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  • Masque Protocol (Short Title) by Kunle Odesola
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    Title: Masque Protocol: The Birds That Became Foxes

    Author: Kunle Odesola

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

    Number of Pages: 306

    Publication Year: November 19, 2019

    Publisher: Indie

    ISBN: 978-1709689321

    Available at: Amazon.com and Okadabooks.

    Short Description: Against the backdrop of the nation’s transition from military rule to democratic governance, Major Baker finds himself on the fringe of the Foreign Intelligence Service until a series of seemingly unrelated events culminate in an audacious attack on a key member of the National Security Council.

    The hunt for the perpetrators thrusts Baker into a maelstrom fueled by international political motivations and high-level corruption. In his sights are an old foe, and a situation that threatens the bedrock of the nation’s fourth republic.

    Category: Political Thriller, Suspense, Military Thriller

     

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  • The Heresiad by Ikeogu Oke
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    Title: The Heresiad

    Author: Ikeogu Oke

    Genre: Poetry

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 6 x 9

    Number of Pages: 116

    Publication Year: 2017

    Publisher: Kraftgriots (BookCraft Limited)

    ISBN: 978-9789184149

    Available at: Amazon.com and bookstores nationwide

    Short Description: The Heresiad is the sixth book of Ikeogu Oke published by Kraftgriot Publishers. This book won the 2017 NLNG Prize for literature after being shortlisted and selected as winner from eleven other literary works. According to Kola Tubosun, the book speaks to an intense commitment to innovation, tenacity, joyful experimentation and social commentary in a way that provokes delight and engagement. Helon Habila, author of Waiting for an Angel and Measuring time, amongst other books, noted line after line of The Heresiad reminds us of why we need poetry and poets in the world. Nobel Laureate, Nadine Gordimer posits that there is no end to the wide illumination in the protean gift of the author. This book is credited to be 27 years of hardwork and a must read for every book lover.

    Category: Poetry

     

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  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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    Title: Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha (Book 1)

    Author: Tomi Adeyemi

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Hardcover

    Book Dimension: 6.3 x 9.3

    Number of Pages: 544

    Publication Year: March 6, 2018

    Publisher:  Ouida Books

    ISBN: 978-1250170972

    Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

    Short Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

    But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

    Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

    Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

    Category: Thriller, Suspense, YA Fantasy, Magical Realism, Coming of Age

     

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  • Girl: A Novel by Edna O’Brien
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    Title: Girl: A Novel

    Author: Edna O’Brien

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.4 x 8.2

    Number of Pages: 240

    Publication Year: October 15, 2019

    Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    ISBN: 978-0374162559

    Available at: Amazon Stores

    Short Description: Girl, Edna O’Brien’s hotly anticipated new novel, envisages the lives of the Boko Haram girls in a masterpiece of violence and tenderness.

    I was a girl once, but not anymore.

    So begins Girl, Edna O’Brien’s harrowing portrayal of the young women abducted by Boko Haram. Set in the deep countryside of northeast Nigeria, this is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; a hair-raising escape into the manifold terrors of the forest; and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility awaiting a victim who returns home with a child blighted by enemy blood. From one of the century’s greatest living authors, Girl is an unforgettable story of one victim’s astonishing survival, and her unflinching faith in the redemption of the human heart.

    Category: Coming of Age, Literary

     

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  • In The Name Of Our Father by Olukorede S. Yishau
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    Title: In The Name Of Our Father

    Author: Olukorede S. Yishau

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

    Number of Pages: 228

    Publication Year: April 11, 2018

    Publisher:  Parrésia Publishers Ltd

    ISBN: 978-1724961631

    Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

    Short Description: The desire to become a novelist suddenly seizes Justus Omoeko. He wants another title other than a journalist for which thousands know him. He is soon inspired by the story of a popular prophet in town and decides to write a thriller out of the dark patch that is the life of this renowned man of God, who has the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Force, General Sani Idoti, as one of his clients.Prophet T.C. Jeremiah hits the jackpot when the military usurper in power recruits him to help ensure his longevity in office. Money begins to fall into his accounts as though he has a cash tree at the back of his house. But, the more money he makes, his family falls apart. He performs miracles. Yet, his ex-prostitute wife finds it hard to conceive.

    Category: Thriller, Suspense, Satire

     

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  • Where the Lotus Grows by Oyinkansola A. Ogunyinka
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    Title: Where the Lotus Grows

    Author: Oyinkansola A. Ogunyinka

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: N/A

    Number of Pages: 280

    Publication Year: July 6, 2019

    Publisher:  QuickkPrints

    ISBN: 9789789736171

    Available at: Terrakulture Bookstore, RovingHeights

    Short Description: Where the Lotus Grows is a story of what comes next when life deals unexpected blows. What more can precipitate a rude awakening than to lose the valuable elements of life and yet be forced to live through it, as in the cases of Taiwo and Karen in the novel? What more can make life take on a whole new meaning than to experience what can be likened to a nightmare, yet there is no waking up from it, because it is reality? The novel depicts how we tend to self-destruct when we pass through moments of pain and we push people away instead of drawing strength from fellowship with loved ones.

    The novel is also a story of the search for meaning, when suddenly one of the protagonists, Karen, discovered that the life she had always valued and revered was actually not what she thought it was. The realization sent her on an adventure that would bring her in contact with another destiny that was in a search of his own. While one would have expected the collusion to be the resolution of the search by the characters, it only opened up another dimension of intrigue in the story.

    Category: Romance, Christian Fiction

     

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  • Akoka Speed Monster by Adesola Osota
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    Title: Akoka Speed Monster

    Author: Adesola Osota

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: eBook

    File Size: N/A

    Publication Year: August, 2018

    Publisher:  N/A

    Available at: Okadabooks, Selar

    Short Description: Akoka, a bubbling suburb in Lagos and home to young people in tertiary institutions, has been attacked by a faceless monster, known by only its characteristics: Wind and Speed.

    Eliot, a victim of the attacks, together with his friends solve the greatest mystery as they strive to unmask the monster, but with no single clue about the truth that will hit them hard, and possibly change their lives forever!

    Follow the intriguing story of seven adventurous boys in Akoka Speed Monster

    Category: Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi

     

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  • A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin
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    Title: A Particular Kind of Black Man

    Author: Tope Folarin

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: N/A

    Number of Pages: 272

    Publication Year: August 6, 2019

    Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

    ISBN: 9781501171819

    Available at: Amazon Stores, Simon & Schuster

    Short Description: Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola’s family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can’t escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won’t come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues.

    Tunde’s father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream while his wife, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia. Then one otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde’s mother wakes him with a hug, bundles him and his baby brother into the car, and takes them away from the only home they’ve ever known.

    But running away doesn’t bring her, or her children, any relief from the demons that plague her; once Tunde’s father tracks them down, she flees to Nigeria, and Tunde never feels at home again. He spends the rest of his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection—to the wary stepmother and stepbrothers he gains when his father remarries; to the Utah residents who mock his father’s accent; to evangelical religion; to his Texas middle school’s crowd of African-Americans; to the fraternity brothers of his historically black college. In so doing, he discovers something that sends him on a journey away from everything he has known.

    Sweeping, stirring, and perspective-shifting, A Particular Kind of Black Man is a beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American.

    Category: Coming of Age, Literary Fiction

     

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  • My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
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    My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    Title: My Sister, The Serial Killer

    Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

    Number of Pages: 240

    Publication Year: November 20, 2018

    Publisher: Anchor

    ISBN: 9780525564201

    Available at: Amazon Stores, Random House

    Short Description: Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

    Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.

    Category: Women’s fiction, Young Adult, Satire

     

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  • Ruffled Butterflies by Ayotunde Mamudu

     

    Title: Ruffled Butterflies

    Author: Ayotunde Mamudu

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

    Number of Pages: 146

    Publication Year: 2019

    Publisher: Parresia Publishers

    ISBN: 978-978-55874-7-0

    Available at: Booksellers Bookstore, Ibadan

    Short Description: “Till death do us part . . .”

    Seemingly innocent transgressions like squeezing toothpaste or leaving pee on the toilet seat lie in wait to trip up these characters who in turn become so stifled by their partners that they can’t wait for death to part them.

    Some stories in this collection end in cliff-hangers, making room for self-reflection and numerous possible endings. These thirteen stories traverse domestic issues that call for more meaningful steps than grumbling, as the Morgans, Olabisi, Kayode, Vera and John soon find out.

    Ruffled butterfly wings are used as imagery for the delicate family ties of everyday people who are sewn together in marriage. Suspenseful, dramatic, romantic and dipped in an amalgam of Nigerian and Western cultures, these relationships pass through crucibles with the couples spreading ruffled, ripped mosaic wings to flutter and fly against all odds.

    Category: Literary, Short Stories

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