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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 15296

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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7.8

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Stay With Me

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 10277

Ayobami Adebayo | Release date: Mar 2, 2017

‘There are things even love can’t do… If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer love...

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7.5

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What We Lose

South Africa - S. Africa

Points : 8843

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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7.7

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The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 7887

Helon Habila | Release date: Dec 5, 2016

On April 14, 2014, 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram, the world’s deadliest terrorist group. Most were never heard from again. Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila, who grew up in northern Nigeria, returned to Chibok and g...

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7.1

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Behold the Dreamers

Cameroon - C. Africa

Points : 5975

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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7.3

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Blind Spot

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 5497

Teju Cole | Release date: Jun 13, 2017

When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: He’s an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind Spot, readers follow Cole’s inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm as he continues to refine the voice, e...

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6.8

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On Becoming

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 4302

Toke Makinwa | Release date: Nov 28, 2016

Toke never envisaged that she would be a successful media personality. She began her journey as a bubbly child but grew into a lonely teenager after the devastating loss of both her parents. For so long after, it seemed as though she would never find herself. On Becoming is the real Toke M...

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5.8

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Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Uganda - E. Africa

Points : 2629

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, Sandra Van Doorn (Illustrator) | Release date: Oct 1, 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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7.1

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Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen

Angola - S. Africa

Points : 2629

Linda M. Heywood | Release date: Feb 27, 2017

Though largely unknown in the Western world, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Linda Heywood offers the first full-length study ...

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7.4

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Kintu

Uganda - E. Africa

Points : 2151

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi | Release date: May 16, 2017

Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut. In 1750, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. In this ambitious tale of a clan and of a nation, Makumbi weaves together the stories of Kintu’s des...

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