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“Pius Adesanmi’s Naija No Dey Carry Last is a treasure of pleasures, a gem of a book. Adesanmi is a prodigious writer and deep thinker whose essays exude vigorous intelligence, rare insight and a devastating wit. The essays in this peerless collection are irreverent, evocative, mind-expanding, and highly entertaining. This kaleidoscopic, take-no-…
The daring author of A Man Who is Not a Man has challenged the conventional once again with his wonderfully original second novel, Here Me Alone. Sticking to his non conventional themes, in Hear Me Alone Mgqolozana offers a possible alternative to the story of the conception and the birth of Jesus as we know it in the synoptic texts. In the…
Fana’s eyes wandered from one corner to another. Joburg people! he thought. Why would a person buy such an expensive car but live in a place like this? He shook his head. This is Johussleburg and everyone here is suffering from affluenza. Almost every black person pretends to be rich while staying in a rented room. Didn’t he just pay for the…
Set in Monrovia during the administration of Liberia's former president, Charles Taylor, this riveting debut is a story of recovery, atonement, and the continuing quest for peace and justice in a nation plagued by conflict and inequalities since its founding by freed American slaves. Life in post-war Liberia is not easy, and it is especially…
UNIMPORTANCE ist the gripping account of twelve hours in the life of Zizi, a University student and SRC presidential candidate - a position that, should he win, would make him the most important person on campus. It's the night before his presidential manifesto presentation, but as he works on his speech, a squabble with his girlfriend Pamodi…
In a future Africa. The subjects or Occupants of Azotus' kingdom each live alone in their comfortable homes, their every need catered for by comprehensive housekeeping services. When Kamoto, Occupant of house number G8, ventures outdoors for the first time, he begins to question why he has spent his entire life inside and without human contact,…
In a future Africa. The subjects or Occupants of Azotus' kingdom each live alone in their comfortable homes, their every need catered for by comprehensive housekeeping services. When Kamoto, Occupant of house number G8, ventures outdoors for the first time, he begins to question why he has spent his entire life inside and without human contact,…
"Das Meer ist mit Inseln gesprenkelt, die von weißem Sand gesäumt sind. Ein Streumuster wie milchige Tröpfchen. Es sieht aus, als wären sie aus dem schlaffen Euter der Großen Halbinsel gefallen mit den Malediven im Schlepptau. Die Chagos-Inseln. Ein Archipel in labilem Gleichgewicht, mitten im Indischen Ozean..." So beginnt Shenaz Patels Roman…
Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in…
Bolu Babalola finds the most beautiful love stories from history and mythology and rewrites them with incredible new detail and vivacity in this debut collection. Focusing on the magical folktales of West Africa, Babalola also reimagines iconic Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East, and stories from countries that no longer exist in…

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