African literature has as much diversity as one would expect from a body of literature which includes authors from fifty-four countries and hundreds of ethnic groups and languages. Prominent in this body of works are themes of colonialism and post- colonialism inter-ethnic conflict, war, and development. This index is only for African works. For works of the African Diaspora, see CaribbeanLiterature or LiteraryWorksByAfricanAmericanAuthors.

* ''Literature/AGrainOfWheat'' by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
* ''Literature/TheBridePrice'' by Buchi Emecheta
* ''Literature/CryTheBelovedCountry''
* ''Literature/{{Disgrace}}'' by J.M. Coetzee
* ''Literature/DevilProposesManDisposes''
* ''Literature/EpicOfDinga''
* ''Literature/EpicOfSundiata''
* ''Literature/TheNo1LadiesDetectiveAgency''
* ''Literature/NoLongerAtEase'' by Chinua Achebe
* ''Literature/PurpleHibiscus'' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
* ''Literature/TheCairoTriology'' by Naguib Mahfouz
* ''Literature/ThePalmWineDrinkard'' by Amos Tutuola
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne''
* ''Literature/TheSandChild'' by Ben Jelloun
* ''[[Literature/SayYoureOneOfThem Say You're One of Them]]'' by Uwem Akpan
* ''Literature/TheSlaveGirl'' by Buchi Emecheta
* ''Literature/TheRiverBetween''
* ''Literature/ThingsFallApart''
* ''Literature/{{Xala}}'' by Ousmane Sembene
* ''Literature/ZooCity'' by Lauren Beukes

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