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Five African novels to read before you die

African authors have time and time again been passed over for the biggest book prizes. Here are a few who should have won. By Brendon Nicholls There is a surfeit of book prizes. Big ones, small ones, ones that award experimental fiction, others that concentrate on female authors, or young authors, or authors from Ireland or Latin America. African literature is blossoming, and its prize culture is flourishing alongside. The Caine Prize is well-established, and the last few years have seen the establishment of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for work…

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