f RIVER OF DARKNESS
“One of the best mysteries I have read in
years.”—Donald M. Murray, The Boston Globe.
“An edge-of-the-seat serial-killer thriller set
against a skillfully evoked backdrop of war—
wounded England. Compelling stuff.”—Robert
Goddard. A New York Times Notable Book; Edgar
Penguin 448pp. 0-14-303570-3 $14.00
Winner of the the Neustadt International Prize
for Literatureand the 2001 Fonlon-Nicholas Award
for excellence in literary creativity combined with
significant contributions to the struggle for the
human rights of Africa
“Links is structured like a mystery novel or a
Graham Greene thriller with an overlay of
Kafka.”—The New York Times. After twenty years
in New York, Jeebleh returns to Mogadiscio,
Somalia’s infamous “city of death.” “Farah
takes his well-deserved place beside Chinua
Achebe and V. S. Naipaul...He writes of the
country lost to him with passion and pain, in a
voice that is lyrical and incisively intelligent
but never sentimental.”—The New York Review
of Books. Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy
Award in Fiction.
Penguin 352pp. 0-14-303484-7 $14.00
BLOOD IN THE SUN TRILOGY
“Interesting and important because of the
connected fundamental thematic tropes it uses
as the engaging principle of each of its novels—
Maps (identity), Secrets (caste), and Gifts (
neocolonial European dependence). His interest in
gender and women is also most useful as is his
powerful exploration of African sexual life.
A breakthrough in new work from Africa.”
—Imtiaz Habib, Old Dominion University.
This first novel in Farah’s Blood in the Sun trilogy
tells the story of Askar, a man coming of age in
Somalia’s capital as the country struggles for
national identity. “Startling... passionate. Farah’s
masterpiece.”—New York Times Book Review.
Penguin 288pp. 0-14-029643-3 $14.00
Farah’s second book in the trilogy is a beguiling
tale of a Somali family, its strong matriarch,
Duniya, and war-ravaged Somalia. “With the
publication of the trilogy, Mr. Farah takes his
well-deserved place beside Chinua Achebe
and V. S. Naipaul.”—The Wall Street Journal.
Penguin 256pp. 0-14-029642-5 $14.00
Secrets is a portrait of a family disintegrating
like its country, its ties dissolved by exposed
lies and secrets. “It’s enough to make you
homesick for a country that is not your
own.”—Los Angeles Times.
Penguin 304pp. 0-14-028045-6 $12.95
f SCRIBBLING THE CAT
Travels with an African Soldier
“Searing, at times intoxicating...Fuller can flat
out write, and her rousing portrayals of the
African landscape and the people and creatures
that inhabit it can, as in [Scribbling the Cat] rise
to the level of lyricism.”—The Washington Post.
B/w photos. Winner of the Lettre Ulysses Award
and an ALA/Booklist Editors’ Choice.
Penguin 272pp. 0-14-303501-0 $15.00
Bamba Suso and Banna Kanute f
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. 160 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044736-9 $13.00
“MASTER HAROLD”...AND THE BOYS
A provocative journey into the psychosis of
racism, set in South Africa. 64 pp.
Penguin Plays 0-14-048187-7 $11.00
Penguin 368 pp. 0-14-005593-2
YORUBA GIRL DANCING
A semi-autobiographical first novel about a
Nigerian girl’s adjustment to life at an English
boarding school. “A wise and provocative
Penguin 192pp. 0-14-023293-1 $14.00
THE HOUSE GUN
“Elegantly conceived, flawlessly executed,
Gordimer tells a love story unlike any other.”
—The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin 304pp. 0-14-027820-6 $15.00
Penguin 176 pp.
An autistic child who is terrified of the water
is found drowned in an overflowing tub, with
clearly visible marks of abuse on his body. Is it
murder or accidental death? What will the
autopsy reveal? Can the intricate workings of
the boy’s locked up mind ever be uncovered
or understood? 311 pp.
Penguin South Africa 0-670-04792-9 $16.00
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 256pp. 0-14-200468-5 $14.00
Quobna Ottobah Cugoano
THOUGHTS AND SENTIMENTS ON THE
EVIL OF SLAVERY and Other Writings
See page 39
THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE
And Other Writings
See page 40
Gordimer’s novel centers around the relationship between the rebellious daughter of a
wealthy South African investment banker and
an Arab mechanic. “A masterpiece of creative
empathy...a gripping tale of contemporary
anguish and unexpected desire...opens the
Arab world to unusually nuanced perception.”
—Edward Said, Times Literary Supplement.
Penguin 288pp. 0-14-200142-2 $14.00
Also in Penguin: The Conservationist 0-14-004716-6,
Jump and Other Stories 0-14-016534-7, My Son’s Story
0-14-015975-4, None to Accompany Me 0-14-025039-5
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THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA
Memories of an African Childhood 288 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-118378-0 $15.00
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