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by Babette Brown

While Nelson Mandela spends the second year of his life sentence in prison, wealthy and privileged Jessica is out shopping with her best friend, unaware of the suffering around her. But when the mysterious Ben...

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel (Marvel)

by Nic Stone

An original, upper-middle-grade series starring the break-out character from the Black Panther comics and films: T'Challa's younger sister, Shuri! Crafted by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone.


First Person Fiction: Behind the Mountains

by Edwidge Danticat

First Person Fiction is dedicated to the immigrant experience in modern America. In "Behind the Mountains" Edwidge Danticat tells the story of Celiane and her family's struggles in Haiti and New York. It is...

Prester John

by John Buchan

"Prester John" was written as a boys' adventure story set mostly in South Africa. It was published in 1910 when John Buchan was 35. The South African background was based on the two years from 1901 which Buchan...

The Hunger in the Forest "Fuuuurrrrrr n'Bum"

by Rosaalda Brandão

Hunger in the forest “Fuuuurrrrrr n'bum”, is a cultural book, which tells the story about the relationship between two best friends in a struggle for survival in the forest. It also represents a culture...

The Mzungu Boy

by Meja Mwangi

Winner, Children's Africana Book Award - Best Book for Older Readers

For young Kariuki, life in a small village in central Kenya is one great adventure. And when he meets Nigel life becomes even more interesting....

The Wish

by J. Mwakimatu

Mria is a good student who excels at science and math, she dreams of skyscrapers and one day training to be an engineer. However, her father has different ideas, he would rather see her become a lawyer, believing...

Living in the Shade: Aiming for the Summit

by Nahida Esmail

Ivory Stars is Tanzania’s first ever all-girls football team, but what makes this team even more unique is that they are people with albinism. Disregarded by society, the team is determined to show the world...

The Wild Beast

by Eric Walters & Sue Todd

Inspired by a story told to the author while on safari in 2015, The Wild Beast describes the creation of one of Africa's most unusual animals, the wildebeest. According to oral tradition, the Creator built this...

For Want of a Totem

by Vivienne Ndlovu

Zonipha is a rural girl newly inaugurated into the city as a domestic worker. Ambitious but righteous, she seeks to improve herself. Life disagrees and Zonipha finds herself ensnared by an abusive man, her employer....

My Amazing Trip in Cameroon

by Anysha Teleo & Meliane Teleo

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Flame of Truth

by Bontle Senne

Only the Shadow Chasers, with their magical knives, can save the world from the evil that lives in the dreamworld. The powerful Oyo has a Shadow Chasers knife ? and only the cleverest and bravest can withstand...

Oh My Words

by Dorothy Dyer & Rosamund Haden

FunDza has collected stories, poems, articles and interviews to entertain, inspire and surprise you. Read romance, science fiction set it 2044, human drama, and even a story about a serial killer. These pieces...

Can't Stop Reading

by Dorothy Dyer & Ros Haden

Another collection of exciting stories, articles and poems by young South Africans. We hope you will enjoy them so much that you #Can?tStopReading. All of these pieces have been read and enjoyed by thousands...

The Sahara Desert Angel

by Vickie A. Soman

Holy cow, this better be a dream! I yelled ... Moms joke about summer camp follies in Africa has come true. My adventure started with a nightmarish dream. People wore masks, talked in pidgin English, and performed...

An African Alphabet

by Eric Walters & Sue Todd

This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function.

An African Alphabet is a vibrant ABC book that introduces babies and toddlers to the unique variety of animals found in Africa. An alphabet for all ages,...

War Brothers

by Sharon McKay & Daniel Lafrance

When fourteen-year-old Jacob is brutally abducted and forced to become a child soldier, he struggles to hold on to his sanity and the will to escape. Daniel Lafrance?s striking artwork and the poignant, powerful...

So Much for Democracy

by Kari Jones

Twelve-year-old Astrid has come to Ghana with her family in 1979 so that her father can help oversee Ghana?s first democratic election. Astrid and her brother, Gordo, were told it would be a great family adventure,...

Friz the Bee's Royal Honeymoon

by John L.D. Barnett

Newly married, Sir Friz Bee and his royal bride Princess Bee-Atrice are invited by King Bongo III and Queen Fatty B of Beeswanna in Southern Africa to spend their royal honeymoon in the king's safari lodge in...

South Africa For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books

by Baby Professor

Feed your mind with beautiful images of South Africa by reading this big book of information. Here, your child can explore the continent, meet the people, see the sights and then experience the culture too....