Novels

  • Close Sesame

    KES 1,950

    Farah's landmarkVariations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship trilogy is comprised by the novels Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines,…

    by Nuruddin Farah
  • 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
  • Homegoing (hardback)

    KES 2,500 KES 1,850

    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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  • Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

    KES 1,350

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

    by Maaza Mengiste
  • A Hill of Fools

    KES 1,890

    Ruled by the dictatorial King Kutu – a man happy to grow his wealth, cultivate his lands and indulge his…

  • 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
  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    KES 1,050

    In 1960s Nigeria, Ugwo, a boy from a poor Village. goes to work for Odenigbo, a radical university professor. Soon…

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Jail Bugs

    KES 460

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

    by Wahome Mutahi
  • Broken Glass

    KES 1,290

    The history of Credit Gone West, a squalid Congolese bar, is related by one of its most loyal customers, Broken…

    by Alain Mabanckou
  • Blackass

    KES 1,600

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

    by Igoni Barrett
  • The Power of One

    KES 1,290

    In 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South…

  • Sugar Street

    KES 1,490

    "Sugar Street "is the final novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz's magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial…

    by Naguib Mahfouz
  • The Ghosts of 1894

    KES 1,000

    "More than eight years ago, I started writing an African's story, a novel, a thriller about the story of a…

    by Oduor Jagero
  • Do Not Go Gentle

    KES 1,100

    Life wasn't always this hard for fourteen-year-old Mvelo, who lives with her mother, Zola in the shacks on the margins…

    Out of stock

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • 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…

  • 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
  • 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…

  • Africa 39

    KES 1,380

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

  • Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon

    KES 1,285

    In this short story collection, Nike Campbell-Fatoki filters the lives of contemporary Nigerians through a colourful and vivid prism, where…

    by Nike Campbell Fatoki
  • 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
  • Kwani? 07

    KES 900

    Kwani? has always been significantly connected to the Diaspora through the individuals who founded it, and its early contributors. Its…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…

  • 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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  • Femmolution

    KES 2,300

    “Powerful.intimate. Femmolution let’s you into the different worlds of women. it lets you hear their voice, see the unsaid and…

  • To See The Mountain And Other Stories

    KES 975

    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
  • 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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Poetry

  • Parliament of Owls

    KES 1,150

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • a river’s journey

    KES 1,080

    "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
  • 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
  • Collective Amnesia

    KES 900

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

  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

Children's Books

  • 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
  • Refilwe

    KES 850

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

    by Zukiswa Wanner
  • 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
  • Meet the Omtitas

    KES 400

    The year is 1990. Tommy Omtita, a year out of school, is waiting to go to campus. Fifteen-year old Bonnie…

    by Tony Mochama
  • 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
  • Attack of the Shidas Akas Save Planet Earth

    KES 380

    In a desert town in the far north, people from three communities depend on a borehole for all their water.…

    by Muthoni Garland
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Path to Womanhood

    KES 200

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

  • Pamela The Probation Officer

    KES 300

    Here is another exciting book from the popular Phoenix Young Readers Library. This time you learn about the many and…

    by Cynthia E. Hunter
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  • Lil’ Kanji And The Falling Sun

    KES 350

    Lil' Kanji And The Falling Sun by Mwangi Gituro is about a boy with  a grim dream about the sun…

    by Mwangi Gituro
  • 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

NEW ARRIVALS

  • Collective Amnesia

    KES 900

    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

    KES 1,390

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

  • Parliament of Owls

    KES 1,150

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

  • Under the Udala Trees

    KES 1,400

    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

    KES 1,400

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

    Out of stock
  • Arrows of Rain

    KES 1,800

    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

    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
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  • 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

  • Kenya@50:

    KES 1,300

    Kenya @ 50 by Joyce Nyairo is a book about the intersection of culture, identity and politics over the fifty…

  • 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
  • The Seven Rules of the Hyena and Other Stories

    KES 850

    An anthology of 20 contemporary African stories, this book holds the mirror up to the ongoing conflict between traditional African…

  • Dance of the Jakaranda

    KES 1,500

    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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