Freshwater

Nigeria - W. Africa

Akwaeke Emezi | Release date: 13 Feb 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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Orphan Sisters

Nigeria - W. Africa

Lola Jaye | Release date: 21 Sep 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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Wake Me When I’m Gone

Nigeria - W. Africa

Odafe Atogun | Release date: 5 Sep 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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Moving On and other Zimbabwean Stories

Zimbabwe - S. Africa

Jane Morris | Release date: 17 Aug 2017

Moving on bristles with the talent of writers from Zimbabwe. This collection brings together twenty of Zimbabwe’s finest storytellers, from within the country and without. Many of the characters in this anthology are themselves moving on: from the chains of the past, from the loss of lov...

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The Ultimate Tragedy

Guinea-Bissau - W. Africa

Abdulai Sila, Jethro Soutar | Release date: 1 Aug 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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Evening Primrose

South Africa - S. Africa

Kopana Matlwa | Release date: 27 Jul 2017

With urgency and tenderness Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender and the medical profession through the eyes of a junior doctor. When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa’...

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What We Lose

South Africa - S. Africa

Zinzi Clemmons | Release date: 11 Jul 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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The Architecture of Loss

South Africa - S. Africa

Z. P. Dala | Release date: 4 Jul 2017

Afroze arrives in Brighton to find that her mother, Sylvie―who was a doctor and a fierce activist during the dark days of the anti-apartheid struggle―is a shadow of her formidable self, but Sylvie has still retained her sarcasm and anger toward the daughter that she sent away. Somehow,...

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Sweet Sixteen

Nigeria - W. Africa

Bolaji Abdullahi | Release date: 28 Feb 2017

Aliya has to constantly remind her father that she is not a child but a ‘young adult’. He does not always agree with her. But now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and taking notice. The unexpected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and a no hold barred...

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Behold the Dreamers

Cameroon - C. Africa

Imbolo Mbue | Release date: 26 Jun 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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