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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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