Notes on My Gentrification
Millner recounts her outcast beginnings in California and journey through a succession of
imagined promised lands—Harvard, London,
post-apartheid South Africa, New York City—in
search of a place where she can define herself.
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-311297-6 • $14.00
San Francisco Chronicle Notable
Sol T. Plaatje
The first full-length novel in English by a black
Penguin SA • 200 pp. • 978-0-14-318540-6 • $24.00
THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM
Introduction by Dan Jacobson
Published 1883 under a pseudonym, South
African author Schreiner’s first novel is generally considered one of the first feminist novels
and also as the first great South African novel.
Penguin Classics • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-043184-1 • $11.95
See also Words in Season, page 13
TWENTY CHICKENS FOR A SADDLE
The Story of an African Childhood
A memoir of an idyllic childhood and a family’s
enthusiasm for the world around them, the
essence of Africa infuses every page.
Penguin • 464 pp. • 978-0-14-311509-0 • $15.00
IN CORNER B
Contains the core of Mphahlele’s landmark collection of stories, together with more recent stories written by him after his return to South
Penguin SA • 246 pp. • 978-0-14-318545-1 • $29.00
Rob Spillman, editor
GODS AND SOLDIERS
The Penguin Anthology of
Contemporary African Writing
Penguin • 336 pp. • 978-0-14-311473-4 • $16.00
See page 3 for full listing
YOunG reAderS’ cOrner
Bamba Suso and Banna Kanute
Translated and Annotated by Gordon Innes
Edited with an Introduction and Additional
Notes by Lucy Durán and Graham Furniss
These stories remain central to the culture of
the Mande-speaking peoples. This book brings
together translations of live performances by
two leading Gambian jalis, or bards. 1 map.
Penguin Classics • 160 pp. • 978-0-14-044736-1 • $13.00
BRINGING THE RAIN
TO KAPITI PLAIN
Based on a Kenyan folk tale.
Puffin • 32 pp. • 978-0-14-054616-3 • $7.99
John van de Ruit
The hysterical tale of a boy in a South African
boarding school in 1990.
Razorbill • 352 pp. • 978-159514-187-3 • $8.99
South Africa’s Booksellers’ Choice Award
HONEY… HONEY… LION!
A Story from Africa
Putnam Juvenile • 32 pp. • 978-0-399-24463-6 • $16.99
A IS FOR AFRICA
An ABC book with color photographs that
depict everyday life in Nigeria.
Puffin • 32 pp. • 978-0-14-044945-7 • $5.99
TO BE A SLAVE
With Illustrations by Tom Feelings
“Offers the eloquent personal testimony on
those who wore the shackles, had their flesh
ripped by the lash, and suffered the most sickening outrages.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Puffin • 176 pp. • 978-0-14-240386-0 • $5.99
THE OLD AFRICAN
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Based on legend, this book expresses the horrors of slavery and the hope and strength that
managed to overcome its grip.
Dial • 80 pp. • 978-0-8037-2564-5 • $19.99
NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Also of interest: From Slave Ship to Freedom Road
978-0-14-056669-7, Tales of Uncle Remus 978-0-14-240720-2
DON’T TREAD ON MY DREAMS
A Collection of Short Stories
“Taylor gives us a voice of white conscience from
the darkest days of apartheid. Her stories of
stark cruelty and arrogance are a sobering
reminder of what South Africa used to be.”
Penguin SA • 308 pp. • 978-0-14-302570-2 • $22.00
“Kathie is absorbing. Dora Taylor’s novel is thoroughly alert to the social geography and complex snobberies of 1950s Cape Town.”—Vivian
Penguin SA • 380 pp. • 978-0-14-302569-6 • $22.00
Lauren St. John
The story of a girl and her classmates who are
thrown overboard on a class trip and saved by a
pod of dolphins.
Puffin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-241375-3 • $6.99
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