Betrayal of Gloria and Other Stories is an anthology of short stories that catalogues the various ups and downs in the day-to-day lives of human beings. It has as its central setting the country of Nigeria and the characters are archetypes of the people we encounter on daily basis – in the bus, in our neighbourhood, in church…name it.
The stories are quite topical and touching, evoking pity with their treatments of gloom and hopelessness deviling the Nigerian society.
Its compilation is done by Blessing Chukwu, from a group of writers who were then undergraduates at the University of Ibadan.₵10.00Quick View
**Available from 21 October 2018**
Like a basket full of coloured beads, like a kente strip of many colours, like a xylophone that produces a thousand vibrant sounds, this collection is made up of stories as varied as the diversity represented in Ghana, from Hohoe to Hamle.
These stories represent the budding creative spirit of the current generation of young Ghanaian writers. These new voices have become the refreshing perspective from which to consider the Ghanaian narrative in a thousand words. Or less.
This is an anthology of hope. Never have so many young people captured the stories of our time the way this army of writers have immortalised. But beyond the greatness in the stories, Kenkey for Ewes guarantees one thrilling fact: it is a great time to be a global citizen.₵45.00Quick View
A wonderful addition to Ghanaian literature. We congratulate these young people for their efforts, and hope that this is the first of many to come. — Ama Ata Aidoo, Author
The stories in this collection will shock, delight, make you laugh, cry, curse in anger, reflect or reminisce and curse (not). — George Sidney Abugri, Journalist/Author
I have not read a collection of short stories that brings out such feelings of nostalgia. — Rodaline Imoru Ayarna, Politician
A worthy reflection of what is up north. Great for the North. Even greater for the nation. — Georgina Quaittoo, Ag. Editor, Spectator
Much needed rain after a long drought. — Baba Abdulai, Journalist₵45.00Quick View
*Available on 15 September,2019Journey from Mali to Gambia to Ghana, where you will pause and remember at the Door of No Return. Continue to Nigeria through Niger. When you can’t take the heat, quench your thirst in the Nile in South Sudan. This will lead you through Kenya and onward past Africa’s biggest mountain on your way to being sprayed by the waters of Mosi oa Tunya in Zambia. Finally, rest in South Africa, for we have come to the end of our journey and the end of our story. Through riddles and songs, myths and legends, both children and adults are invited to delve into parallel worlds where they are taught valuable lessons on friendship, hard work, bravery and much more.₵65.00₵65.00Quick View
*Available on 15 September,2019
This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today.
All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed “scientist of women”; a sultry, voluptuous siren; a devout young student, feeling the irresistible pull toward fundamentalism; a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman; a corrupt and corpulent politician, twisting the Koran to justify his desires.
These disparate lives careen toward an explosive conclusion in Alaa Al Aswany’s remarkable international bestseller. Teeming with frank sexuality and heartfelt compassion, this book is an important window on to the experience of loss and love in the Arab world.
*Available on 15 September,2019A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.
In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In “The Future Looks Good,” three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in “Light,” a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to “fix the equation of a person” – with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.
Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.₵55.00Quick View