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Chaos of the Senses

by Ahlem Mosteghanemi & Nancy Roberts Bloomsbury Publishing (January 15, 2015)

'Love always sits in a seat other than the one we were expecting it to, right alongside the place where we expected love to be'

In the midst of the Algerian civil war, Hayat is a young novelist trapped in a...


Broken Monsters

by Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books (September 16, 2014)

"Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down...I'd grab it if I were you." --Stephen King

A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes's new genre-bending...


Love Is Red

Nightsong Trilogy #1

by Sophie Jaff Harper (May 12, 2015)

“Ridiculously entertaining…. Jaff’s woozy supernatural saga is effectively scary and great fun to read.”— New York Times Book Review

This electrifying debut—Book I of the Night Song Trilogy—spins...


This House Is Not For Sale

by E.C. Osondu Harper (February 03, 2015)

The award-winning author of Voice of America paints a vivid, fully imagined portrait of an extraordinary African family and the house that holds them together.

A powerful tale of family and community, This House...


The Three: A Novel

by Sarah Lotz Little, Brown and Company (May 20, 2014)

Four simultaneous plane crashes. Three child survivors. A religious fanatic who insists the three are harbingers of the apocalypse. What if he's right?

The world is stunned when four commuter planes crash within...


The Shining Girls: A Novel

August Derleth Award 2014

by Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books (June 04, 2013)

THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE HUNTS THE KILLER WHO SHOULDN'T EXIST.

The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own."

Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past....


We Need New Names: A Novel

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2013

by Noviolet Bulawayo Reagan Arthur Books (May 21, 2013)

A remarkable literary debut--shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.

Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must...


A Dry White Season

by Andre Brink William Morrow (April 30, 2013)

As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition,...


Blue White Red: A Novel

by Alain Mabanckou & Alison Dundy Indiana University Press (February 21, 2013)

This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala,...


Cruel City: A Novel

by Mongo Beti & Pim Higginson Indiana University Press (February 22, 2013)

Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Ville cruelle (Cruel City) in 1954 before he came to the world's attention with the publication of Le pauvre Christ de Bomba (The Poor Christ of Bomba). Cruel City...


A Blade of Grass

by Lewis DeSoto Ecco (December 04, 2012)

Märit Laurens is a young woman of British descent who comes to live with her husband, Ben, on their newly purchased farm along the border of South Africa. Shortly after her arrival, violence strikes at the...


An Orchestra of Minorities

by Chigozie Obioma Little, Brown and Company (January 08, 2019)

A heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma.

Set on the outskirts of Umuahia,...


Concrete Flowers

by Wilfried N'sondé & Karen Lindo Indiana University Press (August 01, 2018)

- Battered by her father, a young woman evolves before being devoured by family and her current situation.

- The theme of hope among the immigrant populations who lived in the Paris projects.

- N’Sondé is an...


Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani & Viviana Mazza Katherine Tegen Books (September 04, 2018)

Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing...


Speak No Evil

by Uzodinma Iweala Harper (March 06, 2018)

Winner of the Gold Nautilus Award for Fiction | A Lambda Literary Award Finalist | A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Finalist | An Indie Next Pick | A Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month | A Library Journal...


Kintu

by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi & Aaron Bady Transit Books (April 17, 2017)

Longlisted for the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Debut African Fiction

Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize

"Kintu is a masterpiece, an absolute gem, the great Ugandan novel you didn’t know you were waiting...


Crown of Stars

Nightsong Trilogy #2

by Sophie Jaff Harper Paperbacks (June 06, 2017)

In Sophie Jaff’s spellbinding sequel to Love is Red, two women living centuries apart are bound together by an ancient prophecy, which ignites a dark story of obsession, betrayal, and revenge

Rumors of witchcraft...


Zoo City

by Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books (August 16, 2016)

A new edition of Lauren Beukes's Arthur C Clarke Award-winning novel set in a world where murderers and other criminals acquire magical animals that are mystically bonded to them.

Zinzi has a Sloth on her back,...


Moxyland

by Lauren Beukes Mulholland Books (August 16, 2016)

Lauren Beukes's frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable that follows four narrators living in a dystopian near-future.

Kendra, an art-school dropout, brands herself for a nanotech marketing program. Lerato,...


Tram 83

by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Roland Glasser & Alain Mabanckou Deep Vellum Publishing (August 17, 2015)

Exceptional debut Congolese novel uses jazz rhythm to evoke the frenzied exploitation of land and people in contemporary Africa


The Fishermen: A Novel

by Chigozie Obioma Little, Brown and Company (April 14, 2015)

In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990's, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family.

Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the...


Purple Hibiscus

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Fourth Estate (November 29, 2012)

The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study,...


Dead Before Dying: A Novel

by Deon Meyer & Madeleine Van Biljon Little, Brown and Company (February 01, 2008)

Someone in Cape Town has chosen a conspicuous murder weapon -- a century-old German handgun, with ancient bullets that tear through flesh and bone. Three men who have nothing in common are found murdered, and...


Dead at Daybreak

by Deon Meyer Little, Brown and Company (September 03, 2007)

A headspinning thriller from crime writer Deon Meyer: the story of an ex-cop who has seven days to solve a seemingly unsolvable crime--the answer to which lies in his own dark past.

"Exciting....A terrific ride...


Devil's Peak: A Novel

by Deon Meyer Little, Brown and Company (March 26, 2008)

From rising South African thriller writer Deon Meyer, a gripping suspense novel about revenge, forgiveness, and the race to catch a trained killer.

A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable...


Black Dog Summer: A Novel

by Miranda Sherry Atria Books (February 10, 2015)

Miranda Sherry instantly became “a writer to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) with her extraordinary debut novel reminiscent of The Lovely Bones and Little Bee, about a murdered woman who observes from the afterlife...


Recipes for Love and Murder

Tannie Maria #1

by Sally Andrew Ecco (November 03, 2015)

A bright new talent makes her fiction debut with this first entry in a delicious crime set in rural South Africa—a flavorful blend of The #1 Ladies Detective Agency and Goldie Schulz series, full of humor,...