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Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Uganda - E. Africa

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, Sandra Van Doorn (Illustrator) | Release date: 1 Oct 2017

Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweaters – you name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that day. Until, one night, their dreams begin to reveal something entirely un...

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Bled Dry

Morocco - N. Africa

Abdelilah Hamdouchi | Release date: 24 Sep 2017

When a prostitute and her ill-fated lover are killed in a gruesome double murder, seasoned investigator Detective Hanash is called in. The case draws him into Casablanca’s slums, blighted by criminality, religious extremism, and despair. Hanash’s years on the job have made him ...

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Skollie: One man’s struggle to survive by telling stories

South Africa - S. Africa

John W. Fredericks | Release date: 1 Sep 2017

In 2016, South African film audiences were mesmerised by the film Noem My Skollie, which was written by – and based on the life of – John W. Fredericks. In this book Fredericks tells the full story on which the film was based. Growing up in a dusty township on the Cape Flats, Frederick...

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The Ultimate Tragedy

Guinea-Bissau - W. Africa

Abdulai Sila, Jethro Soutar | Release date: 1 Aug 2017

The first novel to be translated into English from Guinea Bissau, The Ultimate Tragedy is a tale of love and emerging political awareness in an Africa beginning to challenge Portuguese colonial rule. Ndani leaves her village to seek a better life in the capital, finding work as a maid for ...

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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Nigeria - W. Africa

Lesley Nneka Arimah | Release date: 24 Aug 2017

A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY is a debut with all the imagination of Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl and the toughness of Elena Ferrante...

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Evening Primrose

South Africa - S. Africa

Kopana Matlwa | Release date: 27 Jul 2017

With urgency and tenderness Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender and the medical profession through the eyes of a junior doctor. When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa’...

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What We Lose

South Africa - S. Africa

Zinzi Clemmons | Release date: 11 Jul 2017

Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, an...

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The Architecture of Loss

South Africa - S. Africa

Z. P. Dala | Release date: 4 Jul 2017

Afroze arrives in Brighton to find that her mother, Sylvie―who was a doctor and a fierce activist during the dark days of the anti-apartheid struggle―is a shadow of her formidable self, but Sylvie has still retained her sarcasm and anger toward the daughter that she sent away. Somehow,...

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When We Speak of Nothing

Nigeria - W. Africa

Olumide Popoola | Release date: 3 Jul 2017

“Some of the women walked so slow they were, like, floating. For real. Heads perfectly straight. Hips swaying, left, slow, right, slow, step, slow. If you didn’t concentrate you would think they weren’t moving at all, their bodies just hanging in space…”Best m...

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Sweet Sixteen

Nigeria - W. Africa

Bolaji Abdullahi | Release date: 28 Feb 2017

Aliya has to constantly remind her father that she is not a child but a ‘young adult’. He does not always agree with her. But now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and taking notice. The unexpected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and a no hold barred...

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