March 1, 2019 | 256 pages
Nnamdi Ogwuike channels Uwem Akpan’s Say You Are One of Them in this ambitious collection of 10 stories set in various African countries. From a Madagascan slum story to a Sierra Leonian love story, the collection captures the myriad worlds that give the African continent its distinct cultural shape.
September 24, 2019 | 416 pages
With his new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates takes a break from non-fiction and ventures into the world of fiction. The Water Dancer is speculative historical fiction centered on Hiram, a slave who has unnaturally acute memory and the ability to travel from one place to another in an instant.
March 1, 2019 | 90 pages
Mahtem Shiferraw is an Ethiopian-Eritrean writer and visual artist. In this stunning collection, war is a metaphor for all the ways in which women’s bodies are exposed to violence. A deeply honest look at the female body placed in the context of violence but also a hopeful ode to survival and resistance.
August 13, 2019 | 368 pages
Originally published in 2013, Nganang’s 7th book is one of the most anticipated translations of the year. In his signature evocative prose, Nganang tells the story of poet-bureaucrat Pouka who is caught between the forces of French colonization and WWII. A historical drama, it brings 1940s Yaounde to life.
May 14, 2019 | 367 pages
Masande Ntshanga’s Triangulum is a suspenseful dose of futuristic, apocalyptic, and philosophical goodness. Set in 2040, the story is centered on a manuscript that foretells the end of the world. A retired professor and science fiction writer is called upon to look into these claims.
June 18, 2019 | 288 pages
Habila’s first book to be set outside Nigeria. Through the eyes of a keenly observant (unnamed) narrator, the novel reveals the many ways that Africans in Europe are excluded, while honoring their struggle to make space for a dignified existence.