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Orphan Sisters

Nigeria - W. Africa

Lola Jaye | Release date: Sep 21, 2017

Lana and May are a very long way from home. Their Nigerian parents have emigrated to England in search of a better life for their family. Nineteen Fifties London is a great adventure to the girls but not always welcoming. There are signs in windows of lodging houses warning: ‘no blac...

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Freshwater

Nigeria - W. Africa

Akwaeke Emezi | Release date: Feb 13, 2018

Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents, Saul and Saachi, successfully prayed her into existence, but as she grows into a volatile and splintered child, it becomes clear that something went terribly awry. When A...

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So You Want to Talk About Race

Nigeria - W. Africa

Ijeoma Oluo | Release date: Jan 16, 2018

In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today’s racial landscape–from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement–offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dis...

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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Nigeria - W. Africa

Lesley Nneka Arimah | Release date: Aug 24, 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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What We Lose

South Africa - S. Africa

Zinzi Clemmons | Release date: Jul 11, 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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Kumukanda

Zambia - S. Africa

Kayo Chingonyi | Release date: Jun 1, 2017

Translating as ‘initiation’, Kumukanda is the name given to the rites a young boy from the Luvale tribe must pass through before he is considered a man. The poems of Kayo Chingonyi’s remarkable debut explore this passage: between two worlds, ancestral and contemporary; between the li...

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Behold the Dreamers

Cameroon - C. Africa

Imbolo Mbue | Release date: Jun 26, 2017

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior execu...

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Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home

South Africa - S. Africa

Sisonke Msimang | Release date: Oct 2, 2017

In Always Another Country, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia, Kenya and Canada, her college years in the USA, and returning to South Africa in the 1990s. She reflects candidly on present-day South Africa, but this is a book about family, romance and motherhood; of ...

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The Ultimate Tragedy

Guinea-Bissau - W. Africa

Abdulai Sila, Jethro Soutar | Release date: Aug 1, 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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Sweet Sixteen

Nigeria - W. Africa

Bolaji Abdullahi | Release date: Feb 28, 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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