Song of Lawino, Song of Ocol by Okot p Bitek

Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol by Okot p’Bitek

During his lifetime, Okot p’Bitek was concerned that African nations, including his native Uganda, be built on African and not European foundations. Traditional African songs …

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The Parachute Drop by Norbert Zongo

Norbert Zongo was one of Burkina Faso’s most respected journalist before his politically motivated murder in 1998. As an editor of the newspaper per L’Indépendant, …

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Cruel City by Mongo Beti

Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Cruel City in 1954 before he came to the world’s attention with the publication of The Poor …

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Blake or The Huts of America by Martin R. Delany

Blake or The Huts of America is the fascinating story by the late great Pan-Africanist Martin Delany (1812-1885). The narrative focuses around an enslaved African …

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The Poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Benti

The Poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti

A novel of considerable power and complexity from the pen of one of Cameroon’s greatest modern writers, Mongo Beti, The Poor Christ of Bomba is …

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The Ruins of Empire by Akala

The Ruins of Empires by Akala

The Ruins of Empires – an epic poem. A story that follows the “Knowledge Seeker” through the course of human history, via astral travel and …

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Yoruba Trickster Tales by Oyekan Owomoyela

Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. A favorite genre among these …

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Secret Lives, Short Stories by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

A beautiful collection of early writings from one of Africa’s finest writers.  While this collection is currently out of print, we encourage you to remain …

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Saturday’s Shadows by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Set in 1990’s West Africa, Ayesha Harruna Attah’s second novel Saturday’s Shadows, introduces us to the Avoka family, a family that is struggling to maintain …

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Sanhat by Shemsw Bak

SANHAT, among Africa’s oldest written literary texts, comes from the time of King Sehotepibre, three thousand eight hundred years ago. Sanhat, an officer returning from …

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