Novels

  • 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
  • Belonging in Africa

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

    by Jo Alkemade
  • Dust (hardcover)

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    Dust is the story of a family and its secrets, all unraveling after the murder of a young man, Odidi…

    by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • Taty Went West

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    Taty is a troubled adolescent living with her equally troubled mother in the suburbs of the Lowlands. In a moment…

    by Nikhil Singh
  • The Domestication of Munachi

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    On a hot Sunday afternoon years ago… …Two sisters walk in on their father’s sexual liaison with the family’s hired…

    by Ifesinashi O. Okpagu
  • Beasts Of No Nation

    KES 1,350

    In this stunning debut novel, Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit…

  • 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
  • Hiding in Plain Sight

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    From one of the world’s most important and acclaimed novelists comes a provocative and unforgettable new novel about family, freedom…

    by Nuruddin Farah
  • 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…

  • City of Memories

    KES 1,390

    “With City of Memories, Richard Ali has established himself as perhaps the most important Nigerian writer at home or in the…

    by Richard Ali
  • 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
  • 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 Promised Land

    KES 615

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

  • Purple Hibiscus

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    Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father,…

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • 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
  • Smithereens of Death

    KES 950

    When you are as old as Mma-mma is, and you can feel the life smouldering underneath your skin, there is…

    by Olubunmi Familoni
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  • 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…

  • 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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  • Kwani? 05 Part 01: Maps and Journeys

    KES 650

    This is the first of a twin edition that examines Kenya in the context and violent aftermath of its 2007…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • 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
  • Hekaya za Abunuwasi na Hadithi Nyingine

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

  • Kwani? 06

    KES 800

    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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  • 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
  • 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
  • The Gonjon Pin & Other Stories

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    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
  • Kwani? 05 Part 02: Revelation and Conversation

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

    by Kwani? Trust
  • What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

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

  • 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…

Poetry

  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • Lilac Uprising

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

    by Phyllis Muthoni
  • 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 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
  • A Tributary in Servitude

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

    by Servio Gbadamosi
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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…

  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Children's Books

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • Attack of the Shidas Akas Save Planet Earth

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

    by Muthoni Garland
  • Anna the Air Hostess

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    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
  • Lil’ Kanji And The Falling Sun

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

    by Mwangi Gituro
  • Wangari Maathai: The Mother of Trees

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

    by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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

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…

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  • 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

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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

    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

  • Wild

    KES 1,800

    Ben Okri is a prolific Booker-Prize winning novelist and essayist, but has published only two collections of poetry. The first…

    by Ben Okri
  • 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
  • Homestretch

    KES 500

    David and Edith are happy to return home to Jamaica, having spent several dreary years living in England. Laura, their…

  • 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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