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A vital non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered American writers ‘Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference?the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the…
This wonderful collection by editor Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, one of our guests at the African Book Festival 2019, brings together the most talented writers of creative nonfiction from across Africa. The stories range from travel writing and memoir to reportage and meditative essays: A Ghanaian explores the increasing influence of China…
"Schnell und witzig. Ironisch und böse funkelnd." schreibt die New York Times. Wir lieben und empfehlen Oyinkan Braithwaites, lustigen und klugen "Krimi", der jetzt endlich auch in Deutscher Übersetzung vorliegt. Zwei Schwestern, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten: Ayoola ist das Lieblingskind, unglaublich schön -- und sie hat die…
Warum es so schwer ist, über Rassismus zu sprechen - Alice Hasters beschreibt, was es bedeutet, heute als Schwarze Frau in Deutschland zu leben. "Aber wo kommst du wirklich her?", "Darf ich deine Haare anfassen?" und "Schokobabys sind so niedlich" - rassistische Gedanken sitzen tief. Darüber müssen wir reden. Alice Hasters beschreibt, was es…
Set against the backdrop of Barack Obama's historic election victory, Ordinary People is an immersive study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and aging, and an intimate portrait of being a black Londoner. With its distinctive prose and irresistible soundtrack, it is the story of our lives, and those moments that threaten to…
A bold, satirical humour book on how to achieve success like a Great White Male By following the White Man Commandments - namely, that winning justifies anything and everything - you too can achieve success beyond your capabilities. With lessons on the value of shock and awe, putting compassion on the back-burner and pretending racism doesn'…
Meet the man of the house: Plump and prosperous, he has seven children, but his desire for more just might be his undoing. And his wives: The first will stop at nothing to rule the house. The second is shy and timid - her life is shadowed by fear. The third is a schemer with crimson lips and expensive tastes and the fourth doesn't know it, but she…
From Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong'o came a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and the question what true beauty is this year. In Sulwe, which is behind door number 23 today, Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heart-warming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. Sulwe's skin is the colour…
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…

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