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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 188 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta
    Everything Good Will Come - by Sefi Atta

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912408528 | ISBN 10: 191240852x

    Now a classic of world literature, this beautifully written, funny and piercingly honest story of a contemporary Yoruba woman’s coming-of-age in Lagos is a heartfelt drama of family, friendship, community and divided loyalties.  It is 1971, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl by Edna O
    Girl - by Edna O'Brien

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571341160 | ISBN 10: 0571341160

    The new novel by the legendary Edna O’Brien, author of The Country Girls (dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019).  Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a communit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden
    Praise Song for the Butterflies - by Bernice L. McFadden

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781909762886 | ISBN 10: 1909762881

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019   A powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition for the curious and the open-minded.   Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Cairo: A City in Short Fiction by Ralph Cormack (Editor)
    The Book of Cairo: A City in Short Fiction - by Ralph Cormack (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910974254 | ISBN 10: 1910974250

    Featuring Hassan Abdel Mawgoud, Eman Abdelrahim, Nael Eltoukhy, Areej Gamal, Hatem Hafez, Hend Jaʿfar, Nahla Karam, Mohamed Kheir, Ahmed Naji & Mohamed Salah al-Azab.   A police officer tortures one last suspect in the most important assignment ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenstrom
    The Expedition to the Baobab Tree - by Wilma Stockenstrom

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571347742 | ISBN 10: 0571347746

    Wearily, I take the path to the river, there in the cool to fill my being with the sounds of my sister-being, to refresh myself in the modest scents of pigeonwood and mitzeerie, to let my gaze end in a tangle of monkey ropes and fern arches and the s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
    The Old Drift - by Namwali Serpell

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781781090497 | ISBN 10: 1781090491

    Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant – a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time.  On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dune Song by Anissa M Bouziane
    Dune Song - by Anissa M Bouziane

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912240357 | ISBN 10: 1912240351

    Winner of the Special Jury Prize, Prix Littéraire Sofitel Tour Blanche   'I came to the Sahara to be buried.'   After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Centre, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lagos Noir by Chris Abani (Editor)
    Lagos Noir - by Chris Abani (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115731 | ISBN 10: 1911115731

    An uncompromising anthology of noir stories set in the tumultuous metropolis, Lagos, written by some of the most versatile and fascinating Nigerian authors working today. Fans of the darker side of literature will revel in these tales from Nigeria’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
    House of Stone - by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786493163 | ISBN 10: 1786493160

    Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea. Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
    Kintu - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786074430 | ISBN 10: 1786074435

    An award-winning debut that vividly reimagines Uganda's troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan.   The breathtaking debut from the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Africa: Selected Stories by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba (Editors)
    Queer Africa: Selected Stories - by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba (Editors)

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780264639 | ISBN 10: 1780264631

    Queer Africa is a collection of unapologetic, tangled, tender, funny, bruising and brilliant stories about the many ways in which we love each other on the continent.   This collection draws together twenty-five stories selected from two ground br ... more

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  • Cover image of book Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 by Various authors
    Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780264615 | ISBN 10: 1780264615

    Edited by Chris Brazier and The Caine Prize.   Now in its nineteenth year the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah
    The Hundred Wells of Salaga - by Ayesha Harruna Attah

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115519 | ISBN 10: 1911115510

    Aminah lives an idyllic life in the village of Botu, until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that will turn her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the wilful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an im ... more

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  • Cover image of book The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton
    The City Always Wins - by Omar Robert Hamilton

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571332663 | ISBN 10: 0571332668

    *** Winner of the the Betty Trask Prize 2018 ***   Egypt, 2011: this is a revolution. On the streets of Cairo, a violent uprising is transforming the course of history. Mariam and Khalil, two young activists, are swept up in the fervour. Their ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
    A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali - by Gil Courtemanche

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782118886 | ISBN 10: 1782118888

    A modern classic of immense power and and poignancy set amidst the horror of war.   In the middle of Kigali is a swimming pool at the Hôtel des Mille-Collines. It is a magnet for a privileged group of residents, a place where middle-class Rwa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong
    Wizard of the Crow - by Ngugi wa Thiong

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784873356 | ISBN 10: 1784873357

    Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatises with searing humour and piercing observation a battle for control of the sould of the Aburirian people.  Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a daz ... more

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  • Cover image of book Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa
    Evening Primrose - by Kopano Matlwa

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781473662285 | ISBN 10: 1473662281

    Compelling and heart-wrenching, Evening Primrose explores issues of race, poverty and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor.   When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi
    Jagua Nana - by Cyprian Ekwensi

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241334997 | ISBN 10: 0241334993

    Bold, moving, entertaining and controversial, this is the great novel of 1960s Lagos life - with one of the most unforgettable heroines in literature.   Jagua Nana, no longer young but still irresistible, lives a life of hedonism in Lagos: men, pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong
    Petals of Blood - by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784873363 | ISBN 10: 1784873365

    After decades of British rule Kenya has declared its independence, but drought and poor harvests still govern the village of Ilmorog. Undeterred, Munira, Karega, Wanja and Abdulla each move to Ilmorog in search of a more provincial life, only to find ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
    Stay With Me - by Ayobami Adebayo

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782119609 | ISBN 10: 1782119604

    “If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking”   Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize, this Nigerian debut is the heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a mar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani
    Dance of the Jakaranda - by Peter Kimani

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781846592096 | ISBN 10: 1846592097

    New York Times Notable Book of the Year   1963. Kenya is on the verge of independence from British colonial rule. In the Great Rift Valley, Kenyans of all backgrounds come together in the previously white-only establishment of the Jakaranda Ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou
    Black Moses - by Alain Mabanckou

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781256749 | ISBN 10: 1781256748

    Longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize 2017.  The new novel from the outstanding figure of French and African literature, Man Booker International shortlisted novelist Alain Mabanckou.  It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    Homegoing - by Yaa Gyasi

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241975237 | ISBN 10: 0241975239

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book   Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa by Efemia Chela (Editor)
    Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa - by Efemia Chela (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780264059 | ISBN 10: 1780264054

    Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories. This is the fourth in the SSDA collection of anthologies whic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rotten Row by Petina Gappah
    Rotten Row - by Petina Gappah

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571324194 | ISBN 10: 0571324193

    It is just after nine o’clock in the morning. Gidza will die in exactly forty-three minutes and thirteen seconds.  ‘Rotten Row’ is the Criminal Division of Harare, and the courts and the unfortunates who pass through them are the subjects ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gurugu Pledge by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
    The Gurugu Pledge - by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

    £10.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781908276940 | ISBN 10: 1908276940

    On Mount Gurugu, overlooking the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the North African coast, desperate migrants gather before attempting to scale the city’s walls and gain asylum on European soil.  Inspired by first-hand accounts, Juan Tomás Ávil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taduno
    Taduno's Song - by Odafe Atogun

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782118138 | ISBN 10: 1782118136

    “When music is silent you hear the laughter of the tyrant”   A powerful debut from a new voice in contemporary African writing.   The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
    Welcome to Lagos - by Chibundu Onuzo

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571268955 | ISBN 10: 0571268951

    When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life.   Their arriva ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lament for the Fallen by Gavin Chait
    Lament for the Fallen - by Gavin Chait

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784161330 | ISBN 10: 1784161330

    A strange craft falls from the stars and crashes into the jungle near an isolated West African community. Inside, the locals discover the broken body of a man unlike any they have seen before – a man who is perhaps something more than human.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Swing Time by Zadie Smith
    Swing Time - by Zadie Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141036601 | ISBN 10: 0141036605

    An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.   Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: abo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Sila
    The Ultimate Tragedy - by Abdulai Sila

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910213544 | ISBN 10: 1910213543

    The first novel to be translated into English from Guinea Bissau, The Ultimate Tragedy is a tale of love and emerging political awareness in an Africa beginning to challenge Portuguese colonial rule.  Ndani leaves her village to seek a better ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Day Ends Like Any Day by Timothy Ogene
    The Day Ends Like Any Day - by Timothy Ogene

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910688298 | ISBN 10: 1910688290

    Sam, a young Nigerian whose father only speaks to the children once he has taken on enough alcohol, and whose mother won’t accept that Sam is different from his siblings, is formed by the people he meets, the gay young man he cannot rescue from his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Segu by Maryse Condé, translated by Barbara Bray
    Segu - by Maryse Condé, translated by Barbara Bray

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241293515 | ISBN 10: 0241293510

    The bestselling epic novel of family, treachery, rivalry, religious fervour and the turbulent fate of a royal African dynasty.  It is 1797 and the African kingdom of Segu, born of blood and violence, is at the height of its power. Yet Dousika ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
    The Woman Next Door - by Yewande Omotoso

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784701376 | ISBN 10: 1784701378

    Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbours in a charming, bougainvillea-laden Cape Town suburb.  One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers behind them. Both have recently been widowed. Both are in their eighti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany
    The Automobile Club of Egypt - by Alaa Al Aswany

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780857862211 | ISBN 10: 0857862219

    Inside the walls of the Automobile Club of Egypt two very different worlds collide - Cairo's European elite and the Egyptian staff who wait on them.   The servants, a squabbling, humorous and deeply human group, live in a perpetual state of fe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Tell Me You're Afraid - by Giuseppe Catozzella

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571322695 | ISBN 10: 0571322697

    Based on a remarkable true story, Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid is a moving, inspiring novel of a life lived in hope.   Samia Omar grows up in war-torn Somalia, dreaming of being a world-class sprinter. She sleeps with a photo of Mo Farah by her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
    Under the Udala Trees - by Chinelo Okparanta

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781847088383 | ISBN 10: 1847088384

    One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a r ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Beautiful White Cat Walks With Me by Youssef Fadel, translated by Alexander E. Elinson
    A Beautiful White Cat Walks With Me - by Youssef Fadel, translated by Alexander E. Elinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9789774167768 | ISBN 10: 9774167767

    A modern Moroccan tale of power, love, and loss.  Hassan makes a living in his native Marrakesh as a comic writer and performer, through his satirical sketches critical of Morocco’s rulers. Yet when he is suddenly conscripted into a losing ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Time-Travels of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets by Khairy Shalaby, translated by Michael Cooperson
    The Time-Travels of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets - by Khairy Shalaby, translated by Michael Cooperson

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9789774167928 | ISBN 10: 9774167929

    The misadventures of a modern time traveler through Egypt’s recent and medieval past.   Ibn Shalaby, like many Egyptians, is looking for a job. Yet, unlike most of his fellow citizens, he is prone to sudden dislocations in time. Armed with h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taduno
    Taduno's Song - by Odafe Atogun

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782118053 | ISBN 10: 1782118055

    "Burning with magic and loss, exile and return, beauty and heartache, Taduno's Song is a colossal epic, disguised as a small novel"(Marlon James, Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History Of Seven Killings) The day a stained brown envelope ... more

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  • Cover image of book About My Mother by Tahar Ben Jelloun
    About My Mother - by Tahar Ben Jelloun

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846592010 | ISBN 10: 1846592011

    Since shes been ill, Lalla Fatma has become a frail little thing with a faltering memory.   Lalla Fatma thinks shes in Fez in 1944, where she grew up, not in Tangier in 2000, where this story begins. She calls out to family members who are l ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Song for Night by Chris Abani
    A Song for Night - by Chris Abani

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846592041 | ISBN 10: 1846592046

    Even with the knowledge that there are some sins too big for even God to forgive, every night my sky is still full of stars; a wonderful song for night.   Trained as a human mine detector, a boy soldier in West Africa witnesses and takes part ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Khartoum: A City in Short Fiction by Raph Cormack & Max Shmookler (Editors)
    The Book of Khartoum: A City in Short Fiction - by Raph Cormack & Max Shmookler (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781905583720 | ISBN 10: 1905583729

    Featuring Bushra al-Fadil, Isa al-Hilu, Abdel Aziz Baraka Sakin, Arthur Gabriel Yak, Hammour Ziada, Ahmed al-Malik, Bawadir Bashir, Mamoun Eltlib, Rania Mamoun & Ali al-Makk  Translated by Thoraya El-Rayyes, Raph Cormack, Mohammed Ghalayeini, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Traces of Sandalwood by Anna Soler-Pont and Asha Mir
    Traces of Sandalwood - by Anna Soler-Pont and Asha Mir

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9789462380578 | ISBN 10: 9462380570

    Muna, a young Indian orphan, is working in a carpet factory in Bombay. She cannot forget about her sister Sita, from whom she was separated. Sita, who lives in an orphanage in the same city, doesnt remember her older sister and dreams about having a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Warrior by Giuseppe Catozzella
    Little Warrior - by Giuseppe Catozzella

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571322688 | ISBN 10: 0571322689

    A heartbreaking novel, inspired by a true story, about a Somali girl who is willing to sacrifice everything to fulfill her dream of becoming a champion runner.   Little Warrior is based on the life of Samia Omar, a girl who grows up in war-tor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jimfish by Christopher Hope
    Jimfish - by Christopher Hope

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857898074 | ISBN 10: 0857898078

    In the 1980s, a small man is pulled up out of the Indian Ocean in Port Pallid, SA, claiming to have been kidnapped as a baby. The Sergeant, whose job it is to sort the local people by colour, and thereby determine their fate, peers at the boy, then s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
    The Fishermen - by Chigozie Obioma

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780957548862 | ISBN 10: 0957548869

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE In this dazzling debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their family Told from the point of view of nine-year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (Editor)
    Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara - by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408869024 | ISBN 10: 1408869020

    Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing, to more recent talents like Nuruddin F ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Curator by Jacques Strauss
    The Curator - by Jacques Strauss

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099597728 | ISBN 10: 0099597721

    Longlisted for the 2015 Green Carnation Prize  It's not possible to undo what happened in 1976.  In rural South Africa a family massacre takes place; a bloodbath whose only witness is the familys black maid. Hendrik Deyer is the prin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician by Tendai Huchu
    The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician - by Tendai Huchu

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910409985 | ISBN 10: 1910409987

    Three very different men struggle with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain.   The Magistrate tries to create new memories and roots, fusing a wandering exploration of Edinbu ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dictator
    The Dictator's Last Night - by Yasmina Khadra, translated by Julian Evans

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910477137 | ISBN 10: 1910477133

    In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Yasmina Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial figures of recent history.   People say I am a megalomaniac. It ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
    The Book of Memory - by Petina Gappah

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571296842 | ISBN 10: 057129684x

    The story you have asked me to tell begins not with the ignominious ugliness of Lloyd's death but on a long-ago day in April when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man. I say my fa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harraga by Boualem Sansal
    Harraga - by Boualem Sansal

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408843994 | ISBN 10: 1408843994

    In a crumbling colonial mansion besieged by slums in the old quarter of Algiers, Lamia lives a life of self-imposed isolation, communing only with her ghosts by day, working as a paediatrician by day. Her family are dead, but for her beloved brother ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
    Beasts of No Nation - by Uzodinma Iweala

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781473625556 | ISBN 10: 1473625556

    Official tie-in to the Netflix Original Film featuring Idris Elba (Thor, Prometheus and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and directed by Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre).   Agu is just a boy when war arrives at his village. His mother and sister are re ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett
    Blackass - by A. Igoni Barrett

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780701188566 | ISBN 10: 0701188561

    White skin, green eyes, red hair black ass. Furo Wariboko born and bred in Lagos wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the streets of Lagos running, Furo finds the dead ends of hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lusaka Punk and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 by Various authors
    Lusaka Punk and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780262284 | ISBN 10: 1780262280

    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from the best new writers. Insightful, arresting and entertaining - this collection reflects the richness and range of current ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hiding in Plain Sight by Nuruddin Farah
    Hiding in Plain Sight - by Nuruddin Farah

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780747996 | ISBN 10: 1780747993

    When Bella, an internationally known fashion photographer, dazzling and aloof, is forced to return to Nairobi to care for her teenage niece and nephew, she feels an unfamiliar surge of protectiveness and responsibility. But when their mother unex ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    Dust - by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783781317 | ISBN 10: 1783781319

    Kenya, 2007. Odidi Oganda, running for his life, is gunned down in the streets of Nairobi. His sister, Ajany, and their father bring his body back home, to a crumbling colonial house in northern Kenya. But the peace they seek is hard to find: the mur ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Pasta to Pigfoot by Frances Mensah Williams
    From Pasta to Pigfoot - by Frances Mensah Williams

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909762206 | ISBN 10: 1909762202

    From Pasta to Pigfoot is a contemporary, multi-cultural novel that tells the story of Faye Bonsu, a pasta-loving, underachieving PA whose upbringing in leafy Hampstead, London has given her little opportunity to understand her African heritage.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dangerous Love by Ben Okri
    Dangerous Love - by Ben Okri

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784082543 | ISBN 10: 1784082546

    From the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: a classic love story set in a country trying to come to terms with its past.   An epic of daily life, Dangerous Love is a story of doomed love, of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal
    The Ghost Runner - by Parker Bilal

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408841136 | ISBN 10: 1408841134

    It is 2002 and as tanks roll into the West Bank and the reverberations of 9/11 echo across the globe, tensions are running high on Cairo's streets. Private Investigator Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and increasingly haunted by memories of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Musseque by Jos Luandino Vieira, translated by Robin Patterson
    Our Musseque - by Jos Luandino Vieira, translated by Robin Patterson

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910213070 | ISBN 10: 1910213071

    Our Musseque is a tale of growing up in one of the vibrant shanty towns (musseques) of Luanda during the 1940s and 1950s. Weaving back and forwards through his half-remembered childhood, the narrator draws us into a close-knit world of labourers, sho ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
    All Our Names - by Dinaw Mengestu

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781444793758 | ISBN 10: 1444793756

    An unforgettable tale of love, friendship and revolution set between Africa and America, by the winner of the Guardian First Book Award.  LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015  Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
    Radiance of Tomorrow - by Ishmael Beah

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780374535032 | ISBN 10: 0374535035

    A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone  When Ishmael Beahs A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Le ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Bit of Difference by Sefi Atta
    A Bit of Difference - by Sefi Atta

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007536108 | ISBN 10: 0007536100

    Deola Bello is tired of London, but shes not ready to give up on life. When her charity job takes her home to Nigeria, her thoughts turn to the future, as she questions whether her peripatetic existence is still right for her.   Deola encount ... more

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  • Cover image of book The African Equation by Yasmina Khadra, translated by Howard Curtis
    The African Equation - by Yasmina Khadra, translated by Howard Curtis

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908313706 | ISBN 10: 1908313706

    One of the giants of francophone writing of our time, Algerian author Yasmina Khadra takes current events as a starting point to explore opposing views and myths of Africa and the West, attitudes to life and work and our duties towards our fellow hum ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
    Every Day is for the Thief - by Teju Cole

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571307944 | ISBN 10: 0571307949

    A young man returns to Nigeria after fifteen years in New York. Like him, his childhood country has grown up quickly: found fast-food restaurants, email cafs, contempt for authority; the all-consuming draw of money for nothing. From the consul ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bridges of Constantine by Ahlem Mosteghanemi, translated by Raphael Cohen
    The Bridges of Constantine - by Ahlem Mosteghanemi, translated by Raphael Cohen

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408856482 | ISBN 10: 1408856484

    Khaled, a former revolutionary in the Algerian war of liberation has been in self-exile in Paris for two decades, disgusted by the corruption that now riddles the country he once fought for. Now a celebrated painter, Khaled is consumed with passion f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
    Happiness, Like Water - by Chinelo Okparanta

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847088314 | ISBN 10: 1847088317

    In this debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future. Here, we meet a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled student; a mother seeking refug ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo
    We Need New Names - by Noviolet Bulawayo

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099581888 | ISBN 10: 0099581884

    * Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013*   * US National Book Award 5 Under 35 *   * Winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014*  * Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2014*   * Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014* &n ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed
    The Orchard of Lost Souls - by Nadifa Mohamed

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781471115301 | ISBN 10: 1471115305

    It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall. Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Guillotine Choice by Michael J Malone and Bashir Saoudi
    The Guillotine Choice - by Michael J Malone and Bashir Saoudi

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908643407 | ISBN 10: 1908643404

    In 1920s French-controlled Algeria, Kaci is in the frame for the brutal murder of his French boss. He is faced with a stark choice: win freedom by naming the killer and thus condemning him to the guillotine, or keep quiet and face a never-ending sent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Butterfly Wings: An Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy, translated by Raphael Cohen
    Butterfly Wings: An Egyptian Novel - by Mohamed Salmawy, translated by Raphael Cohen

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9789774166426 | ISBN 10: 9774166426

    The prescient Egyptian novel that described the January 2011 Revolution before it happened.   A chance encounter on a plane throws together Doha, a fashion designer unhappily married to a leading figure in the Mubarak regime, and Ashraf, an a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Arch and the Butterfly by Mohammed Achaari
    The Arch and the Butterfly - by Mohammed Achaari

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9789992179055 | ISBN 10: 9992179058

    As he prepares to leave for work one morning, Youssef al-Firsiwi finds a mysterious letter under his door. In a single devastating line he learns that his only son, Yacine, whom he believed to be studying engineering in Paris, has been killed in Afgh ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola
    My Life in the Bush of Ghosts - by Amos Tutuola

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571316915 | ISBN 10: 0571316913

    My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954.   It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 by Various authors
    The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780261744 | ISBN 10: 1780261748

    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from the best new writers. Insightful, arresting and entertaining - this collection reflects the richness and range of current ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
    The Palm Wine Drinkard - by Amos Tutuola

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571311538 | ISBN 10: 0571311539

    This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings - among them the compl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
    The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden - by Jonas Jonasson

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007557905 | ISBN 10: 0007557906

    As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, this is a tale of how one womans attempt to change her future ended up changing everything.   Nombeko Mayeki is on th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Americanah - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007356348 | ISBN 10: 000735634x

    From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity.   As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
    Ghana Must Go - by Taiye Selasi

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780670919888 | ISBN 10: 0670919888

    Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jebel Marra by Michelle Green
    Jebel Marra - by Michelle Green

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781905583546 | ISBN 10: 1905583540

    In 2005, the poet Michelle Green spent six months working for a humanitarian aid agency in West Darfur. Her job was to navigate a complex web of government regulations and domestic logistics so that her colleagues, Sudanese and international, could d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brooklyn Heights by Miral al-Tahawy
    Brooklyn Heights - by Miral al-Tahawy

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571280056 | ISBN 10: 0571280056

    A novel of displacement and discovery from one of Egypt's most exciting new voices.   Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight-year-old son after the painful bre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye, translated by John Fletcher
    Three Strong Women - by Marie NDiaye, translated by John Fletcher

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857051073 | ISBN 10: 0857051075

    Three women who almost had it all...  Norah thinks she has made it when she qualifies as a lawyer in Paris; Fanta works her way into a prestigious teaching job in her home city; Khady runs a cafe with her loving husband now all she wants is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crossbones by Nurudin Farah
    Crossbones - by Nurudin Farah

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847086105 | ISBN 10: 1847086101

    A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region's ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jee ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lure of the Honey Bird: The Storytellers of Ethiopia by Elizabeth Laird
    The Lure of the Honey Bird: The Storytellers of Ethiopia - by Elizabeth Laird

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846972461 | ISBN 10: 1846972469

    In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tank ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Raw Man by George Makana Clark
    The Raw Man - by George Makana Clark

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099548782 | ISBN 10: 009954878x

    A remarkable debut novel set in Southern Africa, where a man struggles to unravel his family's secrets and come to grips with his own ancestry, and his troubled past. It begins with a journey. In a resurrected bungalow on the edge of the fledglin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa
    The Dream of the Celt - by Mario Vargas Llosa

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571275755 | ISBN 10: 0571275753

    As The Dream of the Celt opens, it is the summer of 1916 and Roger Casement awaits the hangman in London's Pentonville Prison. Dublin lies in ruins after the disastrous Easter Rising led by his comrades of the Irish Volunteers. He has been caught aft ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu
    The Hairdresser of Harare - by Tendai Huchu

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908754110 | ISBN 10: 1908754117

    Voted an Observer Top Ten African Book 2012   Vimbai is the star hairdresser of her salon, the smartest in Harare, Zimbabwe, until the enigmatic Dumisani appears. Losing many of her best customers to this good-looking, smooth-talking young man ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer
    No Time Like the Present - by Nadine Gordimer

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408831267 | ISBN 10: 1408831260

    Nadine Gordimer is one of our most telling contemporary writers. With each new work, she attacks - with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality, and an understanding of the darkest depths of the human soul - the inextricable link between personal life an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Golden Scales: A Makana Mystery by Parker Bilal
    The Golden Scales: A Makana Mystery - by Parker Bilal

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408830369 | ISBN 10: 1408830361

    Former police inspector Makana, in exile from his native Sudan, lives on a rickety Nile houseboat in Cairo, scratching out a living as a private investigator. When he receives a call from the notorious and powerful Saad Hanafi, he is thrust into a da ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spider King
    The Spider King's Daughter - by Chibundu Onuzo

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571268917 | ISBN 10: 0571268919

    Seventeen-year-old Abike Johnson is the favourite child of her wealthy father. She lives in a sprawling mansion in Lagos, protected by armed guards and ferried everywhere in a huge black jeep. A world away from Abike's mansion, in the city's slu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Azazeel by Youssef Ziedan
    Azazeel - by Youssef Ziedan

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848874299 | ISBN 10: 1848874294

    Set in the 5th century AD, Azazeel is the exquisitely crafted tale of a Coptic monk's journey from Upper Egypt to Alexandria and then Syria during a time of massive upheaval in the early Church. The monk, Hypa, embarks on a journey both physical and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
    Running the Rift - by Naomi Benaron

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689040 | ISBN 10: 1851689044

    Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction Running the Rift follows Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Rwandan boy, from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year span in whic ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo
    An Honourable Man - by Gillian Slovo

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844086658 | ISBN 10: 1844086658

    From one of Britains most important writers, An Honourable Man is set in the tumultuous world of late Victorian England. Beginning in the Sudan and London of 1884, this extraordinary new novel is played out against the shambolic end of the Empire. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
    Heart of Darkness - by Joseph Conrad

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780241956809 | ISBN 10: 0241956803

    'Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire.'   Marlow, a seaman, tells of a journey up t ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Hoopoes Go to Heaven by Gaile Parkin
    When Hoopoes Go to Heaven - by Gaile Parkin

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780857894113 | ISBN 10: 0857894110

    Ten-year-old Benedict is feeling happy. His family's new home in Swaziland has the most beautiful garden in the whole entire world, teeming with insects, frogs and his favourite cinnamon-coloured birds. Here, crouched in the cool shade of the lucky-b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Granta Book of the African Short Story by Helon Habila (Editor)
    The Granta Book of the African Short Story - by Helon Habila (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847083333 | ISBN 10: 1847083331

    Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent - from Morocco to Zimbabwe, Uganda to Kenya - Helon Habila focuses on younger, newer writers - contrasted with some of their older, more established peers - to give a fascinatin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Gift by Abdulrazak Gurnah
    The Last Gift - by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408821855 | ISBN 10: 1408821850

    One day, long before the troubles, he slipped away without saying a word to anyone and never went back. And then another day, forty three years later, he collapsed just inside the front door of his house in a small English town. It was late in the da ... more

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  • Cover image of book Africa Junction by Ginny Baily
    Africa Junction - by Ginny Baily

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099552727 | ISBN 10: 0099552728

    A brilliantly constructed first novel following a young woman's quest for redemption set against the kaleidoscopic backdrop of modern Africa.  Adele is in a mess. On her own with her young son, struggling to cope with her job as a teacher ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloodland by Alan Glynn
    Bloodland - by Alan Glynn

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571275441 | ISBN 10: 0571275443

    CONGO: A private security contractor loses it, with deadly consequences. IRELAND: An ex-prime minister struggles to contain a dark secret from his time in office. NEW YORK: A dramatic news story breaks in Paris just as a US senator be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo
    Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories - by Ama Ata Aidoo

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780956240194 | ISBN 10: 0956240194

    Ama Ata Aidoo is an iconic African writer who has inspired generations of black and other women writers on the continent and in the Diaspora. Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories, her latest collection of short stories brings together diverse themes t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Open City by Teju Cole
    Open City - by Teju Cole

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571279432 | ISBN 10: 0571279430

    Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly. The walks meet a need for Julius: they are a release from the tightly regulated mental environment of work, and they give him the opportunity to process hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu
    How to Read the Air - by Dinaw Mengestu

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099521037 | ISBN 10: 0099521032

    Dinaw Mengestu's first novel, Children of the Revolution, earned him comparisons to Bellow, Fitzgerald and Naipaul, garnered ecstatic critical praise and won the Guardian First Book Award for its haunting depiction of the immigrant experience in Amer ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ghost of Sani Abacha by Chuma Nwokolo
    The Ghost of Sani Abacha - by Chuma Nwokolo

    £15.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9789782190109 | ISBN 10: 9782190101

    Nigerian short stories. A harassed servant plots his grim revenge, a young woman puts a potential boyfriend to the test, a politician in his finest hour finds himself possessed by a begoggled demon. 26 stories of life and love in the aftermath of aut ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar
    Anatomy of a Disappearance - by Hisham Matar

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141027500 | ISBN 10: 0141027509

    Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father. Until Mona. When Nuri first sees Mona, sitting in her b ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Delights by Siphiwo Mahala
    African Delights - by Siphiwo Mahala

    £12.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781431402519 | ISBN 10: 1431402516

    African Delights is a unique literary journey through some critical moments in South African history. The journey begins in Sophiatown of the 1950s, one of the most definitive periods in South African urban culture. This part of the book is in dialog ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Lies by Lynn Michell
    White Lies - by Lynn Michell

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780955961830 | ISBN 10: 0955961831

    By 1950, Kenya was on the verge of one of the bloodiest wars of decolonisation fought in Britains twentieth century empire. Britains Gulag.   Eve is dutifully typing her fathers dictated memoirs of his time as a soldier in WWII and in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life Times: Stories 1952-2007 by Nadine Gordimer
    Life Times: Stories 1952-2007 - by Nadine Gordimer

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780747596189 | ISBN 10: 0747596182

    Throughout her career the internationally renowned South African writer Nadine Gordimer has built a literary reputation with her incisive short stories as much as with her acclaimed novels. Together with her essays, this highly imaginative and commit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson
    Tiny Sunbirds Far Away - by Christie Watson

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849163750 | ISBN 10: 1849163758

    'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.'   Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that chang ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Message by Tariq Goddard
    The Message - by Tariq Goddard

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846948794 | ISBN 10: 1846948797

    Set in a fictional African state in the grip of a civil war provoked by the emergence of The Mahdi, a pretender to the leadership of the Islamic world, The Message is the latest literary thriller from Tariq Goddard, an exciting and topical treatment ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Obscure Logic of the Heart by Priya Basil
    The Obscure Logic of the Heart - by Priya Basil

    £13.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780552773850 | ISBN 10: 0552773859

    A devoted daughter; a secret love; an impossible dilemma...  Lina has always been the apple of her fathers strict eye. When she meets Anil, a wealthy, cultured and decidedly liberal student of architecture from Kenyas Asian community, ... more

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  • Cover image of book What the Day Owes the Night by Yasmina Khadra
    What the Day Owes the Night - by Yasmina Khadra

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099540458 | ISBN 10: 0099540452

    A romance and a tale of friendship and identity, set in the harsh yet mystic landscape of Algeria.  'Darling, this is Younes. Yesterday he was my nephew, today he is our son'   Younes' life is changed forever when his poverty-stric ... more

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  • Cover image of book Secret Son by Laila Lalami
    Secret Son - by Laila Lalami

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141042732 | ISBN 10: 0141042737

    When a young man is given the chance to rewrite his future, he doesn't realize the price he will pay for giving up his past...  Casablancas stinking alleys are the only home that nineteen-year-old Youssef El-Mekki has ever known. Raised ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beneath the Lion
    Beneath the Lion's Gaze - by Maaza Mengiste

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099539926 | ISBN 10: 0099539926

    An epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopias revolution.  Beneath the Lions Gaze opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his m ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Palace in the Old Village by Tahar Ben Jelloun
    A Palace in the Old Village - by Tahar Ben Jelloun

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906413750 | ISBN 10: 1906413754

    The international bestseller: From 'Morocco's greatest living author' (Guardian), a novel about the powerful pull of home and the yearning for tradition and family.  Mohammed has spent the past forty years working in France. As he approac ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Unfinished Business by Boualem Sansal, translated from the French by Frank Wynne
    An Unfinished Business - by Boualem Sansal, translated from the French by Frank Wynne

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781408809440 | ISBN 10: 1408809443

    A major novel that tackles one of the great taboos of Muslim culture the Shoah.  Rachel and Malrich are the sons of a German father and an Algerian mother. Born in a small village in the Algerian hinterland, they are sent to Paris to be ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Lives of Baba Segi
    The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives - by Lola Shoneyin

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846687495 | ISBN 10: 1846687497

    To the dismay of her overbearingly ambitious mother, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce childre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes
    Tail of the Blue Bird - by Nii Ayikwei Parkes

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099526124 | ISBN 10: 0099526123

    A beautiful meditation on the relationship between old and new worlds in developing Africa. Sonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for thousands of years. Here, the men and women speak the language of the forest, drink ap ... more

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  • Cover image of book Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories by Dike Okoro (Editor)
    Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories - by Dike Okoro (Editor)

    £19.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781592217199 | ISBN 10: 1592217192

    This anthology aims to represent the best of contemporary African short stories written in English. Familiar names such as Benjamin Kwakye, Tijan Sallah, Zahra Ramij, Freddy Macha, Arja Salafranca, Odun Balogun, Tanure Ojaide, Jackee Budesta Batanda, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spectres by Radwa Ashour
    Spectres - by Radwa Ashour

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906697259 | ISBN 10: 1906697256

    Spectres tells the story of Radwa and Shagar, two women born on the same day. The narrative alternates between their childhoods, their days at work, their married and unmarried lives, and the two books they are writing, both called Spectres.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kings of the Water by Mark Behr
    Kings of the Water - by Mark Behr

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349122649 | ISBN 10: 0349122644

    When Michiel Steyn returns to South Africa for his beloved mothers funeral, he has spent close to half his lifetime abroad. But neither Michiel nor those he left behind have truly come to terms with his terrible flight from the farm they called Para ... more

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