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The Curse of Happiness by Edify Yakusak

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Title: The Curse of Happiness

Author: Edify Yakusak

Genre: Short Stories

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 174

Publication Year: 2019

Publisher: Kurdan Publishing House Limited

ISBN: 978-978-56279-8-5

Available at: Booksellers bookstore and other bookstores nationwide

Short Description: The Curse of Happiness is a collection of short stories that finds ordinary people struggling and sometimes failing in extraordinary circumstances.

From a woman faced with a long awaited but ultimately underwhelming miracle in “Baby Blue Joy” to a man who finds himself face to face with humanity’s most terrifying manifestation, an enraged mob, in “What is Mine is Yours.”

Yakusak stretches the limits of the normal human perception of the decisions people take in situations beyond their control. It’s an in-depth examination into the human psyche that is both intriguing and disturbing on a level that interacts with the inner reaches of our subconscious.

The Curse of Happiness weaves exciting stories of how normalcy is a luxury in reality: one we often take for granted.

Category: Literary Fiction

 

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Where’d You Go? by Kehinde Ademoye

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Title: Where’d You Go?

Author: Kehinde Ademoye

Genre: Short Stories

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 108

Publication Year: 9 December, 2019

Publisher: Parresia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-56595-2-8

Available at: Booksellers Bookstore and Bookstores Nationwide

Short Description: WHERE ‘D YOU GO is a collection of short stories about terrorism in Northern Nigeria. From Captain Shola and his men who are ambushed by killer herdsmen while on patrol, and need to hold their ground; to a retired Special Forces officer who leads his men to protect his village and its environs from killer herdsmen; to Lieutenant Colonel Abel whose team had to extend their tour by two days to escort the Senate President’s daughter to an IDP Camp and then wait out an assault by Boko Haram insurgents; to Kunle Pierce who is a CIA operative, but comes to avenge the murder of his brother-in-law by the Boko Haram sect; to the Corps members caught in a post-election violence and fight back; and then there is Halima, an abducted girl from Chibok who suffers from Stockholm syndrome, and tries to settle down to normalcy after her release with some other girls.

The stories are action packed; depicting loss, justice, vengeance, bravery, courage under fire, sacrifice and patriotism.

Category: Espionage, Suspense, Thriller

 

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Poison by Yetunde Ojebola

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Title: Poison

Author: Yetunde Ojebola

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 85

Publication Year: 2019

Publisher: Aprilspring Media

ISBN: 978-978-57429-4-7

Available at: Booksellers Bookstore and bookstores nationwide

Short Description: Poison is a story about how the parental backgrounds of twin sisters Amaka and Amara affect them differently and the different people they become from these experience.

Category: Coming of Age, Young Adult

 

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The Happiest Nigerian Kid by Ugochukwu Chinye-Ikejiunor

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Title: The Happiest Nigerian Kid

Author: Ugochukwu Chinye-Ikejiunor

Genre: Non-fiction (Creative)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5 x 5.7

Number of Pages: 40

Publication Year: 20 January, 2020

Publisher: Chalta Publishers

ISBN: 9789785077230

Available at: Bookpeddler.ng

Short Description: The happiest Nigerian kid is an inspirational book for readers of all ages, and it appeals more to kids. It awakens the discovery of the creative ingenuity in every child, and enlightens both the kids and their parents about the ‘Child entrepreneurship mind set’. The 9 years old Kamfe has an idea that can eradicate unemployment in the future and make the next generation of kids and youths to be top notch.

Category: Children’s Books, Motivational

 

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Bitter Leafing Woman by Karen King-Aribisala

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Title: Bitter Leafing Woman

Author: Karen King-Aribisala

Genre: Short Stories

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 196

Publication Year: 2017

Publisher: Malthouse Press

ISBN: 9789789597208

Available at: Booksellers and Bookstores nationwide

Short Description: Set in Nigeria, Bitter Leafing Woman relates the experiences of Woman as she chews the bitter leaves of patriarchal oppression in a bid to transform them into gender balanced sweetness. Here Woman becomes a symbol of the oppressed; of women and men alike.

The style of writing ranges from plain prose as in The Edi Kai Ikong War, magical realism as in World of the Fat/Thin House, the social satire of The Bone Eater,  the densely poetic and symbolic Broken Plate and the biblical imbued style of Bitter Leafing Woman who, finding herself drowning in the soup of gender oppression for forty years, attempts to murder her Deacon fiancé.

In this collection we become involved with serious issues of conflicts, which nevertheless we try to treat with sardonic humour and insight.

Category: Women’s Fiction, Magical Realism, Satire

 

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Stranger in Lagos by Sally Kenneth Dodzie

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Title: Stranger in Lagos

Author: Sally Kenneth Dodzie

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 728

Publication Year: October 25, 2019

Publisher: Moskedapages

ISBN: 978-1701962989

Available at: Amazon.com and Okadabooks

Short Description: Halim Diobi is set to marry Eben Nosakhare, the perfect picture of a dream husband. Their wedding promises to be the talk of town, and all their plans seem to fall in place.

Eniola Adeoye has plans of her own as well, centered on Eben Nosakhare and finding a new beginning in Lagos.
Things don’t go quite as intended for all three, as unexpected curves ahead get in the way of their goals and leave them facing new realities in Lagos. They become strangers to each other, even though they are so close.

Stranger In Lagos is not your typical love story; neither does it follow the path of the usual Lagos story. Sally Kenneth Dadzie tells an enthralling and gripping tale of four young people, living their best lives and struggling with ghosts from the past in the city of vermin and lost souls.

Category: Romance

 

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Perfidy by Tunmise Onifade

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Title: Perfidy (Book #1, Legend of the Red Knights Series)

Author: Tunmise Onifade

Genre: Fiction

Format: E-book

File Size: 798 KB

Number of Pages: 159

Publication Year: July, 2019

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9780463199794

Available at: Amazon.com, Bambooks, Smashwords and Okadabooks

Short Description: Perfidy is a fast paced fantasy novel set in the age of fiery archers and skilled swordsmen, of valiant knights and scheming nobles, of rich kings and struggling commoners. The story follows Corthiel, a young, adventurous huntsman from the southern province of Navlan empire, as he joins forces with other warriors to stop Sir Garhel, a beloved member of the royal family, from bringing Navlan empire to ruin with his high ambitions.

With the backing of a powerful sorceress and strong allies in Navlan and beyond, Sir Garhel is a force nigh unstoppable, but Corthiel and his friends must conquer him otherwise their world would be besieged by an evil for which there is no reprieve or respite.

If you enjoyed Eragon, Merlin, Game of Thrones and other such works, then this is for you.

Category: Speculative Fiction, Fantasy

 

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In The Long Run by Chukwuebuka Amaechi

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Title: In The Long Run

Author: Chukwuebuka Amaechi

Genre: Drama

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 63

Publication Year: June 20, 2018

Publisher: Fasmen Communications

ISBN: 9789785594973

Available at: Abia State University Bookshop, Owerri

Short Description: In the Long Run is a contemporary drama of the struggle Ibe passes through in his quest to further his education and the effects of unpreparedness. Akpo on the other hand, loses his life due to peer mingling nonchalance as Ibe is unfortunately implicated.

Category: Satire

 

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When Day Breaks by Adamu Usman Garko

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Title: When Day Breaks

Author: Adamu Usman Garko

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 54

Publication Year: December, 2018

Publisher: Words Rhyme & Rhythm

ISBN: 978-978-969-289-7

Available at: Amazon.com and Okadabooks

Short Description: When Day Breaks is a loud voice, a poetic totem which bespeaks, like a kaleidoscope, the societal colors. The poems touch on the halcyon of childhood, love lost and found and dreams from the writer’s innocent eyes. Garko’s verses deftly transport the reader to a land of words and symbols, eliciting an ethereal feeling. It is a must read for every reader seeking to be refreshed with poetry.

Category: Poetry

 

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Masque Protocol (Short Title) by Kunle Odesola

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Title: Masque Protocol: The Birds That Became Foxes

Author: Kunle Odesola

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 306

Publication Year: November 19, 2019

Publisher: Indie

ISBN: 978-1709689321

Available at: Amazon.com and Okadabooks.

Short Description: Against the backdrop of the nation’s transition from military rule to democratic governance, Major Baker finds himself on the fringe of the Foreign Intelligence Service until a series of seemingly unrelated events culminate in an audacious attack on a key member of the National Security Council.

The hunt for the perpetrators thrusts Baker into a maelstrom fueled by international political motivations and high-level corruption. In his sights are an old foe, and a situation that threatens the bedrock of the nation’s fourth republic.

Category: Political Thriller, Suspense, Military Thriller

 

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The Heresiad by Ikeogu Oke

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Title: The Heresiad

Author: Ikeogu Oke

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 116

Publication Year: 2017

Publisher: Kraftgriots (BookCraft Limited)

ISBN: 978-9789184149

Available at: Amazon.com and bookstores nationwide

Short Description: The Heresiad is the sixth book of Ikeogu Oke published by Kraftgriot Publishers. This book won the 2017 NLNG Prize for literature after being shortlisted and selected as winner from eleven other literary works. According to Kola Tubosun, the book speaks to an intense commitment to innovation, tenacity, joyful experimentation and social commentary in a way that provokes delight and engagement. Helon Habila, author of Waiting for an Angel and Measuring time, amongst other books, noted line after line of The Heresiad reminds us of why we need poetry and poets in the world. Nobel Laureate, Nadine Gordimer posits that there is no end to the wide illumination in the protean gift of the author. This book is credited to be 27 years of hardwork and a must read for every book lover.

Category: Poetry

 

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Title: Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha (Book 1)

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Genre: Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Book Dimension: 6.3 x 9.3

Number of Pages: 544

Publication Year: March 6, 2018

Publisher:  Ouida Books

ISBN: 978-1250170972

Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

Short Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Category: Thriller, Suspense, YA Fantasy, Magical Realism, Coming of Age

 

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Girl: A Novel by Edna O’Brien

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Title: Girl: A Novel

Author: Edna O’Brien

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.4 x 8.2

Number of Pages: 240

Publication Year: October 15, 2019

Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 978-0374162559

Available at: Amazon Stores

Short Description: Girl, Edna O’Brien’s hotly anticipated new novel, envisages the lives of the Boko Haram girls in a masterpiece of violence and tenderness.

I was a girl once, but not anymore.

So begins Girl, Edna O’Brien’s harrowing portrayal of the young women abducted by Boko Haram. Set in the deep countryside of northeast Nigeria, this is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; a hair-raising escape into the manifold terrors of the forest; and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility awaiting a victim who returns home with a child blighted by enemy blood. From one of the century’s greatest living authors, Girl is an unforgettable story of one victim’s astonishing survival, and her unflinching faith in the redemption of the human heart.

Category: Coming of Age, Literary

 

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In The Name Of Our Father by Olukorede S. Yishau

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Title: In The Name Of Our Father

Author: Olukorede S. Yishau

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 228

Publication Year: April 11, 2018

Publisher:  Parrésia Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 978-1724961631

Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

Short Description: The desire to become a novelist suddenly seizes Justus Omoeko. He wants another title other than a journalist for which thousands know him. He is soon inspired by the story of a popular prophet in town and decides to write a thriller out of the dark patch that is the life of this renowned man of God, who has the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Force, General Sani Idoti, as one of his clients.Prophet T.C. Jeremiah hits the jackpot when the military usurper in power recruits him to help ensure his longevity in office. Money begins to fall into his accounts as though he has a cash tree at the back of his house. But, the more money he makes, his family falls apart. He performs miracles. Yet, his ex-prostitute wife finds it hard to conceive.

Category: Thriller, Suspense, Satire

 

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Where the Lotus Grows by Oyinkansola A. Ogunyinka

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Title: Where the Lotus Grows

Author: Oyinkansola A. Ogunyinka

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: N/A

Number of Pages: 280

Publication Year: July 6, 2019

Publisher:  QuickkPrints

ISBN: 9789789736171

Available at: Terrakulture Bookstore, RovingHeights

Short Description: Where the Lotus Grows is a story of what comes next when life deals unexpected blows. What more can precipitate a rude awakening than to lose the valuable elements of life and yet be forced to live through it, as in the cases of Taiwo and Karen in the novel? What more can make life take on a whole new meaning than to experience what can be likened to a nightmare, yet there is no waking up from it, because it is reality? The novel depicts how we tend to self-destruct when we pass through moments of pain and we push people away instead of drawing strength from fellowship with loved ones.

The novel is also a story of the search for meaning, when suddenly one of the protagonists, Karen, discovered that the life she had always valued and revered was actually not what she thought it was. The realization sent her on an adventure that would bring her in contact with another destiny that was in a search of his own. While one would have expected the collusion to be the resolution of the search by the characters, it only opened up another dimension of intrigue in the story.

Category: Romance, Christian Fiction

 

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Akoka Speed Monster by Adesola Osota

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Title: Akoka Speed Monster

Author: Adesola Osota

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook

File Size: N/A

Publication Year: August, 2018

Publisher:  N/A

Available at: Okadabooks, Selar

Short Description: Akoka, a bubbling suburb in Lagos and home to young people in tertiary institutions, has been attacked by a faceless monster, known by only its characteristics: Wind and Speed.

Eliot, a victim of the attacks, together with his friends solve the greatest mystery as they strive to unmask the monster, but with no single clue about the truth that will hit them hard, and possibly change their lives forever!

Follow the intriguing story of seven adventurous boys in Akoka Speed Monster

Category: Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi

 

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A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin

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Title: A Particular Kind of Black Man

Author: Tope Folarin

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: N/A

Number of Pages: 272

Publication Year: August 6, 2019

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501171819

Available at: Amazon Stores, Simon & Schuster

Short Description: Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola’s family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can’t escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won’t come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues.

Tunde’s father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream while his wife, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia. Then one otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde’s mother wakes him with a hug, bundles him and his baby brother into the car, and takes them away from the only home they’ve ever known.

But running away doesn’t bring her, or her children, any relief from the demons that plague her; once Tunde’s father tracks them down, she flees to Nigeria, and Tunde never feels at home again. He spends the rest of his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection—to the wary stepmother and stepbrothers he gains when his father remarries; to the Utah residents who mock his father’s accent; to evangelical religion; to his Texas middle school’s crowd of African-Americans; to the fraternity brothers of his historically black college. In so doing, he discovers something that sends him on a journey away from everything he has known.

Sweeping, stirring, and perspective-shifting, A Particular Kind of Black Man is a beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American.

Category: Coming of Age, Literary Fiction

 

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My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Title: My Sister, The Serial Killer

Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 240

Publication Year: November 20, 2018

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780525564201

Available at: Amazon Stores, Random House

Short Description: Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.

Category: Women’s fiction, Young Adult, Satire

 

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Ruffled Butterflies by Ayotunde Mamudu

 

Title: Ruffled Butterflies

Author: Ayotunde Mamudu

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 146

Publication Year: 2019

Publisher: Parresia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-55874-7-0

Available at: Booksellers Bookstore, Ibadan

Short Description: “Till death do us part . . .”

Seemingly innocent transgressions like squeezing toothpaste or leaving pee on the toilet seat lie in wait to trip up these characters who in turn become so stifled by their partners that they can’t wait for death to part them.

Some stories in this collection end in cliff-hangers, making room for self-reflection and numerous possible endings. These thirteen stories traverse domestic issues that call for more meaningful steps than grumbling, as the Morgans, Olabisi, Kayode, Vera and John soon find out.

Ruffled butterfly wings are used as imagery for the delicate family ties of everyday people who are sewn together in marriage. Suspenseful, dramatic, romantic and dipped in an amalgam of Nigerian and Western cultures, these relationships pass through crucibles with the couples spreading ruffled, ripped mosaic wings to flutter and fly against all odds.

Category: Literary, Short Stories

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Only on Canvas by Olusola Olugbesan

 

Title: Only on Canvas

Author: Olusola Olugbesan

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 321

Publication Year: 2010

Publisher: Mosuro Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-48412-3-8

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: This is an exhilarating tale of characters from different backgrounds, with different desires and dreams intricately woven together to create a tapestry of life. It is a refreshing and didactic story delivered n a very rich flow of language.

‘. . . the world is replete with uncut diamonds.’

Anna, somewhat surprised, and spurred on by Amaka’s profound response quickly followed up.

‘And you must find one of these gems, polish and bestow it to the world. You must find someone, somewhere, somehow, to give your oil. We must dare our dreams and seize the brush. . .’

Amaka responded earnestly saying, ‘I will mother, I promise. God made a beautiful world and handed it to us. I must add my own beauty. . .work my masterpiece.’

Only a Canvas is an attempt to draw attention to our utter dependency upon, and urgent responsibility for each other, and our divine capacity to attain it. You must never give up on the virtue odyssey.

Category: General

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An Abundance of Scorpions by Hadiza Isma El-Rufai

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Title: An Abundance of Scorpions

Author: Hadiza Isma El-Rufai

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5 x 8

Number of Pages: 410

Publication Year: November 20, 2017

Publisher: Quida Books

ISBN: 9780998986302

Available at: Amazon.com, Ingram & Local Bookstores

Short Description: Following a horrific tragedy, Tambaya leaves Kano for Accra to live with her brother, Aminu. Sadly, her dream of a new beginning is dashed when she can no longer endure the indignity she suffers at the hands of her brother’s new wife.

Tambaya returns to northern Nigeria and soon finds work as a matron in an orphanage, under the watchful eye of the ruthless Miss Scholastica. Just when she begins to settle into her new life, an unexpected visit threatens to destroy everything she has worked so hard to build. Tambaya faces moral dilemmas on all sides, but she must stop her life from unravelling once again.

Vulnerable, and surrounded by malice, corruption and greed, Tambaya struggles to shape her destiny. An Abundance of Scorpions charts one woman’s journey through grief and uncertainty to a road that leads to self-discovery, redemption and love. 

Category: Women’s fiction, Literary fiction

 

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What Goes Around by Ify Tony-Monye

 

Title: What Goes Around

Author: Ify Tony-Monye

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 459

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Fynom Books LTD

ISBN: 978-978-945744-1

Available at: Amazon Stores, Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: A fender bender brings Chizo and Difu together, leading to a friendship that blossoms till cupid strikes and they decide to get married. All in the course of nature, one would say. But, their decision unbeknownst to them sets off a chain of events so terrible that one finds it hard to believe. Awele conspires with Kosi to put the spanner in the works – all efforts thwarted every step of the way. Uche and Dozie stand stoically behind their friends but are on their own swamped by life’s everyday troubles. Both experience personal tragedies that change their views about life and helps form their characters – or lack of it. Death from natural courses; unintended murder; and then a double suicide rocks the community, the circumstances surrounding these fatalities gruesome enough to send any witnesses off their heads. A monster is born to Chizo and Difu, further escalating an already precarious situation, but who really is to blame?

The novel toys with love, hatred and revenge; each element so entwined as the story progresses that the reader is sure to be held captive from page one to the end. It touches on real friendship – well and truly tested. With each subsequent page and from one generation to the other, the author carries the reader along as they live the lives of the characters, particularly Chizo and Difu, with them, sharing in their joys and pains, trials and tribulations right through to the very bitter and shocking end. They say love is a disease, a cure for which few have, but will love conquer all? Only time will tell!

Category: General

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The Square Pegs by David Obasa

 

Title: The Square Pegs

Author: David Obasa

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 190

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Parresia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-54079-9-0-57-1

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: This is the story of three ambitious young men: a scientist, an artiste and a writer, who were raised different backgrounds but through series of events and circumstances had their paths crossing one another. Along the way they were confronted with obstacles. Some of these obstacles were life threatening an some others resulted in painful losses.

This is a story that intricately combines thrills, frills, pains, humour, ardour and defiance in a manner that unfolds the twists and the turns.

Category: Coming of Age

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Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi by Nnedi Okorafor

 

Title: Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi

Author: Nnedi Okoroafor

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 329

Publication Year: March, 2018

Publisher: Cassava Republic Press

ISBN: 978-1-911115-57-1

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: The time has come for Sunny Nwague to confront her destiny. As a member of the secret Leopard Society, her magical powers continue to grow under the guidance of her mentor Sugar Cream. She is beginning to understand her spirit face, Anyanwu, and struggling to unlock the strange secrets of her Nsibidi book.

But after an encounter with a lake monster, Sunny is dragged from her studies into a battle that will determine the fate of humanity. She finds herself travelling to the mysterious town of Osisi, in a journey fraught with unknown dangers that take her through unseen worlds.

Weaving together critiques of contemporary culture, including police brutality and everyday misogyny, with her trademark fantasy and adventure, award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor will take you on another enthralling adventure in this gripping sequel to What Sunny Saw in the Flames.

Category: Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal

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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

 

Title: An Orchestra of Minorities

Author: Chigozie Obioma

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 516

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Paressia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-56595-0-4

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls tow of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice.

Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family, and when her parents object to the union because Chinonso is uneducated, he sells most of his possessions to attend university in Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, Chinonso discovers that all is not what it seems. Furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further and further away from his dream, and Ndali and the place he called home.

In this contemporary twist on Milton, Dante and Homer written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about the tension between destiny and determination.

Category: Literary fiction

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