In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war, to the war to end all wars. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded, and twice decorated. Out of his experiences came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway’s description of war is unforgettable. He recreates the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteer, and the men and women he meets in Italy with total conviction.
The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway’s frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto — of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized — is one of the greatest moments in literary history.
A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was 30 years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms is not only a novel of war. In it, Hemingway has also created a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.₵50.00₵50.00Quick View
This remarkable novel touches on the forces that rule the destiny of individuals and nations, and reveals an answer to the existential questions: Why do good people suffer? What can we do to attain a problem-free life?
Thus, we see Ikenna, a university graduate who is hounded and persecuted by the high and mighty, Alex and Max who in turn face their own tribulations in the hands of invisible enemies. In the end, power fails, wealth fails but in love and humility we find redeeming virtues.₵13.00₵13.00Quick View
A chronically shortsighted young man finds himself the target of a preacher’s miracle cure… Despite his American street phrases and his fistful of dollars, a prodigal son’s visit to his Sierra Leone home does not go quite as planned… A medical student blinded in an accident seems to lose everything but soon learns what he has gained… Life on the edge for a gang of street boys paid to disrupt an election… An oil spill opens a path for a Nigerian teacher to join the woman she loves in the US…
The shortlisted stories for the 2013 Caine Prize – Africa’s leading literary prize – offer five arresting, diverse, provocative snapshots of a continent and its descendants captured at a time of accelerating change. The shortlisted authors are:
Tope Folarin (Nigeria) for Miracle
Pede Hollist (Sierra Leone) for Foreign Aid
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) for The Whispering Trees
Elnathan John (Nigeria) for Bayan Layi
Chinelo Okparanta (Nigeria) for America
In addition, 12 writers from six different African countries took part in the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, held this year in Uganda, where they each produced a special story for this volume.
These 17 stories show yet again the richness and range of current writing on the continent. They underline the primacy of the short story, with its oral antecedents, at the very heart of African literature.₵45.00Quick View
A LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is a super star and a super bastard, a man adored by his fans and plagued by suspicion and distrust.
A DISILLUSIONED WOMAN. Jill Castle came to Hollywood to be a star — and discovered she had to buy her way with her body.
Toby Temple is a superstar, the world’s funniest man. He gets any woman that he wants, but under the superstar image is a lonely man. Jill Castle is a sensuous starlet. She has a dark and mysterious past and has an ambition even greater than Toby’s.
Together they rule Hollywood.₵50.00₵50.00Quick View
Age Range: 13 – 16 years
Two young men, once the best of friends, become rivals in a dangerous campus game. Their love for a girl is at stake. The game continues in an uncertain manner until it gets to a climax where the players just have to stop or perish.₵13.00₵13.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Two very naughty children, Abo and his sister, Oku never listen to their parents. One day they decide to go to the river with some friends. When Abo is attacked by a crocodile they learn the consequences of their disobedience.₵12.00₵12.00Quick View
Accident is a powerful and ultimately triumphant novel of lives shattered and changed by one devastating moment.
Although frequent business meetings keep her husband, Brad, away from home, Page Clarke feels blessed with her happy family and comfortable marriage. They have a house near San Francisco and she keeps busy looking after their seven-year-old son, Andy, and their teenage daughter, Allyson.
Allyson, at fifteen, is trying her wings and one weekend, instead of an evening with her friend Chloe, the girls lie and go out with two older high school boys. But a Saturday night that was supposed to be fun ends in tragedy when their car collides head-on with another.
At the hospital, Page finds Chloe’s divorced father, Trygve, and, unable to locate Brad, she leans on his strength throughout the the long hours of tormenting questions. Will Allyson live? Will any of them? Were the teenagers drinking? Using drugs? Who was at fault? And where is her husband? Without Brad by her side Page feels her life start to come apart as she is forced to confront the fact that Allyson may not live, and if she does, she may never be the same again.
In an inspiring novel that explores how many people are affected by one tragic accident and how they survive it, Danielle Steel brings us close to the characters whose lives are as familiar as our own… and who live, as we all do, in a world where everything can change in a single moment.₵60.00₵60.00Quick View
Adabraka is a feast of Accra in all its flavours and aromas served through the eyes of 14 emerging literary chefs.
“Absolutely vital and delightful to have the younger generation writing…these beautiful pieces are a treasure.” ~ Prof Ama Ata Aidoo₵42.00Quick View
When Cleopas Onini was born, he had two front teeth and drank a big cup of porridge. At his naming ceremony, his uncle who had lived on top of a tree for 30 years climbed down to witness the occasion. As the family argued about the appropriate name for the baby, eight-day-old Cleopas sat up in his bed and clapped his tiny hands to show his preference for the name his uncle Ofutu announced. Everybody, including the catechist, took to their heels as they witnessed the strange scene. At three months, he could sit up, crawl and talk.₵20.00Quick View
Young Kwaku Obeng, falsely accused of a crime, comes to Accra to seek his fortune and find a means of clearing his name.
Homeless and penniless, virtually alone in the world, he strives against the odds in a world that owes him no favours. Will he be able to achieve his dream of becoming a medical doctor? Will his tarnished image be restored?
Will he ever be able to go home again?₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Age Range: 13 – 16 years
Abebi is hated by the entire village for marrying Ajao, her father’s slave. Ajao could not afford to cater for his family as a result of this and he is mocked by the villagers. Abebi is accosted on a certain day on the farm by a bearded old man who gives her a ring meant for the protection of their son, Akano, when he grows up. Akano is sent to the city one day to get grains and the Golden Ring is given to him. He passes through tumultuous times in the city but, in the end, the ring provides succour which eventually brings untold riches to him and his family.₵12.00₵12.00Quick View