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Kenya - E. Africa

Muthoni Drummer Queen | Release date: 3 Mar 2018

With her 3rd full-length, Muthoni Drummer Queen gives the “Motown formula” a truly post-Millenial makeover. The 11-song-deep concept LP, simply titled SHE, is the perfect cross-over record – packed to the brim with soul-nourishing hits. It’s a long-player that manages to distill th...

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The Parking Lot Attendant

Ethiopia - E. Africa

Nafkote Tamirat | Release date: 13 May 2018

A haunting story of fatherhood, national identity, and what it means to be an immigrant in America today, Nafkote Tamirat’s The Parking Lot Attendant explores how who we love, the choices we make, and the places we’re from combine to make us who we are. The story begins on an undis...

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Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir

Kenya - E. Africa

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o | Release date: 6 Mar 2018

Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s powerful prison memoir begins half an hour before his release on 12 December 1978. A year earlier, he recalls, armed police arrived at his home and took him to Kenya’s Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. There, Ngugi lives in a block alongside other political prisoner...

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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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Watu Wote: All of Us

Kenya - E. Africa

Katja Benrath | Release date: 15 Nov 2017

For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

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Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Uganda - E. Africa

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, Sandra Van Doorn (Illustrator) | Release date: 1 Oct 2017

Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweaters – you name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that day. Until, one night, their dreams begin to reveal something entirely un...

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Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?

Rwanda - E. Africa

Various Artistes | Release date: 18 Aug 2017

Why Did We Stop Growing Tall? by Abatwa (The Pygmy) Rough-hewn, tribal sonics from the Rwandan borderlands. Haunted solo & group singing meets hand-fashioned string instruments and battery operated loop machines. The textures are strange and abstract but at the same time intimate and j...

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Kingdom of Gravity

Uganda - E. Africa

Nick Makoha | Release date: 5 Jun 2017

In direct narrative terms the poems in this collection relate to the horrors of the civil war that ousted the brutal tyranny of Idi Amin in Uganda, a war of liberation that brought its own barbarous atrocities. In political terms the poems chart the impact of imperialism and neo-colonialis...

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Forbidden Fruit

Kenya - E. Africa

Stanley Gazemba | Release date: 6 Jun 2017

Desperate to make ends meet, Ombima commits a “harmless” crime. When he tries to conceal his misdeed, the simple farm laborer becomes a reluctant participant in a sinister affair. If discovered, the consequences could be disastrous for Ombima’s family, friends, and a spat...

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