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N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic…
In her new collection of stories, award-winning New York Times Notable author Leila Aboulela offers us a rich tableau of life as an immigrant abroad, and the challenges of navigating assimilation and difference. Elsewhere, Home draws us ineluctably into the lives of her characters as they forge new identities and reshape old ones. A young woman…
Der angolanische Journalist Daniel Benchimol, frisch und unschön geschieden, träumt immer wieder von einer aparten, eleganten Frau, dann findet er eine Kamera und entdeckt Fotos, auf denen eben diese Frau zu sehen ist, die Künstlerin Moira, die sich mit der Darstellung von Träumen beschäftigt. Sie lernen sich kennen und lieben. Benchimols Freund…
Was der ahnungslose Student Ryad bei seinem Ferienjob in Algier vorfindet, ist ein geschichtsträchtiger, einzigartiger Ort: In der Buchhandlung, die er ausräumen soll, wirkte einst Edmond Charlot (1915–2004), der hier 1936 mit Les Vraies Richesses ein blühendes Zentrum der Bücher gründete, Bibliothek, Verlag und Treffpunkt in einem. Charlot…
XX ist ein hoch brisanter, wagemutiger Roman, der nur Millimeter von der Wirklichkeit entfernt die Frage verhandelt, was wäre, wenn zwei Frauen ein leibliches Kind miteinander haben könnten. Egal, ob Mann oder Frau: Wer XX liest, steht vor entscheidenden Fragen. Jules und Rosie wollen ein Kind. Für das lesbische Paar gibt es dafür nur eine…
“We put together this collection of twenty-five narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of queer women from history.” This stirring and intimate collection brings together 25 captivating narratives to paint a vivid portrait of what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman. Covering an array of…
What are the right questions to ask when seeking out the spirit of a nation? In November, 2017, the people of Zimbabwe took to the streets in an unprecedented alliance with the military. Their goal, to restore the legacy of Chimurenga, the liberation struggle, and wrest their country back from more than 30 years of Robert Mugabe’s rule. In an…
In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the…
We all know our final destination but we have no idea what will cross our path as we journey there. It's 2008 and the height of Zimbabwe's economic demise. A group of passengers is huddled in a Toyota Quantum about to embark on a treacherous expedition to the City of Gold. Amongst them is Gugulethu, who is hoping to be reconciled with her…
From award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn comes this beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifice WINNER OF THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD 2020 A TIME MAGAZINE 'MUST READ BOOK OF 2019' LONGLISTED FOR A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD 2020 Patsy yearns to escape the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised for a new…

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