By Author

This list just consists of the books I’ve reviewed on this platform since 2014. I’ve read several other novels, including non-African/Caribbean/Black fiction in the past and those reviews & ratings are on my Goodreads account.


Aboulela, Leila – Minaret 

Achebe, Chinua – Girls at War and Other Stories 

Achebe, Chinua – The Trouble with Nigeria 

Achebe, Chinua – Things Fall Apart

Adichie, Chimamanda N. – Olikoye

Adichie, Chimamanda N. – The Thing Around Your Neck

Adichie, Chimamanda N. – We Should All Be Feminists

Aidoo, Ama Ata (editor) – African Love Stories: An Anthology 

Akita, Marcelle Mateki – Lizard & Other Stories

Angelou, Maya – All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes

Angelou, Maya – Letter to My Daughter

Angelou, Maya – Mom & Me & Mom

Ankara Press

Attah, Ayesha H. – Harmattan Rain

Attah, Ayesha H. – Saturday’s Shadows

Awachie, Ifeanyi – Summer in Igboland


Bulawayo, NoViolet – We Need New Names


Chigumadzi, Panashe – Sweet Medicine

Chinodya, Shimmer – Can We Talk and Other Stories

Clarke, Austin – Pig Tails ‘n Breadfruit: A Culinary Memoir

Coetzee, J.M. – Disgrace

Cole, Teju – Every Day is For the Thief

Cooper, J. California – Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories


Daley-Ward, Yrsa – bone

Danticat, Edwidge – Krik? Krak!

Darko, Amma – Beyond the Horizon

Darko, Amma – The Housemaid 


Elhillo, Safia – The January Children

Emecheta, Buchi – The Bride Price


Gyasi, Yaa – Homegoing


Hollist, Pede – So The Path Does Not Die


Jackson, Naomi – The Star Side of Bird Hill


Kincaid, Jamaica – Lucy


Mathis, Ayana – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Molosi, Donald – We Are All Blue

Morrison, Toni – Sula


Nwapa, Flora – Women Are Different


Obioma, Chigozie – The Fishermen

Okparanta, Chinelo – Happiness, Like Water

Onuzo, Chibundu – The Spider King’s Daughter

Osman, Diriye – Fairytales For Lost Children

Osondu, E.C. – Voice of America: Stories


Rae, Issa – The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Rhimes, Shonda – Year of Yes


Shire, Warsan – Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth

Souljah, Sister – A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story 


Tadjo, Véronique – As the Crow Flies

wa Thiong’o, Ngūgī – Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir

wa Thiong’o, Ngūgī – Matigari

Tutuola, Amos – The Palm-Wine Drinkard 


Vera, Yvonne (editor) – Opening Spaces: Contemporary African Women’s Writing


Waheed, Nayyirah – nejma

Waheed, Nayyirah – salt.

Wainaina, Binyavanga – One Day I Will Write About This Place

Walker, Alice – The Color Purple

Walker, Alice – You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down