MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). 'Mensah' is a London crime novel with a difference. It is set in the deprived streets of Hackney amongst the African community, a stone's throw away from the affluent and gentrified parts of the borough and Islington. It pays homage to Raymond Chandler and introduces us to the charismatic Mensah, a black hero for our times. Mensah is the kind of man you go looking for when you have a problem. He will solve...
2) Accra Noir
Accra joins Lagos, Nairobi, Marrakech, and Addis Ababa in representing the African continent in the Noir Series arena.
"The anthology Accra Noir edited by Nana-Ama Danquah captures the hustle of several distinctive neighborhoods of Ghana's capital."
—The Millions, included in Nadia Owusu's Year in Reading (2020)
"Thirteen tales of the trouble people find in the capital city of Ghana when they're trying to...