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Children of Blood and Bones (Legacy of Orïsha)

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 7409

Tomi Adeyemi | Release date: Mar 6, 2018

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie w...

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7.7

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So You Want to Talk About Race

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 5497

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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7.8

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Lagos Noir

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 4302

Chris Abani | Release date: Jun 5, 2018

Lagos has, like many coastal cities, a very checkered and noir past. It is the largest city in Nigeria and its former capital. It is also the largest megacity on the African continent, with a population approximating twenty-one million, and by itself is the fourth-largest economy in Africa...

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7.1

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Freshwater

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 3107

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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7.8

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Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home

South Africa - S. Africa

Points : 2151

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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7.2

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Ordinary People

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 717

Diana Evans | Release date: Apr 5, 2018

‘You can take a leap, do something off the wall, something reckless. It’s your last chance, and most people miss it.’ South London, 2008. Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution. Melissa has a new baby and doesn’t want to let i...

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Happiness

Sierra Leone - W. Africa

Points : 239

Aminatta Forna | Release date: Apr 5, 2018

Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes. From this chance encounter in the midst of the rush of a great city, numerous moments of connections span out and interweave, bringing disparate lives ...

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