Africa

Graceland

Graceland

Abani, Chris

Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent

The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis...

January 26, 2005
Paperback
Picador USA
336 Pages
$18.00
Aya: Life in Yop City

Aya: Life in Yop City

Abouet, Marguerite ; Oubrerie,

Aya is an irresistible comedy, a couple of love stories and a tale for becoming African. It's essential reading. -Joann Sfar, cartoonist of The Rabbi's Cat

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September 4, 2012
Paperback
Drawn & Quarterly
384 Pages
$29.95
Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

Achebe, Chinua

"A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world." --Barack Obama

"African literature...

September 1, 1994
Paperback
$14.00
Out of Egypt: A Memoir

Out of Egypt: A Memoir

Aciman, André
Set in luxuriant cosmopolitan Alexandria, this richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family from its bold arrival in Egypt at the turn of the century to its defeated...
January 23, 2007
Paperback
Picador USA
340 Pages
$20.00
Americanah

Americanah

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - From the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun--the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK,...

March 4, 2014
Paperback
Anchor Books
$16.95
Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists--a haunting story of love and war - Recipient of the Women's Prize for Fiction "Winner...

September 4, 2007
Paperback
Anchor Books
560 Pages
$16.95
Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

From the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria....

April 17, 2012
Paperback
Algonquin Books
336 Pages
$16.95
The Thing Around Your Neck

The Thing Around Your Neck

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists--a dazzling story collection filled with indelible characters who jump off the page...
June 1, 2010
Paperback
Anchor Books
240 Pages
$15.95
A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of Oblivion

Agualusa, Jose Eduardo ; Hahn,
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...
December 15, 2015
Paperback
Archipelago Books
250 Pages
$18.00
Say Youre One of Them

Say Youre One of Them

Akpan, Uwem
Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize theperils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An...
September 18, 2009
Paperback
Back Bay Books
360 Pages
$14.99

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