• The Best African Novels - The Famished Road by Ben Okri
  • The Best African Novels - The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
  • The Best African Novels - Burma Boy by Biyi Bandele
  • The Best African Novels - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Best African Novels - Opening Spaces: An Anthology of Contemporary African Women's Writing by Yvonne Vera (editor)

The Best African Novels, recommended by Blessing Musariri

“We are connected to the spirit and it’s an active connection. It’s not somewhere that’s only in the afterlife, it’s here in the present as well. That, I think, is endemic across all African cultures and traditions,” says Zimbabwean novelist and poet Blessing Musariri. Here she recommends some of the best African novels, books that had a big personal impact and have stayed with her.

  • The Best Colombian Novels - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Best Colombian Novels - Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Best Colombian Novels - Una holandesa en América by Soledad Acosta de Samper
  • The Best Colombian Novels - The Vortex by José Eustasio Rivera
  • The Best Colombian Novels - December Breeze by Marvel Moreno

The Best Colombian Novels, recommended by Pilar Quintana

Colombian novels shot to international prominence after the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which told the story of his small, Colombian hometown by mixing in fantastical elements. The novel spoke to readers around the globe and García Márquez would go on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here, contemporary Colombian novelist Pilar Quintana introduces us to the works of this ‘genius’ as well as some of the other great novels of Colombian literature.

  • The Best Vietnamese Novels - The Lover by Marguerite Duras
  • The Best Vietnamese Novels - The Zenith: A Novel by Duong Thu Huong
  • The Best Vietnamese Novels - The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
  • The Best Vietnamese Novels - The Crystal Messenger by Pham Thi Hoai
  • The Best Vietnamese Novels - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Best Vietnamese Novels, recommended by Sherry Buchanan

Vietnam has had a tumultuous history and its literature is one powerful way of trying to understand it better. Journalist, author and publisher Sherry Buchanan—who has spent two decades introducing Vietnam’s culture to English-speaking audiences—talks us through the best Vietnamese novels available in English, spanning the years from French colonialism to the 2016 Pulitzer Prize.