Happy New Year friends! Welcome to 2024, we're super excited to bring you new and impactful stories from Black British, African and African-American authors.
We're offering 25% preorders for these titles until their publication day, shop from our Coming Soon collection now, and see what we have lined up for the first half of 2024 below!
Rinsing Mukami's Soul by Njambi McGrath - 22nd February
An incisive novel laying bare the contradictory societal response to gender, sex and redemption. Rinsing Mukami's Soul looks at revenge as a powerful tool for reclamation when young Mukami's carefully ordered life is cruelly thrust into scandal.
“a heart wrenching book... both extended metaphor and identifiably Kenyan.”
– Makena Onjerika, 2018 Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing
A Quick Ting On: Grime by Frankyln Addo - 14th March
From pirate radio to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage, journalist and rapper Franklyn Addo pens an extraordinary narrative of the history, present and future of Grime music.
“the most up-to-date and future-facing”
– Daisy Jones, GQ
these letters end in tears by Musi Tedji Xaviere - 28th March
Set in a country where being gay is punishable by law, These Letters End in Tears is the heart-wrenching forbidden love story of a Christian girl with a defiant heart and a Muslim girl leading a double life.
“A gut punch of a novel. Every now and then one story will consume every part of you and this will do it... A beautiful and wrenching story.”
– Adam Vitcavage, Debutiful
While We Were Burning by Sara Koffi - 25 April
Parasite meets Such a Fun Age in a scorching debut that is as heartbreaking as it is thrilling, examining the intersection of race, class, and female friendship, and the devastating consequences of everyday actions.
“A riveting page-turner... raw, original, and unapologetic. Gasp-inducing scenes, sensational twists, and brilliant writing make While We Were Burning one unforgettable and unputdownable debut not to miss.”
—Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström, author of In Every Mirror She’s Black
The Spook Who Sat by the Door by Sam Greenlee, with a foreword by Margret Busby - 30 May
Continuously available in print since 1968, this novel has become embedded in progressive anti-racist culture with wide circulation of the book and hotly debated film. A literary classic, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a strong comment on entrenched racial inequities in the United States in the late 1960s.
“Blends James Bond parody with wit and rage.”