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Never Look an American in the Eye (Short Title) by Okey Ndibe

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Title: Never Look an American in the Eye: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts and the Making of a Nigerian American

Author: Okey Ndibe

Genre: Non-fiction (Memoir)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 210

Publication Year: 2017

Publisher: BookCraft Limited

ISBN: 978-9788457831

Available at: Amazon.com and bookstores nationwide

Short Description: Okey Ndibe’s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential—but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency—African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe’s relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just thirteen days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery. All these stories and more come together in a generous, encompassing book about the making of a writer and a new American.

Category: Creative non-fiction, memoir

 

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Love Does Not Win Elections by Ayisha Osori

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Title: Love Does Not Win Elections

Author: Ayisha Osori

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: 1.805 MB

Number of Pages: 188

Publication Year: September 4, 2017

Publisher: Narrative Landscape Press

ASIN: B075DCKHK3

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: In 2014 Ayisha answers a call from within to contest the primaries for a seat in the National Assembly on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling party – the Peoples Democratic Party. She is dissatisfied with the quality of representation – both from the men and women in office and after years advising on and working to get more women into leadership positions, she is curious about what it would take to contest and win.

Can and does she do all that is required of her as an aspirant or does she pick and choose and what impact did her choices have on the results? Was there ever a chance that she could have won? Go through the journey of midnight meetings, envelopes full of money, prayers for sale, tracking the First Lady and trying to get President Jonathan to realise the damage that was being done to the party with the automatic ticket policy and find out what it takes to win (or lose) the primaries of a major political party in Nigeria.

Told in a witty style that belies the heft of its subject matter, Ayisha takes her readers on a spell binding journey into the political underbelly of Nigeria.

Category: Literary fiction

 

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Moonglow and Other Poems by Christopher Okigbo

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Title: Moonglow and Other Poems

Author: Christopher Okigbo

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.2 x 8.2

Number of Pages: 87

Publication Year: 2017

Publisher: Bookcraft Limited

ISBN: 978-978-5482751

Available at: Booksellers, Ibadan

Short Description: “…He was not only the finest poet of his generation but I believe that as his work becomes better and more widely known in the world he will also be recognised as one of the most remarkable anywhere in our time…”

Chinua Achebe

“I am an Okigbo evangelist… Christopher Okigbo is a great poet whose lines everybody should know by heart. They are tremendously beautiful.”

Ben Okri

Celebrated writer and winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction.

“Steeped alike in Western Modernist aesthetics and myth -making traditions of his Igbo background, he fused worlds with an assurance that married lyric and epic, audacity and grace. This collection… will remind existing readers of Okigbo’s prowess and dazzle new ones.”

Boyd Tonkin

Category: Poems, posthumous

 

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Wake Me When I’m Gone by Odafe Atogun

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Title: Wake Me When I’m Gone

Author: Odafe Atogun

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 208

Publication Year: September 5, 2017

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 978-1782118428

Available at: Amazon.com & Bookstores nationwide

Short Description: Everyone says that Ese is the most beautiful woman in the region, but a fool. A young widow, she lives in a village, where the crops grow tall and the people are ruled over by a Chief on a white horse. She married for love, but now her husband is dead, leaving her with nothing but a market stall and a young son to feed.

When the Chief knocks on Ese’s door demanding that she marry again, as the laws of the land dictate she must, Ese is a fool once more. There is a high price for breaking the law, and an even greater cost for breaking the heart of a Chief. Ese will face the wrath of gods and men in the fight to preserve her heart, to keep her son and to right centuries of wrongs. She will change the lives of many on the road to freedom, and she will face the greatest pain a mother ever can.

Wake Me When I’m Gone is a story of curses broken, and lives remade, of great tragedy and incredible rebirth. In this, his second novel, Nigerian writer Odafe Atogun unfolds a world rich with tradition and folklore, a world filled with incredible people of remarkable strength, a world that is changing fast.

Category: Literary fiction

 

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Taduno’s Song by Odafe Atogun

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Title: Taduno’s Song

Author: Odafe Atogun

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.2 x 8.2

Number of Pages: 240

Publication Year: March 7, 2017

Publisher: Pantheon Books

ISBN: 978-1101871454

Available at: Amazon.com & Bookstores nationwide

Short Description: The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come to return from exile. Arriving full of hope, the musician discovers that his community no longer recognizes him and no one recalls his voice. His girlfriend Lela has disappeared, taken away by government agents. He wanders through his house in search of clues but any trace of his old life has been erased. As he realizes that all there is left of the house and of himself is an empty shell, Taduno finds a new purpose: to unravel the mystery of his lost life and to find his lost love. Through this search, he comes to face a difficult decision: to sing for love or to sing for his people.

Taduno’s Song is a moving tale of sacrifice, love and courage.

Category: Mystery

 

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Last Burial Night by Osaze Ehigiator

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Title: Last Burial

Author: Osaze Ehigiator

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5 x 8

Number of Pages: 410

Publication Year: November 20, 2017

Publisher: Unique Galaxy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780998986302

Available at: Amazon.com, Ingram & Local Bookstores

Short Description: Seventeen-year-old Drew Person falls in love with Cindy Glover, a teenage mountaineer in a racially segregated south, he is met with unexpected resistance, which forces him to arrange a secret meeting place by an outback pond. He is soon betrayed by flocks of ducks scrambling over spilled grains. Noise of the disturbance travels far, echoed by wailing birds and barking dogs.  Bono comes to investigate the commotion.

The following week, Drew receives a letter from the “Omega Man” warning him to stay out of the wood because danger awaits the uninitiated.

“The wood watcher is watching you. I am the wood’s guardian and protector. My grandfather did before I was born, so did my father before me. It’s my time to watch, and I alone hold the key to the wood’s secrets. It’s not a place for kids love story—not on my watch.  And beware of judgment night.”

Category: Thriller, Suspense

 

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Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted by Tolu Akinyemi

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Title: Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted: Poetry For People Who Hate Poetry

Author: Tolu Akinyemi

Genre: Poetry Collection

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 4.2 x 7

Number of Pages: 192

Publication Year: January 27, 2017

Publisher: Heart of Words UK

ISBN: 978-9785359763

Available at: Amazon Stores, Okada Books

Short Description: Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted is the witty yet poignant third instalment in the unconventional ‘poetry for people who hate poetry’ series. It is a collection that humorously melds the trivial and the serious. It’s introduced with an exploration of the roles, foibles, and failures of men and fathers in relationships and families.

Category: Poetry, Poems

 

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