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Kintu

Uganda - E. Africa

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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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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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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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race

Nigeria - W. Africa

Reni Eddo-Lodge | Release date: Jun 1, 2017

A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge. In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led...

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Stay With Me

Nigeria - W. Africa

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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Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen

Angola - S. Africa

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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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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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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