The ComWin Project-Africa is a short form name I have carved which means Commonwealth Writers Prize Winners Project for African Region.
Read all past and future winners of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for African Region. The complete list of past winners is presented below. Future winners would be added as and when they are made known. No target schedule for reading set yet. (May be set later).
Note that this project combines both Best First Book and Best Books.
Example: (2009) – Best First Book
(2009) – Best Book
THE COMPLETE LIST
Italicised means book read.
Italicised & Linked means book read and reviewed.
2011 – Happiness is a four-letter word by Cynthia Jele (South Africa)
2011 – The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone)
2010 – I Do Not Come to You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (Nigeria)
2010 – The Double Crown by Marié Heese (South Africa)
2009 – Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan (Nigeria)
2009 – The Lost Colours of the Chameleon by Mandla Langa (South Africa)
2008 – Imagine This by Sade Adeniran (Nigeria)
2008 – The Hangman’s Game by Karen King-Aribisala (Nigeria)
2007 – All We Have Left Unsaid by Maxine Case (South Africa)
2007 – The Native Commissioner by Shaun Johnson (South Africa)
2006 – Tropical Fish: Stories Out of Entebbe by Doreen Baingana (Uganda)
2006 – The Sun by Night by Benjamin Kwakye (Ghana)
2005 – Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
2005 – Boy by Lindsey Collen (South Africa)
2004 – Gardening at Night by Diane Awerbuck (South Africa)
2004 – The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut (South Africa)
2003 – Waiting for an Angel by Helon Habila (Nigeria)
2003 – The Other Side of Silence by Andre Brink (South Africa)
2002 – Ama by Manu Herbstein (South Africa)
2002 – The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)
2001 – Thirteen Cents by K Sello Duiker (South Africa)
2001 – The Heart of Redness by Zakes Mda (Soutth Africa)
2000 – The Legend of the Rockhills & Other Stories by Funso Aiyejina (Nigeria)
2000 – Disgrace by J.M Coetzee (South Africa)
1999 – The Clothes of Nakedness by Benjamin Kwakye (Ghana)
1999 – If You Can Walk, You Can Dance by Marion Molteno (South Africa)
1998 – Dance with a Poor Man’s Daughter by Pamela Jooste (South Africa)
1998 – Walking Still by Charles Mungoshi (Zimbabwe)
1997 – At the Edge and Other Cato Manor Stories by Ronnie Govender (South Africa)
1997 – Under the Tongue by Yvonne Vera (Zimbabwe)
1996 – Winds of Change by Dene Coetzee (South Africa)
1996 – No Selection Made
1995 – The River & the Source by Margaret A. Ogola (Kenya)
1995 – The Master of Petersburg by J.M Coetzee (South Africa)
1994 – Cry a Whisper by Lucy Safo (Ghana)
1994 – The Rape of Sita by Lindsey Collen (Mauritius)
1993 – The Price of Liberty by Paul Conton (Sierra Leone)
1993 – Tides by Isidore Okpewho (Nigeria)
1992 - Grief Child by Lawrence Darmani (Ghana)
1992 - Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana)
1991 – Our Wife and Other Stories by Karen King-Aribisala (Nigeria)
1991 – The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar by Syl Cheney-Coker (Sierra Leone)
1990 – The Gunny Sack by M.G Vassanji (Kenya)
1990 – Harvest of Thorns by Shimmer Chinodya (Zimbabwe)
1989 – No Selection Made
1989 – Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)
1988 – ?
1988 – Heroes by Festus Iyayi (Nigeria)
1987 – ?
1987 – 1. Incidents at the Shrine by Ben Okri (Nigeria) 2. A Forest of Flowers by Ken Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria)