Modern African Writing

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  1. Staging the Amistad
    Staging the Amistad collects for the first time plays about the Amistad slave revolt by three of Sierra Leone’s most influential playwrights of the latter decades of the 20th century. Written and staged before and after the... Learn More
    Published: 4th June 2019
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  2. The Wolf at Number 4
    When Desire Mensah, a disgraced school teacher in her thirties, meets Wolfgang “Wolf” Ofori, an eleven-year-old genius, a strange friendship develops between them. Set in 1990s Ghana, The Wolf at Number 4 is a chilling and... Learn More
    Published: 10th December 2018
    Hardback | £27.99
    Paperback | £14.99
  3. The Extinction of Menai
    In the early 1980s, a pharmaceutical company administers an unethical drug trial to residents of the Niger Delta village of Kreektown. When children die as a result, the dominoes of language extinction and cultural collapse begin... Learn More
    Published: 7th March 2018
    Paperback | £17.99
  4. Mrs. Shaw
    In the fictional East African Kwatee Republic of the 1990s, the dictatorship is about to fall, and the nation’s exiles are preparing to return. One of these exiles, a young man named Kalumba, is a graduate student in the United... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2015
    Hardback | £23.99
  5. 491 Days
    On a freezing winter’s night, a few hours before dawn on May 12, 1969, South African security police stormed the Soweto home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, activist and wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela, and arrested her... Learn More
    Published: 11th March 2014
    Hardback | £37.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  6. Thirteen Cents

    Thirteen Cents

    A Novel

    Written by K. Sello Duiker, Introduced by Shaun Viljoen

    Series Modern African Writing

    Ohio University Press

    Every city has an unspoken side. Cape Town, between the picture postcard mountain and sea, has its own shadow: a place of dislocation and uncertainty, dependence and desperation, destruction and survival, gangsters, pimps, pedophiles,... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2013
    Paperback | £12.99
  7. Dog Eat Dog
    Dog Eat Dog is a remarkable record of being young in a nation undergoing tremendous turmoil, and provides a glimpse into South Africa’s pivotal kwaito (South African hip-hop) generation and life in Soweto. Set in 1994, just... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2012
    Paperback | £14.99
  8. Paper Sons and Daughters
    Ufrieda Ho’s compelling memoir describes with intimate detail what it was like to come of age in the marginalized Chinese community of Johannesburg during the apartheid era of the 1970s and 1980s.... Learn More
    Published: 4th July 2012
    Paperback | £14.99
  9. The Conscript
    Eloquent and thought-provoking, this classic novel by the Eritrean novelist Gebreyesus Hailu, written in Tigrinya in 1927 and published in 1950, is one of the earliest novels written in an African language and will have a major... Learn More
    Published: 23rd January 2012
    Paperback | £11.99
  10. On Black Sisters Street
    Chika Unigwe is the winner of the 2012 Nigeria Prize for Literature for On Black Sisters Street. On Black Sisters Street tells the haunting story of four very different women who have left their African homeland for the... Learn More
    Published: 17th January 2012
    Paperback | £14.99
  11. From Sleep Unbound
    From Sleep Unbound portrays the life of Samya, an Egyptian woman who is taken at age 15 from her Catholic boarding school and forced into a loveless and humiliating marriage. Eventually sundered from every human attachment, Samya... Learn More
    Published: 30th September 1983
    Paperback | £12.99