Lisa Blower celebrates her characters with stories that they wouldn't want told. She makes the bleak funny, in a voice reminiscent of Alan Bennett, and strikes a new chord in regional and working-class fiction.
A reunion of friends and lovers; a conspiracy that begins as a joke; a secret to be kept for thirty years—this is a daring, ingenious and profoundly moving political thriller from an author whose career has put him at the very heart of international affairs.
Now in its nineteenth year the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere.
Heroes in the Evening Mist is the previously unpublished novel by the Texas-born author William Ash. His repeated attempts to escape German prisoner-of-war camps made him one of the models for the character played by Steve McQueen in the film The Great Escape. This, his final novel, evokes heroism, romance, comradeship – and ultimately betrayal.
Queer Africa is a collection of unapologetic, tangled, tender, funny, bruising and brilliant stories about the many ways in which we love each other on the continent.
Tony Peake's first novel for 20 years is an exquisitely realised story of awakening and atonement, of revisiting a seminal boyhood moment as it plays out — with unexpected and sinister consequences — against the backdrop of political upheaval in South Africa.
Short Story Day Africa presents its annual anthology. The stories explore true and alternative African culture through a competition on the theme of Migrations.
The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere.
The ten winning short stories of Africa's leading literary award, plus stories from the African winners of the Booker Prize. Introduction by Ben Okri.