Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a 2003 O Henry Prize winner, and was shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing and the 2004 Orange Prize. In Purple Hibiscus, she...

A Girl Named Disaster

Eleven-year-old Nhamo is running for her life. When the village witch finder decrees that she must marry a cruel stranger to propitiate an evil spirit, her only recourse is to...

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight An African Childhood

Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly...

One Dry Season In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley

With richly evocative images and wonderfully entertaining anecdotes, Caroline Alexander transports you to the dense interior of equatorial Gabon. In One Dry Season, she chronicles...

Queen Isabella Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

In this vibrant biography, acclaimed author Alison Weir reexamines the life of Isabella of England, one of history’s most notorious and charismatic queens. Isabella arrived in...

The Warm Place

Baby Ruva lives with her giraffe family in a beautiful jungle. One sad day she is kidnapped and taken across the ocean to a horrible zoo. Thanks to four wise and magical friends...

Isabella: She-Wolf of France

The first full-length biography of a much maligned - but astonishingly colourful - Queen of England. In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ...

Scribbling the Cat Travels with an African Soldier

When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a...