Best African Literature – Top 10 Must Read Books

10Meshack Asare, Sosu’s Call (1999)

African Literature – If you are a lover of literature you will enjoy reading these African books. You will not only enjoy them but also find them enlightening. Books written by Africans about African issues and for the most part set in Africa.

Published in 1999, Sosu’s Call is one of the best African books. The 1999 UNESCO prize and IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities award are two awards that add to the credibility of the previous statement.

Meshack Asare uses Sosu, a disabled boy, to save the villagers from a flood. The themes of heroism and determination can be heard loudly through the actions of Soso, a boy who cannot walk.

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Toni-Ann is currently a university student who dabbles in Economics during the day and unleashes her creative writing skills during the night. Her dream is to see the seven wonders of the world. But due to the unavailability of several resources, she travels through the pages of the books she consumes on a daily basis.