My Sister, the Serial Killer

08 April 2020 | By Oyinkan Braithwaite | Filed in: africa.

My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker and difficult to get out of the carpet than water 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

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

08 April 2020 | By Trevor Noah | Filed in: africa.

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one mans coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noahs unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal

The Girl with the Louding Voice

08 April 2020 | 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 Adunni is a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants an education This, her mother has

The Other Half of Augusta Hope

08 April 2020 | By Joanna Glen | Filed in: africa.

Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in.At six, shes memorising the dictionary At seven, shes correcting her teachers At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name Burundi And now that she s an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings on of the

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2)

08 April 2020 | By Tomi Adeyemi | Filed in: africa.

After battling the impossible, Z lie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Or sha But the ritual was powerful than they couldve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too Now, Z lie struggles to unite the maji

Every Breath

08 April 2020 | 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

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

08 April 2020 | 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 A 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

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

08 April 2020 | By Tomi Adeyemi | Filed in: africa.

They killed my mother They took our magic They tried to bury us Now we rise Z lie Adebola remembers when the soil of Or sha hummed with magic Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Z lies Reaper mother summoned forth souls But everything changed the night magic disappeared Under

Homegoing

08 April 2020 | 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

The Sun Sister (The Seven Sisters, #6)

08 April 2020 | 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 To 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

Washington Black

08 April 2020 | By Esi Edugyan | Filed in: africa.

Washington Black is an eleven year old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born When his master s eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him But Christopher Wilde, or Titch, is a

Binti (Binti, #1)

08 April 2020 | By Nnedi Okorafor | Filed in: africa.

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her

Night Boat to Tangier

08 April 2020 | By Kevin Barry | Filed in: africa.

In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs sit at night, none too patiently It is October 23, 2018, and they are

American Spy

08 April 2020 | By Lauren Wilkinson | Filed in: africa.

What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love One woman struggles to choose between her honor and her heart in this espionage drama It s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI She s brilliant but she s also a young black

To the Land of Long Lost Friends (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #20)

08 April 2020 | By Alexander McCall Smith | Filed in: africa.

In the latest book in the widely beloved No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance and finds that family relationships are always a tricky proposition even for Botswana s premier female detective Mma Ramotswe has reconnected with an old

Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)

08 April 2020 | By Chinua Achebe | Filed in: africa.

More than two million copies of Things Fall Apart have been sold in the United States since it was first published here in 1959 Worldwide, there are eight million copies in print in fifty different languages This is Chinua Achebe s masterpiece and it is often compared to the great Greek tragedies,