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“The story of my curly hair,” says Mila, the narrator of Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida’s autobiographically inspired tragicomedy, “intersects with the story of at least two countries and, by extension, the indirect story of the relations among several continents: a geopolitics.” Mila is the Luanda-born daughter of a black Angolan mother and a white…
Dem Schriftsteller Bartolomeu Falcato fällt eine Frau buchstäblich vor die Füße. Allerdings nicht aus heiterem Himmel, sondern aus einem Unwetter heraus, und es ist klar, dass sie nicht freiwillig gestürzt ist. Bei der Toten handelt es sich um Núbia de Matos, Model und angebliche Ex-Geliebte der Präsidentin. Nur fünf Tage zuvor hatte sie Falcato…
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…
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…
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…
In this stunning debut novel—a tale of self-discovery and feminist awakening—a feisty Nigerian-Ghanaian girl growing up amid the political upheaval of late 1960s postcolonial Ghana begins to question the hypocrisy of her patriarchal society, and the restrictions and unrealistic expectations placed on women. Young Esi Agyekum is the unofficial “…
For any reader craving suspense, Leye Adenle's "Easy Motion Tourist" is a masterpiece to quench your thirst. British journalist Guy Collins stumbles clumsily into police suspicions when the mutilated body of a young woman is found outside a drinking joint in Lagos. Under false pretences the mysterious Amaka convinces authorities to release Guy…
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…
Ọlaide Franks Lyrikdebüt — Auf der Suche nach dem Erträglichen schreibt die Autorin über Identität, Verletzlichkeit und Verlust. Dabei nimmt sie uns trotz anklingenden Endzeitgefühlen mit auf eine Reise voller Sehnsucht, Liebe und Zuversicht. In Dunkelkalt schafft sie es, Leser*innen mit ihren Gedichten zu…
Exhale is a queer anthology wrapped in the idea of a release, a letting go, breathing out. An orgasm. These are the stories that come out when you play sip or spill, truth or dare, never have I ever and lasts longer than 7 minutes in heaven. With sexual experiences from all over Africa, this anthology introduces some exciting new literary voices…

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