y. Dem. Rep. of Congo The Invention of Africa Indiana University Press
Nkrumah, Kwame Ghana Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah Nelson
Plaatje, Sol South Africa Native Life in South Africa P.S. King
Soyinka, Wole Nigeria Ake: The Years of Childhood Rex Collings
Van Onselen, Charles South Africa The Seed is Mine DavidPhilip Publishers
 
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The book must have published in 2000 or subsequently.

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