• The Kaya-Girl

    2012 First Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature Finalist

    “I’m Abena,” I said in Twi.

    “I’m Faiza,” she said in a language I would soon find out was called Dagbanli.”

    An accidental meeting in Accra’s bustling Makola market makes an impact that is to affect the destinies of two extraordinary young women. For Abena, the open-minded girl from a comfortable family, the meeting is an opportunity to learn about the culture of the other girl and to appreciate the dignity that we often fail to see in the lives of the underprivileged of our country. For Faiza, the eponymous Kaya girl, the encounter with the richer girl is to provide a joyful adventure in her otherwise harsh existence and provided the inspiration that will transform her life.

    The Kaya-Girl is a wonderful story, told with warm humor, about two young and confident people from vastly different Ghanaian worlds.

     

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    The Kaya-Girl

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  • Larabanga: Short Stories from the Savannah

    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

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  • The Hate U Give – Collector’s Edition (Hardcover)

    This collector’s edition of the acclaimed, award-winning novel contains a letter from the author, the meanings behind the names in the book, a map of Garden Heights, fan art, the full, original story that inspired the book, and an excerpt from On the Come Up.

    8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

    “Absolutely riveting!” —Jason Reynolds

    “Stunning.” —John Green

    “This story is necessary. This story is important.” —Kirkus (starred review)

    “Heartbreakingly topical.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    “A marvel of verisimilitude.” —Booklist (starred review)

    “A powerful, in-your-face novel.” —Horn Book (starred review)

    Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

    Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

    But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

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  • Recipe for Disaster

    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.

     

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  • Victims of Circumstance

    This is the story of an adventure, power, love and a desire for wealth.

    The story of a young village man in pursuit of happiness in a city uncertain in character.

    Asante had a very promising life as a city dweller selling essential items in small kiosks by the way side. When he decides it is time to marry, he abandons the trade in search of a ‘better life’.

    The story unfolds and the events that follow reveal the challenges of city life and travelling.

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  • Shadow of Wealth

    This is a story of corruption, cheating, and power, maladministration and nepotism in high places; the story of a Managing Director of a public corporation who, in search of a young woman to entertain him, upsets the whole administration and turns discipline in the public corporation to satisfy her.

    It was first a show of wealth-spending from public funds. It led from over strained expectations via disappointed hopes then missed its destination leading to the hard realization that the young woman for whom he sacrificed his work did not love him.

    All the experiences are new and in the midst of corruption, maladministration, and cheating, she fights to get out of them and away from the woman who seeks to ruin her future-rare narrative power and authentic detail.

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  • Painful Road to Kadjebi

    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.

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  • A Husband for Esi Ellua

    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.

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  • Serwa Akoto’s Diary

    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?
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  • The Great Believers (Hardcover)

    WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL
    WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

    “A page turner… An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis. “—The New York Times Book Review
     
    A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris

    In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.

    Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.

    The Great Believers has become a critically acclaimed, indelible piece of literature; it was selected as one of New York Times Best 10 Books of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Buzzfeed Book of the Year, a Skimm Reads pick, and a pick for the New York Public Library’s Best Books of the year.

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  • Asymmetry: A Novel

    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.

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    Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco (Emily Sparkes #1)

    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 . . .

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