I’m currently reading Wole Soyinka’s Ake: The Years of Childhood, Soyinka’s childhood memoir set in Kenya. It’s an amazing mixture of humour and the presentation of events from the perspective of a young child old and wise before his time.
As one of the first examples of African Literature I’ve read (along with Antjie Krog’s Country of My Skull and Ezekiel Mphahlele’s Down Second Avenue) it’s one of those books that result in you being annoyed that you have to put it down and do other ‘important’ things. The picture of the author says a lot for the style of his writing.
I managed to find it fairly easily and cheaply on Amazon, definitely worth reading.