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The World We Once Lived In

The World We Once Lived In

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In 21 short books, Penguin Classics brings you the new canon of great environmental worksOver the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As humans have driven the living...
The Court of Miracles

The Court of Miracles

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Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of...
A Promised Land

A Promised Land

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A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracyIn the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his...
In Bibi's Kitchen

In Bibi's Kitchen

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Grandmothers from eight eastern African countries welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue.In this incredible volume, renowned...
The First Woman

The First Woman

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A powerful feminist folktale rooted in Ugandan historySmart, headstrong Kirabo is raised by her grandparents in rural Uganda. But as she enters her teens, she starts to feel overshadowed by...
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head

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The debut collection from award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire, celebrated collaborator on Beyonce's Lemonade and Black Is King.With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire introduces us to a...
The Crossing

The Crossing

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A trailblazing new novel about two teenagers from opposite worlds; The Crossing is a heartbreaking and life-affirming story of hope, grief, and the very real tragedies of the refugee crisis.Natalie's...
a fire like you

a fire like you

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A fierce and lyrical collection of poetry celebrating the moments of triumph and beauty in our lives, as well as the moments of despair – recasting them as opportunities for...
We Are All Birds of Uganda

We Are All Birds of Uganda

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Moving between two continents over a troubled century, We Are All Birds of Uganda is a multi-layered, moving and immensely resonant novel of generational love, loss and what it means...
Dust

Dust

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An audacious and beautiful novel that is both a unique family saga and a spellbinding story of the country of KenyaKenya, 2007. Odidi Oganda, running for his life, is gunned...
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Kololo Hill

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Set in Uganda in 1972, an extraordinarily moving debut that tells the story of one family’s escape, when Amin forces them to leave: a story of loss and separation, but...
Blood and Gold

Blood and Gold

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A Journey of ShadowsIllustrated by Eri GriffinBlood and Gold is a powerful, dynamic fusion of African and Scottish myth and fantasy which explores the themes of racism, immigration and colonialism,...
Memory of Departure

Memory of Departure

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**By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021**Vehement, comic and shrewd, Abdulrazak Gurnah's first novel is an unwavering contemplation of East African coastal lifePoverty and depravity wreak havoc...
Admiring Silence

Admiring Silence

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**By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021**A dazzling tale of cultural identity and displacement, this is the story of a man's escape from his native Zanzibar to...
Unknown

Unknown

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A moving, confronting and ultimately uplifting memoir of a young woman starting a new life in Australia under the shadow of violenceA moving, confronting and ultimately uplifting story about a...
The House of Rust

The House of Rust

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The House of Rust is an enchanting novel about a Hadhrami girl in Mombasa. When her fisherman father goes missing, Aisha takes to the sea on a magical boat made...
The Shadow King

The Shadow King

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A beautifully written and utterly captivating novel about female strength and the power of belief, set during Mussolini's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King casts a light on the...
Afterlives

Afterlives

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By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2021LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2021From 'one of Africa's greatest living writers'...
Jali

Jali

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Comedian Oliver Twist was four years old when he and his family fled the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda for Malawi, their exile for the next fourteen years.Twist has turned...
Hangman

Hangman

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A man returns home to sub-Saharan Africa after twenty-six years living in exile in America. When he arrives, he finds that he doesn't recognize the country or anyone in it....
Riambel

Riambel

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Fifteen-year-old Noemi has no choice but to leave school and work in the house of the wealthy De Grandbourg family. Just across the road from the slums where she grew...
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The History of a Difficult Child

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An exhilarating, tragicomic debut novel about the indomitable child of a scorned, formerly land-owning family who must grow up in the wake of Ethiopia’s socialist revolution Wisecracking, inquisitive, and bombastic,...
The One Who Wrote Destiny

The One Who Wrote Destiny

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A big-hearted, utterly charming carousel of a novel about three generations of the same family, riven by feuds and falling-outs, united by fates and fortunes.'A beautiful, brilliant modern classic.' —...
The Parking Lot Attendant

The Parking Lot Attendant

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Named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Center For Fiction First Novel Prize Named a Booklist Best Book of the YearA mesmerizing, indelible coming-of-age...
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

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What elevates teaching my mother how to give birth, what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire’s ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where...
Of One Blood

Of One Blood

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Haunted Library Horror ClassicsWhen Reuel Briggs, a medical student at Harvard, witnesses the performance of the beautiful singer Dianthe Lusk at a concert, he's infatuated by her talent and beauty....
A Bigger Picture

A Bigger Picture

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My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate CrisisA rousing manifesto and memoir from a leading young Ugandan activist that will change the way we way we...
Travelling While Black

Travelling While Black

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Essays Inspired by a Life on the MoveWhat does it feel like to move through a world designed to limit and exclude you? What are the joys and pains of...
Red Island House

Red Island House

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From National Book Award–nominated writer Andrea Lee comes Red Island House, a travel epic that opens a window on the mysterious African island of Madagascar, and on the dangers of...
The Chimpanzee Whisperer

The Chimpanzee Whisperer

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A Life of Love and Loss, Compassion and ConservationA moving, heartwarming memoir about a conservation hero and real-life chimpanzee whisperer — now the subject of the award-winning documentary film Pant...
Seasons in Hippoland

Seasons in Hippoland

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Victoriana is a country ruled by an Emperor-for-Life who is dying from an illness not officially acknowledged in a land where truth and facts are decided by the Emperor. The...
Pilgrims Way

Pilgrims Way

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**By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021**An extraordinary depiction of the life of an immigrant, as he struggles to come to terms with the horror of his...
Dottie

Dottie

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A searing tale of a young woman discovering her troubled family history and cultural past, by the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021Dottie Badoura Fatma Balfour finds solace...
A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times

A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times

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A poignant and compelling collection of short stories about those whose lives have been marked by the risk of displacement, from the winner of the AKO Caine Prize.An enterprising young...
Not Without A Fight

Not Without A Fight

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Ten Steps to Becoming Your Own ChampionRamla Ali is a triple threat — humanitarian, model and boxer. Her life inside and outside the ring represents her ruthless refusal to quit...
Map Reading

Map Reading

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An inspiring and moving collection of speeches and essays from the Nobel Laureate in Literature 2021'One of the world's most prominent postcolonial writers - He has consistently and with great...
Marvel's Black Panther: The Official Wakanda Cookbook

Marvel's Black Panther: The Official Wakanda Cookbook

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Wakanda forever! Celebrate the flavors of Africa with this cookbook inspired by over fifty years of Black Panther comics.Create meals fit for a king with this cookbook featuring over seventy...
This is a Book About Noodles

This is a Book About Noodles

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Delicious Dishes to Satisfy Your SoulIf you've been searching for flavorful recipes within the realm of Asian cuisine that hit all the right notes, look no further than This Is...
Aftershocks

Aftershocks

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Dispatches from the Frontlines of IdentityI have lived in disaster and disaster has lived in me. Our shared languages are thunder and reverberation. When Nadia Owusu was two years old...
I Am the Mau and other stories

I Am the Mau and other stories

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Two worlds collide in Chemutai Glasheen's debut short story collection, I Am the Mau and Other Stories.This enticing collection of contemporary fiction is a celebration of our ubuntu- the invisible...
Unearthed

Unearthed

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On race and roots, and how the soil taught me I belongA beautiful work of nature-writing, memoir and storytelling that will change the way we think about the natural world,...
America Made Me A Black Man

America Made Me A Black Man

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A searing memoir of American racism from a Somali-American who survived hardships in his birth country only to experience firsthand the dehumanization of Black people in his adopted land, the...
A Joyful Life

A Joyful Life

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One Woman’s Story of Triumph Over Trauma to Build a Life of Hope and GratitudeA Joyful Life is the astonishing memoir of Rosemary Kariuki, one of Australia's most beloved Local...
The Engagement

The Engagement

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE OWNED VOICES NOVEL AWARD 2022*Speak now or forever rest in peace . . .THE PERFECT FIANCÉ.When Victoria’s best friend Gwen announces she is marrying the rich and...
How to Write About Africa

How to Write About Africa

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A trailblazing collection of writing on contemporary Africa from across Binyavanga Wainaina's extraordinary life — ranging from musings on politics and culture to deeply personal introspectionsBinyavanga Wainaina was a seminal...
A History of Burning

A History of Burning

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One family's search for a better life — an immersive, kaleidoscopic debut for fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, Homegoingand PachinkoFOUR GENERATIONS. THREE SISTERS. ONE DIVIDED NATION.India, 1898. Pirbhai...
Things They Lost

Things They Lost

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From the 2014 Caine Prize winner comes an astonishing debut novel, riven through with mystery and magic, about a daughter's quest to save her motherAyosa is a wandering spirit joyous,...
The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree

The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree

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How One Girl Fought to Save Herself, Her Sister and Thousands of Girls WorldwideNice Leng'ete was raised in a Maasai village in Kenya. In 1998, when Nice was six, her...
Unbury Our Dead With Song

Unbury Our Dead With Song

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'..the first time you heard a Tizita that was yours, you fell in love with it. You never forget your first love; you never forget your first Tizita.'In the heart...