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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...


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...


A Dry White Season

by Andre Brink

As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition,...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...

  • The Lion's Binding Oath and Other Stories

    by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf

    The Lion's Binding Oath will be one of the first (if not the first) collections of stories published in English by a Somali writer and set entirely in Somalia.

    Ahmed Ismail Yusuf is strongly connected to the...


    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...


    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...


    The Top Prisoner of C-Max

    by Wessel Ebersohn

    The far reach of evil from inside a maximum-security jail


    The Classifier

    by Wessel Ebersohn

    Growing up and falling in love in a time of racial classification


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...