I recently took to Twitter to ask for recommendations of Tanzanian fiction to read and received many suggestions. Here they are (and who recommended them!
- Parched Earth, by Elieshi Lema. Lema has a couple of other books available as e-books, like In the Belly of Dar es Salaam and The Man from Tanga. [@msisiri]
- Paradise, by Abdulrazak Gurnah [@bookshybooks]
- Desertion, by Abdulrazak Gurnah [@bookshybooks]
- The Last Gift, by Abdulrazak Gurnah [@bookshybooks]
- Uhuru Street, by M.G. Vassanji [@chiume]
- Stains on my Khanga, by Sandra Aikaruwa Mushi [@chiume]
- Silent Empowerment of the Compatriots, by Gabriel Ruhumbika [@drrwgrant]
A few people made recommendations that are from or set in Kenya or East Africa more broadly, below.
- Going Solo, by Roald Dahl [@ruthcarlitz]
- The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, by M.G. Vassanji [@ruthcarlitz]
- North of South: An African Journey, by Shiva Naipaul [@ruthcarlitz]
- Zanzibar Chest, by Aidan Hartley [@JacobusCilliers]