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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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  • Anike Eleko by Sandra Joubeaud
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    Title: Anike Eleko

    Author: Sandra Joubeaud, Illustrated by Alaba Onajin

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.12 x 7.80

    Number of Pages: 122

    Publication Year: November, 2017

    Publisher: Farafina (Kachifo Limited)

    ISBN: 9978-978-54609-6-4

    Available at: Konga, Terra Kulture, VI, Unilag Bookshop, Yaba, Almaz Books, Sultan Abubakar Way, Wuse V, Abuja, Book Ville World, 2, Ezimgbu Road, Port Harcourt, Patabah Books, Shoprite, Surulere

    Short Description: Àníké has to hawk ẹ̀kọ every morning but that does not stop her from going to school. She loves school and wants to be a doctor. However, her mother has decided her fate: once she finishes primary school, she will join her Aunt Rẹ̀mí in the city as a tailor.

    When a mystery guest visits Àníké’s school, she has the chance to win a scholarship that will change her fate. Will the help of her friends Oge, Ìlérí and Àríyọ̀ the cobbler be enough?

    Written by Sandra Joubeaud and illustrated by Àlàbá Ònájìn, ÀNÍKÉ ELÉKO tells a colourful story of one girl’s courage in the face of opposition to her dreams.

    Category: Children’s fiction

     

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  • How To Win Elections in Africa by Chude Jideonwo, Adebola Williams
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    Title: How To Win Elections in Africa

    Author: Chude Jideonwo, Adebola Williams

    Genre: Non-fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 6 x 9.2

    Number of Pages: 280

    Publication Year: November, 2017

    Publisher: Farafina (Kachifo Limited)

    ISBN: 978-978-55198-0-8

    Available at: Konga, Terra Kulture, VI, Unilag Bookshop, Yaba, Almaz Books, Sultan Abubakar Way, Wuse V, Abuja, Book Ville World, 2, Ezimgbu Road, Port Harcourt, Patabah Books, Shoprite, Surulere

    Short Description: Democracy involves the process of changing custodians of power from time to time in order to maintain a useful equilibrium of performance and accountability. But the post-colonial narrative in most African countries has been one of strongmen and power brokers entrenching themselves deeply across the crucial levels of society. The past few years have however seen citizens become more aware, and some revolt against these systems.

    How To Win Elections in Africa explores how citizens, through elections can uproot the power structures. Using examples from within and outside Africa, this book examines the past and present to map a future where the political playing field is level and citizens can rewrite existing narratives.

    Politicians have been handed their notice: It is no longer business as usual.

    Category: Political

     

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  • What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
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    Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

    Author: Lesley Nneka Arimah

    Genre: Short Stories

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.12 x 7.80

    Number of Pages: 194

    Publication Year: November, 2017

    Publisher: Farafina (Kachifo Limited)

    ISBN: 978-978-54609-4-0

    Available at: Konga, Terra Kulture, VI, Unilag Bookshop, Yaba, Almaz Books, Sultan Abubakar Way, Wuse V, Abuja, Book Ville World, 2, Ezimgbu Road, Port Harcourt, Patabah Books, Shoprite, Surulere

    Short Description: A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.

    In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In “The Future Looks Good,” three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in “Light,” a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to “fix the equation of a person” – with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.

    Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.

    Category: Literary fiction

     

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  • A Place in the Sun by Kola King
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    Title: A Place in the Sun

    Author: Kola King

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Number of Pages: 250

    Publication Year: May 31, 2016

    Publisher: Verity Publishers

    ISBN: 978-1-928348-32-0

    Available at: Okada Books

    Short Description: This is a tale of friendship, love and tragedy set against the mystery and magic of colonial Africa. In this epic tale, love is set to clash with tradition. Zakka the lead character falls in love with Matta, but the lovebirds cannot consummate their love because Matta’s family is still beholden to her estranged husband, Gora. By tradition, dowry paid on Matta’s bead is expected to be returned to the husband when the marriage breaks-up; but this was not done. In the eyes of tradition, Matta is still Gora’s wife. What’s more, Gora still nurses the hope of reclaiming her hand in marriage. But in the end, love triumphs over tradition.

    Category: Literary fiction

     

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  • Wine and Water by Hannah Onoguwe
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    Title: Wine and Water

    Author: Hannah Onoguwe

    Genre: Fiction (Short stories)

    Format: eBook

    File Size: 2626 KB

    Number of Pages: 313

    Publication Year: July 30, 2017

    Publisher: Bahati Books

    ASIN: B074DS4J46

    Available at: Amazon Stores, Okada Books

    Short Description: Had the traditionally cute little cherub Cupid existed in African folklore, he would rather use the more authentic catapult to shoot his love arrows! His matchmaking endeavours often succeed to stir romance between the most unsuspecting individuals – coworkers, clients, employers and employees, nodding acquaintances, old lovers or friends. ‘Wine and Water’ by Hannah Onoguwe is a collection of twelve short stories set in Nigeria that explore all these likely or unlikely combinations. A purse gone missing at a high society wedding in Abuja; polite insults exchanged in traffic on a sweltering day in Lagos; a slap delivered at Iya Ibeji’s pepper soup joint in Bauchi; and the indignity of being likened to a call girl in Akwa Ibom. These are only a few of the scenarios that pave the way for attraction and romance in the book. Not waiting for an invitation, Love shows up, often taking everyone involved by surprise. These stories show us that every bit of the journey is important, from the cautiousness of getting to know someone to the bone-deep certainty that they are meant for you. They encourage us to keep believing in Love regardless, and when we’ve found that special someone, to cherish those moments of intimacy, laughter, and quiet contentment.

    Category: Romance

     

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  • Radio Sunrise by Anietie Isong
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    Title: Radio Sunrise

    Author: Anietie Isong

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Dimension: 5.1 x 7.8

    Number of Pages: 200

    Publication Year: January 6, 2017

    Publisher: Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd

    ISBN: 978-1909762374

    Available at: Amazon Stores

    Short Description: Never cover an assignment without collecting a brown envelope,’ Boniface had said. ‘It is a real life saver for all journalists in this country.’

    Ifiok, a young journalist working for the government radio station in Lagos, aspires to always do the right thing but the odds seem to be stacked against him. The government cuts the funding to his weekly radio drama, he stumbles into an affair with a beautiful young intern causing his long-term love to leave him, and kidnappings and militancy are on the rise in the country. When Ifiok travels to his hometown to make a documentary about a band of ex-militants he is forced to confront the ugly truth about the future of his beloved country and his existence within it.

    Radio Sunrise is a hilarious yet sobering satirical portrait of Nigeria that fully deserves a place amongst the great works of ‘post-post-colonial’ African literature.

    Category: Literary Fiction, Satire

     

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  • Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
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    Title: Welcome to Lagos

    Author: Chibundu Onuzo

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Dimension: 5.3 x 8.5

    Number of Pages: 368

    Publication Year: January 5, 2017

    Publisher: Faber & Faber

    ISBN: 978-0571268948

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    Short Description: When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life.

    Their arrival in the city coincides with the eruption of a political scandal. The education minister, Chief Sandayo, has disappeared and is suspected of stealing millions of dollars from government funds.

    After an unexpected encounter with the Chief, Chike and his companions must make a choice. Ahmed Bakare, editor of the failing Nigerian Journal, is desperate for information. But perhaps the situation is more complex than it appears.

    As moving as it is mesmerising, Welcome to Lagos is a novel about the power of our dreams for the future and the place of morality in a sometimes hostile world.

    Category: Literary Fiction

     

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  • Work Naija: The Book of Vocations by Otosirieze Obi-Young (Ed.)
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    Title: Work Naija: The Book of Vocations

    Author: Otosirieze Obi-Young (Ed.)

    Genre: Non-fiction (Anthology)

    Format: eBook

    File Size: 7.8 MB

    Number of Pages: 141

    Publication Year: June 30, 2017

    Publisher: Brittle Paper

    ISBN: N/A

    Available at: Brittle Paper

    Short Description: Work Naija: The Book of Vocations is a concept-based literary and visual art project with special focus on the idea of work in Nigeria. It covers—in creative nonfiction, photography, poetry, digital art, fiction and commentary—the lives of Nigerians in 23 different professions: commercial sex workers, priests, scavengers, photographers, beggars, teachers, Keke Napep drivers, hairdressers, akara sellers, shopkeepers, barbers, culinarians, doctors, fishermen, hawkers, actors, construction workers, okada riders, musicians, morticians, cattle rearers, desert guides, and even the unemployed.

    Work Naija; The Book of Vocations is the second anthology in the Art Naija Series, a sequence of publications focusing on different aspects of Nigerian life. The first anthology, Enter Naija: The Book of Places, focused on Nigerian cities and was published by Brittle Paper in October 2016 to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary.

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    “Thought-provoking portraitures. Inspires you to reflect. The privilege of observing some of Nigeria’s most stimulating artists of the younger generation playing hard. Gorgeous. Timely.”

    — Rotimi Babatunde, Winner of the Caine Prize.

     

    Category: Literary, Visual Arts, Poetry, Photography

     

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