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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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  • In The Long Run by Chukwuebuka Amaechi
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    Title: In The Long Run

    Author: Chukwuebuka Amaechi

    Genre: Drama

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

    Number of Pages: 63

    Publication Year: June 20, 2018

    Publisher: Fasmen Communications

    ISBN: 9789785594973

    Available at: Abia State University Bookshop, Owerri

    Short Description: In the Long Run is a contemporary drama of the struggle Ibe passes through in his quest to further his education and the effects of unpreparedness. Akpo on the other hand, loses his life due to peer mingling nonchalance as Ibe is unfortunately implicated.

    Category: Satire

     

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  • When Day Breaks by Adamu Usman Garko
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    Title: When Day Breaks

    Author: Adamu Usman Garko

    Genre: Poetry

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

    Number of Pages: 54

    Publication Year: December, 2018

    Publisher: Words Rhyme & Rhythm

    ISBN: 978-978-969-289-7

    Available at: Amazon.com and Okadabooks

    Short Description: When Day Breaks is a loud voice, a poetic totem which bespeaks, like a kaleidoscope, the societal colors. The poems touch on the halcyon of childhood, love lost and found and dreams from the writer’s innocent eyes. Garko’s verses deftly transport the reader to a land of words and symbols, eliciting an ethereal feeling. It is a must read for every reader seeking to be refreshed with poetry.

    Category: Poetry

     

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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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