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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wake Me When I’m Gone

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 1912

Odafe Atogun | Release date: Sep 5, 2017

When the Chief knocks on Ese’s door demanding that she marry again, as the laws of the land dictate she must, Ese is a fool once more. There is a high price for breaking the law, and an even greater cost for breaking the heart of a Chief. Ese will face the wrath of gods and men in th...

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6.6

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Orphan Sisters

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 1673

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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7.9

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Children of Blood and Bones (Legacy of Orïsha)

Nigeria - W. Africa

Points : 717

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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