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NATASHA Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda’s debut novel No Be From Hia is a fascinating, wide-ranging tale that traces the lives of two cousins, both of mixed family heritage, from childhood through adolescence to adulthood: one from a man and the other from the distant side of the family. Maggie Oluwaseun Ayomide and her Zambian mother Stella Kombe live…
A letter among her deceased ex-husband’s belongings rips open Theresa’s world. For years she has turned her back on Theo, a man who spent the last two decades of his life institutionalised, and on their shared past in a country where teenage boys were conscripted to fight on ‘the Border’ in a war that those back home knew little about. Least of…
Der lang erwartete erste Roman der Bachmann-Preisträgerin Sharon Dodua Otoo Sharon Dodua Otoos Mut und ihre Lust zu erzählen, ihre Neugier, die Gegenwart zu verstehen, machen atemlos. In ihrer Welt hängt alles am seidenen Faden, es droht zu fallen, und doch bleibt es auf wundersame Weise in der Schwebe. So wie Ada, um die sich Otoos erster…
In Port Harcourt at the height of the kidnap of oil workers in the Niger Delta, a kidnapping goes awry, and four lives are reconnected. Douye aka Doughboy the career militant responsible for the crime, Amaibi the gentle university professor / eco-warrior accused. Kaniye the lawyer turned restaurateur who tries to get him off and Tubo an amoral oil…
A Broken People’s Playlist is a collection of short stories with underlying themes so beautifully woven that each story flows into the other seamlessly. From its poignant beginning in “Lost Stars” a story about love and it’s fleeting, transient nature to the gritty, raw musical prose encapsulated in “In The City”, a tale of survival set in the…
Willem Prins wanders the streets of Paris, disillusioned and glum. Once, he showed great promise as a South African writer of distinction, but years of disappointment have left their mark. Drowning himself in the Seine may well be the only option left to drive up his book sales. His reason for being in Paris – the French translation of an erotic…
More than a decade ago Marita van der Vyver emigrated to France where she married a Frenchman and settled in the scenic countryside of Provence. Having become famous for a novel built on fairy tales, her life resembles that of a princess meeting her Prince Charming. Several bestsellers, much living and loving, and years later, they move – to…
'Vivid, witty and utterly absorbing.' Daily Mail In one of the most talked about and hilarious debuts of the year, Afi Tekple, a bright young seamstress from a small town in Ghana, is convinced by her family to marry a man she has never met. Elikem Ganyo is a wealthy businessman whose family has chosen Afi in the hope that she will distract him…
Sulwe kam mitternachtsfarben zur Welt. Sie ist dunkler als alle in ihrer Familie. Sie ist dunkler als alle in ihrer Schule - und versucht alles, um anders auszusehen. Doch dann begibt sie sich auf eine magische Reise mit den beiden Schwestern Tag und Nacht und lernt, ihre Schönheit zu schätzen. Basierend auf ihrer persönlichen Geschichte hat die…
In “This Mournable Body”, Tsitsi Dangarembga returns to the protagonist of her acclaimed first novel, “Nervous Conditions”, to examine how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can sour over time and become a bitter and floundering struggle for survival. Anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai…

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