Seven Grains of Paradise: A Culinary Journey in Africa

Pottersfield Press, 2017 (ISBN 978-1-988286-02-0), paperback and e-pub


In her sixth book, “Seven Grains of Paradise,” Joan Baxter challenges many myths and explores the wealth of African food cultures and knowledge, foods and crops, and farming know-how.



Dust From Our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look At Africa

Wolsak & Wynn, 2008 (ISBN 978-1-894987-30-1), second edition 2010 (ISBN 978-1-894987-47-9); world edition, 2011, Fahamu Books

Shortlisted for the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize
Dust From Our Eyes should be compulsory reading for all Westerners…” Gerald Caplan, author of The Betrayal and Africa.



The Hermit of Gully Lake: The Life and Times of Willard Kitchener MacDonald

Pottersfield Press, 2005. ISBN 1-895900-70-0.

Short-listed for the Booksellers’ Choice Award at the 2006 Atlantic Book Awards




A Serious Pair of Shoes: An African Journal

Pottersfield Press, 2000. ISBN 1-895900-30-1. Winner of the 2001 Evelyn Richardson Award

 “required reading for anyone who cares for Africa.” – Toronto Star




Strangers Are Like Children: Stories of Africa

Short fiction collection. Pottersfield Press, 1996. ISBN 0-919001-98-X.

“In Strangers Are Like Children, Joan Baxter reveals herself to be a new writer of immense talent and promise. The book deserves the highest praise.” – The Globe and Mail



Graveyard for Dreamers: One Woman’s Odyssey in Africa

Pottersfield Press, 1994. ISBN 0-919001-88-2.

“. . . a richly inviting book.” – The Globe and Mail

“. . . a magical book” – Peter Gzowski