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  • Tell Me Friends. Contemporary Stories and Plays of Tanzaniaby Lilian Osaki; B. Noud?hou

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2009; US$ 18.05

    This third volume of Tell Me, Friends collects stories and plays written by students and staff at the University of Dar es Salaam between 2006 and 2008. The stories in the collection are: "Our Man" by Saida Yahya-Othman; "The Window Seat" by Benjamin Branoff; "The Concealed Project" by Zuhura Badru; "The Total Crisis" by Simon Mlundi; and "Testimony"... more...

  • Long Time Coming. Short Writings from Zimbabweby Jane Morris

    amabooks 2008; US$ 9.99

    Long Time Coming brings together short stories and poems from thirty-three writers that provide snapshots of this turbulent period in Zimbabwe's history. Snapshots of living in a country where basic services have crumbled: where shops have no food, taps no water, banks no money, hospitals no drugs, bars no beer. Snapshots of characters surviving against... more...

  • Short Writings from Bulawayo IIIby Jane Morris

    amabooks 2006; US$ 9.99

    Short Writings from Bulawayo won the Literature in English category at the 2005 Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association awards. It is a book of stories, poems and non-fiction pieces that are evocative of Zimbabwe's second city and its rural surroundings. The collection from 23 contributors tells of many things: of family and friendship, or fear and death,... more...

  • Death and the Maidenby Ariel Dorfman

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 10.99

    A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re-enter her life. Years have passed since political prisoner, Paulina, suffered at the hands of her captor: a man whose face she never saw, but whom she can still recall with terrifying clarity. Tonight, by chance, a stranger arrives at the secluded beach house... more...

  • The Refugee Hotelby Carmen Aguirre

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 17.95

    Dark comedy about Chilean refugees who arrive in Vancouver in 1974 after Pinochet?s coup. Cast of 12 men and women. more...

  • Writing Livesby Irene Staunton

    Weaver Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Writing Lives, a collection of short stories, featuring Lawrence Hoba, Tendai Huchu, Tendai Machingaidze, Nevanji Madanhire, Daniel Mandishona, Christopher Mlalazi, Blessing Musariri, Chiedza Musengezi, Sekai Nzenza, Fungisayi Sasa and Emmanuel Sigauke. Writing Lives is the seventh of Weaver's anthologies of short stories following Writing Still,... more...

  • How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Positionby Tabish Khair

    Interlink Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Funny and sad, satirical and humane, this novel tells the interlinked stories of three unforgettable men whose trajectories cross in Denmark: the flamboyant Ravi, the fundamentalist Karim, and the unnamed and pragmatic Pakistani narrator. As the unnamed narrator copes with his divorce, and Ravidespite his exterior of skeptical flamboyancefalls deeply... more...

  • Everything Begins Elsewhereby Tishani Doshi

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.59

    In this, her first poetry collection since the award-winning Countries of the Body, Tishani Doshi returns to the body as a central theme, but extends beyond the corporeal to challenge the more metaphysical borders of space and time. These new poems are powerful meditations born on the joineries of life and death, union and separation, memory and dream,... more...

  • Selected and New Poemsby Eamon Grennan

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Whether his subject lies in the natural world or in the world of human relations, Eamon Grennan's poems engage at a level of probing intimacy. In richly wrought verbal webs of description and recognition, through combinations of hard facts and revelations, they attach us, by the quality of their attention, always more closely to the daily world. By... more...

  • The Worlds of Carol Shieldsby David Staines

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Worlds of Carol Shields is the first book to examine Shields? extraordinary career and life through the lens both of close friends and of literary critics. more...