Tropic Moon

Newly translated for this edition.A young Frenchman, Joseph Timar, travels to Gabon carrying a letter of introduction from an influential uncle He wants work experience he wants to see the world But in the oppressive heat and glare of the equator, Timar doesn t know what to do with himself, and n

Say You're One of Them

Uwem Akpan s stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they ve ever encountered Africa so immediately The eight year old narrator of An Ex Mas Feast needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school Even when h

Batouala

French African prose can be given a beginning with the publication in 1921 of the novel Batouala its sensitive portrayal of African life, with its evocation of the natural environment, could not but make a profound impression upon its African readers and offered a vivid example of what an Afri

Le chasseur de lucioles

Libreville, une prostitu e est d couverte sauvagement assassin e dans un motel de la p riph rie Les agents de la PJ de fid les abonn s des bordels de la capitale pensent tout d abord un crime de r deur n nQuand une seconde fille est retrouv e gorg e dans un autre h tel du quartier, les po