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Cassava Republic Press
Cassava Republic Press is a dynamic African publishing company with a clear mission— to change the way the world thinks about African writing. With an eclectic list of quality literary fi ction, crime, romance, young adult fiction, and children’s books, Cassava Republic aims to spotlight the vibrancy and diversity of prose by African writers on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Founded in Abuja, Nigeria in 2006, we have a proven record of discovering and developing the careers of some of Africa’s most exciting contemporary writers, such as Teju Cole, Lola Shoneyin, and Helon Habila, and a reputation for publishing high- quality fiction and nonfi ction for adults and children alike.
Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s mesmerizing Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, a subtle story about aging, friendship, loss, and the erotic yearnings of an older woman; Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms, a controversial and gripping story of an aff air between a devout Muslim grandmother and a twenty- five- year- old drug dealer and political thug; and the pulsating crime novel Easy Motion Tourist by Leye Adenle— these books are bound to cause a ripple, and Cassava Republic’s launch list represents an exciting new body of African literature linking writers across diff erent times, spaces, and genres.