Novels

  • Cat Eyes

    KES 950.00

    Cat Eyes is the story of Pededoo, a country boy, who struggles to maintain a civil relationship with his father…

    by Pever X
  • 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
  • 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
  • Across the Bridge by Mwangi Gicheru

    KES 504.00

    Across the Bridge by Mwangi Gicheru narrates the story of two young lovers, Chuma and Caroline Wambui, whose social and economic…

    by Mwangi Gicheru
  • 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
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  • The Last Villains of Molo

    KES 520.00

    Bone, Bafu, Rock, Ngeta and Bomu are five unemployed young men who live in a Nairobi slum. The entry of…

    by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • The Double Cross by Mwangi Gicheru

    KES 598.00

    Crossing The Wiper was a dangerous thing to even think about but Lodi Karafuu was thinking in terms of millions…

    by Mwangi Gicheru
  • Kintu

    KES 1,180.00

    In 1754, Kintu Kidda, Ppookino of Buddu Province in the kingdom of the Buganda, sets out on a journey to the capital where…

    by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  • The Fishermen

    KES 1,600.00

    Nine-year-old Benjamin is the youngest of four brothers. They live in the rocky hills of Akure. When their civil servant…

    by Chigozie Obioma
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…

  • The BOFAK Illusion

    KES 950.00

    Talk about a gripping, heart-racing and suspense filled thriller, The BOFAK Illusion fits the bill. As the title suggests most…

    by Tanimu Sule Lagi
  • 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

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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? 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
  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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? 08 : Uchaguzi ’13

    KES 1,400.00

    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
  • 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? 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Poetry

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Children's Books

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Amazing Race

    KES 365.00

    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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Ola and Bisi Adventures of Health

    KES 600.00

    Beautifully illustrated, Fit Kid or Fat Kid continues the Adventures of Ola and Bisi, two children from a privileged home.…

    by Edirin Metseagharun
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dragon’s Flames

    KES 450.00

    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
  • Mti wa Milele

    KES 350.00

    Kobe aliota ndoto kuhusu mti unaozaa matunda ya kila aina. Ke. mti huu upo? Je, siri ya kuupa mti huu…

    by Wangari Grace
  • Moses in a Mess

    KES 280.00

    The inspector of schools is visiting Mukibi's Educational Institute for the Sons of African Gentleman (MEISAG). The most neat dorm…

    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

NEW ARRIVALS

  • 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…

  • UNsilenced

    KES 1,500.00

    This book reveals the web of lies, cover-ups, corruption and impunity within the United Nations that has allowed wrongdoing to…

    by Rasna Warah
  • The Last Word (Copy)

    KES 697.00

    The Surgeons Diary has been running as a full page column in the 'Sunday Nation' for over 33 years and…

    by Dr. Yusuf Dawood
  • Water Under the Bridge

    KES 575.00

    This Kenyan saga spans three decades, three generations and three races. The absorbing and poignant story of Oloo Judson, Fraser…

    by Dr. Yusuf Dawood
  • Jail Bugs (Copy)

    KES 420.00

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

    by Wahome Mutahi

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

  • Gitonga by Stano

    KES 296.00

    Full color comic book in Swahili. Gitonga is a miraa dealer from Meru. (Miraa is an intoxicating leaf, also called…

    by Stanislaus Olonde
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jail Bugs (Copy)

    KES 420.00

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

    by Wahome Mutahi

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