Novels

  • Chasing Facades

    KES 1,270.00

    Young and ambitious, Tayo Dabi is a rising star at Regent Detective Agency where she is a trainee detective. Driven by her…

    by Elizabeth Olushola Adeolu
    Out of stock
  • My Life in Crime

    KES 550.00

    This is a thriller novel set in Kenya, Nairobi. It rolls through a forest of crime of a gang led…

    by John Kiriamiti
  • The Cockroach Dance

    KES 620.00

    First published in 1979, The Cockroach Dance by Meja Mwangi is the dramatic story of one man’s fight against injustice and…

    by Meja Mwangi
  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

    KES 1,600.00

    For a polygamist like Baba Segi, his collection of wives and a gaggle of children are the symbol of prosperity,…

    by Lola Shoneyin
  • Penumbra

    KES 1,290.00

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

    by Songeziwe Mahlangu
    Out of stock
  • The Concubine

    KES 600.00

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

    by Elechi Amadi
  • Men of the South

    KES 1,050.00

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

    by Zukiswa Wanner
  • Taty Went West

    KES 1,500.00

    Taty is a troubled adolescent living with her equally troubled mother in the suburbs of the Lowlands. In a moment…

    by Nikhil Singh
  • The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

    KES 650.00

    Double Giller Prize winner M.G. Vassanji’s The In-Between World of Vikram Lall is a haunting novel of corruption and regret…

    by M.G. Vassanji
  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    KES 1,250.00

    In 1960s Nigeria, Ugwo, a boy from a poor Village. goes to work for Odenigbo, a radical university professor. Soon…

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Farad

    KES 1,230.00

    Farad by Emmanuel Iduma, named for the unit of an electrical charge, is a novella that cuts laser-like through a…

    by Emmanuel Iduma
  • The Famished Road

    KES 1,490.00

    In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri's Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children…

  • The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

    KES 1,600.00

    Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds…

    by Dinaw Mengestu
  • Homegoing

    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…

    by Yaa Gyasi

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • 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
  • Lusaka Punk

    KES 1,300.00

    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from…

    by Caine Prize for African Writing
  • Kwani? 05 Part 02: Revelation and Conversation

    KES 700.00

    This second 400 pages of a twin edition further examines Kenya in the context and violent aftermath of its 2007…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • Tropical Fish

    KES 930.00

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

    by Doreen Baingana
    Out of stock
  • Kwani? 07

    KES 900.00

    Kwani? has always been significantly connected to the Diaspora through the individuals who founded it, and its early contributors. Its…

    by Kwani? Trust
  • The Whispering Trees

    KES 1,250.00

    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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Ghost of Sani Abacha

    KES 1,050.00

    A harassed servant plots his grim revenge (A History of Human Servitude)... Sheri puts a potential boyfriend to the test…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • 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
  • African Violet and Other Short Stories – Caine Prize Anthology 2012

    KES 975.00

    The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize. For over ten years it has supported and promoted…

    by Caine Prize for African Writing
  • 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

Poetry

  • A Side of Raunch

    KES 200.00

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

    by Abigail Arunga
  • 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

    KES 630.00

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

    by Phyllis Muthoni
  • A Nation in Labour

    KES 550.00

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

    by Harriet Anena
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Poetry of Scriptwise

    KES 300.00

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

    by Steve Otieno
  • Clinical Blues

    KES 600.00

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

    by Dami Ajayi
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  • Dance Here

    KES 835.00

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

    by Laura M. Kaminski
  • To Be A Man; Kwani? Poetry Anthology

    KES 600.00

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

    by Kwani? Trust
  • 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
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Children's Books

  • Meet the Omtitas

    KES 400.00

    The year is 1990. Tommy Omtita, a year out of school, is waiting to go to campus. Fifteen-year old Bonnie…

    by Tony Mochama
  • 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
  • High Tide at Shibale

    KES 410.00

    Two innocent girls and an equally innocent house help would make a merry mixture for the much-anticipated December holiday. The…

    by Charles O. Okoth
  • Operation Kamaliza

    KES 500.00

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

    by Munro Katui
  • No Bigger Mistake

    KES 795.00

    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
  • Wangari Maathai: The Mother of Trees

    KES 400.00

    This is an enchanting story of three children who find themselves in the Land of Trees, where they meet Mama…

    by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • 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
  • Truphena the Student Nurse

    KES 350.00

    While still a schoolgirl, Truphena takes her baby brother to hospital. He is dangerously ill but through patient and compassionate…

    by Cynthia E. Hunter
  • Dust and the Shadow

    KES 500.00

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

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • Captured by Raiders

    KES 350.00

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

    by Benjamin S. Wegesa
  • Lil’ Kanji And The Falling Sun

    KES 350.00

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

    by Mwangi Gituro
  • A Name for Himself

    KES 410.00

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

    by Erick Livumbazi Ngoda
  • The Great Siege of Fort Jesus

    KES 400.00

    The great siege of Fort Jesus by the Omani Arabs between 1689 and 1698 is the setting for this remarkable…

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • Pamela The Probation Officer

    KES 300.00

    Here is another exciting book from the popular Phoenix Young Readers Library. This time you learn about the many and…

    by Cynthia E. Hunter

NEW ARRIVALS

  • The Famished Road

    KES 1,490.00

    In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri's Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children…

  • The Ghost of Sani Abacha

    KES 1,050.00

    A harassed servant plots his grim revenge (A History of Human Servitude)... Sheri puts a potential boyfriend to the test…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • The Thing Around Your Neck

    KES 995.00

    Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of…

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Purple Hibiscus

    KES 1,050.00

    Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father,…

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Black Mamba Boy

    KES 1,350.00

    Longlisted for the Orange Prize and winner of the Betty Trask Award. For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun,…

    by Nadifa Mohamed
  • Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

    KES 1,350.00

    This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his…

    by Maaza Mengiste

TOP RATED BOOKS

  • A Side of Raunch

    KES 200.00

    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
  • The Other Experiment

    KES 250.00

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

    by Ras Mengesha
  • Den of Inequities

    KES 440.00

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

    by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • Dust

    KES 1,300.00

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

    by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges

    KES 1,100.00

    "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

  • Unyielding Hope – Life & Times of Koitalel Arap Samoei

    KES 750.00

    For more than ten years, from 1895-1905. the British conquest of Kenya was stalled by a guerrilla campaign masterminded by…

    by Kipchoge Arap Chomu
  • 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
  • Dust

    KES 1,300.00

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

    by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • Black Mamba Boy

    KES 1,350.00

    Longlisted for the Orange Prize and winner of the Betty Trask Award. For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun,…

    by Nadifa Mohamed

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