Novels

  • 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
  • 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…

  • The BOFAK Illusion

    KES 950

    Talk about a gripping, heart-racing and suspense filled thriller, The BOFAK Illusion fits the bill. As the title suggests most…

    by Tanimu Sule Lagi
  • Season of Crimson Blossoms

    KES 1,650

    In conservative Northern Nigeria, the salacious affair between 55-year-old widow Binta Zubairu and a 26 year-old weed dealer and political…

    by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
  • 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
  • Nairobi Heat

    KES 600

    "I generally love my books on the heavy side, the kind that leave me dizzied by humanity and gasping for…

    by Mukoma wa Ngugi
  • The Woman Next Door

    KES 1,950

    Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbours. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both…

  • Patriots & Sinners

    KES 1,000

    Leo and his men are desperate for change. Their quest is blind till they abduct Siella, the president’s daughter. It…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • Maha Ever After

    KES 1,000

    The sequel to The Story of Maha. A few years wiser, Maha is back - and living in the palatial…

    by Sumayya Lee
  • Knots

    KES 1,600

    From the internationally revered author of Links comes "a beautiful, hopeful novel about one woman's return to war-ravaged Mogadishu" (Time)…

    by Nuruddin Farah
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  • 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…

  • 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

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • African Violet and Other Short Stories – Caine Prize Anthology 2012

    KES 980

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

    by Caine Prize for African Writing
  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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…

  • 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
  • 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…

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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 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 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
  • 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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  • 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

    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
  • 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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  • 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 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

Children's Books

  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • The High Road

    KES 450

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Weapon of Hunger

    KES 515

    Weapon of Hunger is perhaps Meja Mwangi's best book yet. The picture he paints of the relentless quest for modern Africa is grim. What…

    by Meja Mwangi
  • A Kenyan Startup Journey – My 10 Key Lessons

    KES 1,000

    A Kenyan Startup Journey is a practical book that openly and practically shares key lessons I learnt while being a…

    by Hilda Moraa
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  • We Need New Names

    KES 1,150

    ‘To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada…

    by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • 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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