• The Justice

    For his entire life, former Chief Justice Joseph Annan has his eyes on his country’s top prize: the presidency of Ghana. And this time, he will stop at nothing to ensure the title is his alone. But can he stop his world from falling apart in the process?

    The Justice: God. Country. Family is Boakyewaa Glover’s searing political thriller that follows a career politician in his last gasp for the highest honor, as friends, foes, and family are embroiled is his relentless, no-holds-barred play for power. It’s a gripping contemporary look at Ghana culture that is sure to enthrall political enthusiasts, as well as fans of romantic fiction and mystery thrillers.

    After four years in semi-retirement, the esteemed justice has put in his bid to be the next president of Ghana. Beloved throughout the country, Annan is widely celebrated as a principled, strong leader, who is intensely dedicated to his country. However, the long-adored icon harbors secrets that begin to surface soon after his bid. At his side is his razor-sharp Chief of Staff Caleb Osei, whose commitment to the cause is unflappable, and the most powerful advocate of all, his best friend and former President Samuel Yara. However, his challenges are just as formidable. His wife Adubea is emotionally unhinged after finding her twin sister murdered, and his daughter Abby has become entangled in a scandalous affair that could upend his campaign. And, there are past deeds involving the justice himself that have never been fully explained. As the stakes rise ever higher, the justice finds his carefully woven public persona unraveling before his own eyes.

    With a high-octane pace and page-turning intrigue, this rare view of the forces at play in contemporary Ghana will leave readers hungry to piece together the fragments of deception. It’s riveting reading packed with spellbinding action, steamy romance, and a sizable dose of drama, Ghana-style.

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    The Justice

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  • The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician

    Three very different men struggle with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain. The Magistrate tries to create new memories and roots, fusing a wandering exploration of Edinburgh with music. The Maestro, a depressed, quixotic character, sinks out of the real world into the fantastic world of literature. The Mathematician, full of youth, follows a carefree, hedonistic lifestyle, until their three universes collide.

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    The Memory of Love

    Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book
    Finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction
    An Essence Book Club Pick

    In contemporary Sierra Leone, a devastating civil war has left an entire populace with secrets to keep. In the capital hospital, a gifted young surgeon is plagued by demons that are beginning to threaten his livelihood. Elsewhere in the hospital lies a dying man who was young during the country’s turbulent postcolonial years and has stories to tell that are far from heroic. As past and present intersect in the buzzing city, these men are drawn unwittingly closer by a British psychologist with good intentions, and into the path of one woman at the center of their stories. A work of breathtaking writing and rare wisdom, The Memory of Love seamlessly weaves together two generations of African life to create a story of loss, absolution, and the indelible effects of the past and, in the end, the very nature of love.

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    The River’s Power

    “I know that my country must have this dam,” Enyonam Agbeko said. “I am reconciled, though the land I farmed for forty years is now flooded. My father and my grandfather and even his father farmed that land before me.” He shook his head and swallowed quickly as if there were a lump in his throat. “But,” he continued, “I cannot look at this lake without crying.”

    A dam is built across the Volta River at Akosombo in Ghana. This historical novel tells, in absorbing detail, the background to the dam project, the intricacies of international funding, the problems of dam construction and the remarkable achievement of generating hydroelectric power. These are balanced against a human problem of the greatest magnitude and complexity – the resettlement of thousands of displaced people, flooded out of their ancestral homes by the resultant lake.

    The River’s Power is a book about the ideals of a people, about their aspirations, about their hopes, about their sacrifices and about their remarkable achievements.

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    The River’s Power

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  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

    For a polygamist like Baba Segi, his collection of wives and a gaggle of children are the symbol of prosperity, success and validation of his manhood. Everything runs reasonably smoothly in the patriarchal home, until wife number four intrudes on this family romance. Bolanle, a graduate amongst the semi-literate wives, is hated from the start. Baba Segi’s glee at bagging a graduate doesn’t help matters. Worse, Bolanle’s arrival threatens to do more than simply ruffle feathers. She’s unwittingly set to expose a secret that her co-wives intend to protect, at all costs.

    Lola Shoneyin’s light and ironic touch exposes not only the rotten innards of Baba Segi’s polygamous household in this cleverly plotted story; it also shows how women not educated or semi-literate, women in contemporary Nigeria can be as restricted, controlled and damaged by men – be they fathers, husbands, uncles, rapists – as they’ve never been.

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  • The Shimmigrant

    A poignant yet optimistic story about the plight of a young immigrant. The Shimmigrant is a compelling story of a young girl’s will to survive against all odds.

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    The Shimmigrant

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  • The Surgeon’s Verdict

    In the Central Business District of Accra, Linda Asiama has a fabulous career as the Branch Manager of a large Commercial Bank. Remarkably sophisticated and very perceptive, especially with banking fraud, she is well respected in banking circles.

    Linda is a happy, fulfilled, married woman. Life seems infinitely worth living until disaster unexpectedly strikes. When she sees the symptom of a disease, she promptly seeks help in a hospital. Diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, she and Kwame, her loyal, loving and dedicated husband, and their grown-up children, set out to fight the disease vigorously and relentlessly. They are led by specialist doctors.

    The Surgeon’s Verdict takes readers to laboratories while the Surgeon waits to give his verdict. Then they are ushered into operating theatres to watch the Surgeon perform operations with consummate skill as he tries to save Linda’s life. He subsequently teams up with other specialist doctors to continue treatment.

    In The Surgeon’s Verdict, Annor Nimako tells the story of a family in deep crisis as Linda fights for her life with a remarkable strength of quiet endurance and passive fortitude.

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  • The Tourist’s Story…As She Saw It (Hardcover – Special Edition, in Slip Case)

    Transplanted from her native country to Canada when she was only ten, Shie returns to find her hometown transformed almost beyond recognition after many decades. She blends in as any other tourist in special guest housing provided by extended families in the town. However, her awakened and revived memories will not keep calm. Both her hosts and fellow tourists begin to think there is something about Shie they find difficult to put a finger on — with all the quirky little details she provides on the towns history even though she doesn’t speak like the locals.

    Is Shie going to let them in on her secret?

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  • The Woman with Child

    Kporder bristles with the daily drama of village life amidst Torgbiwo, Bokorwo, bondsmen, beautiful women, the good people of the land and other neighbouring villages. Bokor Dagbi, who is also custodian of the Warriors’ Caves, is at the centre of the drama that unfolds. One day, a madman, one of the many that travel from village to village, comes to stay in Kporder.

    The Woman with Child, a mysterious woman, who finds herself in Kporder, believes that the madman is more than just a madman. Woman-with-Child decides to take him on. Then the plot thickens.

    “A very engaging way of writing with good characterisation and dialogue. It moves at an acceptable pace and offers a well-observed account of traditional life in a West African village.” — Mrs. Claire Eastland, Freelance Editor, MacMillan Press Ltd, International Division

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  • The Yacoubian Building

    *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.


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    There There: A Novel (Hardcover)

    ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

    WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE

    One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews   

    Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking—Tommy Orange’s first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career.

    There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss.

    Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. An unforgettable debut, destined to become required reading in schools and universities across the country.

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  • There There: A Novel (Paperback)

    ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

    WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE

    One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews   

    Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking—Tommy Orange’s first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career.

    There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss.

    Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. An unforgettable debut, destined to become required reading in schools and universities across the country.

    95.00

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