An Excerpt from A Roll of the Dice by Mona Dash

About the book Baby, you hold on, and I will hold on… A family discovers they have a medical condition written in their genes. A child is born in India with the potentially fatal condition SCID (Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency) for which there is no treatment in his country. A mother faces an uncertain future with…

An Excerpt from Kasali’s Africa by Feyisayo Anjorin

About the book Kasali Adebayor, a prominent farmer in the city of Akure, a husband of five wives, fancies himself as an activist for good governance while wielding the big stick of patriarchy over his family members. In the fast changing African political landscape Kasali’s family comes under the spotlight; an exposure which – initially…

An Excerpt from Bits & Pieces by Dawn Hosmer

About the book A chance encounter with a stranger traps Tessa within the mind of a madman.   Tessa was born with a gift. Through a simple touch she picks up pieces of others. A “flash” of color devours her, the only indication that she’s gained something new from another person. Red equals pain; purple, a talent;…

An Excerpt from Dear Philomena by Mugabi Byenkya

About the book Dear Philomena, is the story of two strokes, one boy, one girl and a whole lot of magical realism. July 1991, Leocardia Byenkya underwent an ultrasound that informed her to expect a baby girl. She chose the name Philomena. January 16 1992, her baby was born as a boy. Filled with shock…

An Excerpt from Cold Sunflowers by Mark Sippings

About the book ‘Everything happens for a reason.’ It’s 1972. Raymond Mann is seventeen. He is fearful of life and can’t get off buses. He says his prayers every night and spends too much time in his room. He meets Ernest Gardiner, a gentleman in his seventies who’s become tired of living and misses the…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MEHARALIT BEST READS (MBR) 2018

  MBR 2018, is our way of conducting a survey of books that are taking over the shelves and are well read across continents by encouraging readers, to send in reviews of their best reads. We collate these and find out from our data, book(s) with multiple reviews, which will be announced 6 weeks after…

An Excerpt from Are you not a Nigerian by Bayo Olupohunda

About the book   Are you not a Nigerian? collection takes a hilarious and often serious but didactic look into what defines us as Nigerians. The stereotypes, idiosyncrasies and what it means to be essentially Nigerian. Are you not a Nigerian? chronicles a country’s fourth attempt at democratic governance after many years of military dictatorship. Through his personal experiences and…

An Excerpt from Shadows Don’t Lie by N.O. Bekoe

About the book   After love had dealt the bossy Ana a huge blow nearly a decade ago; the reason she chose a rich, solitude life, love finally knocks on her door once again, but…   Shadows Don’t Lie Chapter 13 He followed her out of the ongoing merriment. She had been at this venue…