Introduction / by Robert Spillman West Africa. Nonfiction. Chinua Achebe (Nigeria): The African writer and the English language Fiction. Helon Habila (Nigeria): Lomba Mohammed Neseehu Ali (Ghana): The manhood test Chris Abani (Nigeria): from Becoming Abigail E.C. Osondu (Nigeria): Voice of America Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria): from Half of a yellow sun Francophone Africa. Nonfiction. Patrice Nganang (Cameroon): The Senghor complex Fiction. Alain Mabanckou (Congo): from Broken window Fatou Diome (Senegal): from The belly of the Atlantic Boubacar Boris Diop (Senegal): from Murambi, the book of bones North Africa. Nonfiction. Laila Lalami (Morocco): The politics of reading Fiction. Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt): from Woman at point zero Mohamed Magani (Algiers): from The butcher's aesthetics Aziz Chouaki (Algiers): from The star of Algiers Leila Aboulela (Sudan): "Souvenirs" East Africa: Nonfiction. Binyavanga Wainaina (Kenya): from Discovering home Fiction. Nngūgī wa thiong'o (Kenya): from Wizard of the crow Doreen Baingana (Uganda): "Christianity killed the cat" Nuruddin Farah (Somalia): from Knots Abdourahman A. Waberi (Djibouti): from The united states of Africa Former Portuguese Colonies. Nonfiction. Mia Couto (Mozambique): "Languages we don't know we know" Fiction. Ondjaki (Angola): "Dragonfly" José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola): from The book of chameleons Southern Africa. Nonfiction. J.M. Coetzee (South Africa): "The memoirs of Breyten Breytenbach" Fiction. Yvonne Vera (Zimbabwe): "Dead swimmers" Niq Mhlongo (South Africa): from Dog eat dog Nadine Gordimer (South Africa): "A beneficiary" Marlene van Niekerk (South Africa): from Agaat Zakes Mda (South Africa): from Ways of dying Ivan Vladislavić (South Africa): "The whites only bench".