Novels

  • My Life in Crime

    KES 550

    This is a thriller novel set in Kenya, Nairobi. It rolls through a forest of crime of a gang led…

    by John Kiriamiti
  • A Farm Called Kishinev

    KES 590

    In 1903, the British offered Uasin Gishu as a sanctuary and national home for Jews escaping persecution in Eastern Europe.…

  • The Triangle

    KES 1,130

    Kalinda is a page in Mwanga’s palace. His life is centered on pleasing the Kabaka. The beauty of Mwanga’s second…

  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    KES 1,500 KES 1,150

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

    by Nuruddin Farah
  • Ghana Must Go

    KES 950

    Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In…

  • 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
  • Children of the Revolution

    KES 1,290

    Seventeen years after fleeing the revolutionary Ethiopia that claimed his father's life, Stepha Stephanos is a man still caught between…

    by Dinaw Mengestu
  • My Life in Prison

    KES 585

    My Life in Prison (2004) is the third novel in John Kiriamiti's Kenyan crime fiction series, following My Life in…

    by John Kiriamiti
  • 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
  • The Book of Negroes

    KES 1,200

    Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South,…

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  • 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
  • Oil on Water

    KES 1,225

    In the oil-rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta, the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped. Two journalists—a…

    by Helon Habila
  • 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 Story of Maha

    KES 1,000

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

    by Sumayya Lee

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • 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…

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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…

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…

  • A Tiny Place Called Happiness by Bura-Bari Nwilo

    KES 1,265

    A Tiny Place Called Happiness is a book of short stories with twenty-two stories. Nwilo, who is also the author…

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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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  • 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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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
  • 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…

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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…

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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Children's Books

  • Dragon’s Flames

    KES 450

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Truphena the City Nurse

    KES 350

    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 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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  • Path to Womanhood

    KES 200

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

    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

  • 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
  • The Schooldays of Jesus

    KES 1,900

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 When you travel across the ocean on a boat, all your memories are…

    by J.M Coetzee
  • 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
  • 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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