A Burt Award for Africa Literature book
Dusty and Motion are caught in another thrilling adventure after their “Escape from Paradise”. The sister of their closest friend at Martin Hall, where the brothers now live, goes missing. A nameless stranger, ‘Red Spectacles’, seems to be the only one who has a link to the missing teenager.₵25.00₵25.00Quick View
Book #1 in the 3Siblings series
Joshua lives in a world that Xbox and PlayStation has created: He wants a newly released game and would do almost anything to get it. Is the game worth all the hassle, sleepless night and guilt?
Matthew has a chance encounter with Tyke and this meeting is about to change his life and teach him a few lessons. Naomi was looking forward to coming home from boarding school. She’s now at home and very bored. When her ex-best throws a sweet sixteen party with inviting her it gives Naomi and idea.₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Book #2 in the 3Siblings series
“Shut up and listen. Did you just hear Mum, inviting Catherine dearest to spend Christmas with us?”
“And?” Joshua asked.
“Earth to Joshua, Catherine cannot come here!” Naomi exclaimed.
“And how do you plan to stop her from coming, short of us moving?”
“That is why I need your help; we have to tell Mum that Catherine cannot come.”
“Naomi, leave me out of your schemes. I’m not interested. I don’t care if Catherine comes or not.”
“What do you mean, Joshua? My problems should be yours too and have you forgotten so soon…”
Who is Catherine? And why does her pending arrival have Naomi in a bellyache?₵15.00₵15.00Quick View
Book #4 in the 3Siblings seriesJoshua is having time of his life. He is visiting the United States for the first time (sans his family). He visitsthe ‘Big Apple’ and then goes on to the ‘show me state,’ where he will live for three months with the Billingsfamily. Joshua must adjust to living in America and learn to make friends. This will the hardest thing he hasever done. Join Joshua on his trip to the United States. You might learn something.₵15.00Quick View
“These were the nineties,” reflects the narrator of A Cowrie of Hope, and for the young widow Nasula they are years of relentless economic hardship and privation. She dreams of a better life for her beautiful daughter, Sula, free from poverty and independent of marriage. But when Nasula finds herself unable to pay for Sula’s education, her hopes seem to have been extinguished – until a friend advised her to go to Lusaka and sell her last sack of highly sought-after Mbala beans. Nasula makes the journey, but in the city she finds herself exposed to new, and predatory, dangers.
In A Cowrie of Hope Binwell Sinyangwe captures the rhythms of a people whose poverty has not diminished their dignity, where hope can only be accompanied by small acts of courage, and where friendship has not lost its value.₵35.00Quick View
This is the story of an Afrikaner-English brother and sister separated as children and the consequences of their violent background. Eben was raised on the family farm and Jo was sent to live in England. While Eben becomes a member of a clandestine hit-squad that perpetrates violence against blacks, homosexuals, and Communists, Jo lives and unsettled life, frequently changing jobs and lovers. After Eben’s death, Jo returns to the family farm to find out the truth of what has happened to her family.
In this gripping and honest story Botha examines violence within the family as well as the country. It is particularly appropriate in the current South African climate of learning about the past and coming to terms with the truth.₵35.00Quick View
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
As Minister for Culture, the Honourable M. A. Nanga is ‘a man of the people’, as cynical as he is charming, and a roguish opportunist. At first, the contrast between Nanga and Odili, a former pupil who is visiting the ministry, appears huge. But in the ‘eat-and-let-eat’ atmosphere, Odili’s idealism soon collides with his lusts – and the two men’s personal and political tauntings threaten to send their country into chaos. Published, prophetically, just days before Nigeria’s first attempted coup in 1966, A Man of the People is an essential part of his body of work dealing with modern African history.₵35.00Quick 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
“Your mother was insane. If you’re not careful you’ll get insane just like your mother. Your mother was a white woman. They had to lock her up, as she was having a child by the stable boy who was a native.”
It is never clear to Elizabeth whether the mission school principal’s cruel revelation of her origins is at the bottom of her mental breakdown. She has left South Africa with her son and is living in the village of Motabeng, the place of sand, in Botswana where there are no street lights at night. In the darkness of this country where people turn and look at her with vague curiosity as an outsider she establishes an entirely abnormal relationship with two men. A mind-bending book which takes the reader in and out of sanity.₵35.00Quick View