Parrésia Afrika is a new programme of Lagos-based Parrésia Publishers Ltd.
Parrésia Publishers Limited is one of Nigeria’s biggest independent publishers which has published notable African voices including Helon Habila [Caine Prize, Commonwealth Prize], Abubakar Adam Ibrahim [BBC African Performance Prize, Caine Prize shortlist], Victor Ehikhamenor and Chika Unigwe [NLNG Prize for Literature]. We have three imprints at present—Parresia Books (traditional press, literary fiction and creative nonfiction), Origami Books (publishing services) and Cordite Books (crime and spy fiction, edited by Helon Habila).
The Parrésia Afrika programme will see us make available to the Nigerian market a range of select books by Africa’s preeminent writers and thinkers. Our aim is to address disconnections in the intra-African argument of ideas arising from a lack of access to books in Nigeria from elsewhere on the continent. These books will be made available through our local distribution channels.
The very first books on Parrésia Afrika will be a nonfiction anthology from Uganda, Crossroads, and four novels by South African writer Zukiswa Wanner—London, Cape Town, Joburg (2014); Men of the South (2010), Behind Every Successful Man (2008) and The Madams (2006).
All books are gathered here: https://www.jumia.com.ng/parresia-publishers/
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Zukiswa Wanner is the author of novels The Madams (2006) shortlisted for the South African Literary Award’s K.Sello Duiker Award; Behind Every Successful Man (2008); Men of the South (2010) shortlisted for the Commonwealth Best Book Africa Region 2011; London Cape Town Joburg (2014). Her short story The Dress That Fed the Suit was selected as one of the top 20 stories in South Africa’s 20 years of democracy (1994-2014) and she was selected as one of the top 39 sub-Saharan African writers under 40 (Africa39). She sits on the board of the continental writing initiative, Writivism.She is a founding member of the literary initiative, ReadSA.
Crossroads is a new collection personal memoirs, offers readers a fresh and authentic look at rapidly-changing African culture as seen through the eyes of true experts: a group of perceptive and articulate Ugandan women. It was edited by Christopher Conte, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and editor. It’s has the true scope of lived experience in today’s Africa—culture, women’s issues, changing gender roles, modernization, religion, health, sex, marriage, sports, and more. It includes writing by Harriet Anena, Rosey Sembatya, Hilda Twongyeirwe, Lydia Namubiru and more.