Fools, Thieves and Other Dreamers: Stories from Francophone Africa

This is a rare achievement translation of contemporary francophone African literature into English, and published within Africa, with the aim of promoting greater understanding and links across the continent The impetus came from the focus on francophone Africa at the Zimbabwe International Book F

Butterfly Fish

With wry humour and a deft touch, Butterfly Fish, the outstanding first novel by a stunning new writer, is a work of elegant and captivating storytelling A dual narrative set in contemporary London and 18th century Benin in Africa, the book traverses the realms of magic realism with luminous style

When Gods Bleed

When Gods Bleed takes you into the world surrounding three kings in the year 1496 at West Africa The first balancing tradition and politics to stabilize a kingdom and remain in power, the second wrestling sacrifice and destiny to rule a kingdom and the third, observing the change of a nation by par

Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey

Wives of the Leopard explores power and culture in a pre colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth century Europe and America Tracing two hundred years of the history of Dahomey up to the French