Novels

  • The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

    KES 1,600

    Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds…

    by Dinaw Mengestu
  • Gold of our Fathers [hardback]

    KES 2,600

    Darko Dawson, Chief Inspector in the Ghana police service, returns in this atmospheric crime series often compared to Alexander McCall…

  • 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
  • Way Back Home

    KES 1,050

    I, Kimathi Fezile Tito, do solemnly declare that I am a soldier of the South African revolution. I am a…

  • The Mixers

    KES 675

    It took more than courage and wit. Only a rebel like Victor Robinson alias Kibogo dared walk the tight rope…

    by Mwangi Gicheru
  • Penumbra

    KES 1,290

    *The winner of the 2014 Etisalat prize for literature* Mangaliso Zolo lives in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, near…

    by Songeziwe Mahlangu
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The River And The Source

    KES 530

    Synopsis: This epic tale of three generations of Kenyan women and their progeny, spanning over 100 years, takes the reader…

  • 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
  • The Childhood of Jesus

    KES 1,100

    Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting and surprising novel about childhood and…

    by J.M Coetzee
  • 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
  • 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

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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…

  • The Ghost of Sani Abacha

    KES 1,050

    A harassed servant plots his grim revenge (A History of Human Servitude)... Sheri puts a potential boyfriend to the test…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • 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 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
  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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
  • 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

Poetry

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

Children's Books

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Ivory; Power and Poaching in Africa

    KES 2,600

    Half of Tanzania's elephants have been killed for their ivory since 2007. A similar alarming story can be told of…

  • Against All Odds

    KES 1,495

    AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE STORY OF STEPHEN KALONZO MUSYOKA, is tale of hope, courage, resilience, determination and faith. It is…

  • Touring My Mind

    KES 200

    Touring My Mind  by Eric Onyango Otieno is a 187 page collection that entails an array of conceptualized statements that open…

    by Eric Onyango Otieno
  • 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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