Global African Voices

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  1. The Negro Grandsons of Vercingetorix

    The Negro Grandsons of Vercingetorix

    Written by Alain Mabanckou, Translated by Bill Johnston

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Set in the imaginary African Republic of Vietongo, The Negro Grandsons of Vercingetorix, begins when conflict breaks out between rival leaders and the regional ethnic groups they represent. Award-winning author Alain Mabanckou... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2019
    Paperback | £14.99
  2. Concrete Flowers

    Concrete Flowers

    Written by Wilfried N'Sondé, Translated by Karen Lindo

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    N’Sondé's powerful voice resonates loudly in Concrete Flowers. This novel tells the story of Rosa Maria, who feels lost in the brutal and racially charged city of Paris. Rosa's coming-of-age journey reveals an individual's... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2018
    Paperback | £13.99
  3. The Tears of the Black Man

    The Tears of the Black Man

    Written by Alain Mabanckou, Translated by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Published: 11th July 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  4. Congo Inc.
    To the sound of machine gun fire and the smell of burning flesh, award-winning author In Koli Jean Bofane leads readers on a perilous, satirical journey through the civil conflict and political instability that have been the logical... Learn More
    Published: 30th January 2018
    Paperback | £15.99
  5. The Silence of the Spirits

    The Silence of the Spirits

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

    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
    Paperback | £13.99
  6. Jazz and Palm Wine

    Jazz and Palm Wine

    Written by Emmanuel Dongala, Foreword by and Translated 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: 3rd April 2017
    Paperback | £15.99
  7. 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
    Paperback | £11.99
  8. Murambi, The Book of Bones

    Murambi, The Book of Bones

    Written by Boubacar Boris Diop, Fiona Mc Laughlin and Fiona McLaughlin, Afterword by and Edited by Boubacar Boris Diop, Edited by Fiona McLaughlin

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    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: 11th July 2016
    Paperback | £13.99
  9. 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
    Paperback | £15.99
  10. Kaveena

    Kaveena

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

    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
    Hardback | £54.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  11. The Shameful State

    The Shameful State

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

    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
    Paperback | £15.99
  12. 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
    Hardback | £54.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  13. Cruel City

    Cruel City

    A Novel

    Written by and Edited 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
    Paperback | £15.99
  14. 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
    Paperback | £13.99
  15. The Past Ahead

    The Past Ahead

    A Novel

    Written by and Edited 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
    Hardback | £45.00
    Paperback | £14.99
  16. 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
    Hardback | £45.00
    Paperback | £13.99
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