Novels

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • Vanishing Herds

    KES 600.00

    Vanishing Herds by Henry ole Kulet is an engrossing story of a journey of emancipation for Norpisia, from a simple…

    by Henry Ole Kulet
  • 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
  • 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 Ghosts of 1894

    KES 1,000.00

    "More than eight years ago, I started writing an African's story, a novel, a thriller about the story of a…

    by Oduor Jagero
  • Oil on Water

    KES 1,225.00

    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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Born On A Tuesday

    KES 1,600.00

    Dantala lives in Bayan Layi, Nigeria and studies in a Sufi Quranic school. By chance he meets gang leader Banda,…

    by Elnathan John
  • 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
  • The Travails of a First Wife

    KES 1,234.00

    The Travails of A First Wife by Razinat Talatu  centres on Zarah; the wife of Ibrahim Abdu Shehu whom she had married…

    by Razinat Talatu

Anthologies & Short Story Collections

  • 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
  • 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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  • 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? 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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

Poetry

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • No Bigger Mistake by Irene Assumpter Sumi

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • True Citizen

    KES 1,000.00

    Maina is a violent robber whose disgust for blood and craving to be loved forces him to quit for a…

    by Oduor Jagero
  • 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
  • A Curious Faith: Love, Loss and Living

    KES 810.00

    The white mass of cloud hovers by gradually in the light blue background of the sky in the horizon. An…

    by Kevin Muriithi
  • 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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