Bahati Books is a digital publishing house that aims to promote well-written African literature. We publish and promote stories written by Africans, who have unique and inspiring narratives that are fresh and authentic.


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Four men from different corners of Nigerian society find their fates tied to one man: Yinka. Desperate to leave Nigeria, they are drawn to a consultant who works for a powerful human trafficking syndicate. My Mind Is No Longer Here is the story of men willing to risk it all to chase their dreams.

From the homeless street child, to the albino, to the wealthy merchant and the English expatriate – all Nairobians’ destinies are tied together. Nairobi Echoes delves into Nairobi city’s bowels to reveal a picture of its underworld  in this bustling Metropolis which rarely makes it in tourist postcards.

In this short story collection, readers follow the lives of an array of characters – from three distinct corners of Zimbabwean society. From the corrupt minister, to the struggling single mother and the hopeful migrant entrepreneur, Fool's Gold promises to be a captivating read. 

A man and woman begin an intense romance and find their lives unexpectedly linked to the rise and fall of their disintegrating nation. Side Babies centers on men and women navigating the complexities of love, while managing tumultuous political atmospheres.


Love from our readers

"The story was excellent. One of the highlights of my reading year." 

- Victoria Richards


The stories were vivid depictions of life in various parts of the African continent... As you read each story, you are transported into a different life.

- Devaki Khanna

"One of the best reads of my year so far!"

- Zara Scott


"The range of stories is great, and some of them really left an imprint..."

- Amazon Customer Review


I like Sylva Nze Ifedigbo's book because the author's writing is simple and striking, without being pretentious. 

- Zaynab Quadri

This project is an especially important one in Africa because we tend to get the same narrative time and time again and those who venture out are rarely heard." 

- Waridi Book Blog


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