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The Bastards
The Bastards
Juminer, Bertne

This is a novel of education: social, political, radical, and medical. The protagonist is collective, a group of medical students from French Guiana at the University of...


It Shall Be of Jasper and Coral and Love-across-a-Hundred-Lives
It Shall Be of Jasper and Coral and Love-across-a-Hundred-Lives
Liking, Werewere

The West African writer, painter, playwright, and director Werewere Liking is considered one of the best literary interpreters of the postcolonial condition in Africa. Her...


Dog Days
Dog Days

An Animal Chronicle

Nganang, Patrice

"I am a dog," the narrator of Patrice Nganang's novel plainly informs us. As such, he has learned not to expect too much from life. He can, however, observe the life around him...


Humus
Humus
Kanor, Fabienne

While researching in Nantes, a port city enriched by the slave trade, celebrated French novelist Fabienne Kanor came across a chilling report written in 1774 by the commander...


Women of Algiers in Their Apartment
Women of Algiers in Their Apartment
Djebar, Assia

The cloth edition of Assia Djebar's Women of Algiers in Their Apartment, her first work to be published in English, was named by the American Literary Translators Association...


Far from My Father
Far from My Father
Tadjo, Véronique

"To attain some sort of universal value," Véronique Tadjo has said, "a piece of work has to go deep into the particular in order to reveal our shared humanity." In Far from...


Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories
Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories
Bey, Maïssa

This new translation brings together two of Algerian author Maïssa Bey’s important works for the first time in English. "Do You Hear in the Mountains..." is a compelling piece...


The Fury and Cries of Women
The Fury and Cries of Women
Rawiri, Angèle

Gabon’s first female novelist, Angèle Rawiri probed deeper into the issues that writers a generation before her—Mariama Bâ and Aminata Sow Fall—had begun to address. Translated...


Aunt Résia and the Spirits and Other Stories
Aunt Résia and the Spirits and Other Stories
Lahens, Yanick

The Haiti of Yanick Lahens's path-breaking short fiction is a country demanding our compassion as it reveals to us its horrors. For decades among the forefront of Haitian...


Of Dreams and Assassins
Of Dreams and Assassins
Mokeddem, Malika

Of Dreams and Assassins is the urgent and rhythmic fourth novel of Malika Mokeddem, her second to appear in English. Born in Algeria to a Bedouin family that had only recently...


Tropical Circle
Tropical Circle
Fantour, Alioum

This novel, winner of the coveted Grand Prix de Littérature d'Afrique Noire, has been seen as a story about the struggles of nation-building in Africa, as a fierce depiction of...


The Abandoned Baobab
The Abandoned Baobab

The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman

Bugul, Ken

The subject of intense admiration--and not a little shock, when it was first published--The Abandoned Baobab has consistently captivated readers ever since. The book has...


Land and Blood
Land and Blood
Feraoun, Mouloud, Editions du Seuil

In Land and Blood, his second novel, the Algerian-Kabyle writer Mouloud Feraoun offers a detailed portrait of life for Algerian Kabyles in the 1920s and 1930s through...


Memory at Bay
Memory at Bay
Trouillot, Évelyne

Winner of the prestigious Prix Carbet--an award won by such distinguished authors as Maryse Condé, Jamaica Kincaid, and Raphaël Confiant-- Memory at Bay is now available...


The Festival of the Greasy Pole
The Festival of the Greasy Pole
Depestre, Rene

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In the Flicker of an Eyelid
In the Flicker of an Eyelid

A Novel

Alexis, Jacques Stephen

In his third novel, Jacques Stephen Alexis brings his characteristically vivid scenes, political consciousness, and powerful characters to the dramatic age-old question of...


The Leopard Boy
The Leopard Boy
Picouly, Daniel

October 15, 1793: the eve of Marie-Antoinette’s execution. The Reign of Terror has descended upon revolutionary France, and thousands are beheaded daily under the guillotine....


Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals
Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals
Kourouma, Ahmadou

Characterized as "the African Voltaire," Ahmadou Kourouma garnered enormous critical and popular praise upon the 1998 release of his third novel, En attendant le vote des bêtes...


The Collected Poetry
The Collected Poetry
Senghor, Leopold Sedar

Leopold Sedar Senghor was not only president of the Republic of Senegal from 1960 to 1981, he is also Africa's most famous poet. A cofounder of the Negritude cultural movement...


Nedjma
Nedjma
Yacine, Kateb

Nedjma is a masterpiece of North African writing. Its intricate plot involves four men in love with the beautiful woman whose name serves as the title of the novel. Nedjma is...


Reflections of Loko Miwa
Reflections of Loko Miwa
Desquiron, Lilas

Reflections of Loko Miwa is th first novel for Lilas Desquiron, one of few Haitian women writers to gain international recognition. The country's complex social and political...


Climb to the Sky
Climb to the Sky
Dracius, Suzanne

Climb to the Sky collects a novella and eight stories by one of the most celebrated and versatile French Caribbean writers, Suzanne Dracius. Set in the author’s native...


At the Café and The Talisman
At the Café and The Talisman
Dib, Mohammed

Reflecting distinct and important stages in the career of the preeminent Algerian writer Mohammed Dib, "At the Café" and "The Talisman" brings together two collections...


I Die by This Country
I Die by This Country
Zouari, Fawzia

The first novel available to English readers by Fawzia Zouari, one of the most important North African authors writing today, begins with an emergency crew’s arrival at a...


The Story of The Madman
The Story of The Madman
Beti, Mongo

Widely acclaimed when first published in French in 1994, Mongo Beti's tenth novel, L'histoire du fou, continues the author's humorous yet fierce criticism of the colonial...


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