New Adult Reads


New Adults’ refers to titles marketed to adults that are also appealing to older teens


Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Americanah : a Novel. : Knopf, 2013.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Half of a Yellow Sun. New York: Anchor , 2003.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Purple Hibiscus. Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 2003.

Abouet, Margaret and Oubrerie, Clement (illus.). Aya . Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly / Farrar, Straus, & Giroux , 2007

Ba, Mariama; So Long a Letter. Heinemann, 1981.

Badoe, Adwoa. Between Sisters. Toronto: Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, 2010.

Banda-Aaku, Ellen. Patchwork. Johannesburg: Penguin Books, 2011.

Cooper, Helene. The House at Sugar Beach : In Search of a Lost African Childhood . New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Dangarembga, Tsitsi. Nervous Conditions. Seattle: Seal Press, 1988.

Emecheta, Buchi. The Slave Girl. George Braziller, 1980.

Fugard, Athol. Master Harold … and the Boys. Knopf, 1982.

Githiora, Wambui. Wanjira.  Pennington Press, 2007.

Gyasi, Yaa. Homegoing. Knopf, 2016.

Herbstein, Manu. Brave Music of a Distant Drum. : Red Deer Press, 2011.

Huchu, Tendai; The Hairdresser of Harare. Harare, Zimbabwe: Weaver Press, 2010.

Ile, Jowhor.  And After Many Days. New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2016.

Kamkwamba, William and Mealer, Bryan.  The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope. New York, NY: William Morrow, 2009.

Magona, Sindiwe. Mother to Mother. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998.

Mahama, John Dramani.  My First Coup d’Etat and Other True Stories from The Lost Decades of Africa . : Bloomsbury, 2012.

Malepe, Lesego. Matters of Life and Death. Columbus, MS: Black Coral / Genesis Press, 2005.

Maraire, Nozipo. Zenzele : A Letter for my Daughter. New York: Crown, 1996.

Mbue, Imbolo. Behold the Dreamers.  Random House, 2017.

Ndibe,Okey; Foreign Gods, Inc. Soho, 2014

Niane, D.T. Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. Dearborn Trade, 1960.

Obioma, Chigozie. The Fishermen. London: One, 2016.

Oyeyemi, Helen. Icarus Girl: A Novel. New York: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2005.

Selasi, Taiye. Ghana Must Go. New York: Penguin, 2013.