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Bom Boy

Nigeria - W. Africa

Yewande Omotoso | Release date: 20 Sep 2011

Leke is a troubled young man living in the suburbs of Cape Town. He develops strange habits of stalking people, stealing small objects and going from doctor to doctor in search of companionship rather than cure. Through a series of letters written to him by his Nigerian father whom he has ...

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Oil on Water

Nigeria - W. Africa

Helon Habila | Release date: 16 May 2011

In the oil-rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta, the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped. Two journalists-a young upstart, Rufus, and a once-great, now disillusioned veteran, Zaq-are sent to find her. In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense, Oil ...

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The Hairdresser of Harare

Zimbabwe - S. Africa

Tendai Huchu | Release date: 12 Oct 2010

Vimbai is the best hairdresser in Mrs. Khumalo’s salon, and she is secure in her status until the handsome, smooth-talking Dumisani shows up one day for work. Despite her resistance, the two become friends, and eventually, Vimbai becomes Dumisani’s landlady. He is as charming as he is ...

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Bitter Leaf

Nigeria - W. Africa

Chioma Okereke | Release date: 24 Jun 2010

Bitter Leaf is a richly textured and intricate novel set in Mannobe, a world that is African in nature but never geographically placed. At the heart of the novel is the village itself and its colourful cast of inhabitants: Babylon, a gifted musician who falls under the spell of the beautif...

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I Do Not Come To You By Chance

Nigeria - W. Africa

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani | Release date: 5 May 2009

A deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not Come to You by Chance tells the story of one young man and the family who loves him. Being the opara of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges–a piece of meat in his egusi so...

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In Dependence

Nigeria - W. Africa

Sarah Ladipo Manyika | Release date: 22 Sep 2008

It is the early-sixties when a young Tayo Ajayi sails to England from Nigeria to take up a scholarship at Oxford University. In this city of dreaming spires, he finds himself among a generation high on visions of a new and better world. The whole world seems ablaze with change: independenc...

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Unbowed: A Memoir

Kenya - E. Africa

Wangari Maathai | Release date: 3 Oct 2006

In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that ...

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