‘Imagine this’ is the diary account of Omolola Ogunwole, a young girl who started keeping a diary from the age of nine. The diary, which she named ‘Jupiter’ was a constant companion to her when she was uprooted from familiar surroundings to a place where no one understood her. It chronicles ten years of her life.
Set in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, Everything good Will Come is a story about Enitan, the only child of a lawyer father and a fanatic mother who turns to religion as a means of escape instead of dealing with her marital problems. Enitan is a spoilt child who has lived a sheltered life, and is only exposed to another perspective of the world because of her friendship with Sheri.
Opening Spaces is an anthology celebrating African women writers. It features short stories from renowned female writers such as Ama Ata Aidoo, Leila Aboulela, Ifeoma Okoye, Milly Jafta, Veronique Tadjo, Lilia Momple and a host of others.
The Purple Violet of Oshaantu was Namibian author Neshani Andreas’ first book, first published in 2001 by Heinmann Publishers. In the book, Andreas writes about the different views on marriage held by various women. And she seems to suggest that, to an extent, women can and must make the choice – to either enjoy or endure marriage.
Renowned author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o delivers a compelling story of greed, love, corruption, sorcery, selfishness, betrayal, power and the urge to dominate others.
First published in 2007 by Anchor, Wizard of the Crow is about a fictional country, Aburiria which is ruled by an autocratic leader known as ‘The Ruler’.
Chinodya’s book, which won the Best Book category for the 1990 Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize, is a story about Zimbabwe’s transition from white domination to independence. The novel vividly portrays the liberation war’s effects on individuals and the scars left behind.
Aidoo’s Changes: A Love Story is a book about the choices we make and the end result of whatever that choice is. The book confronts the challenges the married working class African woman faces as opposed to the men. It’s a story about what we want not always being what we need.
Set in the city of Accra, Ghana during colonial rule, Cloth Girl is about how an affluent man’s desire changed the course of a young girl’s life. At the center of the story is Matilda, a young Ga girl of fourteen. One fateful day, she carries some important documents to give to give to her uncle, who works for an influential lawyer. While there, she catches the lawyer’s attention.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Matigari tells the story of a former Mau Mau fighter who returns to his land ready to lay down his weapons and ‘trade them for the belt of peace.’ Determined to rebuild his home, and start a new life, his life instead becomes a search for peace and justice. He finds that despite gaining independence, his people are still dispossessed and being exploited by their corrupt leaders.