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The Book of Memory

by Petina Gappah

The story that you have asked me to tell you does not begin with the pitiful ugliness of Lloyd’s death. It begins on a long-ago day in August when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old...


The Happy Marriage

by Tahar Ben Jelloun

“Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco’s greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion.” —The Guardian

 

In The Happy Marriage, the internationally...


Recipes for Love and Murder

Tannie Maria #1

by Sally Andrew

A bright new talent makes her fiction debut with this first novel in a delicious crime series set in rural South Africa—a flavorful blend of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Goldy Schulz, full of humor,...


The Way Of The Women

by Marlene Van Niekerk

How can you speak when speech has been taken away? When the only person listening refuses to understand? Milla, trapped in silence by a deadly paralysing illness, confined to her bed, struggles to make herself...


Triomf

by Marlene Van Niekerk

This is the story of the four inhabitants of 127 Martha Street in the poor white suburb of Triomf. Living on the ruins of old Sophiatown, the freehold township razed to the ground as a so-called 'black spot',...


Love Is Red

by Sophie Jaff

Redefining the thriller's tale of the hunter and the hunted, This electrifying, hypnotically beautiful debut spins dark suspense and literary fantasy into a mesmerizing story of survival.

Katherine Emerson was...


The Fishermen: A Novel

by Chigozie Obioma

In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990's, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family.

Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the...


Black Dog Summer: A Novel

by Miranda Sherry

Miranda Sherry instantly became “a writer to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) with her extraordinary debut novel reminiscent of The Lovely Bones and Little Bee, about a murdered woman who observes from the afterlife...


This House Is Not For Sale

by E.C. Osondu

“The timelessness of this ambitious debut reminds the reader of J. M. Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K.”—Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants

A powerful tale of family and community, This House Is Not...


Chaos of the Senses

by Ahlem Mosteghanemi & Nancy Roberts

'Love always sits in a seat other than the one we were expecting it to, right alongside the place where we expected love to be'

In the midst of the Algerian civil war, Hayat is a young novelist trapped in a...


By Night the Mountain Burns

by Juan Tomas Avila Laurel & Jethro Soutar

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...


Hiding in Plain Sight: A Novel

by Nuruddin Farah

A bold new novel that “augments a body of work worthy of a Nobel Prize” (Kirkus Reviews), from the internationally acclaimed author of Crossbones

 

Nuruddin Farah—“the most important African novelist...


Ajaiyi and His Inherited Poverty

by Amos Tutuola

This is the story of Ajaiyi, a man born into poverty who is determined to improve his situation. In the hope of finding the money he needs, he travels through unfamiliar lands filled with strange creatures....


Simbi and the Satyr of the Dark Jungle

by Amos Tutuola

Simbi and the Satyr of the Dark Jungle is the fabulous tale of Simbi, a rich and beautiful girl with a wonderful singing voice. She tires of her comfortable lifestyle, and decides that she must come to know...


Broken Monsters

by Lauren Beukes

"Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down...I'd grab it if I were you." --Stephen King

A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes's new genre-bending...


Salamander Cotton

Jacob Tshabalala #2

by Richard Kunzmann

A dark, chilling mystery set in the brooding, atmospheric lands of South Africa

In his debut thriller, Bloody Harvests, Richard Kunzmann gave readers a glimpse into the turbulent South African landscape. Now...


Bloody Harvests

Jacob Tshabalala #1

by Richard Kunzmann

Even your soul isn't safe in death…

On the outskirts of shimmering Johannesburg, Detective Harry Mason and his crew are summoned to a grisly crime scene. By all accounts, discovering the mutilated corpse of...


The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories

by Amos Tutuola

Yoruba legend and culture were the source of much of Amos Tutuola's writing and the stories collected here are no exception. They feature characters from folklore, archetypal figures from Yoruba society, supernatural...


Dreaming for Freud: A Novel

by Sheila Kohler

An award-winning author reimagines one of Freud’s most famous and controversial cases

Acclaimed for her spare prose and exceptional psychological insights in her novels Becoming Jane Eyre and Love Child, Sheila...


The Three

by Sarah Lotz

Four simultaneous plane crashes. Three child survivors. A religious fanatic who insists the three are harbingers of the apocalypse. What if he's right?

The world is stunned when four commuter planes crash within...