For the French wars of decolonization, I'd recommend taking a look at Jean Larteguy's The Centurion.
Regarding the guerrilla aspects of Germany's colonial wars in Africa, these two might be of interest:
- André Brink. The Other Side of Silence. Orlando: Harcourt, 2003.
- Uwe Timm. Morenga. München: Verlag Autoren-Edition, 1978. (English translation: Morenga. New York: New Directions, 2003.
Everyone: These have been terrific additions to my hit list of guerrilla and irregular warfare novels. I'm in the midst of considering a course on war literature that included unconventional conflicts as well as more traditional fare of battlefield, grunt life, and the homefront.
I also apologies in my long delay in thanking you. It's been a real joy to catch up with H-War recently and, of course, if there's more you'd like to share, LET FLY!
Jay, I have one for you, and its an oldy but goodie. Esrkine Caldwell's _All Night Long: A Novel of Guerilla Warfare in Russia, published by the book league of America in New York, 1942. The dedication is informative:
"For Lydia Mikhailovna Mitserva, who revealed the spirit of the Russian partisans."
The fascinating thing about this work is how EARLY in the Russo-German component of WW II it occurred, with the Germans still on the OSTMARSCH at the time.