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Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria. The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky. In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying,…
With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and his wife Aster’s household. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie’s army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into a flinty cruelty when she resists…
Manche Menschen geben sich damit zufrieden, das Weltgeschehen als Zuschauer*in zu verfolgen. Aber es gibt Menschen, die sich damit nicht begnügen wollen: Sie stehen auf und reden darüber, wenn sie etwas sehen, was sie empört. 25 dieser besonderen Frauen und Männer lernst du in diesem Buch kennen. Außerdem geben sie dir wertvolle »Tipps«, wie du…
White Girls, Hilton Als’s first book since The Women 16 years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of “white girls,” as Als dubs them—an expansive…
Mina is staring over the edge of the George Washington Bridge when a patrol car drives up. She tries to convince the officers she's not about to jump but they don't believe her. Her husband, Oscar is called to pick her up. Oscar hopes that leaving New York for a few months will give Mina the space to heal. They travel to London, to an…
'An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page-turner' NEW YORK TIMES Madeleine Miller hat eine mutige und rebellische Neuerzählung der Göttinnengeschichte geschrieben, episch und nahbar zugleich, die die berüchtigte weibliche Figur in Odyssee ins Zentrum der Geschichte rückt und ihr eine Stimme verleiht. Wir…
From the winner of the Caine Prize comes the Great Zambian novel you didn’t know you were waiting for Namwali Serpell’s ground-shaking debut novel is an epic story of three generations of three Zambian families – one black, one brown and one white. Unfolding over 200 years, but set mainly in the twentieth century, one family begins in Italy,…
In just over a decade, Boniface Mwangi has risen from poverty to prominence in Kenya. He is renowned for his powerful photographs and his courageous protests calling for social justice. However, little is known about the man himself. UnBounded is a collection of engaging personal stories that takes us through some of the people, places and events…
These two witty and perceptive social dramas are sympathetic and honest explorations of the conflicts between the individualism of westernised culture and the social traditions of Africa. Both plays have been performed throughout the world. Ama Ata Aidoo is Ghana's foremost playwright, poet and novelist, and has published many works. She has…
"Eine der stärksten Stimmen der französischen Gegenwartsliteratur!" (Süddeutsche Zeitung) Kongo, Anfang der Siebzigerjahre. Der dreizehnjährige Moses, genannt »Petit Piment« (nachdem er zwei Mitschülern Chilipulver ins Essen gemischt hat), wächst im Waisenhaus auf. Sein großes Vorbild ist Papa Moupelo, der jeden Samstag vorbeikommt, um die…

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