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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

    Available at: Amazon Stores

    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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  • The Lagos Cuban Jazz Club by Onyeka Nwelue
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    Title: The Lagos Cuban Jazz Club

    Author: Onyeka Nwelue

    Genre: Poetry

    Format: Paperback

    Dimension: 6 X 9

    Number of Pages: 70

    Publication Year: June 26, 2017

    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    ISBN: 978-15484-0200-6

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    Short Description: Onyeka Nwelue sets out to do more than add to the poetry firmament with another collection but instead seeks to provoke unending discourse on the joys of the unconventional poet outmaneuvering the straitjacket restrictions of the genre. Like a persistent itch that only goes away by scratching, it is hard to ignore this writer.” – Eromo Egbejule, The Guardian (UK)

    Category: Poetry, Poems

     

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  • The Beginning of Everything Colourful by Onyeka Nwelue
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    Title: The Beginning of Everything Colourful

    Author: Onyeka Nwelue

    Genre: Long Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Dimension: 6 X 9

    Number of Pages: 310

    Publication Year: May 3, 2017

    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    ISBN: 978-15464-6733-5

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    Short Description: Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are welcoming Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, who are visiting Japan as state guests, at the Imperial Palace, with Crown Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also attending a related event there. But there are two nameless people who are not happy with this visit – a Mexican musician, who hates the Spanish and a Japanese business man, who hates the Chinese. They meet at the Transit Lounge in Doha International Airport, waiting for their connecting flight to Tokyo and begin telling revealing stories, which take us to Lille, Paris, New York, New Delhi, Lagos, Tel Aviv and down to Tokyo.

    Category: Literary Fiction

     

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  • Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji Abdullahi
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    Title: Sweet Sixteen

    Author: Bolaji Abdullahi

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Dimension: 5.5 X 8.5

    Number of Pages: 157

    Publication Year: February 1, 2017

    Publisher: TND Press Limited

    ISBN: 978-978-546-375-0 

    Available at: Bookstores nationwide.

    Short Description: Aliya has to constantly remind her father that she is not a child but ‘a young adult.’ He does not always agree with her.

    But now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and taking notice. The expected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and no holds barred letter – a page for each year she has lived. It chronicles the lessons he has tried to teach her and the wisdom he has attempted to pass to her. It unburdens the burning questions she has about life and sometimes show through the cluelessness of parental units. Aliya questions who she is and why she is; with her father as a guide on this journey of discovery.

    An engaging coming of age guide on life and loving for the teenage girl.

    Category: Coming of Age, Teen/Young Adult Fiction

     

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  • Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika
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    Title: Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

    Author: Sarah Ladipo Manyika

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Dimension: 5.4 X 8.4

    Number of Pages: 126

    Publication Year: April 11, 2017

    Publisher: Cassava Republic Press

    ISBN: 978-1911115045

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    Short Description: Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in San Francisco. Almost seventy-five, she has a zest for life and enjoys road trips in her vintage Porsche. But when Morayo has an accident, crushing her independence, she is prompted to reassess her relationships and recollect her past life and loves. A humorous, joyful read.

    Category: Literary

     

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  • Echoes at the Crack of Dawn (Short Title) by Tunde Dada
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    Title: Echoes at the Crack of Dawn : A Collection of Poems

    Author: Tunde Dada

    Genre: Poetry

    Format: eBook

    File Size: N/A

    Number of Pages: 141

    Publication Year: December 15, 2016

    Publisher: Emhai Books

    ISBN: 978-978-54750-9-8

    Available at: N/A

    Short Description: The arrangement of the collection of poems in the ECHOES AT THE CRACK OF DAWN follows a continuous and sequential flow of subject matters. From the beginning to the very end, coherence is sustained through themes, lucid diction and images that give a perfect match of contents and contexts. It addresses and redresses the contemporary socio-political issues, lost heritage, matters of the heart and also captures the cultural aesthetics of Africa in a new voice, born of creativity and originality. . . . It is a logical, didactic and rhythmical collection that is fun to read for its rhymes on the lines. A picture, they say is more than a thousand words, the paper back alone speaks volume.

    Category: Poetry

     

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  • Paths in the Woods by M Blair Pessemier
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    Title: Paths in the Woods

    Author: M Blair Pessemier

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Number of Pages: 396

    Publication Year: May 12, 2017

    Publisher: Independently Published

    ISBN: 978-1521199442

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    Short Description: The year is 1975. Young American operative Steve “Tsetse” Seidel arrives in Nigeria to filter classified information from the Dark Continent under the cover of a Lagos based aircraft parts facility. “Tsetse” is a scrappy engineer the Agency decides to let fly solo on this assignment. All in Lagos is not as expected, and while struggling with cultural and business practices, Seidel is forced to rely on four recent hires at the parts company (Laidi, Dhobi, “Sam” and Dad), his acquired village dog Kobos, as well as Bisola—a dangerously beautiful University student he meets at the nightclub Bacchus. Seidel senses something is drastically wrong within the U.S. espionage network. Chance discoveries on his part lead down trails of Russian and Chinese involvements. He has fallen in love with Africa and, in trying to protect those closest to him, must flee. Moral, mental and spiritual compass points shift as he searches for the proper path.

    Category: Thriller, Espionage

     

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  • Ojaadili and the War of the Three Kings by Chidi Martin Obi
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    Title: Ojaadili and the War of the Three Kings: Book One of the Song of the Slayer Series

    Author: Chidi Martin Obi

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: eBook (Sigil)

    File Size: 736 KB

    Number of Pages: 300

    Publication Year: January 3, 2017

    Publisher: Sierra Formosa Publishing Nigeria

    ISBN: 978-978-938-461-7

    Available at: Okada Books

    Short Description: Humankind besieged, from amidst and from beneath! Igboland, West Africa, many many centuries ago…

        For young Ojaadili, scion of the gods and son of thunder, daily life is, for a while now, laidback…Well, till those sinister giant crocodile attacks in the peaceful kingdom of Nri set him off on a string of new adventures.

        Accompany Ojaadili Udeoba, black Africa’s quintessential superhero, in this dazzling surreal epic of high adventure, seething intrigue, steamy romance and boundless magic as the wonder lad is armed by the good Eze Nri and his warrior-wizards and loved by the sultry Adiba, most sensual of goddesses.

        Amidst a looming final war from humankind’s insidious adversaries, the demon slayer, with his grotesque but fecund flutist and guide Ogwumagana, battles marauders and numerous demons, an ape king, his beast-warriors and his loathsome sorcerer, and begins a destiny’s journey to the final battle in the lair of the shape-shifting and lascivious Agali and her Dark Lord, Duom, the demon king of darkness. There the undaunted slayer seeks to retrieve that final Element of Power in humankind’s ultimate quest to forever vanquish evil.

    Category: Folklore, Fantasy

     

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