Beautifully told lies.

A Farm Called Kishinev

In 1903, the British offered Uasin Gishu as a sanctuary and national home for Jews escaping persecution in Eastern Europe. But in the event, this was never put into effect; and instead of refugees, Afrikaner and British officers established themselves in the area. This novel explores the experiences and feelings of an ordinary Jewish settler family in twentieth century East Africa, considering the complex interplay between international politics, colonial dominance, and anti-Semitic and anti-African racist ideologies.

KES590.00
A Gecko's Farewell

A Gecko’s Farewell

A Gecko’s Farewell i s a novel about three Africans from different parts of the continent who meet in the spirit of (online) and plan to found a School of Stories.

KES1,390.00
A Grain of Wheat

A Grain of Wheat


Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya’s independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency.

KES580.00

A Hill of Fools

 

A Hill of Fools cleverly brings together a poetic and traditional storytelling style with the daunting challenges that contemporary Africa faces to create a compelling and memorable read that resonates with the complexity and beauty of Africa.

KES1,890.00
A Long Way Gone; Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

A Long Way Gone; Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived.
KES1,400.00
A Man of the People

A Man of the People

“A bitter yet funny satire… probably the best book to come out of West Africa.”
– Anthony Burgess 
KES500.00
A Man of the People

A Man of the People

By the renowned author of Things Fall Apart, this novel 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.

“A bitter yet funny satire… probably the best book to come out of West Africa.”
– Anthony Burgess
KES500.00
A Side of Raunch

A Side of Raunch

Abigail Arunga’s second collection of work deeper explores the correlation between words and bodies, sensualities and things left unsaid. With 3 additional poems from poets Christine Muthoga and regular collaborator Kylie Kiunguyu, A Side of Raunch seeks to reveal the side that we all know is there but rarely dare speak of, but should. Unless you’re horrible. Or dead. Enjoy.

KES200.00
Abundance of Scorpions by Hadiza Isma El-Rufai

Abundance of Scorpions

Vulnerable, and surrounded by malice, corruption and greed, Tambaya struggles to shape her destiny. An Abundance of Scorpions charts one woman’s journey through grief and uncertainty to a road that leads to self-discovery, redemption and love. 

KES1,700.00
Across the Bridge

Across the Bridge

Before I met Caroline, I had never dreamt of achieving anything beyond a bicycle and probably a tin-roofed slum. Now I was thinking of cars, bungalows, servants and whatever else Caroline missed by changing sides. 

KES504.00
Africa Junction

Africa Junction

Africa Junction artfully interweaves the stories of dramatically different lives and experiences – a Senegalese boy setting sail for Europe, a Welsh teenager running from Timbuktu, a young girl escaping from a life of slave labour in Mali – but at its heart is Adele and her quest.
KES1,290.00

African Psycho

Gregoire Nakobomayo, a petty criminal, has decided to kill his girlfriend Germaine. He’s planned the crime for some time, but still, the act of murder requires a bit of psychological and logistical preparation. Luckily, he has a mentor to call on, the far more accomplished serial killer Angoualima. The fact that Angoualima is dead doesn’t prevent Gregoire from holding lengthy conversations with him. Little by little, Gregoire interweaves Angoualima’s life and criminal exploits with his own. Continuing with the plan despite a string of botched attempts, Gregoire’s final shot at offing Germaine leads to an abrupt unravelling. Lauded in France for its fresh and witty style, African Psycho’s inventive use of language surprises and relieves the reader by sending up this disturbing subject.

KES1,290.00
After 4:30

After 4:30

After 4:30 rocketed the now reknown author, David G. Maillu, to become the most widely read, controversial and humorous writer in East Africa in the 1970s. Told in African traditional poetic or song-style, provocative and bluntly-critical, the book gives a refreshing and entertaining read. It craftily unravels the problems of housewives, office secretaries, sex workers, with unusual frankness and remarkable clarity. Philosophically, Maillu penetrates beyond mere preoccupations with sex and reveals the pangs of moral purity in a culturally transitional African world governed by materialism. It is a must for champions of Women Liberation Movements.

You are likely to find three copies of this book within one family for, when the husband is reading it, he doesn’t want his wife to know he is reading it. When the wife is reading it, she doesn’t want her husband to know she is reading it. And finally when the mature children are reading it, they don’t want the parents to know that they are reading it. Why? Find out.

KES700.00
Age of Iron

Age of Iron

In Cape Town, South Africa, an old woman is dying of cancer. A classics professor, Mrs. Curren has been opposed to the lies and brutality of apartheid all her life, but has lived insulated from its true horrors. Now she is suddenly forced to come to terms with the iron-hearted rage that the system has wrought. In an extended letter addressed to her daughter, who has long since fled to America, Mrs. Curren recounts the strange events of her dying days. She witnesses the burning of a nearby black township and discovers the bullet-riddled body of her servant’s son. A teenage black activist hiding in her house is killed by security forces. And through it all, her only companion, the only person to whom she can confess her mounting anger and despair, is a homeless man, an alcoholic, who one day appears on her doorstep.

KES1,350.00

Akata Warrior

The long-awaited sequel to the genre-breaking Akata Witch by multiple award-winner Nnedi Okorafor. “The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!” –Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Timesbestselling author of Speak

KES1,950.00

Akata Witch

Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?

KES1,150.00

Allah Is Not Obliged

‘The full, final and completely complete title of my bullshit story is:
Allah is not obliged to be fair about all things he does here on earth’

KES1,390.00
Amedeo; The True Story of an Italian’s War in Abyssinia

Amedeo; The True Story of an Italian’s War in Abyssinia

War-time love story set in Abyssinia, Eritrea and the Yemen 1935-1945. Amedeo Guillet is still alive and living in County Meath, Ireland. Khadija is lost.

KES1,590.00
Americanah

Americanah

`A delicious, important novel’  – The Times

`Alert, alive and gripping’  – Independent

`Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both.’– The Guardian

KES1,100.00
Americanah, Harper Collins

Americanah

Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning `Americanah’ is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world.

KES1,100.00
Sale! Americanah

Americanah

As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured— departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a  dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion for their homeland and for each other, they will face the toughest decisions of their lives. Spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world.
KES1,280.00 KES900.00
Anatomy of a Disappearance

Anatomy of a Disappearance

In Egypt, Nuri, a teenage boy, falls in love with Mona – the woman his father will marry. Consumed with longing, Nuri wants to get his father out of the way – to take his place in Mona’s heart. But when his father disappears, Nuri regrets what he wished for. Alone, he and Mona search desperately for the man they both love. Only for Nuri to discover a silence he cannot break and unimaginable secrets his father never wanted him to know.
KES1,350.00
Ancestor Stones

Ancestor Stones

Powerful and sensuously written, Ancestor Stones is a wonderful achievement that recalls The God of Small Things and The Joy Luck Club , and establishes Forna as a gifted novelist.

KES1,400.00
Anthills of the Savannah

Anthills of the Savannah

When the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper—another childhood friend—Chris’s loyalty and ideology are put to the test. The fate of Kangan hangs in the balance as tensions rise and a devious plot is set in motion to silence the firebrand critic.

KES590.00
Arrows of Rain

Arrows of Rain

A brave and powerful work of fiction, Arrows of Rain is a brilliant dramatization of the complex factors behind the near-collapse of a nation from one of the most exciting novelists writing today.

KES1,800.00

Beasts Of No Nation

In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu’s youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, inventive, and deeply affecting novel.

KES1,350.00

Behind Every Successful Man

A funky, witty tale of a mother turned entrepreneur – to the great exasperation of Andile, her husband and BEE tycoon.

KES1,050.00
Behold the Dreamers: An Oprah’s Book Club Pick

Behold the Dreamers: An Oprah’s Book Club Pick

WINNER OF THE 2017 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK
“…a dissection of the American dream…savage and compassionate in all the right place” – The New York Times

 

KES1,290.00

Behold the Dreamers: H/C

WINNER OF THE 2017 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK
“…a dissection of the American dream…savage and compassionate in all the right place” – The New York Times

 

KES1,900.00
Belonging in Africa

Belonging in Africa

“Sara loves Sam and Sam loves Sara, in Nairobi. Then one day he has to go back home to Uganda to his family, but promises to come back. He doesn’t come back. Sam dies. A future uncertain and hanging as ominous clouds; and now followed by sad news of Sam’s sudden demise in Kampala, that her father forbids her to attend the funeral. But as fools rush in, she books an overloaded ‘Kampala’ Express, packed with passengers like sardines (jeered all the way; un-belonging). This is her unseen Africa in the aftermath of post-Amin’s Uganda which is now overran with several lunatics in soldier uniform, erecting numerous roadblocks and where one had taken away her picture from Sam’s wallet and keeps it, perhaps to ‘defile it in his maggot-infested bed.
Before you make a turn and run: This is not the typical mzungu story!”
Roundsquare Chumolet

“I simply loved this book and will be recommending it to many people! The story had me hooked right from the beginning. I experienced an entire range of emotions as I got to know the characters and as events unfolded. The author’s way with words… simple, yet descriptive enough to allow me to visualize every scene in my mind’s eye.”
– Nafisa Rayani, Belonging in Africa Facebook Page

KES1,000.00
Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath The Lion’s Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.

KES1,500.00

Binti

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

KES1,100.00
Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather, a literary fiction, offers many lessons in a book: Drug and alcohol abuse, crime, stigmatization, peer influence, responsible parenthood, culture, family lineage, good governance etc. The book is rich in tales that humorously keeps the reader turning pages.

The story of Anjawo struggling to beat the odds with an aim of acquisition of a better public image in the gunk of unsightly lifestyle offers education in all aspects of life including the benefits of correcting in your own behaviour what you don’t wish your child to inherit in the aspect of better parenthood, drug and alcohol abuse, nationality among others.

KES450.00

Black Bazaar

Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015.

Buttologist is down on his uppers. His girlfriend, Original Colour, has cleared out of their Paris studio and run off to the Congo with a vertically challenged drummer known as The Mongrel. She’s taken their daughter with her. Meanwhile, a racist neighbour spies on him something wicked, accusing him of ‘digging a hole in the Dole’. And his drinking buddies at Jips, the Afro-Cuban bar in Les Halles, pour scorn on Black Bazaar, the journal he keeps to log his sorrows. There are days when only the Arab in the corner shop has a kind word; while at night his dreams are stalked by the cannibal pygmies of Gabon. Then again, Buttologist wears no ordinary uppers. He has style, bags of it (suitcases of crocodile and anaconda Westons, to be precise). He’s a dandy from the Bacongo district of Brazzaville – AKA a sapeur or member of the Society of Ambience-makers and People of Elegance. But is flaunting sartorial chic against tough times enough for Buttologist to cut it in the City of Light?

KES1,390.00

Black Mamba Boy

Longlisted for the Orange Prize and winner of the Betty Trask Award. For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning novel set in 1930s Somalia spanning a decade of war and upheaval, all seen through the eyes of a small boy alone in the world.

KES1,350.00
Black Widow Society

Black Widow Society

As the tension mounts, Black Widow Society by Angela Makholwa builds to a chilling and bloody climax that will keep you guessing and riveted until the very last page.

KES1,800.00