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Silence is My Mother Tongue

by Sulaiman Addonia

A searing novel of immigration, judgement and sacrifice and the powerful bonds forged in the crucible of refugee camp life from an internationally-acclaimed writer

Saba, the novel’s heroine, arrives in an East...


Mount Pleasant

by Patrice Nganang & Amy B. 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...


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...


GraceLand

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2005

by Chris Abani

Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent

The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way...


The Stone Virgins

by Yvonne Vera

Winner of the Macmillan Prize for African Adult Fiction

An uncompromising novel by one of Africa's premiere writers, detailing the horrors of civil war in luminous, haunting prose

In 1980, after decades of guerilla...