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AFRICAN

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Written by CHINUA ACHEBE

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Penguin Books

On Sale: 08/16/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-01480-9

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize
Winner of the New Statesman Award


Set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, this novel describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son.

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Written by CHINUA ACHEBE

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Penguin Books

On Sale: 08/16/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-08616-5

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize

In A Man of the People, Achebe foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the color and vivacity as well as the violence and corruption of a society making its own way between the two worlds

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A NOVEL
Written by YAA GYASI

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 06/07/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-94713-5

Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates 

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 families and nations,Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction.
            
Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born...

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A MEMOIR OF EAST AFRICA
Written by M.G. VASSANJI

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Anchor Canada

On Sale: 01/26/2016

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-67145-3

From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for Non-fiction, comes a poignant love letter to his birthplace and homeland, East Africa--a powerful and surprising portrait that only an insider could write.

     Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving land. From a description of Zanzibar and its evolution to a visit to a slave-market town at Lake Tanganyika; from an encounter with a...

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Written by LAILA LALAMI

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17062-8

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Longlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 

Financial Times Best Book of 2015
New York Times Notable Book
Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year
An NPR Great Read  
Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year


In these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico. The slave of a Spanish conquistador, Estebanico sails for the Americas...

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Written by NGUGI WA THIONG'O

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 05/12/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-91051-1

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 

Renowned novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was a student at a prestigious, British-run boarding school near Nairobi when the tumultuous Mau Mau Uprising for independence and Kenyan sovereignty gripped his country. While he enjoyed scouting trips and chess tournaments, his family home was razed to the ground and his brother, a member of the insurgency, was captured by the British and taken to a concentration...

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Written by DINAW MENGESTU

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80566-9

Longlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award

A sweeping, continent-spanning story about the love between men and women, between friends, and between citizens and their countries, All Our Names is a transfixing exploration of the relationships that define us. Fleeing war-torn Uganda for the American Midwest, Isaac begins a passionate affair with the social worker assigned to him. But the couple’s bond is inescapably darkened by the secrets of Isaac’s past: the country and the...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80254-5

When a young man is gunned down in the streets of Nairobi, his grief-stricken father and sister bring his body back to their crumbling home in the Kenyan drylands. But the murder has stirred up memories long since buried, precipitating a series of events no one could have foreseen. As the truth unfolds, we come to learn the secrets held by this parched landscape, hidden deep within the shared past of a family and their conflicted nation. Spanning Kenya’s turbulent 1950s and 1960s, Dust is...

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Written by OKEY NDIBE

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Soho Press

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-616-95458-1

Foreign Gods, Inc. is a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the “exotic,” including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after ineffable illusions. An exploration of the shifting nature of memory, Foreign Gods is a brilliant work of fiction that illuminates our globally interconnected world like no...

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Written by LAILA LALAMI

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 09/09/2014

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-91166-7

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 

New York Times Notable Book
Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year
An NPR Great Read  
A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year


In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America—a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record.

In 1527, the conquistador Pánfilo de...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 06/03/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47300-4

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea. 

Precious Ramotswe has her hands full with two puzzling cases....

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Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 03/04/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-45592-5

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Shortlisted for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award
Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 

One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year; an NPR "Great Reads" Book; a Chicago Tribune Best Book; a Washington Post Notable Book; a Seattle Times Best Book; an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book; a Newsday Top 10 Book; and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick.

A powerful, tender story of race and identity...

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