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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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