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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

    Number of Pages: 126

    Publication Year: April 11, 2017

    Publisher: Cassava Republic Press

    ISBN: 978-1911115045

    Available at: Amazon Stores

    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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  • Citizen Perry (A Confession) by Chidi Martin Obi
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    Title: Citizen Perry (A Confession) Book Two of The Songhai Chronicle

    Author: Chidi Martin Obi

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: eBook (Sigil)

    File Size: 0.98 MB

    Number of Pages: 300

    Publication Year: December 15, 2016

    Publisher: Sierra Formosa Publishing Nigeria

    ISBN: 978-978-957-868-9  

    Available at: Okada Books

    Short Description: Clearly fallen from all grace, Ekwemnachukwu Peter ‘Perry’ Obalum, dashing senator and grab-it-all politician, survives detention penitent. But can his penance with hard labour in an abbey, which conjures up ghosts from his sordid past; covetousness, embezzlement, serial adultery and accession to mass murder, enable him and quietly-expiring Abbot Peter Karl von Kaunitz, and Kanayochukwu Agu, a comely virgin from the valleys, find renewed faith, forgiveness and hope?

    Category: Political Thriller, Social Commentary

     

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  • When Vultures Die by Chidi Martin Obi
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    Title: When Vultures Die: Book One of The Songhai Chronicle

    Author: Chidi Martin Obi

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: eBook (Sigil)

    File Size: 853 KB

    Number of Pages: 392

    Publication Year: August 20, 2016

    Publisher: Sierra Formosa Publishing Nigeria

    ISBN: 978-978-957-858-0   

    Available at: Okada Books

    Short Description: PRETTY MISS JIDENMA CHARLENE MUNONYEDI, going on twenty-five, has just lost her doting and famous philanthropist father suddenly in a helicopter crash during her national youth service. Months after, she is asked to run for mayor of her backward Ide division. This is an affair which Jidenma will find pretty laughable given her apathy towards partisan politics.

    However, with her mother, her fiancé and other well-wishers lending their hands, Jidenma reluctantly accepts the battle of a lifetime that will pit her against the lecherous, superbly corrupt and yet ever-scheming POWER party kingpin, Sir NKEMENA PAULSON EGWIM, and his cohort.

    But vowing never to rig the polls in her quest to her people’s dream mayor, how far will this political neophyte go against a ruthless POWER cabal that is hell-bent on retaining her stranglehold on this oil-rich constituency? So as the campaigns spread from her homebase to the fiery slums and the numerous epidemic-prone ghettos and into the flood-ravaged riverine extensions of her definitively-backward but oil-rich Ide division, how on earth can the naive Jidenma and her PASUMA party make history for Africa?

    Category: Political Thriller, Social Commentary

     

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  • Beyond Mercy (Short Title) by Femi Obadun
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    Title: Beyond Mercy: How God’s Grace and Mercy Could Lead You Into Continuous Miraculous Experiences

    Author: Femi Obadun

    Genre: Non-fiction

    Format: Paperback/E-book

    Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

    File Size (E-book): 658 KB

    Number of Pages (Paperback): 256

    Publication Year: January 21, 2017

    Publisher: Femi Obadun

    ISBN: 978-9789565429

    Available at: Amazon.com

    Short Description: Twice in my life, I’d been involved in terrible car accident which could have led to untimely death, but for the mercy of God only, it was prevented. And I was a terrible sinner then. I know you also can recall several instances in your life when God had prevented some bad things from happening to you. I also know that you can only attribute such deliverance to nothing but the Mercy of God. But friend, God wants each of us to move beyond this Common Mercy into enjoying the fullness of His Grace. That Saving Grace entered into my life while attending a 3-day prayer and fasting program as a visitor at the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Church, Karu, Abuja in 2009.The last cigarette I took the evening before the program was the last I had ever taken. That divine encounter led to terminating the 15 years of addiction to smoking and drinking of alcohol. Also two years after the program, I was delivered from 21 years of sleeplessness (also known as Insomnia). These all happened through the Grace of God and by the application of certain Biblical principles stated in this book. If the person follows these principles which led to the restoration of my battered destiny and currently giving my life stability and meaning, then such a person will surely in no distant time give a testimony. God is no respecter of persons, if HE has done it for me, HE can as well do it for anyone.

    Category: Christian Literature

     

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  • The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
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    Title: The Woman Next Door

    Author: Yewande Omotoso

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback/E-book

    Book Dimension: 5.6 x 8.8

    File Size (E-book): 1.86 MB

    Number of Pages (Paperback): 288

    Publication Year: September 27, 2016

    Publisher: Chatto & Windus

    ISBN: 978-178474033-7

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    Short Description: Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbours. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed. And both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility and pruning both with a vim and zeal that belies the fact that they are over eighty.

    But one day an unforeseen event forces the women together. And gradually the bickering and sniping softens into lively debate, and from there into memories shared. But could these sparks of connection ever transform into friendship? Or is it too late to expect these two to change?

     

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  • What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
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    Title: What is Not Yours is Not Yours

    Author: Helen Oyeyemi

    Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.5 X 8.4

    Number of Pages: 352

    Publication Year: March 8, 2016

    Publisher: Riverhead Books

    ISBN: 978-1594634635

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    Short Description: From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox comes an enchanting collection of intertwined stories.
     
    Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In “Is Your Blood as Red as This?” an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. “‘Sorry’ Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” involves a “house of locks,” where doors can be closed only with a key—with surprising, unobservable developments. And in “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don’t You Think,” a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).

    Oyeyemi’s tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours captivates as it explores the many possible answers.

    Category: Fairy Tales, Mystery, Fantasy

     

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  • Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
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    Title: Stay With Me

    Author: Ayobami Adebayo

    Genre: Fiction

    Format: Paperback

    Book Dimension: 5.7 X 8.7

    Number of Pages: 304

    Publication Year: March 2, 2017

    Publisher: Canongate Books

    ISBN: 978-1782119463

    Available at: Amazon

    Short Description: ‘There are things even love can’t do . . . If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer love . . .’

    Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother in-law wants, and she has tried everything – arduous pilgrimages, medical consultations, dances with prophets, appeals to God. But when her in-laws insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear.

    Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 80s Nigeria, Stay with Me sings with the voices, colours, joys and fears of its surroundings.

    Ayobami Adebayo weaves a devastating story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the wretchedness of grief and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. This unforgettable novel set in Nigeria gives voice to both husband and wife as they tell the story of their marriage—and the forces that threaten to tear it apart. It is a tale about our desperate attempts to save ourselves and those we love from heartbreak.


    Category: Romance

     

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