AFRICAN STUDIES 2015 PENGUIN PUBLISHING GROUP u denotes new or forthcoming title
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 Africa.
Penguin Classics • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-31062-9 • $15.00
u THE BOOK OF PHOENIX
In this unique, riotous blend of science fiction and
fantasy set in the future, a powerful, superhuman
woman must escape a home she realizes is actually a prison and begins a journey that will take
her from the United States to Africa and back and
change the entire course of humanity’s future.
DAW • 240 pp. • 978-0-7564-1019-3 • $24.95
WHO FEARS DEATH
A powerful story of genocide set in post-apoca-lyptic Africa and the woman who reshapes her
world. “Both wondrously magical and terribly
realistic.” — The Washington Post.
DAW • 432 pp. • 978-0-7564-0728-5 • $7.99
THE GERMAN MUJAHID
Translated by Frank Wynne
Europa • 240 pp. • 978-1-933372-92-1 • $15.00
THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM
Introduction by Dan Jacobson
Published in 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 • $14.00
See also Words in Season, page 13
u GHANA MUST GO
“Irresistible from the first line...this bright, rhapsodic debut stood out in the thriving field of fiction about the African diaspora.”—The Wall
Penguin • 336 pp. • 978-0-14-312497-9 • $16.00
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF AN
ISLAMIST IN PARIS
Translated by Alison Anderson
Europa • 224 pp. • 978-1-933372-85-3 • $15.00
THE FEVER TREE
In 1880, a young woman left destitute in the
wake of her father’s sudden death must leave
her life of privilege in London and emigrate to
South Africa, where she must choose between
passion and integrity. “McVeigh has imagined a
rich and dramatic story.”— The Washington Post.
Berkley • 448 pp. • 978-0-425-26491-1 • $16.00
HOW TO READ THE AIR
After his father’s death, a man leaves New York
for Ethiopia to retrace his roots and craft his
own story. “Deeply thought out, deliberate in
its craftsmanship and…beautifully written.”—
The New York Times.
Riverhead • 320 pp. • 978-1-59448-539-8 • $15.00
THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS
THAT HEAVEN BEARS
“I was profoundly moved by this tale of an Ethiopian immigrant’s search for acceptance, peace,
and identity.”—Khaled Hosseini, author of The
Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Riverhead • 240 pp. • 978-1-59448-285-4 • $16.00
New York Times Notable, Guardian First Book Award,
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Dylan Thomas Prize
u WHITE DOG FELL FROM THE SKY
In this rich and intimate portrait of Botswana,
Isaac, a medical student who has escaped apartheid South Africa, goes to work as a gardener for
Alice, a young American woman who has followed her husband to Africa. When Isaac goes
missing, Alice searches for him, and what she
finds changes her life forever. “Catches the soul of
compassion. It is one of the wisest, most comprehensive, most compelling books I’ve ever read….
Here’s the real thing, a book of genuine intellect
and inspiration, superbly written, fascinating.”
—Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-312443-6 • $16.00
This new collection of stories probes how people are never free from their past nor spared
Penguin • 192 pp. • 978-0-14-311423-9 • $14.00
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-005593-1 • $16.00
Penguin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-004716-5 • $16.00
Best of the Booker Prize shortlist
GET A LIFE
“More profound, more searching, more accomplished than what she was writing earlier in her
long and distinguished career.”—Los Angeles Times.
Penguin • 208 pp. • 978-0-14-303792-7 • $14.00
Penguin • 176 pp. • 978-0-14-006140-6 • $15.00
u LIFE TIMES
This selection of short stories reveals Gordimer’s
acute understanding of human nature and
paints a fascinatingly original portrait of South
Africa. “Superb....A series of masterly drawn
glimpses into the storymaking art of one of Africa’s great modern literary geniuses.”—Alan Che-use, NPR.
Penguin • 560 pp. • 978-0-14-311983-8 • $18.00
LOOT AND OTHER STORIES
Ten new stories from the Nobel Prize winner. “A
diamond-sharp book”—San Francisco Chronicle.
“Gordimer’s meticulous charting of human
weakness and self-deception is as exact as ever...
Deeply exhilarating.”—Boston Globe.
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-200468-5 • $14.00