Category: New Books

  • Book Digest: Namina Forna, Christina Cooke, Mazi Nwonwu, Achille Mbembe

    Book Digest: Namina Forna, Christina Cooke, Mazi Nwonwu, Achille Mbembe

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Namina Forna, Christina Cooke, Mazi Nwonwu, and Achille Mbembe. The Eternal Ones by Namina Forna Publisher:  Delacorte PressDate:  February 13, 2024Genre:  Fiction, Young AdultLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Penguin Random House Namina Forna Namina Forna is the New…

  • Book Digest: Njambi McGrath, Jason Allen-Paisant, Mário Pinto de Andrade, Farouk Sesay and Elizabeth L. A. Kamar

    Book Digest: Njambi McGrath, Jason Allen-Paisant, Mário Pinto de Andrade, Farouk Sesay and Elizabeth L. A. Kamar

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Njambi McGrath, Jason Allen-Paisant, Mário Pinto de Andrade, Farouk Sesay, and Elizabeth L. A. Kamar. Rinsing Mukami’s Soul by Njambi McGrath Publisher:  JacarandaDate:  February 2, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Jacaranda Njambi McGrath Njambi McGrath is a…

  • Book Digest: Anna Samwel Manyanza, Donna Hemans, Lauren Beukes, Safia Elhillo

    Book Digest: Anna Samwel Manyanza, Donna Hemans, Lauren Beukes, Safia Elhillo

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Anna Samwel Manyanza, Donna Hemans, Lauren Beukes, and Safia Elhillo. Faradhi Ya Moyo by Anna Samwel Manyanza Publisher:  Mkuki Na NyotaDate:  February 1, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  KiswahiliWhere to find it:  African Books Collective, TPHBookshops, Mkuki Na Nyota Anna Samwel…

  • Book Digest: Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Nthikeng Mohlele, Aniefiok Ekpoudom, Helen Oyeyemi

    Book Digest: Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Nthikeng Mohlele, Aniefiok Ekpoudom, Helen Oyeyemi

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Nthikeng Mohlele, Aniefiok Ekpoudom, and Helen Oyeyemi. Assim Não Senhor Presidente by Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa Publisher: Alcance EditoresDate:  October 24, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  PortugueseWhere to find it:  Alcance Editores Assim Não Senhor Presidente In…

  • Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, Femi Kayode

    Book Digest: Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, Femi Kayode

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Hemley Boum, Fiona Williams, Blessing Musariri, and Femi Kayode. All That It Ever Meant by Blessing Musariri Publisher:  Norton Young ReadersDate:  January 3, 2023Genre:  Young AdultLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Norton Blessing Musariri Blessing Musariri is an award-winning…

  • Brittle Paper’s 100 African Notable Books of 2023 revealed

    Brittle Paper’s 100 African Notable Books of 2023 revealed

    The 100 African Notable Books of 2023 were announced by literary publisher Brittle Paper on Thursday, November 30, 2023.  Brittle Paper was started by Nigeria-born USA-based academic Ainehi Edoro-Glines as a new voice in an African literary space that was then starting to show itself on the world stage in 2010. The publication has since…

  • Book Digest: Lesley-Ann Brown, Nelson Lineu, Wole Talabi, Remy Ngamije

    Book Digest: Lesley-Ann Brown, Nelson Lineu, Wole Talabi, Remy Ngamije

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Lesley-Ann Brown, Nelson Lineu, Wole Talabi, and Remy Ngamije. Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology edited by Wole Talabi Publisher:  Android PressDate:  November 21, 2023Genre:  Speculative FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Amazon Wole Talabi Wole Talabi is an engineer, writer,…

  • Book Digest: Jesmyn Ward Kwame Dawes Noo Saro-Wiwa, Sarah Dass

    Book Digest: Jesmyn Ward Kwame Dawes Noo Saro-Wiwa, Sarah Dass

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Jesmyn Ward, Kwame Dawes, Noo Saro-Wiwa, and Sarah Dass. When the Vibe Is Right Novel by Sarah Dass Publisher:  Balzer + BrayDate:  May 30, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Click here. Sarah Dass Sarah Dass was born…

  • Book Digest: Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, Serubiri Moses

    Book Digest: Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, Serubiri Moses

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, and Serubiri Moses. Kwashala Blues by Jessemusse Cacinda Publisher:  Ethale BooksDate:  September 5, 2023Genre:  Fiction, novellaLanguage:  PortugueseWhere to find it:  Click here. Jessemusse Cacinda Jessemusse Cacinda is a philosopher, journalist, project manager,…

  • Book Digest: David Diop, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Romeo Oriogun, Kacen Callender

    Book Digest: David Diop, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Romeo Oriogun, Kacen Callender

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from David Diop, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Romeo Oriogun, and Kacen Callender. Beyond the Door of No Return by David Diop Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and GirouxDate:  September 7, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  FrenchWhere to find it:  Click here. David Diop David Diop…

  • Book Digest: Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, Tlotlo Tsamaase

    Book Digest: Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, Tlotlo Tsamaase

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Farai Mudzingwa, Safiya Sinclair, Stefanie Hirsbrunner, and Tlotlo Tsamaase. Avenues by Train By Farai Mudzingwa Publisher:  Cassava RepublicDate:  September 25, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Click here. Farai Mudzingwa Farai Mudzingwa is a Zimbabwean writer whose fiction…

  • Book Digest: Christopher Mlalazi, Zalika Reid-Benta, Ismail Einashe, Kelechi Okafor

    Book Digest: Christopher Mlalazi, Zalika Reid-Benta, Ismail Einashe, Kelechi Okafor

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Christopher Mlalazi, Zalika Reid-Benta, Ismail Einashe, and Kelechi Okafor. Langabi: Season of Beasts by Christopher Mlalazi Publisher:  Jacana MediaDate:  July 1, 2023Genre:  Fiction, FantasyLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Jacana Media. Christopher Mlalazi Christopher Mlalazi is a renowned novelist,…

  • Book Digest: Kobby Ben Ben, Wole Talabi, João Melo, Nyani Nkrumah

    Book Digest: Kobby Ben Ben, Wole Talabi, João Melo, Nyani Nkrumah

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Kobby Ben Ben, Wole Talabi, João Melo, and Nyani Nkrumah. No One Dies Yet by Kobby Ben Ben Publisher: Europa EditionsDate: August 31, 2023Genre: FictionLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: Click here. Kobby Ben Ben Kobby Ben Ben was…

  • Book Digest: Goretti Kyomuhendo, Kwei Quartey, Zadie Smith, Linda Musita

    Book Digest: Goretti Kyomuhendo, Kwei Quartey, Zadie Smith, Linda Musita

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Goretti Kyomuhendo, Kwei Quartey, Zadie Smith, and Linda Musita. Whispers from Vera by Goretti Kyomuhendo Publisher: African Writers TrustDate: August 11, 2023Genre: FictionLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: African Books Collective, Amazon. Goretti Kyomuhendo Goretti Kyomuhendo is a Ugandan…

  • Linda Musita’s Mtama Road launches at African Book Festival.

    Linda Musita’s Mtama Road launches at African Book Festival.

    Linda Musita’sdebut short story collection Mtama Road launched at the African Book Festival in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, August 4, 2023. Nairobi-based lawyer Linda Musita came to the notice of the African writing scene when her name was on the famous Africa 39 list in 2014. That group of writers who were mostly under 39…