Postcolonial African Literature Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart (novel) 1958
A Man of the People (novel) 1966
The Trouble with Nigeria (essays) 1983
Anthills of the Savannah (novel) 1987

Ayi Kwei Armah
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (novel) 1968
Fragments (novel) 1970
Why Are We So Blest? (novel) 1972
Two Thousand Seasons (novel) 1973
The Healers (novel) 1978

Amilcar Cabral
Return to the Source: Selected Speeches of Amil Cabral (speeches) 1973

J.M. Coetzee
Foe (novel) 1987

William Conton
The African (novel) 1960

Frantz Fanon
L'An V de la revolution algerienne [A Dying Colonialism] (essays) 1959
Les Damnes de la terre [The Wretched of the Earth] (essays) 1961
Pour la revolution africaine: Ecrits politiques [Toward the African Revolution: Political Essays] (essays) 1964

Amadou Hampaté Bâ
L'étrange destin de Wangrin (novel) 1973
Amkoullel (novel) 1991

Bessie Head
When Rain Clouds Gather (novel) 1969
The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales (short stories) 1977

Penina Muhando Mlama
Culture and Development: The Popular Theatre Approach in Africa (essays) 1991

Kole Omotoso
The Combat (novel) 1972

Yambo Ouologuem
Le Devoir de violence [Bound to Violence] (novel) 1968

Sembene Ousmane
Les Bouts de bois de Dieu [God's Bits of Wood] (novel) 1960
Xala (novel) 1973

Okot p'Bitek
Lak tar miyo kinyero wi lobo? [White Teeth] (novel) 1953
Song of Lawino: A Lament (poetry) 1966

Leïla Sebbar
Le Chinois vert d'Afrique (novel) 1984
Les Carnets de Shérazade (novel) 1985

Wole Soyinka
The Interpreters (novel) 1965
Myth, Literature and the African World (essays) 1976

Amos Tutuola
The Brave African Huntress (novel) 1958

Ngugi wa Thiong'o
A Grain of Wheat (novel) 1967
Petals of Blood (novel) 1977
Caitani Mutharaba-ini [Devil on the Cross] (novel) 1980
Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary (memoir) 1981
Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (essays) 1986