Novels

  • Dance of the Jakaranda

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    Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the special circumstances that brought…

  • Blackass

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    "Here from his home in Nigeria is A. Igoni Barrett, one of the finest of the many fine writers coming…

    by Igoni Barrett
  • A Gecko’s Farewell

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    A Gecko's Farewell i s a novel about three Africans from different parts of the continent who meet in the…

    by Maik Nwosu
  • The Travails of a First Wife

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    The Travails of A First Wife by Razinat Talatu  centres on Zarah; the wife of Ibrahim Abdu Shehu whom she had married…

    by Razinat Talatu
  • The Promised Land

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    A young farmer and his wife who have migrated to Tanzania from Kenya become embroiled in issues of personal jealousy…

  • Homegoing (hardback)

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    A riveting, kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: a novel about race, history, ancestry, love, and…

    by Yaa Gyasi
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  • Farad

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    Farad by Emmanuel Iduma, named for the unit of an electrical charge, is a novella that cuts laser-like through a…

    by Emmanuel Iduma
  • Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

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    This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his…

    by Maaza Mengiste
  • How to Read the Air

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    Jonas, fresh from a failed marriage, is desperate to make sense of the ties that have forged him. How can…

    by Dinaw Mengestu
  • Patriots & Sinners

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    Leo and his men are desperate for change. Their quest is blind till they abduct Siella, the president’s daughter. It…

  • The Story of Maha

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    The child of a forbidden marriage, Maha grows up happily in Cape Town until her world changes forever when her…

    by Sumayya Lee
  • The Childhood of Jesus

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    Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting and surprising novel about childhood and…

    by J.M Coetzee
  • Jail Bugs

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    For Albert Kweyu, a tragic encounter with a child one Sunday morning leads to a jail sentence without the option…

    by Wahome Mutahi
  • My Life With a Criminal

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    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

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • Indigo

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    “ 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

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    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
  • Africa 39

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    In 2014, UNESCO's World Book Capital is Port Harcourt, Nigeria-the first city in Africa to receive the designation by public…

  • Kwani? Issue 04

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    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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  • The Ghost of Sani Abacha

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

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • Fire In The Night And Other Stories: The 2014 Writivism Anthology

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    Fire In The Night And Other Stories - The 2014 Writivism Anthology contains the best of the entries submitted to…

    by Writivism
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  • Moonscapes Anthology

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

    by African Writers Trust
  • African Violet and Other Short Stories – Caine Prize Anthology 2012

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    The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize. For over ten years it has supported and promoted…

    by Caine Prize for African Writing
  • Kwani? 06

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    Kwani? 06, is an anthology of short fiction and poetry by Kenyan And African writers born after September 1978. Farah…

    by Kwani? Trust
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  • Lusaka Punk

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    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

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

  • Tropical Fish

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

    by Doreen Baingana
  • Fifth Draft ~ An Anthology of Poetry & Prose

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

    by Lesleigh Kenya
  • To See The Mountain And Other Stories

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    The 2011 judges panel for The Caine Prize for African Writing was chaired by award-winning Libyan novelist Hisham Matar. Joining…

    by Caine Prize for African Writing

Poetry

  • Clinical Blues

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    “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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  • A Good Mourning

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

    by Ogaga Ifowodo
  • a river’s journey

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    "Amu Nnadi’s newest poetry offering, a river’s journey, spans 172 pages. The book is divided into four sections, each of…

    by Amu Nnadi
  • Cut off My Tongue

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

    by Sitawa Namwalie
  • Parliament of Owls

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    'Parliament of Owls' is a poetry work by Adipo Sidang' touching on different themes with politics and the state of…

  • The Final Testament of a Minor God

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

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • To Be A Man; Kwani? Poetry Anthology

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    " ...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

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

    by Peter Kagayi
  • Akello

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    "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 Nation in Labour

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

    by Harriet Anena
  • Collective Amnesia

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    This highly-anticipated debut collection from one of the country’s most acclaimed young voices marks a massive shift in South African…

  • Play Your Drum

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

    by Caroline Nderitu
  • Dance Here

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    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

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

    by Steve Otieno

Children's Books

  • Dragon’s Flames

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    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
  • High Tide at Shibale

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    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 in a Mess

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

    by Barbara Kimenye
  • Path to Womanhood

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    A menstrual hygiene manual developed for primary school girls ages 9 – 14 years, their parents, guardians and teachers. It…

  • The High Road

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

  • Mti wa Milele

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

    by Wangari Grace
  • Ola and Bisi Adventures of Health

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

    by Edirin Metseagharun
  • Refilwe

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    A take on the traditional German tale Rapunzel in a Southern African setting. Zukiswa Wanner brings young readers a retelling…

    by Zukiswa Wanner
  • Lost But Found

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

    by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • Captured by Raiders

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    Nanjala, a young Bukusu girl, is captured by the fierce Tondo warriors during a raid in which they also killed…

    by Benjamin S. Wegesa
  • The Great Siege of Fort Jesus

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

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • Operation Kamaliza

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    The peace that Eldoret town has known is suddenly shattered by the intriguing murder of a schoolgirl. Inspector Philip Mungai…

    by Munro Katui
  • Truphena the City Nurse

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    Truphena City Nurse is the second of the exciting series of books of adventure and insight into various popular careers.…

    by Cynthia E. Hunter
  • Moses and the Man from Mars

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

    by Barbara Kimenye

NEW ARRIVALS

  • Collective Amnesia

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    This highly-anticipated debut collection from one of the country’s most acclaimed young voices marks a massive shift in South African…

  • The Memory of Love

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    Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1969. On a hot January evening that he will remember for decades, Elias Cole first catches sight…

  • Parliament of Owls

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    'Parliament of Owls' is a poetry work by Adipo Sidang' touching on different themes with politics and the state of…

  • Under the Udala Trees

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    Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living…

  • A Long Way Gone

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    This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of…

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  • Arrows of Rain

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    This debut novel from the author of the powerful, universally acclaimed Foreign Gods, Inc. looks at a woman’s drowning and…

TOP RATED BOOKS

  • A Side of Raunch

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    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

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

    by Ras Mengesha
  • Akello

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    "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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  • Den of Inequities

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • On Black Sisters’ Street

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    Four very different women have made their way from Africa to Brussels. They have come to claim for themselves the…

    by Chika Unigwe
  • The River And The Source

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    Synopsis: This epic tale of three generations of Kenyan women and their progeny, spanning over 100 years, takes the reader…

  • Kwanini? : The Cock Thief

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    Twice Caine Prize short-listed writer, Parseleleo Kantai explores the interface between reality and myth, desperation and futility that emerges from…

    by Parselelo Kantai
  • Dance of the Jakaranda

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    Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the special circumstances that brought…

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