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

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KOLA'S LIST OF 100 PLUS BLACK AUTHORS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (FICTION,
PEOTRY & DRAMA)

Africa

Cameroon

  * Mongo Beti             King Lazarus
  * Mbella S. Dipoko       A Few Nights and Days
  * Ferdinand Oyono        Houseboy

Gambia

  * Lenrie Peters          Selected Poetry

Ghana

  * 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 Return & Other Plays
  * A.W.Kayper-Mensah      The Drummer in Our Times
  * Ama Ata Aidoo          Dilemma of a Ghost

Kenya

  * Ngugi Wa Thiong'O      Matigari
                           The River Between
                           Weep Not, Child
                           A Grain of Wheat
                           Secret Lives
  * Naina wa Kinyatti      Thunder from the Mountains

Malawi

  * Jack Mpanje            The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu
                                 Prison(Poetry)

Nigeria

  * Chinua Achebe          Things Fall Apart
                           No Longer at Ease
                           Arrow of God
                           A Man of the People
                           Anthilis 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
                           Kehinde
  * Flora Nwapa
                           Never Again
                           One is Enough
                           Women are Different
                           Efuru
                           Idu
                           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
                           AkE
                           The Trials of Brother Jero (D)
                           Jero's Metamorphosis(Drama)
                           Camwood on the Leaves
                           Death and the King's Horseman
  * Onuora Nzekwu          Blade Amon the Boys
                           Wand of Noble Wood
  * John Munonye           The Only Son
                           Oil Man of Obanje
  * T. O. Echewa           The Land's Lord

Senegal

  * 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
                           Dunbar

  * Lemuel Johnson         Carnival of the Old Coast
                           Hand on the Navel
                           High Life for Caliban

Somalia

  * Nuruddin Farah         Maps
                           Sweet and Sour Milk

South Africa

  * Peter Abrahams         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

Tanzania

  * Moyez G. …