How to Write About Africa

Binyavanga Wainaina

The late literary icon’s nonfiction, satire, and fiction. With introduction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Honey and Spice

Bolu Babalola

An expert in relationship-evasion and radio show host finds herself opening up to something deeper. A Reese Book Club pick and bestseller in Nigeria and the US.

Tomorrow I Become a Woman

Aiwanose Odafen

A complex relationship between a mother and a daughter as they grapple with tremendous loss and societal expectations. Bestseller in Nigeria.
Sarah Ladipo Manyika - Between Starshine and Clay

Between Starshine and Clay: Conversations from the African Diaspora

Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Interviews with distinguished black figures of our time: Toni Morrison, Claudia Rankine, Wole Soyinka, Michelle Obama, and more.
Leila Aboulela - RIVER SPIRIT

River Spirit

Leila Aboulela

As a revolutionary leader rises to power – the self-proclaimed Mahdi, prophesied redeemer of Islam – Sudan begins to slip from the grasp of Ottoman rule, and everyone must choose a side.
tsitsi dangarembga - BLACK AND FEMALE By Tsitsi Dangarembga

Black and Female

Tsitsi Dangarembga

A philosophical, urgent first collection of essays, by the iconic novelist, on race, gender, imperialism, and artistry.

Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad

Damilare Kuku

The bestselling collection of stories set in Lagos, Nigeria’s cultural capital.
Black Paper: Writing in a Dark Time by Teju Cole

Black Paper: Writing in a Dark Time

Teju Cole

The great essayist returns with his second collection, addressing ethical questions about humanity and bearing witness.
Chike Frankie Edozien - Lives of Great Men

Lives of Great Men

Chike Frankie Edozien

The first memoir about being gay by a Nigerian. Winner of the Lambda Award for Memoir/Autobiography.
Timothy Ogene - Seesaw cover


Timothy Ogene

A writer’s first novel is badly edited and has weak sales. Then he meets a white woman who becomes his benefactor.


Romeo Oriogun

This NLNG Prize-winning poetry collection takes in exile, history, slavery, colonialism, postcolonialism, identity politics, and survival.
The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born

The Beautyful Ones Have Just Been Born

The Gerald Kraak Prize

The Lambda Award-winning series’ Vol. 4, edited by Otosirieze Obi-Young, captures LGBTQI+ experiences in Africa, showcasing urgent new voices.
God's Children Are Little Broken Things

God’s Children Are Little Broken Things

Arinze Ifeakandu

These nine exhilarating stories of queer love in contemporary Nigeria announce the arrival of a daring new voice in fiction.


Lupita Nyong’o

Our heroine Sulwe’s skin is the colour of midnight in this whimsical story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
The Adichie Collection

The Adichie Collection

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus; Half of a Yellow Sun; Americanah; The Thing Around Your Neck; We Should All Be Feminists; and Dear Ijeawele.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James

Engaged to track down a mysterious boy, skillful hunter Tracker finds himself part of a search group in this first novel in a trilogy.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Notes on Grief

Notes on Grief

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

An exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of her father’s death in 2020.

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