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  • The Bead Collector by Sefi Atta (PB)

    From award-winning author Sefi Atta, a glimpse into the insular world of upper-class Nigeria during the mid-1970s. A tale of international espionage explored through everyday lives. Paperback, 320 pages. Size: 19.8cm x 12.9cm Learn More

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  • Twenty Years of The Caine Prize for African Writing

    A sparkling anthology of short stories featuring the first twenty winners of the Caine Prize, Africa's premier literary competition. Hardback. 320pp. Size: 19.4cm x 12.9cm. Learn More

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  • To the Volcano, and other stories by Elleke Boehmer (PB)

    This thrilling new collection of short stories by Elleke Boehmer tracks lives across continents from the perspective of the southern hemisphere—its light, its seas, its sensibilities.  From story to story we walk through radically different worlds and journeys packed with hopes and ideals. Sharp, tender, and always arresting, these exquisitely written pieces crackle with luminous insights as characters struggle to come to terms—with their pasts, with one another, and with themselves.

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  • We are Made of Earth by Panos Karnezis (PB)

    From the heart-in-mouth opening scene, to its melancholy ending, this a timely story of refugee's arrival on a foreign shore. Paperback, 224 pages. Size: 19.8cm x 22.9cm. ISBN: 978 1 912408 276 'The literary find of the year' - Annie Proulx Learn More

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  • The Heartsick Diaspora, and other stories by Elaine Chiew (PB)

    Set in different cities around the world, Elaine Chiew’s award-winning stories travel into the heart of the Singaporean and Malaysian Chinese diasporas to explore the lives of those torn between cultures and juggling divided selves.

    'Innovative in format and original in content, it is clever, multilayered, challenging and political. It’s also full of verve and wit.' Monica Ali

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  • The Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 Shortlist

    Now in its twentieth year, 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.

    Paperback: 120 pages
    Publisher: New Internationalist (8 July 2019)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 978-1-78026-520-9
    Size: 176 x 110 mm


    Entertaining. Deserves to be widely read’ - Sunday Independent, South Africa
    An admirable and essential gateway to current African fiction’ - Booklist
    Dazzling and splendidly diverse’ - The Times

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  • It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s by Lisa Blower

    With a sharp eye and tough warmth, Lisa Blower strikes a new chord in regional and working-class fiction. This fabulous collection of her award-winning short stories is dominated by the working-class matriarch. From the wise, witty and outspoken Nan of ‘Broken Crockery’, who has lived and worked in Stoke-on-Trent for all of her 92 years, to happy hooker Ruthie in ‘The Land of Make Believe’, to sleep-deprived Laura in ‘The Trees in the Wood’, to young mum Roxanne in ‘The Cherry Tree’, she appears in many shapes and forms, and always with a stoicism that is hard to break down. Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Myriad Editions (11 April 2019) Language: English ISBN: 978-1-912408-16-0 Size: 129mm x 198mm Learn More

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  • New Daughters of Africa: An international anthology of writing by women of African descent edited by Margaret Busby

    Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.

    Contributors include: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patience Agbabi, Malorie Blackman, Edwidge Danticat, Esi Edugyan, Bernardine Evaristo, Roxanne Gay, Karen Lord, Warsan Shire, Zadie Smith and a host of literary stars of the future.

    Hardcover: 840 pages
    Publisher: Myriad Editions (8 March 2019)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 978-1-912408-00-9
    Size: 170mm x 240mm

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    'Each of the pieces in this remarkable collection demonstrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood, honours the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and addresses the common obstacles women writers of colour face as they negotiate issues of race, gender and class, and confront vital matters of independence, freedom and oppression' - Ninja Book Box

    'Magnificently achieves its aim of honouring a unified heritage while showing the remarkable range of creativity from the African diaspora.' - The Bookseller Editor's Choice

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  • Identity: New Fiction from Africa by SSDA (PB)

    Short Story Day Africa presents its annual anthology of stories that explore true and alternative African culture through a competition on the theme of Identity. Prepare to be amazed, challanged and enchanted. Paperback. 288 pages. Also available as an Ebook Size: 19.4cm x 12.9cm. Learn More
  • Redemption Song and other stories. The Caine Prize For African Writing 2018

    'Africa’s most important literary award.' - International Herald Tribune.

    Author: Various. Edited by Chris Brazier and The Caine Prize.

    Now in its nineteenth year 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. This collection brings together the five 2018 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop which took place in Rwanda in April 2018. The shortlist comprises: American Dream by Nonyelum Ekwempu (Nigeria) The Armed Letter Writers by Olofunke Ogundimu (Nigeria) Fanta Blackcurrant by Makena Onjerika (Kenya) Involution by Stacy Hardy (South Africa) Wednesday’s Story by Wole Talabi (Nigeria)

    Paperback. Pages: 256. Publication date: 2 July 2018

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