Suggest a Book – Reader Generated List

By Wasafiri Editor on December 19, 2017 in Articles

We asked Wasafiri readers to suggest books to add to the English Literature curriculum. Here are the 40 suggestions we received in the order that they were submitted:

Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories (anthology)

The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Blindness by Jose Saramago

Minty Alley by CLR James

Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee

Our Sister Killjoy by Ama Ata Aidoo

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

The Friends by Rosa Guy

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakurni

The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah

Rumi’s Poetry

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

Roads of Hunger by Blake Jerome Everitt

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo

We That Are Young by Preti Taneja

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie

Fractals: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1980-2015 by Sudeep Sen

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid

Ice Candy Man by Bhapsi Sidwa

Brother Man by Roger Mais

Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English by Ken Saro-Wiwa

Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson

Under the Skin by Michael Faber

Volcano Suite by Shake Keane

The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

Citizen: an American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Reef by Romesh Gunesekera

The Impact of Science on Society by Bertrand Russell

Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac

One Thousand Days In A Refrigerator by Manoj Kumar Panda

The Wedding of Zein by Tayeb Salih

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

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