Novels

  • Black Widow Society

    KES 1,400

    In 1994 when South Africans were finally seeing the light of freedom and independence, three well-respected businesswomen – Talullah Ntuli,…

  • 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
  • I Do Not Come to You by Chance

    KES 1,300

    A deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not Come to You…

    by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
  • Belonging in Africa

    KES 1,000

    "Sara loves Sam and Sam loves Sara, in Nairobi. Then one day he has to go back home to Uganda…

    by Jo Alkemade
  • On Black Sisters’ Street

    KES 1,200

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

    by Chika Unigwe
  • Age of Iron

    KES 1,350

    An utterly contemporary and deeply thought-provoking novel which addresses the profound unease of countless people in modern democracies around the…

    by J.M Coetzee
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  • London CapeTown Jo’burg

    KES 1,185

    The book revolves around two characters, Germaine Spencer and Martin O’Malley. After coincidently meeting several times the two fall in…

    by Zukiswa Wanner
  • The River Between

    KES 1,390

    A 50th-anniversary edition of one of the most powerful novels by the great Kenyan author and Nobel Prize contender. A…

    by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
  • 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
  • Incidents at the Shrine

    KES 950

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

    by Ben Okri
  • Links

    KES 1,890

    Gripping, provocative, and revelatory, Links is a novel that will stand as a classic of modern world literature. Jeebleh is…

    by Nuruddin Farah
  • Sarah House

    KES 1,590

    Ifeanyi Ajaegbo is an award winning Nigerian author; winning the 2005 African Region Prize for the Commonwealth Short Story Competition.…

  • The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

    KES 650

    Double Giller Prize winner M.G. Vassanji’s The In-Between World of Vikram Lall is a haunting novel of corruption and regret…

    by M.G. Vassanji
  • 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

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • Kwani? 05 Part 02: Revelation and Conversation

    KES 700

    This second 400 pages of a twin edition further examines Kenya in the context and violent aftermath of its 2007…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • 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
  • The Whispering Trees

    KES 1,250

    The Whispering Trees, award winning writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut collection of short stories, employs nuance, subtle drama and deadpan…

    by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…

  • 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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  • Hekaya za Abunuwasi na Hadithi Nyingine

    KES 550

    Hekaya za Abunuwas na Hadithi Nyingine ni mkusanyo wa hadithi za kusisimua. Hadithi zilizomo zimesimuliwa kwa ucheshi wa hali ya juu. Hadithi…

  • 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…

  • The Gonjon Pin & Other Stories

    KES 1,650

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

    by Caine Prize for African Writing
  • 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

Poetry

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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 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
  • 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…

  • 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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  • 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

Children's Books

  • Truphena the Student Nurse

    KES 350

    While still a schoolgirl, Truphena takes her baby brother to hospital. He is dangerously ill but through patient and compassionate…

    by Cynthia E. Hunter
  • Anna the Air Hostess

    KES 300

    This is the dramatic story of a girl's struggle to become an air hostess in the jet-age, and her adventures…

    by Cynthia E. Hunter
  • 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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  • The Forever Tree

    KES 350

    Tortoise dreams of a tree that produces all kinds of fruits. Does this tree exist? What is the secret of…

    by Wangari Grace
  • Operation Kamaliza

    KES 500

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

    by Munro Katui
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The High Road

    KES 450

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Captured by Raiders

    KES 350

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

    by Benjamin S. Wegesa
  • 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

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

  • 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
  • The Whispering Trees

    KES 1,250

    The Whispering Trees, award winning writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut collection of short stories, employs nuance, subtle drama and deadpan…

    by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
  • We Run To The Toilet

    KES 200

    We Run to the Toilet  by Merilyn Ongeri is one of the Little Birds ECDE Life Skills storybooks specially written…

    by Merilyn Ongeri
  • 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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