Novels

  • Boy, Interrupted

    KES 1,000.00

    What happens when a young boy’s life is interrupted by war? Two young classmates, Tarnue, a boy from ‘Monrovia-poor’, and…

    by Saah Millimono
  • Belonging in Africa

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    "Sara loves Sam and Sam loves Sara, in Nairobi. Then one day he has to go back home to Uganda…

    by Jo Alkemade
  • Dust and the Shadow

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    Dust and the Shadow is the epic story of the exodus of the people of Shuk in search of Ophir,…

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • Don’t Die on Wednesday

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    Rising football star and Tottenham FC top striker Bubaraye Dabowei’s career is torpedoed by a freak accident at a game…

    by Micheal Afenfia
  • Princess Adhis And The Naija Coca Broda

    KES 720.00

    This children's story from Storymoja falls under canon of African literature. "The mistress is Princess Adhis, the brains behind the…

    by Tony Mochama
  • The Bushtrackers

    KES 420.00

    Ex-ranger Johnny Kimathi just wanted to lead a quiet married life away from all the violence, but they wouldn't let…

    by Meja Mwangi
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

    KES 1,890.00

    Format: PAPERBACK “Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates  A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in…

  • Oil on Water

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    In the oil-rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta, the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped. Two journalists—a…

    by Helon Habila
  • Men of the South

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    A fascinating novel about three men out from three worlds. Mfundo the musician and dad, Mzi - gay, but married,…

    by Zukiswa Wanner
  • I Do Not Come to You by Chance

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    A deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not Come to You…

    by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
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  • Dust

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    Dust is the story of a family and its secrets, all unraveling after the murder of a young man, Odidi…

    by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • Promise of the Future

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    “Celestina!” Madam would call “You see the stress you put me through. I am supposed to be resting, but no!…

    by Towunmi Coker
  • The Story of Anna P | by Penny Busetto

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    The Story of Anna P is a sparse disturbing novel reflecting the past, present and future of a woman, Anna…

  • Penumbra

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    *The winner of the 2014 Etisalat prize for literature* Mangaliso Zolo lives in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, near…

    by Songeziwe Mahlangu
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Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • Kwani? 06

    KES 800.00

    Kwani? 06, is an anthology of short fiction and poetry by Kenyan And African writers born after September 1978. Farah…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • Picture Frames And Other Stories: The 2013 Writivism Anthology

    KES 600.00

    This exciting anthology of short stories showcases the work of 13 emerging writers from the African continent, finalists in the…

    by Writivism
  • To See The Mountain And Other Stories

    KES 975.00

    The 2011 judges panel for The Caine Prize for African Writing was chaired by award-winning Libyan novelist Hisham Matar. Joining…

    by Caine Prize for African Writing
  • Water Anthology

    KES 900.00

    The tidemark of African fiction. A deluge of new short stories on murder, magic, family, war and water from twenty-one…

    by Short Story Day Africa
  • Indigo

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    “ Don’t give me that! What kind of woman chooses not to have a child?” This was the question posed…

    by Molara Wood
  • Tropical Fish

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    In her fiction debut, Doreen Baingana follows a Ugandan girl as she navigates the uncertain terrain of adolescence. Set mostly…

    by Doreen Baingana
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  • Fire In The Night And Other Stories: The 2014 Writivism Anthology

    KES 600.00

    Fire In The Night And Other Stories - The 2014 Writivism Anthology contains the best of the entries submitted to…

    by Writivism
  • Kwani? 08 : Uchaguzi ’13

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    This Kwani? issue takes us back to some of those bug-bears of [Kenya's] 2013. It looks in detail at some…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • Kwani? 05 Part 01: Maps and Journeys

    KES 650.00

    This is the first of a twin edition that examines Kenya in the context and violent aftermath of its 2007…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • Kwani? Issue 04

    KES 600.00

    The fourth volume of Kwani? presents a multitude of new literary voices from Kenya and the African diaspora. Well-known contemporary…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • Roses for Betty and Other Stories: The 2015 Writivism Anthology

    KES 600.00

    This exciting anthology of short stories showcases the work of 13 emerging writers from the African continent, finalists in the…

    by Writivism
  • Fifth Draft ~ An Anthology of Poetry & Prose

    KES 650.00

    An anthology of poetry and short stories by nine very different writers handling all sorts of ‘life skills‘ from snatching…

    by Lesleigh Kenya
  • Smithereens of Death

    KES 950.00

    When you are as old as Mma-mma is, and you can feel the life smouldering underneath your skin, there is…

    by Olubunmi Familoni
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  • The Whispering Trees

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    The Whispering Trees, award winning writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut collection of short stories, employs nuance, subtle drama and deadpan…

    by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Poetry

  • The Headline That Morning & Other Poems

    KES 600.00

    The Headline That Morning and Other poems is a poetry collection by Ugandan poet, Peter Kagayi. There are 50 poems…

    by Peter Kagayi
  • Akello

    KES 600.00

    "Abigail’s poetry will make you bleed and then patch you up again. She tells stories of love with unflagging vitality, and…

    by Abigail Arunga
  • Clinical Blues

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    “Your fragrance stills me, stirs me Every time your voice lingers In the crevices of my ears Thrilling my ossicles…

    by Dami Ajayi
  • A Side of Raunch

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    Abigail Arunga's second collection of work deeper explores the correlation between words and bodies, sensualities and things left unsaid. With…

    by Abigail Arunga
  • Dance Here

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    Laura bursts into song with an efficacious voice that is unapologetic– woven with lines that give skin rush. This is…

    by Laura M. Kaminski
  • A Tributary in Servitude

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    “When two look at two their silence holds a million tales – emotions erupt convulsing folds of passion melt into…

    by Servio Gbadamosi
  • To Be A Man; Kwani? Poetry Anthology

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    " ...I do not want to be crippled before I can walk, to be shoved in the face of machismo…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • Cut off My Tongue

    KES 550.00

    One of the most sobering and positive things to happen in Kenya in 2008, soon after the post-election violence, was…

    by Sitawa Namwalie
  • Lilac Uprising

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    The collection of 85 poems covers a ‘wonderfully varied, in terms of geography, theme and tone. ‘Phyllis Muthoni is an…

    by Phyllis Muthoni
  • Play Your Drum

    KES 350.00

    The poems in this collection dwell on diverse issues, ranging from the self, compassion, hatred, human rights, nature and environmental…

    by Caroline Nderitu
  • The Poetry of Scriptwise

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    Category: E-book, Poetry “The Poetry of Scriptwise is a veritably knitted anthology that covers soulful introspection, love, desire, passion and…

    by Steve Otieno
  • A Nation in Labour

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    "A Nation in Labour is a multitude of voices, a collective protest against the present, and a stubborn belief in the…

    by Harriet Anena

Children's Books

  • Lil’ Kanji And The Falling Sun

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    Lil' Kanji And The Falling Sun by Mwangi Gituro is about a boy with  a grim dream about the sun…

    by Mwangi Gituro
  • Dust and the Shadow

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    Dust and the Shadow is the epic story of the exodus of the people of Shuk in search of Ophir,…

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • Anna the Air Hostess

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    This is the dramatic story of a girl's struggle to become an air hostess in the jet-age, and her adventures…

    by Cynthia E. Hunter
  • Captured by Raiders

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    Nanjala, a young Bukusu girl, is captured by the fierce Tondo warriors during a raid in which they also killed…

    by Benjamin S. Wegesa
  • A Name for Himself

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    "So, young man," he started. "How do you feel about joining Greenpines?" How did he feel? Actually, none of all…

    by Erick Livumbazi Ngoda
  • Dragon’s Flames

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    A young couple is preparing for marriage when the bride-to-be is defiled by a business tycoon. The courts fail to…

    by Patrick Kimiti
  • No Bigger Mistake by Irene Assumpter Sumi

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    Set in a fictional Kenyan law school, the novel surrounds twin brothers CJ and Tuma, who chase a fairly unstable girl,…

    by Irene Assumpter Sumi
  • The Amazing Race

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    Kamau is set to run the race of his life. Will his Baba show up to see him in? Will…

    by Muthoni Garland
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  • Truphena the City Nurse

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    Truphena City Nurse is the second of the exciting series of books of adventure and insight into various popular careers.…

    by Cynthia E. Hunter
  • Operation Kamaliza

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    The peace that Eldoret town has known is suddenly shattered by the intriguing murder of a schoolgirl. Inspector Philip Mungai…

    by Munro Katui
  • Moses and the Man from Mars

    KES 280.00

    The Junior Readers Series is designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to meet the supplementary reading needs of upper…

    by Barbara Kimenye
  • Magic

    KES 400.00

    Magic by Joseph Bokea is a fantasy fiction novel by a twelve-year-old that will surprise and delight every reader. It…

    by Joseph Bokea
  • In The Land of the Kitchen by Oluoch Madiang’

    KES 300.00

    This children's story from Storymoja falls under canon of African literature. A funny story based on animated kitchen utensils which…

    by Oluoch Madiang’
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  • Thorns of a Dead Rose

    KES 500.00

    Things might appear extrinsically so appealing and the urge to hold and own them quite overwhelming. This is what Njuguna,…

    by Pat Wambui Ngurukie

NEW ARRIVALS

  • Easy Motion Tourist

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    Easy Motion Tourist is a compelling crime novel set in contemporary Lagos. It features Guy Collins, a British hack who…

  • Anthills of the Savannah

    KES 590.00

    In the fictional West African nation Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been…

  • A Man of the People

    KES 500.00

    By the renowned author of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the color…

  • The Concubine by Elechi Amadi

    KES 600.00

    Ihuoma, a beautiful young widow, has the admiration of the entire community in which she lives, and especially of the…

  • We Should All be Feminists

    KES 600.00

    A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun,…

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Story of Anna P | by Penny Busetto

    KES 1,350.00

    The Story of Anna P is a sparse disturbing novel reflecting the past, present and future of a woman, Anna…

TOP RATED BOOKS

  • A Side of Raunch

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    Abigail Arunga's second collection of work deeper explores the correlation between words and bodies, sensualities and things left unsaid. With…

    by Abigail Arunga
  • Akello

    KES 600.00

    "Abigail’s poetry will make you bleed and then patch you up again. She tells stories of love with unflagging vitality, and…

    by Abigail Arunga
  • Den of Inequities

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    In Den of Inequities, Kombani chooses to revisit the question of socioeconomic stratification. In this narrative we are compelled to…

    by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • Dust

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    Dust is the story of a family and its secrets, all unraveling after the murder of a young man, Odidi…

    by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • The Other Experiment

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    Experimental in form, The Other Experiment interrogates the idea of otherness, giving us a somewhat heartbreaking image of Kenya (and…

    by Ras Mengesha
  • Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges

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    "Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges features a starkly different brand of feminism. There is no soft negotiation. This is that…

    by Ciku Kimeria

BEST SELLING BOOKS

  • A Tributary in Servitude

    KES 600.00

    “When two look at two their silence holds a million tales – emotions erupt convulsing folds of passion melt into…

    by Servio Gbadamosi
  • Play Your Drum

    KES 350.00

    The poems in this collection dwell on diverse issues, ranging from the self, compassion, hatred, human rights, nature and environmental…

    by Caroline Nderitu
  • Beyond Etiquette – Autobiography of Ambassador Mwanyengela Ngali

    KES 990.00

    When Mwanyengela was appointed Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland in the mid-1990s, he made history. Never…

    by Mwanyengela Ngali
  • Water Anthology

    KES 900.00

    The tidemark of African fiction. A deluge of new short stories on murder, magic, family, war and water from twenty-one…

    by Short Story Day Africa

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