Summer Reading

Some newish and upcoming literary-type books that didn’t make the NYT’s silly summer reading list:

Ladan Osman, The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony April 1

Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen April 15

Abdourahman Waberi, The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper April 15

Saraba, the Survival Issue April 18

Elizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World April 21

Eight New-Generation African Poets April 28

Julie Iromuanya, Mr. and Mrs. Doctor May 12

Alain Mabanckou, The Lights of Pointe-Noire May 14

KUT May 24

Kamel Daoud, The Meursault Investigation June 2

Ivan Vladislavi?, 101 Detectives June 16

Mia Couto, Confession of the Lioness July 14

Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Tram 83 September 15