Kicking off our February with the second drop of our 10th Anniversary Editions.
Three fantastic titles get a cover makeover and what better reason to add to your bookshelf than a collector's edition of favourite titles!
New to our list? Discover 10 years of Jacaranda through the voices of our amazing10th Anniversary Editions author and title selections. Stories that move you across the world to places known and unknown from perspectives you love to hear from.
For this drop, we give you:
Radio Sunrise | Anietie Isong
"Never cover an assignment without collecting a brown envelope," Boniface had said. "It is a real life saver for all journalists in this country."
Ifiok, a young journalist working for the government radio station in Lagos, Nigeria, always aspires to do the right thing, but the odds seem to be stacked against him. Government pressures cause the funding to his radio drama to get cut off, his girlfriend leaves him when she discovers he is having an affair with an intern, and kidnappings and militancy are on the rise in the country. When Ifiok travels to his hometown to do a documentary on some ex-militants’ apparent redemption, a tragi-comic series of events will make him realise he is unable to swim against the tide of corruption.
Building on the legacy of the great African satirist tradition of Ngugi Wa Thiongo and Ayi Kwei Armah, Radio Sunrise paints a sharp-tongued portrait of (post) post-colonial Nigeria.
Satans and Shaitans | Obinna Udenwe
Determined to overrule the Nigerian President, members of the powerful secret society, The Sacred Order of the Universal Forces, led by Chief Donald Amechi and Christian Evangelist Chris Chuba, employ a terrorist cell to carry out attacks in Northern Nigeria under the guise of forming an Islamic state.
Adeline, Chuba’s daughter, and young Donaldo Amechi, the only son of the Chief, are desperate to hide their love affair from their parents. When the Chief discovers the relationship, Evangelist Chuba is ordered to sacrifice his daughter. Adeline goes missing, but when it is revealed that the men sent to kill her never reached their target, Chuba and Amechi are haunted by what really happened to the young girl.
Set against the backdrop of Nigeria’s ongoing terrorism tensions and upcoming elections, Satans and Shaitans is a powerful story about love, politics, power, religion, terrorism, and corruption.
Glass | Patrick Wilmot
A writer in self-imposed exile in London receives a call from the Prime Minister of his former country, inviting him to return to write the Prime Minister’s biography. As he embarks from his small flat in west London to the modern Caribbean island he once called home, he immediately finds himself thrust into a world of exceptional wealth, power, and corruption.
In the midst of this turmoil the writer falls deeply in love. As the love affair advances, the writer’s passion for the island resurfaces, until the loss of a close friend propels him to make one final, potentially cataclysmic decision that will change everything.
All the titles in our 10th Anniversary Editions are available for pre-order, so do not hesitate to shop the entire list, while you enjoy the second drop.
Fans old and new of the books in our Anniversary Editions can also now find a community of lovers on the Novellic App — creating discussion groups and bookclubs to enrich their experience of these stories. All titles are now live on the Novellic mobile app, ready for you to add to your wish list.