We have the perfect booklist for people on the go. The books on this list are less than 150 pages, ideal for finishing in one sitting.

This collection is perfect for those planning a flight or vacation soon. It includes anthologies like Tsoo Boi: The Voices that Protest, a compilation of short stories by Ghanaian writers exploring revolutionary themes and No Edges, a collection of Swahili stories translated in English. Exhale: Queer African Erotic Fiction offers captivating stories about queer love and desire, while The Book of Khartoum features stories that capture the wondrous allure of Sudan’s most celebrated city.

For novella and short novel enthusiasts, there’s a wide range of options catering to every taste, from romance to thrillers to speculative fiction. Tlotlo Tsamaase’s Silence of the Wilting Skin, Erhu Kome’s Not Seeing is a Flower, Trifonia Obono’s La Bastarda, and Adrienne Yabouza’s Co-Wives, Co-Widows are captivating novellas.

Romance lovers will delight in Mukami Ngari’s spicy Pharaoh’s Bed and sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts will find Dilman Dila’s The Future God of Love interesting, Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti, and Botho Lejowa’s Meeting with Death intriguing.

Thrill-seekers should check out Ahmed Taibaoui’s The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody, Nuzo Onoh’s chilling horror story The Unclean, and Oyinkan Braithwaite’s The Baby is Mine.

We also threw in a couple of classics: Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter and Tayib Salih’s Season of Migration to the North.

Choose your favorites from the list below and add them to your Amazon cart ASAP! Let us know if you manage to finish these in one sitting or not. Enjoy your summer reading!