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Lie to Me, Dan

Nigeria - W. Africa

Longrin Wetten | Release date: 30 Jan 2013

“Lie to me. I’ll believe anything you say…” Seventeen year old Marylyn Zhasa is a very ambitious young girl who has her future all planned out. She meets Dan, a charming fellow student whose own ambition is to get her at any cost. Not the kind of girl to stand by an...

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The Whispering Trees

Nigeria - W. Africa

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim | Release date: 19 Dec 2012

The Whispering Trees, award winning writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut collection of short stories, employs nuance, subtle drama and deadpan humour to capture colourful Nigerian lives. There’s Kyakkyawa, who sparks forbidden thoughts in her father and has a bit of angels and witches ...

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Daughters Who Walk This Path

Nigeria - W. Africa

Yejide Kilanko | Release date: 10 Apr 2012

Spirited and intelligent, Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy, modern-day Ibadan, Nigeria. An adoring little sister, their traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo’s home their own. So there’s nothing unusual about her charm...

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Sarah House

Nigeria - W. Africa

Ifeanyi Ajaegbo | Release date: 7 Feb 2012

A compelling novel about a young woman’s life in a harrowing Nigerian world of human trafficking and prostitution. Sarah House will stay with you long after you finish reading this testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Nita wakes up in a dark world very different from the life...

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Tomorrow Died Yesterday

Nigeria - W. Africa

Chimeka Garricks | Release date: 2 Nov 2011

Its 2004 Port Harcourt, Nigeria at the height of the kidnap of oil workers in the Niger delta, a kidnapping goes awry and four lives are reconnected. Douye aka Doughboy the career militant responsible for the crime. Amaibi the gentle university professor / eco-warrior accused. Kaniye the l...

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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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