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₵25.00
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₵15.00
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₵15.00
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.₵15.00
“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.₵30.00
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.₵30.00
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₵50.00
Fafa has received the perfect gift for her birthday – a book on butterflies and she is extremely excited. But what happens when her baby sister rips the book up?₵12.00₵12.00
Barack Obama, via Facebook: “A compelling story of how the transformative events of history weigh on individual lives and relationships.”
The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s best-known novel
Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya’s independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village’s chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers’ tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.₵30.00
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₵25.00
A Li Nɔ Nɛ Ba Puɔ Nɔ is a Dangme expression meaning no one knows his benefactor.
The story is about a couple who went to settle in a neighbouring village to work. But, as if by design, they neither found life easier there.
Not long after they had settled, the wife died of a very serious disease which was a taboo to the fetish of their host clan. How the widower was faced with the problems of pacifying the clan, and caring for their only child, forms the core of the novel.
The eventual reward of his toils and sweat in educating this child did not, however, fail to materialise.₵8.00
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₵13.00