Arts + Culture

The Okayafrica 2016 Year-End Book List

We look back at the biggest, baddest books of 2016 by African and Diasporan writers.

We’ve been wanting to wish 2016 good riddance almost immediately upon its arrival and now it’s nearly time. But before we bring out the von Trapp children to bid it adieu, let us acknowledge something that didn’t disappoint us in 2016: books.

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A. Igoni Barrett's "Blackass" And The Afropolitan Debate

"Blackass" is a Nigerian novel about the Afropolitan fantasy and the painful reality of race.