Julie Andrews has been a star for a half century. She has triumphed on stage, in the movies, and on television. A theatrical legend as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, she soon became the most beloved actress in the world, winning an Oscar for Mary Poppins. But, at the peak of her enormous success, Andrews was unhappy enough to submit to daily psychotherapy. After two flop movie musicals, Star! and Darling Lili, the press and public seemed to turn on her. Box-office poison in Hollywood, she starred in an Emmy-winning television variety series, wrote two children’s books, performed live, and concentrated on her growing family.
When she did reemerge in movies in the 1980s, it was in sensationally different roles. Julie played a “man” in the movie Victor/Victoria and mocked her own goody-two-shoes image by literally baring her breast in S.O.B. In the 1990s she returned to Broadway, starring in Victor/Victoria.
Here is the story of Julie Andrews — her meteoric rise, devastating fall, and incredible comeback, from the little English girl with a crystalline voice to the legend who has outlasted her critics.₵60.00Quick View
James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.
Can a little black dress change everything in her life?
Magazine editor Jane Avery spends her nights alone with Netflix and Oreos – until the Dress turns her loose. Suddenly she’s surrendering to dark desires, and New York City has become her erotic playground. But what began as a fantasy will go too far… and her next conquest could be her last.₵20.00Quick View
African women are seldom given the space to express their concerns, their ideas and their reflections about the societies in which they live.
In situations where a good woman is expected to remain silent, literature can provide an important medium for the expression of deeply-felt and sometimes shocking views. In this anthology the award-winning author Yvonne Vera brings together the stories of many talented writers from different parts of Africa. The act as witnesses to the dramas of private and public life. Their stories challenge contemporary attitudes and behaviour, leaving no room for complacency.
Contributors include Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (Zimbabwe), Lindsey Collen (Mauritius), Farida Karodia (South Africa), Norma Kitson (South Africa), Veronique Tadjo (Cote d’Ivoire), Leila Aboulela (Sudan), Ifeoma Okoye (Nigeria), Lilia Momple (Mozambique), Sindiwe Magona (South Africa), Chiedza Musengezi (Zimbabwe), Monde Sifuniso (Zambia), Gugu Ndlovu (Zimbabwe), Anna Dao (Mali) and Milly Jafta (Namibia).₵35.00₵35.00Quick View
When Nigeria is shaken by a military coup, Kambili’s father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends her to live with her aunt. In this house, she discovers life and love – and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family.
This extraordinary debut novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Sun is about the blurred lines between the old gods and the new, childhood and adulthood, love and hatred – the grey spaces in which truths are revealed and real life is lived.₵40.00₵40.00Quick View
A dazzling story collection from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama).
In these twelve riveting stories, the award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them.₵40.00₵40.00Quick View
Mary Ashun’s Tuesday’s Child is the story of a girl born in the small West African country of Ghana. She has big dreams, a large boisterous, extended family and a tendency towards asking questions that children, especially girls aren’t supposed to ask. Boarding school days, interminable church services and a famine that leaves her thin enough to be an ’80’s model are all narrated with such candid humor that it’s hard to believe there were any scars.
Now older, wiser, with a family of her own and living in North America, she embarks on a journey back to Ghana. The mission: to make peace. Who with? The answer might surprise you and this is why this is balanced African storytelling at its best!₵25.00₵25.00Quick View