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Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent, from Morocco to Zimbabwe, Uganda to Kenya. Helon Habila focuses on younger, newer writers - contrasted with some of their older, more established peers - to give a fascinating picture of a new and more liberated Africa. These writers are characterized by their engagement with the wider world and the opportunities offered by the end of apartheid, the end of civil wars and dictatorships, and the possibilities of free movement. Their work is inspired by travel and exile. They are liberated, global and expansive.

Sunny Nwazue is back in this gripping sequel to Nnedi Okorafor's What Sunny Saw in the Flames. Sunny has settled into life at the Leopard Society, with friends Orlu, Chichi and Sasha. Her magic powers continue to grow under the tutelage of her mentor Sugar Cream, as Sunny studies her strange Nsidi book and begins to understand her spirit face, Anyanwu. But Sunny cannot escape from her destiny, and she soon finds she must travel to the shadowy town of Osisi. The journey is fraught with danger, taking Sunny through unseen worlds, and awaiting her is a battle to determine humanity's fate.

Zwei Männer. Zwei Möglichkeiten. Zwei Leben. Jackie Thomae stellt die Frage, wie wir zu den Menschen werden, die wir sind.

Obwohl Rassismus in allen Bereichen der deutschen Gesellschaft wirkt, ist es nicht leicht, über ihn zu sprechen. Keiner möchte rassistisch sein, und viele Menschen scheuen sich vor dem Begriff. Das Buch begleitet die Leser*innen bei ihrer mitunter ersten Auseinandersetzung mit Rassismus und tut dies ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger.

In the early 1980s, a pharmaceutical company administers an unethical drug trial to residents of the Niger Delta village of Kreektown. When children die as a result of the trial, the dominoes of language extinction and cultural collapse begin to topple. Decades later the end looms for the Menai people. Continents-apart twin brothers separated at birth, an excommunicated daughter living an urbane life with her doctor husband, and an infamous vigilante are among the indelible characters whose lives are shaped by this collective tragedy.

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A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.

These two witty and perceptive social dramas are sympathetic and honest explorations of the conflicts between the individualism of westernised culture and the social traditions of Africa. Both plays have been performed throughout the world. Ama Ata Aidoo is Ghana's foremost playwright, poet and novelist, and has published many works. She has held distinguished appointments in Ghana and the USA and is currently Executive Director of Mbaasem, a foundation to support African women writers and their work.

White Girls, Hilton Als’s first book since The Women 16 years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of “white girls,” as Als dubs them—an expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Michael Jackson and Flannery O’Connor.

Liebe ohne Grenzen – eine umfassende Welt- und Kulturgeschichte interkultureller Paare.

Auf einer idyllischen Waldlichtung nahe Algier liegt verführerisch und auffällig geschminkt eine attraktive junge Frau. Brutal ermordet! Der kriminalistische Suchtrupp um Kommissarin Nora Bilal tappt lange im Dunkeln. Die Recherche, die in bewährter Khadra-Manier quer durch alle Schichten der algerischen Gesellschaft führt, von den Villen der Mächtigen, den Privatclubs und Edelrestaurants der Schickeria bis in die Elendsquartiere, ist reich an unerwarteten Wendungen.