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  • Titabet and the Takumbengby Kehbuma Langmia

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 16.95

    Titabet and the Takumbeng is a play that relives the unprecedented political upheaval of the 1992 first ever multiparty presidential elections in Cameroon. Following the controversial elections, Bamenda - the stronghold of the main opposition party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) - was plunged into a tense and intense civil disobedience campaign.... more...

  • Ethiopia Boyby Chris Beckett

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 16.99

    A debut collection in the form of African praise poems, this book celebrates the people and landscapes of Ethiopia. Seen through the eyes of a young white boy in love with his older, black friend, these poems explore boyhood in all walks of life. As it hurtles through recent Ethiopian history, from the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie and the legacy... more...

  • Shakara Dance Hall Queenby Osonye Tess Onwueme

    African Heritage Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Shakara dance-hall queen is a gripping drama on the struggle for identity, power and control, engulfing mothers and daughters in a modern city that is sharply split between the rich and the poor. How do these mothers and daughters cope in a world, where their very survival is constantly challenged by the unyielding social and economic forces? Stay... more...

  • Riot in Heavenby Osonye Tess Onwueme

    African Heritage Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    "The relegated man and woman of colour have been struggling to enter heaven, but they remain trapped as Sojourner Nkrumah's (the black woman's) ""Freedom Train"" is stalled at the crossroads of hell, heaven, and earth. Two heroes of the West, now determined to keep out unwelcome guests and terrorists from heaven, pose... more...

  • The Missing Faceby Osonye Tess Onwueme

    African Heritage Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    "'The Missing Face' is Beholding...In this meticulously paced play, Ida...a true optimist about love, family and her culture, takes a great leap in rearing her son, Amaechi...until she decides to leave the masculine formation of her young man-child to his father, who is domiciled in Africa...'The Missing Face' offers a rich illustration... more...

  • The Green Cross of Kafiraby Francis Imbuga

    Bookmark Africa 2014; US$ 18.95

    In his last play published posthumously the late Francis Imbuga presents the dramatic dialogue of his characters as mind games. In addition to using a narrator, Sikia Macho, to fill us in on the broken politics of Kafira, centring around detention without trial, Imbuga deliberately delays the inciting action, the formation of the Green Party of Kafira... more...

  • The Promise of Hopeby Kofi Awoonor; Kofi Anyidoho; Kwame Dawes

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 19.95

    Kofi Awoonor, one of Ghana?s most accomplished poets, had for almost half a century committed himself to teaching, political engagement, and the literary arts. The one constant that guided and shaped his many occupations and roles in life was poetry. The Promise of Hope is a beautifully edited collection of some of Awoonor?s most arresting work... more...

  • Madman at Kilifiby Clifton Gachagua

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 14.95

    Clifton Gachagua?s collection Madman at Kilifi , winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, concerns itself with the immediacy of cultures in flux, cybercommunication and the language of consumerism, polyglot politics and intrigue, sexual ambivalence and studied whimsy, and the mind of a sensitive, intelligent, and curious poet who... more...

  • Thirteen Centsby K. Sello Duiker; Shaun Viljoen

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Every city has an unspoken side. Cape Town, between the picture postcard mountain and sea, has its own shadow: a place of dislocation and uncertainty, dependence and desperation, destruction and survival, gangsters, pimps, pedophiles, hunger, hope, and moments of happiness. Living in this shadow is Azure, a thirteen-year-old who makes his living on... more...

  • Welcome to Our Hillbrowby Phaswane Mpe

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbingride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow?microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring, and painful in the postapartheid South African psyche. Everythingis there: the shattered dreams of youth, sexuality and its unpredictable costs, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the omnipotent... more...