God's Bits of Wood

God's Bits of WoodIn 1947 the workers on the Dakar Niger Railway came out on strike Throughout this novel, written from the workers perspective, the community social tensions emerge, and increase as the strike lengthens n nOusmane Semb ne envinces the color, passion, and tragedy of those formative years in the histor

Three Strong Women

Three Strong WomenIn this new novel, the first by a black woman ever to win the coveted Prix Goncourt, Marie NDiaye creates a luminous narrative triptych as harrowing as it is beautiful This is the story of three women who say no Norah, a French born lawyer who finds herself in Senegal, summoned by her estranged, t

The Beggars' Strike

The Beggars' StrikeThe sight of disease ridden beggars in the streets is giving the town a bad name, and the tourists are starting to stay away If the Director of Public Health and Hygiene can get rid of them he will have done a great service to the health and economy of the nation not to mention his own promotion

Le Baobab Fou

Le Baobab FouThe 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 been translated into numerous languages and was chosen by QBR Black Book Review as one of Africa s 100 best books of the twentieth


XalaA biting satire about the downfall of a businessman polygamist who assumes the role of the colonialist in French speaking Africa.

Scarlet Song

Scarlet SongWinner of the Norma Prize in Africa for her first novel Une si longue lettre

Redemption in Indigo

Redemption in IndigoPaama s husband is a fool and a glutton Bad enough that he followed her to her parents home in the village of Makendha, now he s disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones the djombi who present her

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

The Misadventures of Awkward Black GirlIn the bestselling tradition of Sloan Crosley s I Was Told There d Be Cake and Mindy Kaling s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me , a collection of humorous essays on what it s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool n nMy name is J and

Celles qui attendent

Celles qui attendentArame et Bougna, m res de Lamine et Issa, clandestins partis pour l Europe, ne comptaient plus leurs printemps chacune tait la sentinelle vou e et d vou e la sauvegarde des siens, le pilier qui tenait la demeure sur les galeries creus es par l absence nCoumba et Daba, jeunes pouses des deux m

Murambi, The Book of Bones

Murambi, The Book of BonesW hat is true of Rwanda is true in each of us we all share in Africa L Harmattan n n This novel comes closer than have many political scientists or historians to trying to understand why this small country sank in such appalling violence Radio France International n nIn April of 1994, ne