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.
Purple Mangoes by Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze tells the diverse stories of ten Nigerian women and girls. It focuses on the joys, pains and mysteries of womanhood in Nigeria with a touch of humour, sarcasm and redemption. Available for purchase on Amazon and Okadabooks.
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.
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.
Discover the next generation of African writers. 21st-century urban and rural life reflected with wit and wisdom. Mother Never Sleeps is a lively short story collection with tales of broken marriages and blossoming romance, car chases and minibus rides, Catholic confessions and corrupt ministers.
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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