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  1. Life and a Half

    Life and a Half

    A Novel

    Written by Sony Labou Tansi, Translated by Alison Dundy, Introduced by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi’s response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political crackdown in Congo. The novel takes place in an imaginary African... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2011
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  2. Murambi, The Book of Bones
    In April of 1994, nearly a million Rwandans were killed in what would prove to be one of the swiftest, most terrifying killing sprees of the 20th century. In Murambi, The Book of Bones, Boubacar Boris Diop comes face to face with... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2006
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  3. The Silence of the Spirits

    The Silence of the Spirits

    Written by Wilfried N'Sondé, Translated by Karen Lindo, Foreword by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    What are the limits of empathy and forgiveness? How can someone with a shameful past find a new path that allows for both healing and reckoning? When Clovis and Christelle find themselves face-to-face on a train heading to the... Learn More
    Published: 7th August 2017
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  4. Jazz and Palm Wine

    Jazz and Palm Wine

    Written by Emmanuel Dongala, Translated by and Foreword by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Jazz, aliens, and witchcraft collide in this collection of short stories by renowned author Emmanuel Dongala. The influence of Kongo culture is tangible throughout, as customary beliefs clash with party conceptions of scientific... Learn More
    Published: 27th March 2017
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  5. Harvest of Skulls

    Harvest of Skulls

    Written by Abdourahman A. Waberi, Translated by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    In 1994, the akazu, Rwandan’s political elite, planned the genocidal mass slaughter of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and Hutu who lived in the country. Given the failure of the international community to acknowledge the genocide,... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2017
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  6. The Heart of the Leopard Children

    The Heart of the Leopard Children

    Written by Wilfried N'Sondé, Foreword by Dominic Thomas, Translated by Karen Lindo

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    A nameless young man lives in the housing projects outside of Paris. When he was a child, his parents moved with him from the Congo to France, hoping in vain to escape poverty and violence. His best friend, Drissa, is in a psychiatric... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2016
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  7. Kaveena

    Kaveena

    Written by Boubacar Boris Diop, Translated by Bhakti Shringarpure and Sara C. Hanaburgh, Foreword by Ayo A. Coly

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    This dark and suspenseful novel tells the story of a fictitious West African country caught in the grip of civil war. The dispassionate and deadpan narrator, Asante Kroma, is a former head of Secret Services and finds himself... Learn More
    Published: 28th March 2016
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  8. The Shameful State

    The Shameful State

    Written by Sony Labou Tansi, Translated by Dominic Thomas, Foreword by Alain Mabanckou

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Set in a fictitious African nation, this novel by the distinguished writer Sony Labou Tansi takes aim at the corruption, degeneracy, violence, and repression of political life in Africa. At the heart of The Shameful State is the... Learn More
    Published: 3rd January 2016
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  9. Queen of Flowers and Pearls
    Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, has a special bond with Yacob, the oldest in her household. When Yacob tells her stories of how he and the other warriors fought in the resistance against the Italian... Learn More
    Published: 19th February 2015
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  10. Cruel City

    Cruel City

    A Novel

    Written by Mongo Beti, Translated by Pim Higginson

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Ville cruelle (Cruel City) in 1954 before he came to the world's attention with the publication of Le pauvre Christ de Bomba (The Poor Christ of Bomba). Cruel City tells the story... Learn More
    Published: 22nd February 2013
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  11. Blue White Red

    Blue White Red

    A Novel

    Written by Alain Mabanckou, Translated by Alison Dundy

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala, who lives... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2013
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  12. The Past Ahead

    The Past Ahead

    A Novel

    Written by Gilbert Gatore, Translated by Marjolijn de Jager

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    The Past Ahead is the story of the destinies of two people after their experiences of the genocide in Rwanda. Isaro is orphaned, exiled, and now returned to her native country. Niko is a character in a novel that Isaro writes... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2012
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  13. Transit

    Transit

    A Novel

    Written by Abdourahman A. Waberi, Translated by David Ball and Nicole Ball

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Waiting at the Paris airport, two immigrants from Djibouti reveal parallel stories of war, child soldiers, arms trafficking, drugs, and hunger. Bashir is recently discharged from the army and wounded, finding himself inside the... Learn More
    Published: 20th August 2012
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  14. Little Mother
    When civil war erupts in Somalia, cousins Domenica Axad and Barni are separated and forced to flee the country. Barni manages to eke out a living in Rome, where she works as an obstetrician. Domenica wanders Europe in a painful... Learn More
    Published: 20th May 2011
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  15. I Was an Elephant Salesman
    A landmark bestseller in Italy, I Was an Elephant Salesman gives a name and a face to the thousands of anonymous African street vendors in cities across Europe. Through the voice of a thinly veiled first-person narrator, Pap Khouma... Learn More
    Published: 29th August 2010
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