Ordinary People

Nigeria - W. Africa

Diana Evans | Release date: 5 Apr 2018

‘You can take a leap, do something off the wall, something reckless. It’s your last chance, and most people miss it.’ South London, 2008. Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution. Melissa has a new baby and doesn’t want to let i...

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Hold

Ghana - W. Africa

Michael Odonkor | Release date: 12 Jul 2018

Moving between Ghana and London, Hold is an intimate, moving, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go.    

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We Once Belonged to the Sea

Somalia - E. Africa

Diriye Osman | Release date: 1 Oct 2018

Two women – a reclusive queer Somali artist and a gifted Iranian-Somali teenage punk. Both have survived extraordinary circumstances, and find unexpected solace, inspiration and friendship when their lives intersect. In a novel anchored by memory and loss, art-making and ambition, bo...

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Small Country

Burundi - E. Africa

Gaël Faye | Release date: 5 Jun 2018

‘I was born with this story. It ran in my blood. I belonged to it.’ Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise. These are carefree day...

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This Mournable Body

Zimbabwe - S. Africa

Tsitsi Dangarembga | Release date: 7 Aug 2018

Anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai finds herself living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare. For reasons that include her grim financial prospects and her age, she moves to a widow’s boarding house and eventually finds work as a biology teacher....

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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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Happiness

Sierra Leone - W. Africa

Aminatta Forna | Release date: 5 Apr 2018

Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes. From this chance encounter in the midst of the rush of a great city, numerous moments of connections span out and interweave, bringing disparate lives ...

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Speak No Evil

Nigeria - W. Africa

Uzodinma Iweala | Release date: 6 Mar 2018

In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences. On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by...

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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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