Hey Brittle Paper readers! 2021 is going to be another awesome year for books by African authors. Here, we present fifty-five titles we’re looking forward to.

Most are scheduled for the first half of the year, but we’ve gotten wind of other titles forthcoming later in the year. And of course, there are titles by Nnedi Okorafor, Eloghosa Osunde, Kobby Ben Ben, and Koleka Putuma, alongside translations of novels by Stella Gaitano and Haji Jabir, that are in the works too.

In the meantime, we highly recommend making space on your bookshelf (or getting a new bookshelf?) for these amazing titles!

Note: all descriptions are excerpted from summaries provided by the books’ publishers.