Kolas's List of 100 Plus Black Authors of the Twentieth Century (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)

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Mongo Beti                 King Lazarus 
Mbella S. Dipoko           A Few Nights and Davs 
Ferdinand Oyono            Houseboy 
Lenrie Peters              Selected Poetry 
Kojo Laing                 Godhorse (Poetry) 
Bediako Asare              Rebel 
Asare Konadu               A Woman in her Prime 
Ayi Kwei Armah             Why are we so Blest 
                           The Healers 
                           The Beautyful Ones are not Yet Born 
Martin Owusu               The Sudden Remrn & Other Plays 
A.W. Kayper-Mensah         The Drummer in Our Times 
Ama Ata Aidoo              Dilemma of a Ghost 
Ngugi Wa Thiong'O          Matigari 
                           The River Between 
                           Weep Not, Child 
                           A Grain of Wheat 
                           Secret Lives 
Naina wa Kinyatti          Thunder from the Mountains 
Jack Mpanje                The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu 
Chinua Achebe              Things Fall Apart 
                           No Longer at Ease 
                           Arrow of God 
                           A Man of the People 
                           Anthills of the Savannah 
                           Girls at War 
Buchi Emecheta             The Family 
                           The Joys of Motherhood 
                           The Bride Price 
                           Second Class Citizen 
                           Double Yoke 
                           The Rape of Shavi 
                           The Slave Girl 
Flora Nwapa                Never Again 
                           One is Enough 
                           Women are Different 
                           Wives and other stories 
                           This is Lagos & other stories 
T.M. Aluko                 His worshipful Majesty 
                           One Man, One Wife 
Kole Omotoso               The Combat 
Festus iyayi               Violence 
Ifeoma Okoye               Men Without Ears 
Cyprian Ekwensi            People of the City 
                           Burning Grass 
                           Jagua Nana 
Wole Soyinka               The Interpreters 
                           The Trials of Brother Jero (Dj 
                           Jero's Metamorphosis(Drama) 
                           Camwood on the Leaves 
                           Death and the King's Horseman 
Onuora Nzekwu              Blade Among the Boys 
                           Wand of Noble Wood 
John Munonye               The Only Son 
                           Oil Man of Obanje 
T. O. Echewa               The Land's Lord 
Miriam Ba                  Scarlet Song 
Sembene Ousman             Xala 
                           Black Docker 
                           The Last of the Empire 
                           Tribal Scars and other stories 
                           God's Bits of Wood 
Sierre Leone 
Syl Cheney-Coker           Concerto for an Exile 
                           The Blood in the Desert's Eye 
                           The Graveyard also has Teeth 
                           The Last Harmattan of Alusine 
Lemuel Johnson             Carnival of the Old Coast 
                           Hand on the Navel 
                           High Life for Caliban 
Nuruddin Farah             Maps 
                           Sweet and Sour Milk 
South Africa 
Peter Abraham              Mine Boy 
                           Tell Freedom 
Dennis Brutus              A Stubborn Hope 
                           A Simple Lust 
Bessie Head                Maru 
                           A Question of Power 
                           When Rain Clouds Gather 
Alex La Guma               A Walk in the Night 
                           In the Fog of the Season's End 
                           Time of the Butcherbird 
Njabulo Ndebele            Fools and other Stories 
Molefe Pheto               And Night Fell (Memoir) 
Mongane Serote             To Every Birth its Blood 
Siplo Sepamla              A Ride on Whirlwind 
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