These new African narratives discuss topics surrounding Pan-Africanism and will remain pertinent to current
and ongoing discussions including those around migration, gender, sexuality and identity.

The book introduces the new look of BlackBird Books and lends itself to the promotion of new voices.

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Exhale is a queer anthology wrapped in the idea of a release, a letting go, breathing out. An orgasm. With sexual experiences from all over Africa, this anthology introduces some exciting new literary voices and brings you some of your established favourites.

Exhale

Exhale
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Exhale is a queer anthology wrapped in the idea of a release, a letting go, breathing out. An orgasm. With sexual experiences from all over Africa, this anthology introduces some exciting new literary voices and brings you some of your established favourites.

Exhale

Exhale
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If You Keep Digging is a moving collection of short stories that is an essential addition to current and on-going discussions that affect the youth including those around migration, gender, sexuality and identity.

If You Keep Digging

If You Keep Digging
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If You Keep Digging is a moving collection of short stories that is an essential addition to current and on-going discussions that affect the youth including those around migration, gender, sexuality and identity.

If You Keep Digging

If You Keep Digging
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A homecoming tale of a family brought together by migration and torn apart by tragedy and secrets. In a search for identity, love and acceptance - two ordinary girls travel from London to Lusaka to Lagos in order to save their family and discover their destiny.

No Be From Hia

No Be From Hia
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A homecoming tale of a family brought together by migration and torn apart by tragedy and secrets. In a search for identity, love and acceptance - two ordinary girls travel from London to Lusaka to Lagos in order to save their family and discover their destiny.

No Be From Hia

No Be From Hia
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Perfect Imperfections explores women learning about and seeking the love they feel they deserve. Whether self-love or romantic love, each woman must find the courage to believe in and hold onto that love.

Perfect Imperfections

Perfect Imperfections
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Perfect Imperfections explores women learning about and seeking the love they feel they deserve. Whether self-love or romantic love, each woman must find the courage to believe in and hold onto that love.

Perfect Imperfections

Perfect Imperfections
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Seraphin Turihamwe is a young man whose life is characterised by movement. After leaving Rwanda under duress and never feeling designed to push people like him out.

The Eternal Audience of One

The Eternal Audience of One
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Seraphin Turihamwe is a young man whose life is characterised by movement. After leaving Rwanda under duress and never feeling designed to push people like him out.

The Eternal Audience of One

The Eternal Audience of One
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The storyteller becomes the story in this psychological thriller. Bandile Ndala is a once-successful author who now struggles with substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

The Last Sentence

The Last Sentence
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The storyteller becomes the story in this psychological thriller. Bandile Ndala is a once-successful author who now struggles with substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

The Last Sentence

The Last Sentence
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This is a richly told and deeply intimate African story about the coming of age of two young women who are the same as much as they are different.

An Image in a Mirror

An Image in a Mirror
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This is a richly told and deeply intimate African story about the coming of age of two young women who are the same as much as they are different.

An Image in a Mirror

An Image in a Mirror
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The Broken River Tent is a novel that marries imagination with history. It is about the life and times of Maqoma, the Xhosa chief who was at the forefront of fighting British colonialism in the Eastern Cape during the nineteenth century.

The Broken River Tent

The Broken River Tent
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The Broken River Tent is a novel that marries imagination with history. It is about the life and times of Maqoma, the Xhosa chief who was at the forefront of fighting British colonialism in the Eastern Cape during the nineteenth century.

The Broken River Tent

The Broken River Tent
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This debut novel is nothing short of a masterpiece. Nokwakha gives birth to an albino child, and the midwife convinces her that it is a curse and she should snuff the life out of it before it takes another breath.

Nwelezelanga: The Star Child

Nwelezelanga: The Star Child
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This debut novel is nothing short of a masterpiece. Nokwakha gives birth to an albino child, and the midwife convinces her that it is a curse and she should snuff the life out of it before it takes another breath.

Nwelezelanga: The Star Child

Nwelezelanga: The Star Child
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Set mostly in the Eastern Cape (modern and historical) – in Alice and Port Elizabeth – Piggy Boy’s Blues is a novel about boundaries, the intricacies of love and how the members of the M. family sometimes fail at navigating them.

Piggy Boy’s Blues

Piggy Boy’s Blues
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Set mostly in the Eastern Cape (modern and historical) – in Alice and Port Elizabeth – Piggy Boy’s Blues is a novel about boundaries, the intricacies of love and how the members of the M. family sometimes fail at navigating them.

Piggy Boy’s Blues

Piggy Boy’s Blues
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Siren, Kuli Roberts’s gripping debut novel, is a classic rags-to-riches tale, jam-packed with drama, hot sex and reversals of fortune that will keep readers zipping through the pages until the very end.

Siren

Siren
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Siren, Kuli Roberts’s gripping debut novel, is a classic rags-to-riches tale, jam-packed with drama, hot sex and reversals of fortune that will keep readers zipping through the pages until the very end.

Siren

Siren
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Set in the taxi industry, the story’s main characters are a poor taxi driver, a wealthy taxi owner and the taxi driver’s girlfriend. Crime fiction featuring paranormal elements, The Last Stop combines gritty realism with the magical.

The Last Stop

The Last Stop
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Set in the taxi industry, the story’s main characters are a poor taxi driver, a wealthy taxi owner and the taxi driver’s girlfriend. Crime fiction featuring paranormal elements, The Last Stop combines gritty realism with the magical.

The Last Stop

The Last Stop
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Sweet Medicine takes place in Harare at the height of Zimbabwe’s economic woes in 2008. Tsitsi, a young woman, raised by her strict, devout Catholic mother, believes that hard work, prayer and an education will ensure a prosperous and happy future.

Sweet Medicine

Sweet Medicine
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Sweet Medicine takes place in Harare at the height of Zimbabwe’s economic woes in 2008. Tsitsi, a young woman, raised by her strict, devout Catholic mother, believes that hard work, prayer and an education will ensure a prosperous and happy future.

Sweet Medicine

Sweet Medicine
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