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African Folktales

Written by Roger Abrahams


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 12, 1983
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-72117-0 (0-394-72117-9)

Selected and Retold by Roger D. Abrahams.  This collection of nearly 100 stories illuminates a vast and ancient tradition of storytelling across the African continent. Out of the deep forest and the broad savannah, from the campsites, kraals, and villages of over forty tribes, the voices of the storytellers weave imaginative myths... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The African Trilogy
Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease, and Arrow of God
Written by Chinua Achebe
Introduction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Format: Hardcover, 536 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59270-5 (0-307-59270-7)

Here, collected for the first time in Everyman’s Library, are the three internationally acclaimed classic novels that comprise what has come to be known as Chinua Achebe’s “African Trilogy.”

Beginning with the best-selling Things Fall Apart—on the heels of its fiftieth anniversary—The African Trilogy captures a society caught between its traditional roots... Read more >

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Anthills of the Savannah

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26045-9 (0-385-26045-8)

Using the conflict between city and tribal villages, the ravages of the great African drought and Third World politics as a compelling backdrop, Achebe weaves a potent drama of modern Africa. This novel describes power politics in an imaginary West African country, Kangan, 'where a military coup has brought to prominence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Arrow of God

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-01480-9 (0-385-01480-5)

Winner of the New Statesman Award. Set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, this novel describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son. Read more >

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Chike and the River

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47386-8 (0-307-47386-4)

The more Chike saw the ferry-boats the more he wanted to make the trip to Asaba. But where would he get the money? He did not know. Still, he hoped.

Eleven-year-old Chike longs to cross the Niger River to the city of Asaba, but he doesn’t have the sixpence he needs to... Read more >
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Collected Poems

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7658-1 (1-4000-7658-7)

In this moving and powerful collection of poetry, acclaimed African writer Chinua Achebe deploys his prodigious literary gifts to produce verse that ranges from an account of the tragedy of Biafra to an appeal to African consciousness, from a gentle mockery of tradition to a recollection of personal relationships. Achebe's poems... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Education of a British-Protected Child
Essays
Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47367-7 (0-307-47367-8)

From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart comes a new collection of autobiographical essays—his first new book in more than twenty years.

Chinua Achebe’s characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Girls at War

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 1991
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-41896-6 (0-385-41896-5)

Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis. Read more >
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Home and Exile

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72133-2 (0-385-72133-1)

More personally revealing than anything Achebe has written, Home and Exile–the great Nigerian novelist’s first book in more than ten years–is a major statement on the importance of stories as real sources of power, especially for those whose stories have traditionally been told by outsiders.

In three elegant essays, Achebe seeks to... Read more >

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Hopes and Impediments
Selected Essays
Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1990
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-41479-1 (0-385-41479-X)

One of most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming Eurocentrism in our appreciation of works of the imagination... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Man of the People

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 19, 1988
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-08616-5 (0-385-08616-4)

In A Man of the People, Achebe foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the color and vivacity as well as the violence and corruption of a society making its own way between the two worlds Read more >

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No Longer at Ease

Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 16, 1994
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47455-9 (0-385-47455-5)

The story of a man whose foreign education has separated him from his African roots and made him part of a ruling elite whose corruption he finds repugnant. More than thirty years after it was first written, this novel remains a brilliant statement on the challenges still facing African society. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Things Fall Apart
A Novel
Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1994
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47454-2 (0-385-47454-7)

Things Fall Apart tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first story traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives. It provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Americanah

Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45592-5 (0-307-45592-0)

One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year and an NBCC Award Finalist
An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of...
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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Americanah

Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27108-2 (0-307-27108-0)

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Half of a Yellow Sun

Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9520-9 (1-4000-9520-4)

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Half of a Yellow Sun

Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4416-0 (1-4000-4416-2)

WINNER OF THE ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARD

A masterly, haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as “the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe,” Half of a Yellow Sun re-creates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Thing Around Your Neck

Written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45591-8 (0-307-45591-2)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore Sun), with “prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes” (The Boston Globe); The Washington Post... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Innocents
A Novel
Written by Tatamkhulu Afrika


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-722-0 (1-58322-722-9)

Inspired by the author’s years as an activist in Apartheid-era Cape Town, The Innocents is a gripping account of how, in the myriad political battles of our recent past, an even greater number of private wars were lost or won.

Yusuf and three of his friends attempt to prove themselves worthy of... Read more >

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Tropical Fish
Tales From Entebbe
Written by Doreen Baingana


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2510-5 (0-7679-2510-6)

“Baingana looks at contemporary Uganda in a way comparable to Edwidge Danticat’s approach to Haiti’s recent history. Tropical Fish makes the debut of a similarly unflinching, graceful new voice.”–David Anthony Durham, author of Gabriel’s Story and Walk Through Darkness

*Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in the Africa... Read more >

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Zara's Tales
Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa
Written by Peter Beard


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 23, 2004
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-42659-2 (0-679-42659-0)

From adventurer, explorer, photographer, writer, pied piper Peter Beard—eleven irresistible tales, told to his daughter in his tented encampment at Hog Ranch, Kenya, about life, about living, about Africa.

He writes of the East African hills he came to know so well over four decades, where time slows to infinity in a... Read more >

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A Good Man in Africa
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3002-6 (1-4000-3002-1)

In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country prove formidable obstacles on his road to any kind of success. But when he becomes an operative in Operation Kingpin and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Ice-Cream War
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70502-1 (0-375-70502-3)

"Rich in character and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historical novel at its best."
The New York Times Book Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has more than fulfilled the bright promise of [his] first novel. . . . He is capable not only of some very funny satire but... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Philida

Written by Andre Brink


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80503-4 (0-345-80503-8)

This is what it is to be a slave: that everything is decided for you from out there. You just got to listen and do as they tell you. You don’t say no. You don’t ask questions. You just do what they tell you. But far at the back of your... Read more >
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Acts of Faith

Written by Philip Caputo


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72597-5 (0-375-72597-0)

Thirty years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Philip Caputo crossed the deserts of Sudan and Eritrea on foot and camelback, a journey that inspired his first novel, Horn of Africa, and awakened a lifelong fascination with Africa. His travels have since taken him back to Sudan, as well as to... Read more >
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