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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

In Born A Crime, Trevor Noah, host of the popular late night program, The Daily Show, compiles stories from his childhood in South Africa. Trevor was born in 1984 to a Black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss-German father; a union that was considered illegal under apartheid.  Apartheid Trevor writes …

We Need New Names

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

In We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo juxtaposes different realities.  Despite critiques for exploiting stereotypes about Africa and the experiences of African immigrants in the U.S., NoViolet forces readers to face undeniable truths. The story centers on the experiences of ten-year-old Darling and her friends (Bastard, Godknows, Stina, Chipo, and Sbho). …

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

A Brilliant Selection of Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah

A brilliant and original collection of stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah, set in Nigeria, the U.S., and in many cases, on another planet. Or so it seems. The stories that take place in Nigeria provide a glimpse into the country’s past, present, and future. There is a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, magical …

Girls at War and Other Stories by Chinua Achebe

A Great Collection of Short Stories by Chinua Achebe

A collection of short stories by Chinua Achebe. My favorite story, “Girls at War,” is a tragic love story set against the backdrop of the Biafran War. A quick evening read. Read more selections. You may enjoy these short stories. You may also like… Visit our growing bookshelf.