African Lit

An Orchestra of Minorities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316412407
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 8th, 2019

A heartbreaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma.

"It is more than a superb and tragic novel; it's a historical treasure."-Boston Globe


Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed


Homegoing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
 


Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062857873
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Published: Harper - February 9th, 2021

Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe’s cities? No one in a position of power wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of several million migrants—most of them young men—from Muslim-majority countries.


Afterland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316267830
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 28th, 2020

 
Children of Men meets The Handmaid's Tale in this "smartly written" and "splendid" thriller about how far a mother will go to protect her son from a hostile world transformed by the absence of men (Stephen King).

Most of the men are dead.


A General Theory of Oblivion Cover Image
By Jose Eduardo Agualusa, Daniel Hahn (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780914671312
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Published: Archipelago - December 15th, 2015

As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers. 


The Dragonfly Sea: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451494047
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Published: Knopf - March 12th, 2019

NAMED A REAL SIMPLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

From the award-winning author of Dust comes a vibrant, stunning coming-of-age novel about a young woman struggling to find her place in a vast world--a poignant exploration of fate, mortality, love, and loss.