Friday, April 03, 2009

Year of Publication: 1900 to 1999

This list excludes single stories. Single stories are uncollected short stories published in magazines, blogs, online newspapers, and other places. It is believed that such stories would be collected by author and later 'formally' published, hence their exclusion.

-1900 to 1909-

-1910 to 1919-

-1920 to 1929-
  1. The CastleFranz Kafka
  2. Death Comes for the Archbishop: Willa Cather
  3. A Farewell to ArmsErnest Hemingway
  4. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. Mrs. Dalloway: Virginia Woolf
  6. The Trial: Franz Kafka

-1930 to 1939-
  1. Absalom, Absalom!William Faulkner
  2. Auto da Fe: Elias Canetti
  3. Brave New World: Aldous Huxley
  4. Chaka: Thomas Mofolo
  5. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day: Winifred Watson
  6. Theatre: Somerset W. Maugham

-1940 to 1949-
  1. 1984: George Orwell
  2. The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger
  3. Cry, the Beloved Country: Alan Paton
  4. Mine Boy: Peter Abrahams
  5. The Secret Destiny of AmericaManly P. Hall

-1950 to 1959-
  1. Arrow of God: Chinua Achebe
  2. Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman: Dorothy Sterling
  3. The Foundation Trilogy: Isaac Asimov
  4. Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
  5. On the Road: Jack Kerouac 
  6. Palace Walk: Naguib Mahfouz
  7. The Palm-Wine DrinkardAmos Tutuola
  8. Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe

1960 - 1969
  1. A Grain of Wheat: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  2. A House for Mr. Biswas: V.S. Naipaul
  3. A Man of the PeopleChinua Achebe
  4. The Beautyful Ones are not Yet Born: Ayi Kwei Armah
  5. The Best of Simple: Langston Hughes
  6. Burning Grass: Cyprian Ekwensi
  7. Cat's Cradle: Kurt Vonnegut
  8. Fragments: Ayi Kwei Armah
  9. The GodfatherMario Puzo
  10. Houseboy: Ferdinand Oyono
  11. The Lion and the Jewel: Wole Soyinka
  12. Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism: Kwame Nkrumah
  13. No Easy Walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela
  14. No Longer At Ease: Chinua Achebe
  15. Our Husband Has Gone Mad AgainOla Rotimi
  16. The RepudiationRashid Boudjedra
  17. The River Between: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  18. Season of Migration to the NorthTayeb Salih
  19. To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
  20. Weep Not, Child: Ngugi wa Thiong'o

-1970 to 1979-
  1. A Bend in the RiverV.S. Naipaul
  2. A Question of Power: Bessie Head
  3. The Blinkards Kobina Sekyi
  4. The Bluest Eye: Toni Morrison
  5. Burger's Daughter: Nadine Gordimer
  6. The Conservationist: Nadine Gordimer
  7. Death and the King's Horseman: Wole Soyinka
  8. Duskland: J.M. Coetzee
  9. The Gods are not to Blame: Ola Rotimi
  10. The Healers: Ayi Kwei Armah
  11. I Write What I Like: Steve Biko
  12. In the Heart of the Country: J.M. Coetzee
  13. The Joys of Motherhood: Buchi Emecheta
  14. Madmen and Specialists: Wole Soyinka
  15. Maru: Bessie Head
  16. The Periodic Table: Primo Levi
  17. So Long a LetterMariama 
  18. Song of SolomonToni Morrison
  19. SulaToni Morrison
  20. Two Thousand Seasons: Ayi Kwei Armah

-1980 to 1989-
  1. Anthills of the Savannah: Chinua Achebe
  2. BelovedToni Morrison
  3. Birds of Our LandVirginia W. Dike
  4. Dew in the Morning: Shimmer Chinodya
  5. Distant view of a Minaret: Alifa Rifaat
  6. Every Man is a Race: Mia Couto
  7. Fela, This Bitch of a LifeCarlos Moore
  8. The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood
  9. Harvest of Thorns: Shimmer Chinodya
  10. If I'm So Successful, Why do I Feel like a Fake: the Impostor Phenomenon: Joan C. Harvey with Cynthia Katz
  11. Incidents at the Shrine: Ben Okri
  12. July's People: Nadine Gordimer
  13. Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and Tragedy: David Rooney
  14. Matigari: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  15. Midnight's Children: Salman Rushdie
  16. Oscar and Lucinda: Peter Carey
  17. Nervous Conditions: Tsitsi Dangarembga
  18. Search Sweet CountryKojo Laing
  19. The Trouble with Nigeria: Chinua Achebe
  20. Voices Made NightMia Couto

-1990 to 1999-
  1. A Month and a Day & Letters: Ken Saro-Wiwa
  2. A Woman Alone: Bessie Head
  3. Amsterdam: Ian McEwan
  4. Blindness: Jose Saramago
  5. Changes: Ama Ata Aidoo
  6. The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison: Jack Mapanje
  7. The Clothes of Nakedness: Benjamin Kwakye
  8. Contemporary African Short Stories: Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes (Editors)
  9. Dreams from my FatherBarack Obama
  10. The English Patient: Michael Ondaatje
  11. The Famished Road: Ben Okri
  12. The God of Small Things: Arundhati Roy
  13. Infinite RichesBen Okri
  14. The Last Evenings on Earth: Roberto Bolano
  15. Neighbours: The Story of a Murder: Lilia Momple
  16. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Alexander McCall Smith
  17. Opening Spaces: An Anthology Contemporary African Women's Writing: Yvonne Vera (Editor)
  18. PossessionA.S. Byatt
  19. Return of the Water Spirit: Pepetela
  20. Searching: Nawal El Saadawi
  21. Shadows: Chenjerai Hove
  22. Smouldering Charcoal: Tiyambe Zeleza
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