Read more! On lists, labels and limits for ‘African women’s writing’

I’ve read a handful, have some on my kindle, wondering why Ghana Must Go didn’t make the list, looking forward to reading more.

Inspired by Dele Meiji Fatunla and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed‘s list of 50 women writers they believe ‘everyone’ should read, I’m hoping to complete their list of recommendations in 2015. It includes exciting developments in publishing over recent years, as well as many of’the classics’ of Heinemann’s African Writers’ backlist. I’d describe myself as a keen reader, borrower and purchaser of fiction. I also coordinated a book group for a while when I was in Edinburgh that just read fiction from Africa.  Despite this, I’d read just six books from this list. How many have you read?

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