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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, connected to the world only by his TC, his Telecommunications Curtain.

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, connected to the world only by his TC, his Telecommunications Curtain.

"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, der die Geschichte der Inselgruppe und ihrer Bewohner erzählt. Mit einer Schilderung von Landschaft und Natur, sowie ihrer geographischen Lage. Denn diese wird den Bewohner*innen zum Verhängnis.

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.

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 our world. A high-born Nigerian goddess feels beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover and longs to be truly seen.

Jannik und Loni sind beste Freunde. Zusammen mit den anderen Kindern aus der Straße erleben sie die genialsten Abenteuer. Die Geschichten dafür gibt Bo vor, Janniks älterer Bruder. Doch irgendwann verändern sich ihre Spiele, denn Bo erfindet immer neue Regeln. Eine davon lautet: Loni ist anders. Und das nur, weil ihre Mutter aus Kenia kommt. Jannik muss sich entscheiden, was ihm wichtiger ist – dazuzugehören, oder Loni als Freundin nicht zu verlieren. Aber dann passiert etwas, was niemand vorausgesehen hat …

The limited-edition box set is an annual project started in 2014 to ensure the publication of up to a dozen chapbooks by African poets through Akashic Books. The series seeks to identify the best poetry written by African poets working today, and it is especially interested in featuring poets who have not yet published their first full-length book of poetry. The ten poets included in this box set are: Hiwot Adilow, Dalia Elhassan, Charity Hutete, Nour Kamel, Daisy Odey, Salawu Olajide, Musawenkosi Khanyile, Dina El Dessouky, Ama Asantewa Diaka, and 'Gbenga Adeoba.

Ein Satz, der wie eine Selbstverständlichkeit klingt – «Ich bin Linus» –, doch er teilt sein Leben in ein Davor und Danach. Auf beeindruckende Weise erzählt Linus Giese, warum er einunddreißig Jahre alt werden musste, um laut auszusprechen, dass er ein Mann und trans ist und warum sein Leben heute vielleicht nicht einfacher, aber sehr viel glücklicher ist.

A selection of Linton Kwesi Johnson's best poems over three decades. Ranging from protests against police brutality to eulogies for departed friends and playful celebrations of urban life, Johnson's use of Jamaican dialect to tackle distinctly British subjects contributed to a revolution in the notion of literary English. This Selected Poems charts the unique literary talent of one of Britain's most influential poets and social critics.

Jean starts at a new school and struggles to fit in. He develops an unlikely friendship with rowdy class mate James, who gets him into a string of sticky situations; fights, theft, and more. At home, his parents, Mami and Papa, who fled political violence in Congo under the dictatorial regime of Le Marechal, to seek asylum as refugees – which Jean and his star-student little sister, Marie, have no knowledge of – pressure him to focus on school and sort his act out.