This witty, extravagant but seriously intended satire marks the arrival of Ghana’s answer to T.M. Aluko. Abraham Kofi Kafu finds teaching a hard grind and lacking in rewards. He stands for the Liberation Party, the party of businessmen, landlords, smallholders and taxi drivers. As Minister of Internal Welfare, Kafu pursues his political career with a lively devotion to women, drink, gambling and skulduggery of various kinds and an almost total aversion to work unless it is devoted to some personal end. He is supported by a large cast: a crooked but amiable contractor, Anson Berko; a less amiable and even more crooked contractor, Nee Otu Lartey; the Permanent Secretary, Mr Vuga, an ineffably dreary civil servant who strives to manipulate Kafu as he has manipulated previous Ministers but also turns out to be as crooked and so is subject to blackmail; the slimy Reverend Dan Opia Sese, who takes over as headmaster from Benjy Baisi and seduces Kafu’s maid. But even Kafu cannot get away with it for ever.₵30.00Quick View
A railway freight clerk in Ghana attempts to hold out against the pressures that impel him toward corruption in both his family and his country. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born is the novel that catapulted Ayi Kwei Armah into the limelight. The novel is generally a satirical attack on the Ghanaian society during Kwame Nkrumah’s regime and the period immediately after independence in the 1960s. It is often claimed to rank with Things Fall Apart as one of the high points of post-colonial African Literature.₵30.00Quick View
In the African tradition, cautionary tales are used to entertain the young and to offer them useful advice. An Akan proverb says, “Advice doesn’t change a person, trials do”.
In this story of crime and redemption, Ezan and Kwaw realized that the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence, and that contrary to their perception, life in the city can be a nightmare.₵25.00₵25.00Quick View
Adapted from the blog series ‘ATS’ on www.Adventuresfrom.com, The Daughters of Swallows follows the lives of three women in contemporary Ghana.
Everything changed for Afosua the night before her wedding when Rafiq – her fiancé’s brother – committed the ultimate violation. She emerges from tragedy an unbroken, but fractured woman. With her fairy-tale life ripped so violently away from her, she shields herself in her work, building up walls, determined never to be harmed by a man again. However, when Afosua makes an accidental discovery at work, she will find her life in peril once more.
Naa Akweley Blankson is stuck at the foot of her staircase once more. Her marriage to her powerful preacher husband has turned out to be the very opposite of what it promised to be.
After being bartered into a marriage to save her father from crushing debt, Annette Prah is forced into a union with a man three times her age. Meek and unassuming, she accepts that her life will be nothing more than what her septuagenarian husband maps out for her – until a chance encounter in her seamstress’s shop changes everything.
Friendship is what brings these women together, but their shared strength in overcoming their trials binds them forever. These are the daughters of swallows, who learn to adapt and fashion new lives, no matter where Nature’s winds may send them.₵50.00₵50.00Quick View
Agyapomaa Agyemang is a woman on the cusp of success. With a thriving business in Ibadan and an adoring fiancé by her side, she’s living the fairytale she had always hoped for. Her charmed life seems certain and sure, until her fantasy is taken apart brick-by-brick by hatred and betrayal.
Wounded, she returns to Kumasi to heal and seek solace in her family. What Pomaa finds instead is wahala: phantoms from her past, a madman chasing her through the streets, and the steadfast adulation of Akoto – a shoemaker whose affections leave her confounded. Suddenly, she’s confronted with a new set of choices she never counted on.
Resolving her circumstances might be easier if not for her best friend, Frema, and her constant reminders about ‘Ashanti Aristocrat’ codes and expectations. Pomaa must decide if she’s bold enough to reciprocate Akoto’s affection, or remain content to settle with what is familiar and acceptable. Can Pomaa still choose her prince, knowing that he’s a pauper?
Lover of Her Sole is a page-turning ‘Cinderella story’ that dares to question whether love alone has the power to cross the lines of class and color in our society. Fraught with electrifying action, intense romance and no small measure of heartbreak, it’s a nouveau fairytale, served with a sprinkle of West African heat!₵50.00Quick View
When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier. The city was on edge from a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days, courtesy of a man the media tagged “The Groom”—because he put silver rings on the fingers of his victims.
But this time, it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made his attack personal. The young woman was employed by Eve’s billionaire husband, Roarke, washed in products from a store Roarke owns, and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures. Chances are, The Groom is working up to the biggest challenge of his illustrious career—abducting a woman who will test his skills and who promises to give him days and days of pleasure before she dies: Eve.₵60.00Quick View
A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.
In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl’s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable.₵30.00₵30.00Quick View
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.
As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish.₵40.00₵40.00Quick View
Koby’s Diaries: First Chronicles is a compilation of four short stories─ all with one main character, Koby Ansah, recounting various episodes of his life. The intriguing and suspenseful diary of this young man evokes some chilling memories that swing the reader from a world of excitement in one breath to a world of fear in another breath!₵25.00Quick View
Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance – in a novel full of power, passion, revenge, and the raging family dynamics of the Santangelo clan – and, as always, Lucky comes out on top!
In Goddess of Vengeance Lucky Santangelo rules with her high profile casino and hotel complex – The Keys in Vegas. Lennie, her ex-movie star husband is still writing and directing successful independent movies, while Max, her wild and gorgeous teenage daughter is about to celebrate her 18thbirthday, and her son, Bobby, owns a string of hot clubs.
Lucky has everything. Family. Love. Life.
And everything is exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her one way or the other.₵60.00Quick View
Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped, at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l’Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes, and everything begins to change.
But this new friendship is not what it seems. Ruthless, devious, and seductive, Zozie de l’Alba has plans of her own, plans that will shake their world to pieces. And with everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice: to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemy…herself.₵60.00Quick View