The Telegraph, a British newspaper, has made a list of the books (published in 2014) you must read. Lists like these are debatable, but still, it could give a nod to go to your nearest bookshop and buy / order the book. Three of these books have an African connection:
Teju Cole – Everyday is for the thief.
Damon Galgut – Arctic Summer.
Dinaw Mengestu – All our names.