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Angola Is Wherever I Plant My Field

In this collection of eighteen humorous absurdist stories, Melo weaves together postmodernism, postcolonial realities and Angolan history, through an intrusive narrator and author.

João Melo
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The Emperor's Son

The Emperor’s Son tells the story of Zaiwulo, a young boy sent off to the ancient city of Musadu to study under Talata, a great scholar and head of the legendary Haidarah family

Vamba Sherif
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The Man With Yellow Hair

The Man with Yellow Hair follows the enduring friendship of two women as they blossom through the laughter and yearnings of youth, the love and cares of motherhood, the losses that come with time, to their present

Meriel Mongie
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The Civilization

Kadsa is weary of traveling with her grandpa in search of their supposedly lost and mystical home world. She wants more for herself, a chance to go to college, have friends, and a proper home. Her online research about herself reveals a web of lies about her identity that leads her to seek reality

K. M. McKenzie
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Waiting for Maria

Waiting for Maria" delves into the harrowing experiences of female inmates entangled in the sluggish justice system of Nigeria.

Ifeoma Chinwuba
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The Finish Line

Embark on a captivating journey with The Finish Line, where adventure meets morality in a world of talking animals and spirited challenges. Join Mafoya, an African girl aspiring to be the town's fastest sprinter, as her path takes an unexpected turn into Musanga Kingdom.

Ayo Oyeku
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African Folktales for the Young At Heart

The first of a series of folktale collections from across Africa, this captivating collection of timeless tales brings together a rich tapestry of stories passed down through generations, celebrating the vibrant cultures, wisdom, and magic of the diverse African continent

Hausa Folktales
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The New Eve

The New Eve by Moussa Ould Ebnou tells the story of Adam and Maneki, star-crossed lovers in a dystopian future, where the world has split into two societies, male and female, and gender segregation is brutally enforced.

Moussa Ould Ebnou
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Barzakh: The Land In-Between

Members of the Institute for the Archeology of Human Thought unearth the bones of Gara, a young man, whose Myelin will unravel the secrets of his ancient consciousness.

Moussa Ould Ebnou
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Best of Isele Anthology

From short stories about the dark and the light, and how we loved then and now, to poems en route the world gathering notes of those in search of beginnings and those at their ends.

Ukamaka Olisakwe and Tracy Haught
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Believers and Hustlers

This bold novel tells an important story about our times – the quest for power, the fears that trigger it, the hypocrisy that sustains it – and how religion can be weaponized to shroud it all in a mystery.

Sylva Nze Ifedigbo
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Truth Is a Flightless Bird

Set against the impending arrival of President Obama to Kenya, Truth is a Flightless Bird, a crime novel, is an exploration of colonialism and current imperial and capitalist structures that create and perpetuate violence

Akbar Hussain
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