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Ghosts of Illemi is a seminal work of historical fiction, a tapestry of fact and fiction, mythology and religion, war and peace. Set in late 19th century Sudan; a territory of the Ottoman Empire, the book follows the lives of Jokobam Andries Liech, and his three brothers, sons of Anywaa, a Luo nation. Growing up in the village of Aluru nestled on the banks of the Sobat river, we share their adventures; joining them on the Great Elephant hunt, festivities, love and marriage. As turmoil engulfs the Bahr el Ghazal, each navigates his way in a changing world. The elder brothers; Semo and Ouma venture into the southern territories as part of an expedition led by the Italian adventurer, Romolo Gessi to suppress the slave trade. Jokobam Liech and his twin, Kinding Dirwath join the catholic mission of Khartoum to receive western education and travel to foreign lands. The novel brings to life historical personalities i.e. Bishop (Saint) Daniel Comboni; Vicar Apostolic of Central Africa, Gordon Pasha; Governor-General of Sudan, the slaver Suleyman Zubayr, native chieftains to name a few.


Set in the late nineteenth century, this is the tale of the Sultanate of Witu, a Swahili city state within the Lamu Archipelago. It chronicles the period of the Nabahani dynasty, the lives of her Sultans and their subjects. Abubakar Bwana Kodo is the son of the Imam of Witu. A sailor and soldier he is taught his peoples culture and history. He sails the Indian Ocean, visiting coastal settlements and serves as a captain in the Witu army. Walter 'Hassan' Fox, a Royal Marine, is a descendant of al-Hassan bin Ahmad, the last Swahili Sultan of Mombasa. He participates in the anti-slavery blockade mounted by the Royal Navy. Contained herein is a comprehensive record of native cultures, polities, and a catalogue of historical events.

Nyokabi and Konyeki: An Interweaving ...

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This novelette weaves together different Gîkûyû folktales into one coherent narrative- more memorable and more dramatic.

Love in Colour: Mythical tales from a...

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Bolu Babalola takes the most beautiful love stories from history and mythology and rewrites them with incredible new detail and vivacity in her debut collection. Focusing on the magical folktales of West Africa, Babalola also reimagines iconic... By Bolu Babalola

One Year of Ugly

A perfect staycation read' Guardian 'Funny, dark and brilliantly written... should be top of your TBR' Stylist Magazine 'Extraordinarily excellent' Daily Mail 'A completely addictive read that is laugh-out-loud funny'... By Caroline Mackenzie

Worthy Opponents

Spencer Brooke grew up knowing that one day she would own and run one of New York’s most respected department stores. Established in 1920 by Spencers grandfather, it was known for the highest quality merchandise and beautifully designed pieces... By Danielle Steel

All Your Perfects

THEN: The last thing Quinn expected was to meet the love of her life just outside her fiancé’s front door. A year after leaving behind their cheating partners, Quinn and Graham are in a perfect relationship that seems designed by fate. NOW:... By Colleen Hoover

Godsend (Moonraker)

In California her name was Aden Grace Sawyer. In Pakistan, she must choose a different name - Suleyman - and take on a new identity as a young man. She has travelled across half the world to begin her new life, and shell travel further to protect... By John Wray

Rose and the Burma Sky: The heartrend...

1939: In a village in south-east Nigeria on the brink of the Second World War, young Obi watches from a mango tree as a colonial army jeep speeds by, filled with soldiers laughing and shouting, their buttons shining in the sun. To Obi, their... By Rosanna Amaka

True Betrayals

Kelsey Byden, divorced at just twenty-six, isn’t looking for any more drama. But then she receives a letter from her mother, Naomi. Not so unusual except Kelsey has always been told that Naomi was dead.During an extended visit to her mother’s... By Nora Roberts

Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola

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Hilarious, hot and heartfelt MEG CABOT Gorgeously written and heart-meltingly romantic BETH OLEARY Romantic, sexy, fun, delicious and important MARIAN KEYES

Wild Winter Swan (Moonraker)

Following her brothers death and her mothers emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary.... By Gregory Maguire

Stone Blind (Picador)

So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monstersMedusa is the sole mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her Gorgon sisters, she begins to realize that she is the only one who... By

Weaver and the Witch Queen (Titan)

Two stepsisters encounter the gods and giants of Norse mythology, as they face their intertwining destinies and an ominous prophecy in this powerful novel from the acclaimed author of The Witchs Heart. Oddny and Gunnhild meet as children, and they... By Genevieve Gornichec