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Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (Nigeria)
Wole Soyinka, Death and the King's Horseman (Nigeria)
Buchi Emecheta, The Joys of Motherhood (Ghana)
Bessie Head, Maru (Botswana)
Camara Laye,The Radiance of Kings (Cameroon)
Wole Soyinka, The Lion and the Jewel (Nigeria)
Nuruddin Farah, Maps (Somalia)
Tsitsi Dangaremba, Nervous Conditions (Zimbabwe)
Zakes Mda, The Heart of Redness (South Africa)


Middle East and North Africa

Djebar Assia, L'amour, L Fantasie (Algeria)
Emile Habiby, The Secret Life of Saeed (Palestine)
Naguib Mahfouz, Children of the Alley (Egypt)
Iraj Pezeshkzad, My Uncle Napoleon (Iran)
Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North (Sudan)



Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things (India)
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (India/ Britain)
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, The Buru Quartet (Indonesia)
Michael Ondaatje, Running in the Family (Sri Lanka)
Babsi Sidwa, Cracking India (India)
Mahasweti Devi, Maps (India)
Ma Jian, The Noodlemaker (China)
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses (India/Britain)


The Americas

Jamaica Kincaid, The Autobiography of My Mother (Antigua/U.S.)
Selected Poetry by Seamus Heaney & Derek Walcott (Ireland/ St. Lucia)
Derek Walcott, Dream on Donkey Mountain (St. Lucia)
Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place (Antigua/ U.S.)



John Kucich, Fictions of Empire
Patrick Williams & Laura Chisman, eds., Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: A Reader
Dennis Walder, Post-Colonial Literatures in English: History, Language, Theory


Some other links of great interest to any student of Global Literature or to Post-Colonial Studies are:

African literature websites:

Latin American Literature:

World Literature in Translation:

Comparative Literature:

World Literature and Comparative Literature Organizations: