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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Kintu

Uganda - E. Africa

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi | Release date: 16 May 2017

Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut. In 1750, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. In this ambitious tale of a clan and of a nation, Makumbi weaves together the stories of Kintu’s des...

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Songs of a War Boy

Sudan - E. Africa

Deng Thiak Adut | Release date: 23 Feb 2017

Deng Adut’s family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the age most Australian children are starting school , Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People’s Liberat...

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Kati Kati

Kenya - E. Africa

Mbithi Masya | Release date: 10 Sep 2016

Imagine waking up one day in a barren wasteland. Amnesia leaves you clueless as to your whereabouts, your identity, and how you arrived. A small group of strangers welcomes you to a nearby oasis resort, and they reveal to you the nature of this new reality. You are dead. And this is the af...

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Inside Rwanda’s Gacaca Court

Rwanda - E. Africa

Bert ingelaere | Release date: 6 Dec 2016

After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, victims, perpetrators, and the country as a whole struggled to deal with the legacy of the mass violence. The government responded by creating a new version of a traditional grassroots justice system called gacaca. Bert Ingelaere, based on his observation...

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N.G.O (Nothing Going On)

Uganda - E. Africa

Arnold Aganze | Release date: 29 Oct 2016

Best friends Tevo (Richie Tevin) and Zizuke (Arnold Aganze) have just finished their university course in social sciences. Zizuke has a job as a waiter at a local bar, The Pearl (a bar on Jinja Main Street), and Tevo is pursuing his passion for photography. After being given a camera by Ma...

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Nostalgia

Kenya - E. Africa

Nduta Waweru | Release date: 4 Jun 2016

We all want to cherish moments in time that spoke to us and resonated with our lives, hoping to etch the memory into our minds and hearts and carry it with us for as long as we can. Nostalgia was written in an attempt to do just that. It captures the slow pace of change that is usually mis...

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