Buchtipps - African Publishers

In September 2018, the Goethe Institut announced a new project for writers of young adult fiction on the continent. The project called AfroYoungAdult, coordinated by publisher and novelist Zukiswa Wanner, aimed at shining a light on fiction for young adults, a demographic often ignored in writing circles. To this end, the Goethe-Institut invited…
Simphiwe Dana is perhaps one of the better known musicians from South Africa under 40. Often compared to musicians like Ringo Madlingozi and the late Miriam Makeba, the young artist has won many awards with her three albums as well as come up with some interesting views on her public profile on Twitter. In A Renegade Called Simphiwe, feminist…
Season of Crimson Blossoms tells the captivating story of an illicit affair between a twenty-five-year-old street gang leader, Hassan Reza, and a devout fifty-five-year-old widow and grandmother, Binta Zubairu, who yearns for intimacy after the sexual repression of her marriage and the pain of losing her first son. This story of love and longing—…
“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,…