Novels

  • Dust and the Shadow

    KES 650.00

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

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • We Need New Names

    KES 1,390.00

    ‘To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada…

    by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • 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
  • Don’t Die on Wednesday

    KES 1,385.00

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

    by Micheal Afenfia
  • 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
  • The Mixers

    KES 675.00

    It took more than courage and wit. Only a rebel like Victor Robinson alias Kibogo dared walk the tight rope…

    by Mwangi Gicheru
  • Blossoms of the Savannah

    KES 485.00

    Blossoms of the Savannah by Henry ole Kulet is the story of two sisters, Taiyo and Resian, who are on…

    by Henry Ole Kulet
  • Jail Bugs

    KES 460.00

    For Albert Kweyu, a tragic encounter with a child one Sunday morning leads to a jail sentence without the option…

    by Wahome Mutahi
  • 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…

  • Go Tell The Sun

    KES 1,200.00

    WAME MOLEFHE's stories have a gentle, unassuming yet intimate and captivating feel to them. Set in Botswana, the stories trace…

  • 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
  • The Return of Shaka

    KES 640.00

    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
  • 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
  • Taty Went West

    KES 1,500.00 KES 1,050.00

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

    by Nikhil Singh

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • To See The Mountain And Other Stories

    KES 975.00 KES 730.00

    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
  • Kwani? 07

    KES 900.00 KES 600.00

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

    by Kwani? Trust
  • 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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  • Imagine Africa 500

    KES 1,300.00

    This book asks the question of what the future will bring to Africa and its people. Could it be a…

  • Tropical Fish

    KES 795.00

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

    by Doreen Baingana
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kwani? 06

    KES 800.00 KES 550.00

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

    by Kwani? Trust
  • How to Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories Vol. 2

    KES 1,400.00

    This second volume of How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories contains the final 50 stories and raises the high bar…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • Indigo

    KES 1,235.00

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

    by Molara Wood
  • Kwani? 08 : Uchaguzi ’13

    KES 1,400.00 KES 1,050.00

    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
  • 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

Poetry

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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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  • The Final Testament of a Minor God

    KES 900.00

    The hundred poems in this anthology strike a balance between orthodoxy and rebellion, between modern and heritage. The poetic voice…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
  • A Nation in Labour

    KES 600.00

    "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
  • To Be A Man; Kwani? Poetry Anthology

    KES 600.00 KES 420.00

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

    by Kwani? Trust
  • 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

Children's Books

  • Truphena the City Nurse

    KES 350.00

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

    by Cynthia E. Hunter
  • 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
  • My Fingers Are Stuck

    KES 300.00

    A curious baby explores his mother’s marvelous mouth. This fun book helps children channel their immense curiosity into constructive learning…

    by Doreen Baingana
  • 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
  • Anna the Air Hostess

    KES 300.00

    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
  • The Forever Tree

    KES 350.00

    Tortoise dreams of a tree that produces all kinds of fruits. Does this tree exist? What is the secret of…

    by Wangari Grace
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dust and the Shadow

    KES 650.00

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

    by Valerie Cuthbert
  • 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
  • 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
  • Attack of the Shidas Akas Save Planet Earth

    KES 380.00

    In a desert town in the far north, people from three communities depend on a borehole for all their water.…

    by Muthoni Garland
  • 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
  • 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

NEW ARRIVALS

  • Do Not Go Gentle

    KES 1,100.00

    Life wasn't always this hard for fourteen-year-old Mvelo, who lives with her mother, Zola in the shacks on the margins…

  • Riding the Samoosa Express

    KES 1,090.00

    Riding the Samosa Express is a collection of life stories exploring issues of marriage, love, loss, family life, culture, religious…

  • I’m The Girl Who Was Raped

    KES 1,350.00

    That morning, Michelle presented her Psychology honours thesis on rape. It began: 'A woman born in South Africa has a…

  • Flame and Song; A Memoir

    KES 1,290.00

    Soul-warming memoir tells of a life enriched by song, literature, food and spirituality at the heart of a loving family…

  • Outside The Lines

    KES 1,150.00

    Outside the Lines is both a thriller and a family drama. It tells the story of two women: Cathleen, a…

  • Go Tell The Sun

    KES 1,200.00

    WAME MOLEFHE's stories have a gentle, unassuming yet intimate and captivating feel to them. Set in Botswana, the stories trace…

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dust

    KES 1,300.00 KES 1,000.00

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

    by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • Diaries of a Dead African

    KES 990.00

      Chuma Nwokolo's Diaries of a Dead African is a merciless comedy that explores the life-threatening situations of three protagonists, the…

    by Chuma Nwokolo
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BEST SELLING BOOKS

  • 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
  • Blackass

    KES 1,600.00

    "Here from his home in Nigeria is A. Igoni Barrett, one of the finest of the many fine writers coming…

    by Igoni Barrett
  • 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
  • I’m The Girl Who Was Raped

    KES 1,350.00

    That morning, Michelle presented her Psychology honours thesis on rape. It began: 'A woman born in South Africa has a…

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