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  • The Kennedy Moment by Peter Adamson

    A reunion of friends and lovers; a conspiracy that begins as a joke; a secret to be kept for thirty years—this is a daring, ingenious and profoundly moving political thriller from an author whose career has put him at the very heart of international affairs. Praise for previous books: ’At the end I was weeping with happiness. A beautiful, subtle book’ —William Nicholson ‘The most consistently intelligent and fascinating novel I’ve read in a long time. Mesmeric.’ —Margaret Forster ‘His characters are both representative of large ideas and yet also fully human … it’s a huge achievement.’ —Alain de Botton Hardback: pages 368 Size: 15.cm x 23.4cm

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  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (PB) - Winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2018

    Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Paperback. 448 pages. Size: 19.8cm x 12.9cm. Learn More
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  • A New Jerusalem by Benjamin Dickson (PB)

    A sensitively-observed graphic novel about trauma and family life in the aftermath of the Second World War. Paperback. Language: English. 152 pages. 24cm x 16.5cm. Learn More

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  • The Song from Somewhere Else by A F Harrold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold (PB) - Winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2018

    A powerful and poignant story about friendship. Age 9+. Paperback. 240 pages. Size: 19.7cm x 15.4cm. Learn More
  • eBook: Ten Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

    Celebrating 10 years of the leading literary prize for African fiction, the 10 winning stories are brought together along with stories from JM Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer and Ben Okri. 256 pages. Learn More

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  • eBook: The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014

    p>The Caine Prize, awarded annually for African creative writing, is named after the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of the Booker Prize management committee. The Prize is awarded for a short story by an African writer published in English (indicative length 3,000 to 10,000 words). An “African writer” is normally taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, or who is a national of an African country, or whose parents are African.

    The Caine Prize 2014 short-listed stories are:

    • Diane Awerbuck (South Africa) “Phosphorescence”

    • Efemia Chela (Ghana/Zambia) “Chicken”

    • Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe) “The Intervention”

    • Billy Kahora (Kenya) “The Gorilla’s Apprentice”

    • Okwiri Oduor (Kenya) “My Father’s Head”

    Every year, the shortlisted authors will be awarded a £500 prize and published in the annual Caine Prize anthology alongside twelve stories written at the annual workshop held in Africa. The fifteenth winner of the £10,000 Caine Prize will receive their award at a dinner in the Bodleian Library in Oxford on 14 July 2014.

    They will also be given the opportunity to take up a month’s residence at Georgetown University, as a Writer-in-Residence at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, and to take part in the Open Book Festival in Cape Town in September. This is a co-publishing arrangement between the Caine Prize and New Internationalist, Bookworld in Zambia, Cassava Republic in Nigeria, FEMRITE in Uganda, Jacana Media in South Africa, amaBooks in Zimbabwe, Kwani in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Publishers in Ghana.

    Judging Panel and Shortlist: The judging panel is chaired by award-winning author Jackie Kay MBE. She is joined by the distinguished novelist and playwright Gillian Slovo, Zimbabwean journalist Percy Zvomuya, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Georgetown Dr Nicole Rizzuto and the winner of the Caine Prize in 2001 Helon Habila. This is the second time that a past winner of the £10,000 Caine Prize will take part in the judging.

    Reviews:

    ‘Entertaining. Deserves to be widely read.’ - Sunday Independent, South Africa.

    'A vital collection drawing on a rich treasury of material.' - The Guardian, UK.

    ‘The Caine Prize continues to gather the many-varied streams of African writing.’ - The Mercury, South Africa.

    ‘It provokes and challenges.’ - Harare News, Zimbabwe. Learn More

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  • eBook: Lusaka Punk and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015

    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from the best new writers. Insightful, arresting and entertaining - this collection reflects the richness and range of current African writing. 'To me this isn’t just the best fiction Africa has to offer, it’s some of the best fiction the world has to offer...These writers are a reminder that there’s a huge production of literature going on in Africa that can and should be part of the global conversation.' - Cóilín Parsons, Irish literary scholar. eBook, 240 pages. Learn More

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  • eBook: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2012 - African Violet

    Author: Various The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. Learn More

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  • eBook: The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things and Other Stories - The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016

    The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. 'Dazzling and splendidly diverse.' - The Times, UK eBook, 240 pages Learn More

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  • The Busker by Liam Murray Bell

    Pick of the Year 2014 - Scottish Book Trust Three cities, two years, one chance: from the author of the critically acclaimed debut So It Is — shortlisted for best first book at the Scottish Book Awards 2013 — comes the hard-hitting story of a young man determined to find his voice. “A disturbing and realistic portrayal of the music industry, homelessness and how life can go horribly wrong.” - We Love This Book Also available as an eBook Learn More

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