Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2010 Reviews

For other years and categories, see Review

This list includes books and single stories read in 2010. Previously, this list was organised according to reviews so that a book read in the previous year and reviewed in the current year will be found here. However, this system has been reviewed to reflect only 2010 reads and nothing more and further categorised into months. Note that Single Stories are indicated by SS in brackets. A Single Story is a short story that was not read as part of an anthology or was not part of an anthology at the time of read. These SS are shortlisted short-stories like those for the Caine Prize or are from magazines and other websites.

JANUARY:
  1. Praying Mantis by Andre Brink
MAY:
  1. African Roar by Ivor W. Hartmann and Emmanuel Sigauke (Editors)
  2. The Wasp and the Fig Tree by Brian Chikwava (SS)
JUNE:
  1. Through the Gates of Thought by Nana Awere Damoah
  2. Bloodlines by Veronica Henry (Editor)
JULY:
  1. The Healers by Ayi Kwei Armah
  2. Possession by A. S. Byatt
AUGUST:
  1. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  2. You Must Set Forth at Dawn by Wole Soyinka
  3. Powder Necklace by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
  4. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
SEPTEMBER:
  1. Before I Forget by Andre Brink
  2. A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
  3. The Beautyful Ones are not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
OCTOBER:
  1. The Castle by Franz Kafka
  2. Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again by Ola Rotimi
  3. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  4. The Blinkards: A Comedy and the Anglo-Fanti Short Story by Kobina Sekyi
  5. Matigari by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
NOVEMBER:
  1. Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo
  2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  3. The End of Skill by Mamle Kabu (SS)
  4. The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
  5. AmaZulu by Walton Golightly
DECEMBER:
  1. The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu
  2. Heart to Mend by Myne Whitman
  3. Sand Daughter by Sarah Bryant
  4. A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe
  5. Contemporary African Short Stories by Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes (Editors)
  6. Voices made Night by Mia Couto
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