Dramatic and Haunting…this is the story of the consuming bravery of a man over whose love for a woman falls the shadow of imminent disaster.
It is set in the Second World War in shattered Gold Coast (now Ghana) where husbands torn from their wives and children found themselves in places undreamt of only a few months before. Amid the gaiety and clatter of Army life, the man and woman play out dramas with perilous intensity to the final moment of disaster.
Filled with brilliance and fascination.₵25.00₵25.00Quick View
Winner of a 2017 Whiting Award
A TIME and NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK of the YEAR
New York Times Notable Book and Times Critic’s Top Book of 2018
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BY Elle, Bustle, Kirkus Reviews, Lit Hub, NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, Shelf Awareness
The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut novel by Lisa Halliday, hailed as “extraordinary” by The New York Times, “a brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war” by The Wall Street Journal, and “a literary phenomenon” by The New Yorker.
Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda.
A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is “a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas, and a politically engaged work of metafiction” (The New York Times Book Review), and a “masterpiece” in the original sense of the word” (The Atlantic). Lisa Halliday’s novel will captivate any reader with while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.₵100.00₵100.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Join Emily Sparkes for laugh-out-loud observations about life, parents and how to handle the grossest boys in the universe! Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries, the first Emily book has been shortlisted for the Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Award (The Lollies).₵35.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Emily Sparkes might have found herself a new best friend and avoided humiliation at the hands of the grossest boy in the universe, but now her creativityness has landed her in a whole new world of trouble . . .
Emily has absolutely accidentally entered her mother into a competition to find the nation’s Mum in a Million. So when Mrs Sparkes is shortlisted, Emily is more shocked than anyone! Desperate not to be publicly humiliated on TV, she has to come up with a plan for a mum makeover. Because her eco-warrior, allotment-loving, generally horrendously embarrassing parent can’t make her star appearance in a granddad-cap and wellies – can she?
Oh. And Chloe Clarke comes back. Need we say more?₵40.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Unfortunately for Emily Sparkes, life has a way of humiliating her at every turn. Normally through the medium of her mother. But now, probably because he felt left out, her dad has decided to be the ULTIMATE embarrassment.
Discovering his old record collection in the attic, he somehow gets the idea that he’d make a great DJ, and volunteers his services for the school disco. He even thinks he might have a go at rapping for everyone’s entertainment.
Emily has two options:
1) Go and live in an igloo in the Arctic where nobody can find her
2) Raise enough money at the school fete to pay for a real DJ instead
Neither is straightforward. But with Chloe Clarke and Zuzanna to help, surely nothing can go wrong?₵40.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Emily Sparkes thinks having your best friend move to Wales at the same time as your parents decide to have a new baby is probably more trauma than anyone should have to cope with. But things go from bad to worse when she’s paired with revolting Gross-Out Gavin for the school trip! Emily is determined to escape him, and when glamorous new girl Chloe Clarke turns up it seems her prayers might be answered.
Unfortunately, everyone has gone Chloe Clarke mad and Emily finds her ‘sworn enemy’ Zuzanna has had the same idea. Getting and keeping Chloe as a friend proves a lot more troublesome than Emily anticipated and leads her into a whole new set of disasters . . .₵40.00Quick 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
To what extent should a man go in order to get justice?
The answer is this novel in which Robert Kofi Hihetah tells the story of a man who was thrown into prison for an act for which everyone thought justice was miscarried.
What happened to his two wives he left behind, the sensational love of a young man and woman and the efforts of his friends to secure his release form the theme of the story.₵25.00₵25.00Quick View
The Adaex Living Youth Series are story books by some prize-winning novelists. You will find people in these stories who you recognise. Many of these people are your age and live the kind of life you live or would like to live. They are lured by the kind of things you long for and the experiences which you enjoy t oo.
Hellen Ntale, a secondary schoolgirl, is enchanted by the riches and pleasures of this world. Though she has all the chances to escape from the tyranny of materialism that presents itself under deceitful guises, she refuses to listen to the promptings of her conscience. She succumbs, encouraged by her best friend who puts her firmly on the road to the easy pleasures that lead her to an unexpected end.₵25.00₵25.00Quick View
Take a peek into the secret diary of the smart, sassy but somewhat unpredictable Serwa Akoto, as she seeks to blend her Ghanaian heritage and her Canadian lifestyle…without giving up either one. Can this self-proclaimed ‘Goddess of Fine’ truly have it all?₵30.00₵30.00Quick View