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“The Good Immigrant” is an essay collection shedding some light on race relations and issues of immigration in the UK edited by journalist, novelist and editor Nikesh Shukla. It’s a hard time to be an immigrant, or the child of one, or even the grandchild of one. “The Good Immigrant” brings together twenty emerging British BAME writers,...
In “This Mournable Body”, Tsitsi Dangarembga returns to the protagonist of her acclaimed first novel, “Nervous Conditions”, to examine how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can sour over time and become a bitter and floundering struggle for survival. Anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai...
In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sisters engage in ground breaking analysis of the compartmentalised nature of contemporary social movements,...
Wir empfehlen zur Abwechslung etwas Poesie vom Headliner des 2. African Book Festival Ben Okri. „Wild“ zweisprachiger Gedichtband Englisch-Deustch von Ben Okri übersetzt von Brigitte Oleschinski erschienen in der Reihe AfrikAWunderhorn beim Wunderhorn Verlag   Nostalgie   Wie ein Schiff im Sand Schleichen langsam die Tage...
Londinium, AD 211. Zuleika is a modern girl living in an ancient world. She's a back-alley firecracker, a scruffy Nubian babe with tangled hair and bare feet - and she's just been married off a fat old Roman. Life as a teenage bride is no joke but Zeeks is a born survivor. She knows this city like the back of her hand: its slave girls and drag...
Kenia, 2007. Odidi Oganda, ein hochtalentierter Student, wird in den Straßen Nairobis erschossen. Seine Schwester Ajany kehrt aus Brasilien zurück, um mit ihrem Vater seinen Leichnam nach Hause zu überführen. Doch die Heimkehr auf die verfallene Farm im Norden des Landes hält keinen Trost für sie bereit. Zu schmerzhaft sind die Erinnerungen, die...
Best friends Karl and Abu grow up in inner city London and grapple with racism, lack of opportunity and gender identity. When Karl sets out to explore his roots and search for his estranged father in Nigeria, Abu gets involved in the so-called London riots of 2011 following the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot by Police during a traffic stop...
Ein Mädchen stürzt von einer Brücke auf Eisenbahngleise. Kurz darauf verschwindet ein Neonazi spurlos. Zehn Jahre später trifft Issa auf Ami. Doch vor der Person, in die er sich rasant verliebt, war sie immer davongelaufen … Verbotenes Land ist ein schwarzer deutscher Roman – sprachlich intensiv und emotional packend bis zum letzten Satz – der...
For any reader craving suspense, Leye Adenle's "Easy Motion Tourist" is a masterpiece to quench your thirst. British journalist Guy Collins stumbles clumsily into police suspicions when the mutilated body of a young woman is found outside a drinking joint in Lagos. Under false pretences the mysterious Amaka convinces authorities to release Guy...
An affair between 55-year-old widow Binta Zubairu and 25-year-old weed dealer Reza was bound to provoke condemnation in conservative Northern Nigeria. Brought together in unusual circumstances, Binta and Reza faced a need they could only satisfy in each other. Binta – previously reconciled with God – now yearns for intimacy after the sexual...

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