Keine Liebe ist jemals unschuldig Im Paris der Fünfzigerjahre lernt David, amerikanischer Expat,in einer Bar den reizend überheblichen, löwenhaften Giovanni kennen. Die beiden beginnen eine Affäre – und Verlangen und auch Scham brechen in David los wie ein Sturm. Dann kehrt plötzlich seine Verlobte zurück. David bringt nicht den Mut auf, sich zu outen. Im Glauben, sich selbst retten zu können, stürzt er Giovanni in ein Unglück, das tödlich endet.
Als alleinerziehende Mutter kämpft Lutie Johnson unerschütterlich für ihre eigene Würde und darum, ihren kleinen Sohn Bubb inmitten all der Armut, Gewalt und rassistischen Verachtung, die sie umgibt, zu einem anständigen Menschen heranzuziehen. Schauplatz ist die 116th Street auf der Upper Westside in Manhattan. Keiner entrinnt dieser verkommenen Welt, in der Menschen zwangsläufig roh und stumpf und zu kriminellen Verzweiflungstaten hingerissen werden.
If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi's stories know, it's how to field an uncomfortable question. 'Let me buy you a cup of tea...what are you doing in England?' 'Do these children of yours speak any Luganda?' 'Did you know that man Idi Amin?' But perhaps the most difficult question of all is the one they ask themselves: 'You mean this is England?' Told with empathy, humour and compassion, these vibrant, kaleidoscopic stories re-imagine the journey of Ugandans who choose to make England their home.
A modern classic in the African literary canon and voted in the Top Ten Africas 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, this novel brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of womens rights. An extraordinarily well-crafted work, this book is a work of vision. Through its deft negotiation of race, class, gender and cultural change, it dramatizes the nervousness of the postcolonial conditions that bedevil us still.
Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea... Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, polite, well-read and well-heeled, he's almost part of the family - but almost isn't quite good enough for Zamani.
In 1956, Sudan gained Independence from Britain. On the brink of a promising future, it instead descended into civil war and conflict, including the crisis in Darfur that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and driven many more from their homes. When the 1989 coup brought a hard-line Islamist regime to power, Jamal Mahjoub's family were among those who fled. Almost twenty years later, he returned to a country on the brink of rupture.
From her early childhood in Nigeria through her adolescence in Oklahoma, Bassey Ikpi lived with a tumult of emotions, cycling between extreme euphoria and deep depression—sometimes within the course of a single day. By the time she was in her early twenties, Bassey was a spoken word artist and traveling with HBO's Def Poetry Jam, channeling her life into art. But beneath the façade of the confident performer, Bassey's mental health was in a precipitous decline, culminating in a breakdown that resulted in hospitalization and a diagnosis of Bipolar II.
We often think identity is personal. But the identities that shape the world, our struggles, and our hopes, are social ones, shared with countless others. Our sense of self is shaped by our family, but also by affiliations that spread out from there, like our nationality, culture, class, race and religion.
Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he’s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life.
In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their apparent success.