A Killing in the Sun is a collection of speculative fiction from Africa. It draws from the rich oral culture of the author’s childhood, to tell a wide variety of stories. Some are set in a futuristic Africa, where technology has transformed everyday life and a dark force rules. Others are set in the present day, with refugee aliens from outer space, ghosts haunting brides and grooms, evil scientists stalking villages, and greedy corporations creating apocalypses. There are murder mysteries, tales of reincarnation and of the walking dead, and alternative worlds whose themes any reader will identify with. This collection is deftly crafted, running along the thin boundary of speculative and literary genres.
A collection of social conscience poetry that paints the picture of the giant politician, the restless citizen, the clueless youth, those struggling to heal from life’s scratches and the ones hunting for words to describe their experience of fiery flames of affection.
Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Sonyika, Nadine Gordimer, J.M Coetzee and Doris Lessing, to more recent talents including Nuruddin Farah, Ben Okri, Aminatta Forna and Brian Chikwava.
Africa 39 asks the question: who will be the next generation?
From the dazzling list of 39 writers chosen by the judges, Ellah Wakatama Alfrey has selected richly rewarding short stories, extracts from novels, fables and other work by writers from Africa south of the Sahara, or its diaspora, and created a collection of some of the most varied and exciting new work in world literature today by writers who are certainly going to be among the most celebrated of our time.
The life and times of a war hero who discovers the oddities of the world and returns to declare his own form of independence…An inveterate chancer and drunk gives a command performance as he outwits his boss…
Aida, Hurray for Somo and Other Stories is a thematic aggregate of Austin Ejiet’s creative output, featuring as it does the author’s earliest experiments and some of his most recent short stories. Although the stories are wholly fictional, they encapsulate three decades of Uganda’s violent history and, more importantly, the responses of human beings to crises engendered by pain and sustained brutality, giving credence to Albert Camus’ assertion that there is more to admire in men than to despise.
Akello means ‘I bring’ or ‘I have brought’. With this collection of 85 poems, Abigail Arunga brings you into her world of words and general cohesive madness. The poems are about love and life – mostly love – themes most people can relate to. Unless you’re horrible. Or dead. Enjoy.
“This beautifully diverse anthology is due homage to Kampala, one of Africa’s greatest cities with a history of influence throughout the continent. Seldom has a city been celebrated in verse with such steady elegance. Subtle rhythms sweep the reader along on a poetic tour that reveals the redemptive potency of birdsong in the city or that reaffirms family ties. At the other end of the experiential scale we understand how one may lose one’s way in a contemporary Kampala of newly surfaced roads and potholes, of avenues bearing the names of heroes, of bustling markets where boda bodas zig-zag nimbly through the traffic and street vendors sell a multitude of goods from food to ladies’ shoes. Here is a Kampala that we discover for the first time and simultaneously remember with affection through the vivid poetry in this volume.” Tsitsi Dangarembga, Author of Nervous Conditions.