Novels

  • Open City

    KES 1,390

    This is the bestselling debut novel from a writer heralded as the twenty-first-century W. G. Sebald. A haunting novel about…

    by Teju Cole
  • Memoirs of a Porcupine

    KES 1,290

    All human beings, says an African legend, have an animal double. Some are benign, others wicked. When Kibandi, a boy…

    by Alain Mabanckou
  • Diaries of a Dead African

    KES 1,000

      Chuma Nwokolo's Diaries of a Dead African is a merciless comedy that explores the life-threatening situations of three protagonists, the…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
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  • The Arrow of God

    KES 690

    Ezeulu, headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But he is beginning…

    by Chinua Achebe
  • The Concubine

    KES 600

    Ihuoma, a beautiful young widow, has the admiration of the entire community in which she lives, and especially of the…

    by Elechi Amadi
  • Shadow Walkers: The Glory of Kings

    KES 2,000

    Shadow Walkers: The Glory of Kings is the first in a series of historic mythology stories that predominately feature African…

    by Mutendei Akhaya Nabutete
  • Dust and the Shadow

    KES 650

    Dust and the Shadow is the epic story of the exodus of the people of Shuk in search of Ophir,…

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • Viral Load

    KES 1,200

    Kayode Oguntebi’s Viral Load is a poignant narrative of various discourses, of the simple and predominant things that make up…

    by Kayode Oguntebi
  • African Psycho

    KES 1,190

    Gregoire Nakobomayo, a petty criminal, has decided to kill his girlfriend Germaine. He's planned the crime for some time, but…

    by Alain Mabanckou
  • Vanishing Herds

    KES 600

    Vanishing Herds by Henry ole Kulet is an engrossing story of a journey of emancipation for Norpisia, from a simple…

    by Henry Ole Kulet
  • Infinite Riches

    KES 1,490

    In the chaotic world of his African village, the spirit-child Azaro still watches the tumultuous and tender lives of the…

    by Ben Okri
  • The Woman Next Door

    KES 1,950

    Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbours. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both…

  • Left To Tell

    KES 1,600

    Immaculée Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family that she cherished. But in 1994 her…

  • Kintu

    KES 1,250

    In 1754, Kintu Kidda, Ppookino of Buddu Province in the kingdom of the Buganda, sets out on a journey to the capital where…

    by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • Tropical Fish

    KES 795

    In her fiction debut, Doreen Baingana follows a Ugandan girl as she navigates the uncertain terrain of adolescence. Set mostly…

    by Doreen Baingana
  • Kwani? Issue 04

    KES 600

    The fourth volume of Kwani? presents a multitude of new literary voices from Kenya and the African diaspora. Well-known contemporary…

    by Kwani? Trust
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  • Love Is Power, Or Something Like That

    KES 1,700

    Where sex is a currency, or a weapon. Where power ends in corruption, or violence. Where the worst thing to…

    by Igoni Barrett
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  • The Ghost of Sani Abacha

    KES 1,050

    A harassed servant plots his grim revenge (A History of Human Servitude)... Sheri puts a potential boyfriend to the test…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • Say You’re One of Them

    KES 1,490

    Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face…

  • Imagine Africa 500

    KES 1,300

    This book asks the question of what the future will bring to Africa and its people. Could it be a…

  • Lusaka Punk

    KES 1,350

    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from…

    by Caine Prize for African Writing
  • Safe House

    KES 1,950

    In a collection of creative essays that ranges from travel writing and memoir to reportage, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey brings together…

  • Fifth Draft ~ An Anthology of Poetry & Prose

    KES 650

    An anthology of poetry and short stories by nine very different writers handling all sorts of ‘life skills‘ from snatching…

    by Lesleigh Kenya
  • Picture Frames And Other Stories: The 2013 Writivism Anthology

    KES 600

    This exciting anthology of short stories showcases the work of 13 emerging writers from the African continent, finalists in the…

    by Writivism
  • Indigo

    KES 1,235

    “ Don’t give me that! What kind of woman chooses not to have a child?” This was the question posed…

    by Molara Wood
  • Kwani? 08 : Uchaguzi ’13

    KES 1,400

    This Kwani? issue takes us back to some of those bug-bears of [Kenya's] 2013. It looks in detail at some…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • Moonscapes Anthology

    KES 700

    From a bar in Nairobi where “the potheads, struggling artists and wannabe professors drink and pontificate into the night”, to…

    by African Writers Trust
  • The Thing Around Your Neck

    KES 995

    Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of…

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Poetry

  • A Tributary in Servitude

    KES 600

    “When two look at two their silence holds a million tales – emotions erupt convulsing folds of passion melt into…

    by Servio Gbadamosi
  • Play Your Drum

    KES 350

    The poems in this collection dwell on diverse issues, ranging from the self, compassion, hatred, human rights, nature and environmental…

    by Caroline Nderitu
  • To Be A Man; Kwani? Poetry Anthology

    KES 600 KES 420

    " ...I do not want to be crippled before I can walk, to be shoved in the face of machismo…

    by Kwani? Trust
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  • The Headline That Morning & Other Poems

    KES 600

    The Headline That Morning and Other poems is a poetry collection by Ugandan poet, Peter Kagayi. There are 50 poems…

    by Peter Kagayi
  • Akello

    KES 600

    "Abigail’s poetry will make you bleed and then patch you up again. She tells stories of love with unflagging vitality, and…

    by Abigail Arunga
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  • A Good Mourning

    KES 1,075

    They would have her mind pots and pans, or, not cooking, chained to a bedpost with her braided chador and…

    by Ogaga Ifowodo
  • A Side of Raunch

    KES 200

    Abigail Arunga's second collection of work deeper explores the correlation between words and bodies, sensualities and things left unsaid. With…

    by Abigail Arunga
  • Lilac Uprising

    KES 630

    The collection of 85 poems covers a ‘wonderfully varied, in terms of geography, theme and tone. ‘Phyllis Muthoni is an…

    by Phyllis Muthoni
  • The Final Testament of a Minor God

    KES 900

    The hundred poems in this anthology strike a balance between orthodoxy and rebellion, between modern and heritage. The poetic voice…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • Cut off My Tongue

    KES 550

    One of the most sobering and positive things to happen in Kenya in 2008, soon after the post-election violence, was…

    by Sitawa Namwalie
  • Clinical Blues

    KES 600

    “Your fragrance stills me, stirs me Every time your voice lingers In the crevices of my ears Thrilling my ossicles…

    by Dami Ajayi
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  • Dance Here

    KES 835

    Laura bursts into song with an efficacious voice that is unapologetic– woven with lines that give skin rush. This is…

    by Laura M. Kaminski
  • The Poetry of Scriptwise

    KES 300

    Category: E-book, Poetry “The Poetry of Scriptwise is a veritably knitted anthology that covers soulful introspection, love, desire, passion and…

    by Steve Otieno
  • A Nation in Labour

    KES 600

    "A Nation in Labour is a multitude of voices, a collective protest against the present, and a stubborn belief in the…

    by Harriet Anena

Children's Books

  • Moses in a Mess

    KES 280

    The inspector of schools is visiting Mukibi's Educational Institute for the Sons of African Gentleman (MEISAG). The most neat dorm…

    by Barbara Kimenye
  • The Great Siege of Fort Jesus

    KES 400

    The great siege of Fort Jesus by the Omani Arabs between 1689 and 1698 is the setting for this remarkable…

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • High Tide at Shibale

    KES 410

    Two innocent girls and an equally innocent house help would make a merry mixture for the much-anticipated December holiday. The…

    by Charles O. Okoth
  • Moses and the Man from Mars

    KES 280

    The Junior Readers Series is designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to meet the supplementary reading needs of upper…

    by Barbara Kimenye
  • No Bigger Mistake

    KES 795

    Set in a fictional Kenyan law school, the novel surrounds twin brothers CJ and Tuma, who chase a fairly unstable girl,…

    by Irene Assumpter Sumi
  • Mti wa Milele

    KES 350

    Kobe aliota ndoto kuhusu mti unaozaa matunda ya kila aina. Ke. mti huu upo? Je, siri ya kuupa mti huu…

    by Wangari Grace
  • Magic

    KES 400

    Magic by Joseph Bokea is a fantasy fiction novel by a twelve-year-old that will surprise and delight every reader. It…

    by Joseph Bokea
  • Ola and Bisi Adventures of Health

    KES 600

    Beautifully illustrated, Fit Kid or Fat Kid continues the Adventures of Ola and Bisi, two children from a privileged home.…

    by Edirin Metseagharun
  • Dragon’s Flames

    KES 450

    A young couple is preparing for marriage when the bride-to-be is defiled by a business tycoon. The courts fail to…

    by Patrick Kimiti
  • The High Road

    KES 450

    The story revolves around Form Two student, Bella Tugi, whose best friends Eva and Tom – often teased ‘mice’ for…

  • The Amazing Race

    KES 365

    Kamau is set to run the race of his life. Will his Baba show up to see him in? Will…

    by Muthoni Garland
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  • A Name for Himself

    KES 410

    "So, young man," he started. "How do you feel about joining Greenpines?" How did he feel? Actually, none of all…

    by Erick Livumbazi Ngoda
  • Thorns of a Dead Rose

    KES 500

    Things might appear extrinsically so appealing and the urge to hold and own them quite overwhelming. This is what Njuguna,…

    by Pat Wambui Ngurukie
  • Lost But Found

    KES 300

    Ben and Sarah get lost at the showground! Where is Mum? Where is Dad? What will they do? This interesting, easy…

    by Kinyanjui Kombani

NEW ARRIVALS

  • SAGE (February Issue)

    KES 400

    SAGE is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on business, leisure and art. The arts have traditionally received little or no coverage…

  • Winner Take All

    KES 1,550

    Our planet's resources are running out. The media bombards us with constant warnings of impending shortages of fossil fuels, minerals,…

  • Born a Crime [hardback]

    KES 2,500

    The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous…

    by Trevor Noah
  • What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

    KES 1,500

    The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose…

  • Welcome to Lagos

    KES 1,600

    When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As…

  • Little Mogadishu

    KES 2,800

    Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate has undergone profound change over the past two decades. Previously a quiet residential zone, the arrival of…

TOP RATED BOOKS

  • A Side of Raunch

    KES 200

    Abigail Arunga's second collection of work deeper explores the correlation between words and bodies, sensualities and things left unsaid. With…

    by Abigail Arunga
  • The Other Experiment

    KES 250

    Experimental in form, The Other Experiment interrogates the idea of otherness, giving us a somewhat heartbreaking image of Kenya (and…

    by Ras Mengesha
  • Akello

    KES 600

    "Abigail’s poetry will make you bleed and then patch you up again. She tells stories of love with unflagging vitality, and…

    by Abigail Arunga
    Out of stock
  • Den of Inequities

    KES 450

    In Den of Inequities, Kombani chooses to revisit the question of socioeconomic stratification. In this narrative we are compelled to…

    by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • After 4:30

    KES 600

    After 4:30 rocketed the now reknown author, David G. Maillu, to become the most widely read, controversial and humorous writer in…

    by David G. Maillu
  • The Last Villains of Molo

    KES 520

    Bone, Bafu, Rock, Ngeta and Bomu are five unemployed young men who live in a Nairobi slum. The entry of…

    by Kinyanjui Kombani

BEST SELLING BOOKS

  • Pathway to Achieving your Full Potential

    KES 500

    Therefore pathway to achieving your full potential seeks to help you deserve some very basic secrets on how you can…

    by Geoffrey M. Ongwae
  • My Life With a Criminal

    KES 500

    John Kiriamiti's best-selling novel My Life in Crime has become a classic. Here Milly, his girlfriend, tells the poignant story…

    by John Kiriamiti
  • Wangari Maathai: The Mother of Trees

    KES 400

    This is an enchanting story of three children who find themselves in the Land of Trees, where they meet Mama…

    by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • Born a Crime [hardback]

    KES 2,500

    The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous…

    by Trevor Noah

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