Specialists in African
and Caribbean Literature since 1966


Books of the month

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Slay In Your Lane : The Black Girl Bible

By Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uniebinene

The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives. Elle's 12 addictive books you have to read to get through in 2018 Metro's best new books you have to get through in 2018 BBC's hotly anticipated debut authors for 2018 `Black women today are well past making waves - we're currently creating something of a tsunami. Women who look like us, grew up in similar places to us, talk like us, are shaping almost every sector of society.' From education to work to dating, this inspirational, honest and provocative book recognises and celebrates the strides black women have already made, while providing practical advice for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.

Coming Up Hot : Eight New Caribbean Poets from the Caribbean

By Danielle Boodoo-Fortune (Trinidad & Tobabgo), 
Danielle Jennings (Jamaica), Ruel Johnson (Guyana),
Monica Minott (Jamaica), Debra Providence (St Vincent & The Grenadines), Shivanee Ramlochan (Trinidad & Tobago), 
Colin Robinson (Trinidad & Tobago), Sassy Ross (St Lucia)

With a generous sample from each poet, this anthology is an opportunity to discover some of the best new voices from the Caribbean. This is a generation that has absorbed Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, Martin Carter, and Lorna Goodison, while finding its own distinctive voice. 

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The Hundred Wells Of Salaga

By Ayesha Harruna Attah

Set in pre-colonial Ghana, The Hundred Wells of Salaga is a story of courage, forgiveness, love and freedom. Through the experiences of Aminah and Wurche, it offers a remarkable view of slavery and how the scramble for Africa affected the lives of everyday people.