Lagos Noir

Lagos Noir

Lagos Noir

“A stellar cast of award-winning Nigerian authors . . . a must-read for crime lovers looking for something different.”—Brittle Paper In Akashic Books’s acclaimed series of original noir anthologies, each book comprises all new stories set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Now, West Africa enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of Nigeria’s best-known authors. In Lagos Noir, the stories are set in “a city of more than 21 million and an amazing amalgam of wealth, poverty, corruption, humor, bravery, and tragedy. Abani and a dozen other contributors tell stories that are both unique to Lagos and universal in their humanity . . . This entry stands as one of the strongest recent additions to Akashic’s popular noir series” (Publishers Weekly, starred review, pick of the week). The anthology includes stories by Chris Abani, Nnedi Okorafor, E.C. Osondu, Jude Dibia, Chika Unigwe, A. Igoni Barrett, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Adebola Rayo, Onyinye Ihezukwu, Uche Okonkwo, Wale Lawal, ’Pemi Aguda, and Leye Adenle. “The beauty of this book, which contains 13 stories from Nigerian writers, is that it serves as a travelogue, too.”—Bloomberg, “The Darkest Summer Reading List for Those Bright, Beachy Days” “With writers like Igoni Barrett, Leye Adenle, and E.C. Osondu contributing, Lagos Noir offers wildly different perspectives on both the city itself and the state of noir fiction. This book is almost like a world in itself, one that you’ll want to dive back into and get lost in again and again.”—CrimeReads, “One of the 10 Best Crime Anthologies of 2018”

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jude Dibia
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2018-06-05
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781617756481


Lagos Noir

Lagos Noir

West Africa enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of Nigeria's best-known authors.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Chris Abani
Publisher : Akashic Noir
Release : 2018-06-05
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1617755230


Lagos Noir

Lagos Noir

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Genre : Lagos (Nigeria)
Author : Chris Abani
Publisher :
Release : 2018-10-02
Total Pages : 217 Pages
ISBN : 1911115731


Mumbai Noir

Mumbai Noir

Presents a collection of short stories featuring noir and crime fiction about Mumbai by such authors as Sonia Faleiro, Smita Harish Jain, Devashish Makhija, and Avtar Singh.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Altaf Tyrewala
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 279 Pages
ISBN : 9781617750274


Delhi Noir

Delhi Noir

Presents a collection of crime and noir stories set in Delhi, India.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Hirsh Sawhney
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 297 Pages
ISBN : 9781933354781


Rome Noir

Rome Noir

Looks beyond the tourist facade of Italy's capital. This is the real city of Fellini, Pasolini and countless other major artists who devoted their lives to depicting the grandeur and decadence of this ever fascinating metropolis.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Chiara Stangalino
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 268 Pages
ISBN : 9781933354644


Kingston Noir

Kingston Noir

“Subverts the simplistic sunshine/reggae/spliff-smoking image of Jamaica at almost every turn . . . with a rich interplay of geographies and themes.” —Los Angeles Times From Trench Town to Half Way Tree to Norbrook to Portmore and beyond, the stories of Kingston Noir shine light into the darkest corners of this fabled city. Joining award-winning Jamaican authors such as Marlon James, Leone Ross, and Thomas Glave are two “special guest” writers with no Jamaican lineage: Nigerian-born Chris Abani and British writer Ian Thomson. The menacing tone that runs through some of these stories is counterbalanced by the clever humor in others, such as Kei Miller’s “White Gyal with a Camera,” who softens even the hardest of August Town’s gangsters; and Mr. Brown, the private investigator in Kwame Dawes’s story, who explains why his girth works to his advantage: “In Jamaica a woman like a big man. She can see he is prosperous, and that he can be in charge.” Together—with more contributions from Patricia Powell, Colin Channer, Marcia Douglas, and Christopher John Farley—the outstanding tales in Kingston Noir comprise the best volume of short fiction ever to arise from the literary wellspring that is Jamaica. “Thoroughly well-written stories . . . fans of noir will enjoy this batch of sordid tales set in the sweltering heat of the tropics.” —Publishers Weekly “An eclectic and gritty mélange of tales that sears the imagination . . . Kingston Noir proves its worth as a quintessential piece of West Indian literature—rich, artistic, timeless, and above all, draped in unmistakable realism.” —The Gleaner (Jamaica)

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Colin Channer
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2012-05-29
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781617751172


Singapore Noir

Singapore Noir

The dark side of The Lion City is explored in a thrilling anthology that gives “plenty of new and unfamiliar voices a chance to shine” (San Francisco Book Review). The island city-state of Singapore harbors unique customs and traditions largely unknown to the West. A booming economy and embrace of conformity overshadow its gambling dens, red-light districts, and a collective passion for ghostly and gory tales. Now, in Singapore Noir, some of its best contemporary authors delve into its seedy side, including three winners of the Singapore Literature Prize: Simon Tay (writing as Donald Tee Quee Ho), Colin Cheong, and Suchen Christine Lim, whose contribution was named a finalist for the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award for Best P.I. Short Story. Eleven more tales showcase the talents of Colin Goh, Philip Jeyaretnam, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Monica Bhide, S.J. Rozan, Lawrence Osborne, Ovidia Yu, Damon Chua, Johann S. Lee, Dave Chua, and Nury Vittachi. “Singapore, with its great wealth and great poverty existing amid ethnic, linguistic, and cultural tensions, offers fertile ground for bleak fiction . . . Tan has assembled a strong lineup of Singapore natives and knowledgeable visitors for this volume exploring the dark side of a fascinating country.” —Publishers Weekly

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2014-05-12
Total Pages : 242 Pages
ISBN : 9781617752810


The Carnivorous City

The Carnivorous City

Rabato Sabato, aka, Soni Dike, is a criminal turned grandee, with a beautiful wife, an exclusive mansion on Victoria Island and a questionable fortune. Then one day he disappears. His Jag is found in a ditch, music blaring from the speakers. Soni's older brother, Abel Dike, a small-town teacher arrives to join the search for his sibling. Abel is rapidly sucked into the maelstrom of Lagos: he has to navigate the motley cast of common criminals, deal with the policemen intent on grabbing a piece of the pie, and grapple wth his growing desire for his brothers wife.

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Genre : Avarice
Author : Toni Kan
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 241 Pages
ISBN : 1911115243


Baghdad Noir

Baghdad Noir

This unique anthology of Iraqi noir fiction collects fourteen original stories of crime, conspiracy, regret, and revenge in the capital of Iraq. The centuries-old city of Baghdad has known many rulers, many troubles, and many crimes. But while most Iraqis would agree that their life has always been noir, there has not been a literary tradition to capture this aspect of the culture. By commissioning the fourteen stories collected here—most by Iraqi writers, all by authors familiar with Baghdad—editor Samuel Shimon and Akashic Books have created what may be the first anthology of Iraqi crime fiction ever assembled. Here you will read of life in Baghdad both during and after the Saddam Hussein era, with stories of fear in the shadow of a ruthless dictator; kidnappings in the time of U.S. occupation; detectives who investigate political conspiracies; and tales of revenge, assassination, mental illness, and family struggle in the war-torn City of Peace. Baghdad Noir includes brand-new stories by Sinan Antoon, Ali Bader, Mohammed Alwan Jabr, Nassif Falak, Dheya al-Khalidi, Hussain al-Mozany, Layla Qasrany, Hayet Raies, Muhsin al-Ramli, Ahmed Saadawi, Hadia Said, Salima Salih, Salar Abdoh, and Roy Scranton.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Muhsin al-Ramli
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2018-08-07
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781617756542