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The Impossible Five: In search of South Africa’s most elusive mammals, by Justin Fox

A fresh and humorous take on the traditional African safari. Visiting Africa’s game reserves is often all about spotting ‘The Big Five’ – the five most dangerous animals on the continent – the Lion, the Leopard, the Elephant, the Rhino and the Buffalo. …

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Taty Went West, by Nikhil Singh

‘A hallucinogenic post-apocalyptic carnival ride – Nikhil Singh has a strange and intriguing mind.’ Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City Taty is a troubled adolescent living with her equally troubled mother in the suburbs of the Lowlands. In a moment of u …

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Of Murder, Muses and Me, by Claudia Chibici-Revneanu

For fans of Colin Bateman’s “Mystery Man” series. Of Murder, Muses and Me, the debut novel by Claudia Chibici-Revneanu, is a quirky, immersive and often humorous “whodunit?” told by an unreliable narrator. When bestselling author Mark Drubenheimer is f …

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The Writers’ Retreat, by Indu Balachandran

The Writers’ Retreat is a highly commercial, laugh-out-loud chick-lit from established writer Indu Balachandran Young Amby Balan has had enough with the 9 to 5 life at Citibank. She impulsively quits her job and becomes a Twitter-writer for KayKay, the …

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Murder in Montego Bay, by Paula Lennon

‘A veritable blockbuster of a crime novel!’ Peter Kalu, author of Yard Dogs In Montego Bay, Jamaica, privileged Chinese-Jamaican brothers Lester and Carter Chin Ellis have enjoyed a sheltered life as the heirs to the iced desserts empire Chinchillerz. …

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Swimming with Fishes, by Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm

Set in rural Jamaica, Swimming with Fishes evokes the pain of a love affair between a London-born businessman and a native Jamaican and how that affair grows beyond either of their expectations. Sickle Cell Anaemia sufferer, Kat wants a baby more than …

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My Beautiful Shadow, by Radhika Jha

‘A fascinating book on the seductive (and toxic) power of shopping. Stronger than the pang of conscience we suffer every time we hand our credit card over with a smile to the shop assistant.’ Marie Claire Italy Kayo is a young Tokyo housewife and mothe …

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Dancing the Death Drill, by Fred Khumalo

Paris, 1958. An Algerian waiter at the famous restaurant La Tour d’Argent is convicted of the murder of two customers. As he is awaiting trial, his long-time friend Jerry Moloto helps an opportunistic and ambitious journalist build a case to defend him …

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Evelyn Dove: Britain’s Black Cabaret Queen, by Stephen Bourne

A pioneer and a trailblazer, Evelyn Dove left a mark in the arts industry. She was the first black female singer on BBC Radio and the first black British female singer to work in America, a quarter of a century before Shirley Bassey. In a career lastin …

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Radio Sunrise, by Anietie Isong

‘Never cover an assignment without collecting a brown envelope,’ Boniface had said. ‘It is a real life saver for all journalists in this country.’ Ifiok, a young journalist working for the government radio station in Lagos, Nigeria, aspires to always d …

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Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

On February 26th 2012 seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with a bag of Skittles and a can of juice when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighbourhood watchman ended his young life. In a matter of weeks, Trayvon Martin’s name would …

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The Book of Harlan, by Bernice L. McFadden

The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan’s parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia. After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan …

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Speak Gigantular, by Irenosen Okojie

Speak Gigantular is a startling short story collection from one of Britain’s rising literary stars. These stories are captivating, erotic, enigmatic and disturbing. Irenosen Okojie’s gift is in her understated humour, her light touch, her razor-sharp a …

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Butterfly Fish, by Irenosen Okojie

After the sudden death of  her mother, London photographer Joy struggles to pull the threads of her life back together, with the support of her kind but mysterious neighbour Mrs Harris. Joy’s fortune begins to change when she receives an unexpected inh …

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From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings, by Frances Mensah Williams

Pasta-fanatic, girl-next-door Faye Bonsu is back for another adventure in love, life and culture in Second Helpings, the brilliant, romantic sequel to the top-selling debut From Pasta to Pigfoot! Faye Bonsu seems to have it all; a drop-dead gorgeous an …

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From Pasta to Pigfoot, by Frances Mensah Williams

From Pasta to Pigfoot is a contemporary, multi-cultural novel that tells the story of Faye Bonsu, a pasta-loving, underachieving PA whose upbringing in leafy Hampstead, London has given her little opportunity to understand her African heritage. Her les …

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Beyond the Pale: Folklore, family and the mystery of our hidden genes, by Emily Urquhart

In Beyond the Pale, Emily Urquhart’s story begins on St. Stephen’s Day, 2010, in St. John’s, Newfoundland when she gives birth to a baby girl named Sadie Jane with a shock of snow-white hair. Within 3 months Sadie is diagnosed with albinism, a rare gen …

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The Elephant and the Bee, by Jess de Boer

The Elephant and the Bee is the memoir of a young white Kenyan girl whose lifelong quest to change the world leads her deep into the unknown, round the bend and then back again. Driven by a childhood urge to ‘Save the World’ young, naive Kenyan, Jess d …

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Tram 83, by Fiston Mwanza Mujila

WINNER OF THE ETISALAT PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2015 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2016 In an African city in secession land tourists of all languages and nationalities. They have only one desire: to make a fortune by exploiting the min …

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No More Heroes, by Stephen Thompson

July 7, 2005. Simon Weekes is travelling on the London underground. Shortly into the journey, the carriage is wrecked by a massive bomb blast. Virtually everyone is killed and almost all the survivors are severely injured. Simon is among the lucky few …

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Every Boy Should Have a Man, by Preston L. Allen

‘Beautiful, elegiac, and optimistic.’ Chris Abani, author of Graceland. Imagine a post-human world where Oafs rule what is left of the planet. Humans have been reduced to a subspecies called mans and are kept as pets. And a boy oaf and his beautiful pe …

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Satans and Shaitans, by Obinna Udenwe

Set against the backdrop of Nigeria’s ongoing terrorism tensions, Satans and Shaitans tells the story of two powerful men, Chief Donald Amechi and world acclaimed televangelist, Chris Chuba, both members of the internationally renowned Sacred Order of …

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The Blink That Killed The Eye, by Anthony Anaxagorou

The Blink That Killed The Eye is a beautifully written collection of short stories exploring the lives of people who, whether through status, wealth, gender or age, are rendered invisible by society. All the stories in some form deal with conflict, be …

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So the Path Does Not Die, by Pede Hollist

Finaba Marah yearns to fit in with the other girls of her age, and nothing will allow her to do that more than the initiation ceremony that her grandmother Baramusu has told her so much about. Finaba’s parents’ fiercely object to the ceremony, which th …

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The Colour Black, by Maia Walczak

The Mexico of Silvia’s early memory is a place of darkness. People disappear daily, caught in the crossfire between warring drug cartels. Held in thrall to US economic concerns, the Mexican government is more interested in exploiting natural resources …

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Glass, by Patrick Wilmot

A writer in self-imposed exile in London receives a call from the Prime Minister of his former country, inviting him to return to write the Prime Minister’s biography, to chronicle his successful tenure at the helm of a rapidly developing country. Fill …

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Fashion Africa, by Jacqueline Shaw

Fashion Africa is a visual overview of contemporary African fashion compiled with an ethical perspective. This guide is the first of its kind to bring together designers, design companies, ethical manufacturers and more, that are linked through a conne …

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