Scribbling the Cat

When Alexandra Bo Fuller was in Zambia a few years ago visiting her parents, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known as being a tough bugger Her father s response was a warning to steer clear of him Curiosity scibbled the cat, he told her Nonetheless, Fuller began her

Leaving Before the Rains Come

New York Times Bestseller One of the gutsiest memoirs I ve ever read And the writing oh my god the writing Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain But the disintegration of Fuller s own

Patchwork

Winner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing 2010 fiction Destined from birth to inhabit two very different worlds that of her father, the wealthy Joseph Sakavungo, and that of her mother, his mistress this emotive tale takes us to the heart of a young girl s attempts to come to terms with

The Garden Of Burning Sand

Lusaka, Zambia Zoe Fleming is a young, idealistic American lawyer working with an NGO devoted to combatting the epidemic of child sexual assault in southern Africa Zoe s organization is called in to help when an adolescent girl is brutally assaulted The girl s identity is a mystery Where did she

Baking Cakes in Kigali

Once in a great while a debut novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, who takes us to bold new places and into previously unimaginable lives Gaile Parkin is just such a talent and Baking Cakes in Kigali is just such a novel This gloriously written tale set in

The Ukimwi Road

The Ukimwi Road is the riveting account of renowned traveler Dervla Murphy s most intrepid journey yet 3,000 miles by bicycle through the heart of sub Saharan Africa, a region that has recently drawn the world s attention as an epicenter of the AIDS epidemic ukimwi is Swahili for AIDS Along her