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Auf der Insel Pate, vor der Küste Kenias, lebt die eigensinnige Ayaana mit ihrer Mutter Munira. Als ein Matrose namens Muhidin in ihr Leben tritt, findet Ayaana etwas, das sie bislang noch nie hatte und wonach sie sich immer gesehnt hat: einen Vater. Doch als Ayaana erwachsen wird, muss sie mit einschneidenden Ereignissen zurechtkommen, die nicht…
Afrika, so wie es is(s)t: Ein Kochbuch mit Geschichten! Ein einzigartiges Kochbuch mit knapp 50 Rezepten und Geschichten von verschiedensten Menschen, vom Kuhhirten bis zum Sternekoch. Zu Gast in zehn Ländern Afrikas: Von traditionellen Speisen in Namibia, exotischen Gerichten in São Tomé bis zu orientalischen Leckereien in Marokko…
In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Each chapter views the relationship through a…
ETHIOPIA. 1935. With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. Hirut and the other women long to do more than care for the wounded and bury…
Gordon Tilson is a lonely American widower, who has found solace in an online support group. He befriends a young Ghanaian widow, and when her sister is in a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill – to the horror of his son, Derek. And when Gordon runs off to Ghana to surprise his new love but disappears without…
Meet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village. Aged fourteen, she is a commodity, a wife, a servant. She is also smart, funny, curious, with a spirit and joy infectious to those around her. And despite her situation going from bad to worse, she has a plan to escape: she will find her 'louding voice' and get her education…
Sweet Medicine takes place in Harare at the height of Zimbabwe’s economic woes in 2008. Tsitsi, a young woman, raised by her strict, devout Catholic mother, believes that hard work, prayer and an education will ensure a prosperous and happy future. Out of university, Tsitsi finds herself in a position much lower than she had set her sights on,…
Das Vermächtnis von Toni Morrison: Dieser Band versammelt Essays, Reden und Vorträge aus einem halben Jahrhundert. Toni Morrison befasst sich mit umstrittenen gesellschaftlichen Fragen, die zeitlebens ihre Themen gewesen sind: dem Alltagsrassismus in Amerika, der Assimilation des Fremden, dem Erbe des Sklaventums, der Gewalt gegen Schwarze, den…
Through stories remembered and imagined, and images by acclaimed photographers, A Stranger's Pose draws the reader into a world of encounters in more than a dozen African towns. Iduma blends memoir, travelogue and storytelling in these fragments of a traveller’s journey across several African cities. Inspired by the author’s travels with…
In our first-ever print and entirely nonfiction issue, we explore what it means to travel as an African. Herein are stories about passport privilege and air and road trips to destinations diverse and peculiar—from Douala, Lagos, Lisbon, through Berlin, Sylt, Maputo to Kousseri. A journey down memory lane with the inglorious history of an airline,…

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