Novels

  • 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
  • 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
  • Men of the South

    KES 1,050

    A fascinating novel about three men out from three worlds. Mfundo the musician and dad, Mzi - gay, but married,…

    by Zukiswa Wanner
    Out of stock
  • Black Bazaar

    KES 1,390

    Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015. Buttologist is down on his uppers. His girlfriend, Original Colour, has cleared…

    by Alain Mabanckou
  • 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
  • A Man of the People

    KES 500

    By the renowned author of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the color…

    by Chinua Achebe
  • 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…

  • Night Dancer

    KES 1,230

    Mma has just buried her mother, and now she is alone. She has been left everything. But she's also inherited…

    by Chika Unigwe
  • 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
  • The Return of Shaka

    KES 640

    Ex-ranger Johnny Kimathi just wanted to lead a quiet married life away from all the violence, but they wouldn't let…

    by Meja Mwangi
  • Behind Every Successful Man

    KES 900

    When I started reading this book, i could not put it down. It interesting story of a modern guy who…

    by Zukiswa Wanner
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  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    KES 1,700

    From an acclaimed African writer, a novel about family, freedom, and loyalty. When Bella learns of the murder of her…

    by Nuruddin Farah
  • Boy, Interrupted

    KES 1,000

    What happens when a young boy’s life is interrupted by war? Two young classmates, Tarnue, a boy from ‘Monrovia-poor’, and…

    by Saah Millimono
  • Blossoms of the Savannah

    KES 485

    Blossoms of the Savannah by Henry ole Kulet is the story of two sisters, Taiyo and Resian, who are on…

    by Henry Ole Kulet

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things & Other Stories

    KES 1,650

    Now entering its seventeenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africas leading literary award (named for the Booker…

    by Caine Prize for African Writing
  • Riding the Samoosa Express

    KES 1,090

    Riding the Samosa Express is a collection of life stories exploring issues of marriage, love, loss, family life, culture, religious…

    Out of stock
  • How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories Vol. 2

    KES 1,400

    This second volume of How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories contains the final 50 stories and raises the high bar…

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

    KES 600

    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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  • 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? 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
  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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
  • 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

Poetry

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…

  • 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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  • 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…

Children's Books

  • 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
  • Path to Womanhood

    KES 200

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 High Road

    KES 450

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

  • 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
  • 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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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
    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

  • Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun

    KES 1,350

    Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in hip San Francisco. On the cusp of seventy-five, she is in…

  • 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…

  • Nomad: From Islam to America

    KES 1,290

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the New…

  • 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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