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  • This Side of the Dead by Isaac Attah Ogezi
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    Title: This Side of the Dead

    Author: Isaac Attah Ogezi

    Genre: Drama

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.0 x 7.5

    Number of Pages: 181

    Publication Year: 2018

    Publisher: Old Press (PEA & Associates)

    ISBN: 978-9789545346

    Available at: Booksellers Ltd, Abuja, Citi Plaza, Area 11, Garki and No. 34, Ankpa Road, Makurdi, 08035933577

    Short Description: Mr. Ogezi’s new play examines the fears, struggles and triumphs of the downtrodden in a class-restive society. With deft utilization of stage resources and verisimilitude, humanity is depicted with telling imaginative empathy in a ghoulish dramatization that embeds reality in fiction.

    This Side of the Dead mirrors the class tensions inherent in a third-world country and their attendant consequences. It is about the lives of two brothers caught in the vortex of a soulless world. Michael, an expelled final-year law student on asylum at his elder brother’s construction site home, unwittingly manages to attract love from Susan, an American-born daughter of a Nigerian Cabinet Minister. Unfortunately, his ambivalence to this love does not suffice in stopping the huge price which the poor must pay for crashing the party of the rich and the powerful.

     

    Category: Satire, Naturalism

     

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  • The Professors’ Lineage by Victor Oritsetimeyin Okotie
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    Title: The Professors’ Lineage

    Author: Victor Oritsetimeyin Okotie

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback & eBook

    File Size (eBook): 590 KB

    Book Dimension (Paperback): 5.5 x 8.5

    Number of Pages: 168

    Publication Year: June 26, 2018

    Publisher: Victor Okotie

    ISBN: 978-1986863636

    Available at: Booksellers Bookshop, Ibadan, and online on Amazon Stores.

    Short Description: On the night he is born, an ill-fated inferno leaves Jeff Uwala homeless, but it is only the beginning of a series of events which take him on a difficult life journey. Raised by a devoted grandmother in the backwater of Kojabat Town, through hard work and the drive to succeed, he rises from the ashes—like a real-life phoenix—to lay hold of his family’s pedagogical legacy. The Professors’ Lineage is the story of how a young man finds his place in the world.

     

    Category: Literary, Faction

     

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  • An Unexpected Match by Areta Nwosu
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    Title: An Unexpected Match

    Author: Areta Nwosu

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: eBook

    File Size (eBook):

    Number of Pages: 660

    Publication Year: February 14, 2018

    Publisher: Draft 2 Digital

    ISBN: 9781386182009

    Available at: Okadabooks.com, Barnes and Noble & Kobo

    Short Description: In An Unexpected Match, experience adventures that will make you hold your breath in suspense, romantic scenes that will have you reaching for a fan, the drama-rich antics of the four dreamy sons of Zik, family drama that you can relate to… plus, a twelve year old murder and a contract killer named Mr. Nuclear…

    He’s ended 6 relationships and broken off 2 engagements. It’s her job to find him a new girlfriend but she wants him for herself.

    Big-hearted divorcee matchmaker, Farida Yusuf has a job to do. Find a match for her prestigious client: Kurt Achike, a half-Nigerian, half-German god with curly hair and a dimpled, bad boy smile.

    Kurt is of royal blood, first of the four heart-stoppingly attractive sons of infamous and controversial Zik Achike.

    There’s no doubt that he is the kind of man most women would want. There’s just one tiny problem.

    Kurt has a habit of breaking engagements.

    Nicknamed the Breaker of Hearts by the public, Kurt has broken off engagements to two women. And now he needs Farida’s help.

    Farida has to find him a girlfriend, even though just the thought of him empties her lungs of air and leaves her breathless.

    But how will she ever be able to introduce him to another woman when she wants him for herself? 

    Category: Contemporary Romance, Action Adventure

     

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  • Our Son the Minister by Paul Ugbede
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    Title: Our Son the Minister

    Author: Paul Ugbede

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback & eBook

    File Size (eBook): 165KB

    Book Dimension (Paperback): 4.8 x 6.8

    Number of Pages: 149

    Publication Year: November, 2017

    Publisher: Paperworth Books

    ISBN: 978-978-956-351-7

    Available at: Quintessence, Glendora Bookshop, Patabah Bookshop, Terra Kulture Bookshop, P.A.G.E Book Connoisseurs Bookstores, Lagos; The Booksellers Bookshop, Cassava Republic Bookshop, Abuja; Bookville World Bookshop, Chapters Bookshop, Port Harcourt; The Booksellers Bookshop, Ibadan; The Booksellers Bookshop, Abeokuta; Boldoz Bookstores, Uyo; and online on Amazon, iBooks, and Roving Heights.

    Short Description: ‘‘You see, back there in my room, I was doing some deep thinking. I asked myself ‘Makoji, how best can you serve your people without destroying all you stand for?’ I thought and thought and then the answer came, in a flash, and that is what I am about to share with you, I have decided to turn down the ministerial appointment.’’

    It is a few hours to the swearing in of ministerial nominees and everyone thinks Dr. Makoji Ejembi has lost his mind, as they search for an urgent cure for him – Our Son the Minister.

    This is the winning play from the maiden edition of Beeta Playwright Competition organised by Beeta Universal Arts Foundation. It is a satire of the Nigerian situation and highlights societal culpability in making bad leaders.

     

    Category: Drama, Satire

     

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  • Authentic Mama by Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze
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    Title: Authentic Mama

    Author: Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback & eBook

    File Size (eBook): 171p/899KB

    Book Dimension (Paperback): 5.8 x 9

    Number of Pages: 181

    Publication Year: July 2017

    Publisher: Paperworth Books

    ISBN: 978-978-9563500

    Available at: Quintessence, Glendora Bookshop, Patabah Bookshop, Terra Kulture Bookshop, P.A.G.E Book Connoisseurs Bookstores, Lagos; The Booksellers Bookshop, Cassava Republic Bookshop, Abuja; Bookville World Bookshop, Chapters Bookshop, Port Harcourt; The Booksellers Bookshop, Ibadan; The Booksellers Bookshop, Abeokuta; Boldoz Bookstores, Uyo; and online on Amazon, iBooks, and Roving Heights.

    Short Description: Paulina Omoregbe aka Iye Baby rules the night life of Nimbe town from her beer parlour with her magic touch and society connections. In spite of the constant dramas from fighting wives and jealous friends, she has succeeded in creating a good life for herself as a socialite and the President of the Imose Sisters Association of Accomplished and Distinguished Ladies.

    Her life is however thrown into commotion when a business deal goes bad, ushering her on to a downward spiral of confusion, disappointment and disaster. Can she overcome these challenges as she once did and create a new and better life for herself? This is a hilarious satire chronicling the lives of local mistresses and their hustle. This book will make you laugh and shake your head at the ridiculous reality of some people.

     

    Category: Satire

     

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  • Night of a Red Moon by Ojay Aito
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    Title: Night of a Red Moon

    Author: Ojay Aito

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.8 x 9

    Number of Pages: 370

    Publication Year: August 2017

    Publisher: TND Press Limited

    ISBN: 978-978-960-775-4

    Available at: Bookstores nationwide.

    Short Description: Femi, a university student has been killed by overzealous men of the Oodua People’s Congress in the little town of Ago-Iwoye, sending a cloud of fear and uncertainty over it.

    But it is the retaliatory violence which begins as a ‘peaceful protest’ that turns the town into a war zone, leaving the king dethroned, his palace in flames and innocent students at the mercy of enraged indigenes.

    There is bloodshed, rape and more bloodshed that envelopes the night, even as four friends and their girls, attempt to see the night out, including pen-lovers, Tubor and Temmy, whose first meeting quickly becomes a desperate survival adventure.

    They would soon discover that they had only been pawns in a big chess game, and that sadly, many of them, try as they may, would not make it to the light of the morning . . .

    Night of a Red Moon is a gripping debut novel that would send your pulses racing, and put you in places you would rather safely imagine.

    Category: Romance, Suspense, Thriller

     

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  • Sight in the Dark by Ugochukwu Chinye-Ikejiunor
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    Title: Sight in the Dark

    Author: Ugochukwu Chinye-Ikejiunor

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: eBook

    File Size: 0.1 MB

    Publication Year: March 9, 2018

    Publisher: NA

    Available at: OkadaBooks

    Short Description: “I have taught people how to be strong and face their fears, now it is my turn as the teacher to practice what i have been teaching” Obinna ponders as he tries to clear the confusion in his head, and face the predicament he found himself in. He is a wealthy motivational speaker who was invited for a presentation in Lagos. He traveled, leaving his beautiful wife, Amaka and his four year old son Jide at home, in Asaba. He experienced something devastating on his way to Lagos, which threw him in a confused state. His life, his family and his personality is at stake.

    Category: N/A

     

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  • Hang No Clothes Here by Bolaji Olatunde
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    Title: Hang No Clothes Here

    Author: Bolaji Olatunde

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 6 x 9

    Number of Pages: 508

    Publication Year: August 2017

    Publisher: Origami (Parrésia Publishers)

    ISBN: 978-978-55294-0-1

    Available at: Page Book Connoisseurs, Ibilola Nelson House, 82, Allen Avenue, Lagos,The Booksellers, Ibadan and Abuja outlets, Kizito Bookshop, Area 1 Shopping Complex, Area 1, Abuja,Cassava Republic Bookshop, Arts and Crafts Village, Central Business District, Abuja, and online on Jumia.com and Konga.com

    Short Description: John Braimoh, an assistant superintendent of the Nigerian police, becomes involved in a seemingly noble cause corruption case—the killing of five apparently deviant youths in Abuja, a situation in which his closest friend and colleague, and four other officers are deeply embroiled. The killings attract the attention of Nigeria’s human rights and civil society organisations.  John is summoned to testify before police’s investigating panel, the Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC). As the date of his testimony approaches, unknown elements issue death threats to John and his family, intent on goading him to reveal the truth to the FDC. At the FDC, Braimoh doesn’t come clean—which leads to dire consequences.

    As he tries to untangle himself from the resultant web, John is drawn even deeper into the murkier world of Nigerian politics and international espionage. He unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a turf war between two major international drug cartels engaged in a bloody battle to dominate the Nigerian market and route for peddling illegal narcotics to Europe and Asia.

    Category: Crime Fiction, Thriller

     

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  • The Extinction of Menai: A Novel by Chuma Nwokolo
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    Title: The Extinction of Menai: A Novel

    Author: Chuma Nwokolo

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 6 x 9

    Number of Pages: 448

    Publication Year: November 7, 2017

    Publisher: Gwandustan

    ISBN: 978-9782190277

    Available at: Bookstores nationwide

    Short Description: At the height of their illustrious civilisation they ruled Ancient Egypt, but this is the 21st century and the Menai are on their last legs. With their global population in the hundreds, they are reduced to their Niger delta homeland of Kreektown. There, their destiny is sealed by a rogue drug trial by a multinational, with genocidal consequences for the community.

    In a gripping narrative that pits governments and multinationals against a minor ethnic nation, Mata Nimito leads a choir of voices from the living and the dead to sing an indelible epic for the times. Other Principal characters include ‘excommunicated’ Menai daughter, Sheesti Kroma, identical male twins, Zanda Atturk and Humphrey Chow, and the infamous vigilante, Badu. As their clock runs down, the imperative of history drives the last of the Menai from their creeks, across desert and continent, just a step ahead of their Apocalypse.

    Category: Thriller, Intrigue

     

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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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