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Evening Primrose

by Kopano Matlwa

A powerful and timely novel from 'South Africa's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' (Bookseller) .

'Heart-wrenching' Grazia .

With urgency and tenderness Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender and the medical...


Crown of Stars

Nightsong Trilogy #2

by Sophie Jaff

In Sophie Jaff’s spellbinding sequel to Love is Red, two women living centuries apart are bound together by an ancient prophecy, which ignites a dark story of obsession, betrayal, and revenge

Rumors of witchcraft...


The African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at Ease

by Chinua Achebe & Kwame Anthony Appiah

Chinua Achebe is considered the father of modern African literature, the writer who "opened the magic casements of African fiction." The African Trilogy--comprised of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and No...


Bad Seeds

Jade de Jong #5

by Jassy Mackenzie

Relentless South African private investigator Jade de Jong tracks a saboteur in a race to prevent a nuclear disaster in Jassy Mackenzie’s new, pulse-pounding thriller.

 

Despite her checkered history with...


What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by BuzzfeedTime Magazine, Elle, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the MillionsNylon, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Electric Literature

A dazzlingly...


Taduno's Song: A Novel

by Odafe Atogun

HERE IS THE STUNNING DEBUT from a fresh Nigerian literary voice: a mesmerizing, deceptively simple, Kafkaesque narrative, resonant of the myth of Orpheus andEurydice and lightly informed by the life of Nigerian...


Foe: A Novel

by J. M. Coetzee

With the same electrical intensity of language and insight that he brought to Waiting for the Barbarians, J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe—and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction...


The Woman Next Door

by Yewande Omotoso

Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction A Finalist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize A Finalist for the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize One of the Best Black Heritage Reads (Essence Magazine)...


Mount Pleasant

by Patrice Nganang & Amy Reid

In Cameroon in 1931, Sara is taken from her family and brought to Mount Pleasant as a gift for Sultan Njoya, the Bamum leader cast into exile by French colonialists. Just nine years old and on the verge of becoming...


Blackass

by A. Igoni Barrett

Furo Wariboko, a young Nigerian, awakes the morning before a job interview to find that he's been transformed into a white man. In this condition he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune. With...


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...


Whitefly

Recipes for Love and Murder

Tannie Maria #1

by Sally Andrew

A bright new talent makes her fiction debut with this first entry in a delicious crime set in rural South Africa—a flavorful blend of The #1 Ladies Detective Agency and Goldie Schulz series, full of humor,...


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


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

Nightsong Trilogy #1

by Sophie Jaff

“Ridiculously entertaining…. Jaff’s woozy supernatural saga is effectively scary and great fun to read.”— New York Times Book Review

This electrifying debut—Book I of the Night Song Trilogy—spins...


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 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...