Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

23 April 2019 | By Trevor Noah | Filed in: africa.

The memoir of one man s coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed n nTrevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act his birth Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a bl

My Sister, the Serial Killer

06 September 2017 | By Oyinkan Braithwaite | Filed in: africa.

When Korede s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what s expected of her bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach This ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola s dispatched in, quote, self defence and the third mess that her lethal littl

Treasure (Hush collection)

01 February 2019 | By Oyinkan Braithwaite | Filed in: africa.

A darkly comic short story of class divide, the lives we invent, and the very real risks of preserving an Insta fame facade by the award winning author of My Sister, the Serial Killer n nTreasure is a wannabe Instagram influencer in Lagos, Nigeria She shows off a luxurious life in a gated community

The Death of Vivek Oji

23 September 2017 | By Akwaeke Emezi | Filed in: africa.

Named one of the year s most anticipated books by The New York Times, Harper s Bazaar, BuzzFeed, and n nWhat does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew n nOne afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son s body, wrapped in co

The Girl with the Louding Voice

07 November 2019 | By Abi Daré | Filed in: africa.

A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future n nAdunni is a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants an education This, her mother h

Homegoing

21 February 2018 | By Yaa Gyasi | Filed in: africa.

A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape famili

The Sun Sister (The Seven Sisters, #6)

02 June 2019 | By Lucinda Riley | Filed in: africa.

The Sun Sister is the sixth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by the number one international bestseller Lucinda Riley n nTo the outside world, Electra d Apliese seems as though she is the woman who has everything as one of the world s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous But beneath

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

04 August 2017 | By Tomi Adeyemi | Filed in: africa.

They killed my mother nThey took our magic nThey tried to bury us n nNow we rise n nZ lie Adebola remembers when the soil of Or sha hummed with magic Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Z lie s Reaper mother summoned forth souls n nBut everything changed the night magic disappeared Und

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

11 April 2017 | By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Filed in: africa.

From the best selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today written as a letter to a friend n nA few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a

Every Breath

02 August 2018 | By Nicholas Sparks | Filed in: africa.

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, 1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fat