I was recently invited by Nana Fredua Agyeman of the blog Image Nations to participate in his Reader’s Top ten series.
Basically, I had to choose my ten favorite books. As you can imagine, it was not a small matter.
Choosing my Top ten books on African Literature, out of the hundreds I have read so far, turned out to be much more difficult than I had anticipated. Since I love numbers my first thought was that I should do this by scientific methods. But then, I decided on a much more easy way. I stayed in front of my bookshelf (yes I purchase almost all my books ) and list the first ten books that came to my mind. The thinking behind this is quite simple, if I remember a book quickly enough it means it must have been very good. Simple, right?
That is how I came up with my top ten books on African Literature, which is a mix of new and old, French and English. I love biographies very much, but I have decided not to include them this time to keep things simpler.