“Stories matter. Many stories matter… When we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise.”
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Books Africana is the bookshop you’ve been waiting for
Books Africana is the bookshop you’ve been waiting for.
In one of the biggest Waterstones in London, I watched as a bookshop assistant rummaged through the shelves trying to find just one children’s book with a black child on the cover. Reader, he never did.
It was then that I realised that there was a need to create a place where it was easy to find the work of black writers. A place where there work was not hidden in dusty corners or banished to unchartered stockrooms.
Books Africana is that place. An internet haven, a home for the work of writers from Africa and the African Diaspora.
We sell books and gift items, but we also do a little more than that.
Our aim is to help you discover more books by black authors. Love crime thrillers? We want to help you find more. Looking for sci-fi black authors? Our aim is to be your one stop shop for every genre.
Over the coming months we will be building our collection and creating new ways to help you discover new books.
We are growing and developing, so we welcome your feedback. Feel free to message us at any time.