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The Prince of Monkeys

by Nnamdi Ehirim

  • For fans of Chibundu Onuzo's Welcome to Lagos or Rebecca Kauffman's The Gunners comes a character-driven debut novel about the youth of 21st-century Nigeria, and the personal and socio-economic obstacles they...

  • Bom Boy

    by Yewande Omotoso

    Abandoned by his birth mother, losing his adoptive mother to cancer, and failing to connect with his distant adoptive father, Leke--a troubled young man living in Cape Town--has developed some odd and possibly...


    Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

    by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani & Viviana Mazza

    Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing...


    Concrete Flowers

    by Wilfried N'sondé & Karen Lindo

    - Battered by her father, a young woman evolves before being devoured by family and her current situation.

    - The theme of hope among the immigrant populations who lived in the Paris projects.

    - N’Sondé is an...


    La Bastarda

    by Trifonia Melibea Obono & Lawrence Schimel

    • This is the first novel to be published in English by an Equatorial Guinean woman, and the second book ever to be published in English by an Equatorial Guinean author. • The novella will feature an introduction...


    Speak No Evil

    by Uzodinma Iweala

    "A lovely slender volume that packs in entire worlds with complete mastery. Speak No Evil explains so much about our times and yet is never anything less than a scintillating, page-turning read."—Gary Shteyngart...


    Kintu

    by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi & Aaron Bady

    Longlisted for the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Debut African Fiction

    Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize

    "Kintu is a masterpiece, an absolute gem, the great Ugandan novel you didn’t know you were waiting...


    About My Mother

    by Tahar Ben Jelloun & Roz Schwartz Roz Schwartz

    Since she's been ill, Lalla Fatma has become a frail little thing with a faltering memory. Lalla Fatma thinks she's in Fez in 1944, where she grew up, not in Tangier in 2000, where this story begins. She calls...


    Tram 83

    by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Roland Glasser & Alain Mabanckou

    Exceptional debut Congolese novel uses jazz rhythm to evoke the frenzied exploitation of land and people in contemporary Africa


    This House Is Not For Sale

    by E.C. Osondu

    The award-winning author of Voice of America paints a vivid, fully imagined portrait of an extraordinary African family and the house that holds them together.

    A powerful tale of family and community, This House...


    By Night the Mountain Burns

    by Juan Tomas Avila Laurel

    By Night the Mountain Burns recounts the narrator's childhood on a remote island off the West African coast, living with his mysterious grandfather, several mothers and no fathers. We learn of a dark chapter...


    Under the Tripoli Sky

    by Kamal Ben Hamada & Adriana Hunter

    A fascinating portrait of a pre-Gaddafi society on the verge of change.<br><br>Tripoli in the 1960s. A sweltering, segregated society. Hadachinou is a lonely boy. His mother shares secrets with her...


    The Restless Supermarket

    by Ivan Vladislavić

    It is 1993, and Aubrey Tearle’s world is shutting down. He has recently retired from a lifetime of proofreading telephone directories. His favourite neighbourhood haunt in Johannesburg, the Café Europa, is...


    Cruel City: A Novel

    by Mongo Beti & Pim Higginson

    Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Ville cruelle (Cruel City) in 1954 before he came to the world's attention with the publication of Le pauvre Christ de Bomba (The Poor Christ of Bomba). Cruel City...


    Blue White Red: A Novel

    by Alain Mabanckou & Alison Dundy

    This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala,...


    A Blade of Grass

    by Lewis DeSoto

    Märit Laurens is a young woman of British descent who comes to live with her husband, Ben, on their newly purchased farm along the border of South Africa. Shortly after her arrival, violence strikes at the...


    Purple Hibiscus

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study,...


    In a Strange Room

    by Damon Galgut

    A finalist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize

    In this newest novel from South African writer Damon Galgut, a young loner travels across eastern Africa, Europe, and India. Unsure what he's after, and reluctant to...