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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Only on Canvas by Olusola Olugbesan

 

Title: Only on Canvas

Author: Olusola Olugbesan

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 321

Publication Year: 2010

Publisher: Mosuro Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-48412-3-8

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: This is an exhilarating tale of characters from different backgrounds, with different desires and dreams intricately woven together to create a tapestry of life. It is a refreshing and didactic story delivered n a very rich flow of language.

‘. . . the world is replete with uncut diamonds.’

Anna, somewhat surprised, and spurred on by Amaka’s profound response quickly followed up.

‘And you must find one of these gems, polish and bestow it to the world. You must find someone, somewhere, somehow, to give your oil. We must dare our dreams and seize the brush. . .’

Amaka responded earnestly saying, ‘I will mother, I promise. God made a beautiful world and handed it to us. I must add my own beauty. . .work my masterpiece.’

Only a Canvas is an attempt to draw attention to our utter dependency upon, and urgent responsibility for each other, and our divine capacity to attain it. You must never give up on the virtue odyssey.

Category: General

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What Goes Around by Ify Tony-Monye

 

Title: What Goes Around

Author: Ify Tony-Monye

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 459

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Fynom Books LTD

ISBN: 978-978-945744-1

Available at: Amazon Stores, Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: A fender bender brings Chizo and Difu together, leading to a friendship that blossoms till cupid strikes and they decide to get married. All in the course of nature, one would say. But, their decision unbeknownst to them sets off a chain of events so terrible that one finds it hard to believe. Awele conspires with Kosi to put the spanner in the works – all efforts thwarted every step of the way. Uche and Dozie stand stoically behind their friends but are on their own swamped by life’s everyday troubles. Both experience personal tragedies that change their views about life and helps form their characters – or lack of it. Death from natural courses; unintended murder; and then a double suicide rocks the community, the circumstances surrounding these fatalities gruesome enough to send any witnesses off their heads. A monster is born to Chizo and Difu, further escalating an already precarious situation, but who really is to blame?

The novel toys with love, hatred and revenge; each element so entwined as the story progresses that the reader is sure to be held captive from page one to the end. It touches on real friendship – well and truly tested. With each subsequent page and from one generation to the other, the author carries the reader along as they live the lives of the characters, particularly Chizo and Difu, with them, sharing in their joys and pains, trials and tribulations right through to the very bitter and shocking end. They say love is a disease, a cure for which few have, but will love conquer all? Only time will tell!

Category: General

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The Square Pegs by David Obasa

 

Title: The Square Pegs

Author: David Obasa

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 190

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Parresia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-54079-9-0-57-1

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: This is the story of three ambitious young men: a scientist, an artiste and a writer, who were raised different backgrounds but through series of events and circumstances had their paths crossing one another. Along the way they were confronted with obstacles. Some of these obstacles were life threatening an some others resulted in painful losses.

This is a story that intricately combines thrills, frills, pains, humour, ardour and defiance in a manner that unfolds the twists and the turns.

Category: Coming of Age

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Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi by Nnedi Okorafor

 

Title: Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi

Author: Nnedi Okoroafor

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 329

Publication Year: March, 2018

Publisher: Cassava Republic Press

ISBN: 978-1-911115-57-1

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: The time has come for Sunny Nwague to confront her destiny. As a member of the secret Leopard Society, her magical powers continue to grow under the guidance of her mentor Sugar Cream. She is beginning to understand her spirit face, Anyanwu, and struggling to unlock the strange secrets of her Nsibidi book.

But after an encounter with a lake monster, Sunny is dragged from her studies into a battle that will determine the fate of humanity. She finds herself travelling to the mysterious town of Osisi, in a journey fraught with unknown dangers that take her through unseen worlds.

Weaving together critiques of contemporary culture, including police brutality and everyday misogyny, with her trademark fantasy and adventure, award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor will take you on another enthralling adventure in this gripping sequel to What Sunny Saw in the Flames.

Category: Fantasy, Adventure, Paranormal

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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

 

Title: An Orchestra of Minorities

Author: Chigozie Obioma

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 516

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Paressia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-56595-0-4

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls tow of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice.

Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family, and when her parents object to the union because Chinonso is uneducated, he sells most of his possessions to attend university in Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, Chinonso discovers that all is not what it seems. Furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further and further away from his dream, and Ndali and the place he called home.

In this contemporary twist on Milton, Dante and Homer written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about the tension between destiny and determination.

Category: Literary fiction

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Dancing with the Ostrich by Phil Nwoko

 

Title: Dancing with the Ostrich

Author: Phil Nwoko

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 272

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Kraft Books Limited (Kraftgriots)

ISBN: 978-978-918363-0

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: Life was all seamless for Benita and her siblings as they were growing up, enjoying a blissful family relationship, but everything was upturned for the family the day her father’s life was snuffed out by a drunken driver, and consequently, they were subjected to years of abject poverty and torment by those who should have given them succour. However, by an uncommon twist of fate, Benita’s love for animals, especially, the giant bird–the ostrich restored her family fortune.

Category: Young Adult

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I Am Kagara by Mark Nwagwu (Short Title)

 

Title: I am Kagara: I Weave the Sands of the Sahara

Author: Mark Nwagwu

Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 259

Publication Year: Month DD, 2016

Publisher: BookBuilders Edition Africa

ISBN: 978-978-921129-6

Available at: African Books Collective, Booksellers Ltd, Ibadan

Short Description: I AM KAGARA by Mark Nwagwu is the third book in a series featuring Chioma Ijeoma, our erstwhile heroine and brilliant lecturer in College Park, Maryland, who has links to the supernatural world–links she does not quite understand. Chioma is thus thrust from time to time into dangerous situations and she has to use her exemplary intellect to extricate herself.

I AM KAGARA is an adventure story set in contemporary Nigeria, where terrorists organizations are threatening innocent people in the Niger Delta and northeastern Nigeria. Chioma’s goal in this volume is to rescue the Kagara girls. How can one girl lead the battle cry, like the proverbial Joan of Arc? How can civil society do what the Nigerian army has failed to do? Read I AM KAGARA and enjoy the latest escapades of Chioma our Nigerian super heroine.

Category: Political Thriller, Paranormal

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The Fragrance of Roses by Kike Ojo

Title: The Land That Shivers

Author: Kike Ojo

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 295

Publication Year: October 25, 2018

Publisher: Olympia Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-78830-121-3

Available at: Amazon, Olympia Publishers, Waterstones.

Short Description: Temi is a bright young girl who knows that hard work is the only way she can succeed and achieve anything independent of the strong patriarchal culture she is born into. Nigeria in the 1960s is developing fast but tradition and family is still the driving force behind life.

Temi has ideas about what she wants to do with her life and is aware that she needs to successfully navigate the many hazards and issues which can befall a young woman before she can realise her goals (many of which she witnesses her friends and acquaintances succumb to).

As she grows into an independent young woman, Temi always tries to keep the balance between what’s expected of her and what she wants. She always hoped she would fall in love, but can she reconcile the two to get the happy ending she has always dreamt of?

Category: Women Fiction, Young Adult

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The Land That Shivers by Ebele Ufondu

Title: The Land That Shivers

Author: Ebele Ufondu

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 327

Publication Year: February 12, 2019

Publisher: Ebele Ufondu

ISBN: 978-1732946002

Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart.

Short Description: When his father dies following a ghastly bus accident, Asa, an only son, must take on the role of provider for his mother and three sisters. Still jobless more than four years after university graduation, he must take desperate measures to ensure the survival of the family in a country where corruption has crumbled infrastructure and extinguished employment opportunities.

Asa, like his fellow citizens, has no ammunition against the state governor, who is depriving citizens of their livelihood by catering more to the good of his pocket than the duties of his office. He surrounds himself with a horde of bodyguards and police that kill at a whim. With the judiciary in his pocket, the governor gives off an aura of invincibility.

Faced with the choice of surviving through nefarious means or succumbing to a life that can lead only to starvation for himself at a dangerous crossroad, torn between choices that will change the course of his life forever.

Based on true events, The Land That Shivers is an emotionally intense story of survival that becomes an uplifting tale of the power of tenacity and the victory of the human spirit.

Category: Literary, Political

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When God Falls in Love by Oluwatosin Olabode

Title: When God Falls in Love

Author: Oluwatosin Olabode

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback & eBook

File Size (eBook): 70.18 kb

Book Dimension (Paperback): 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 66

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Word Rhymes and Rhythms Ltd

ISBN: 978-9789659944

Available at: Okada Books and Amazon Stores.

Short Description: When God Falls in Love is a collection of poems that explore the relationship between God and man; God’s unconditional love and man’s eternal struggle with his failings as a mortal. The poems will touch you—spirit, body and soul, and rekindle the flame of His love in your heart.

“When God fell in love, he didn’t just think it, he acted. His action saved humanity forever and not just His thought.”

Category: Christian, Poems

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Not Too Young to Run by Ogbu Eme

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Title: Not Too Young to Run

Author: Ogbu Eme

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook

File Size: NA

Number of Pages: 90

Publication Year: May 2, 2019

Publisher: Ogbu Eme

ISBN: 978-9781230003212738

Available at: Kobo Writing Life and Okada Books.

Short Description: What do children really want? Hugs and kisses or toys every now and then? Well, these are very good gifts to give to a child, but they are not enough for the children of Port Winkle. Actually, the children in Port Winkle want their very own government that is free from grown-up interference. The brain behind this idea is a clever nine-year-old called Simi Coker whose interest in reading newspapers makes her aware of happenings in Port Winkle. This is how she comes to know the grown-ups are going to have an election which she thinks shouldn’t be a purely grown-up affair. For Simi, children have rights as citizens and must be allowed to participate in the election or in a purely children’s election for a purely children’s government.

Find out all about the rough and tumble, the daring exploits as well as what it means when children take charge of their lives through their very own government.

Category: Political Thriller, Children’s Book

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Abduction Chronicles by Folarin Philip Banigbe

 

Title: Abduction Chronicles

Author: Folarin Philip Banigbe

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 260

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Imenso Media

ISBN: 978-9780639327

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Jericho, Ibadan, and other  bookstores nationwide.

Short Description: How does one date bring bittersweet memories in one single thought? That was one of the questions in Folarin’s mind as he narrates his spine-chilling encounter with kidnappers. On a bright sunny Saturday morning of 1st May 1999, himself and Titi were joined in Holy Matrimony. 17 years later, they were forcefully separated, on the same date.

When Folarin stepped out of his study in the early hours of May 1, 2006, he was sure the sight before him wasn’t real. Unfortunately, this was a reality he couldn’t shake away. Without warning, he was abducted from the comfort of his home. Exposed to the elements of nature with little or no food, and in constant terror of a dangerously armed gang, he had to negotiate his freedom but not before an unexpected twist brought him in a direct, hair-raising confrontation with his abductors.

Set in the South-South region of Nigeria, Abduction Chronicles is a gripping account of Folarin’s many close shaves with death, with striking details of his journey to and from abyss.

Category: Adventure, Thriller

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Afonja—The Rise by Tunde Leye

Title: Afonja—The Rise

Author: Tunde Leye

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension (Paperback): 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 352

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: PLsPlace Media

ISBN: 978-9789672226

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Jericho, Ibadan, and other  bookstores nationwide

Short Description: When Alaafin Abiodun Adegolu died, the Oyo Empire was in a a slow decline. The provincial chiefs who helped him defeat the tyrannical Bashorun Gaa had grown in power and the Oyo chiefs were more politicians than warriors. So, when the Oyo Mesi selected a provincial prince, Aole Arogangan to ascend the throne of his fathers, they believed they had an Alaafin they could control.

But Aole had different ideas and he sought to restore the glory of the empire and the supremacy of the Alaafin as its emperor. In this however, his ambitions clashed with those of Afonja, the powerful provincial chief of war camp, Ilorin. Afonja had been promised the office of Aare Ona Kakanfo of all the Oyo forces by the Oyo chiefs in order to secure his support for Aole’s ascension. He would stop at nothing to take what he believed was his by right.

Afonja—The Rise is the story of how the clashes of these two men and the intrigue of the others around them transformed what was a slow decline into a race of the empire towards its collapse. In Afonja-The Rise, we tell their stories first as what they were—men and women living their lives, warring, scheming and loving in ways that will be familiar to the reader—beyond their roles as actors in the epic history of the great Oyo Empire.

Category: Historical

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Embers by Soji Cole

Title: Embers

Author: Soji Cole

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension (Paperback): 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 103

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Omojojolo Books

ISBN: 978-9789635348

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Jericho, Ibadan, and other bookstores nationwide

Short Description: “…the governor is coming tomorrow, and we have prepared another dance for him. He will get on the news again to announce all things that he had donated to the camp. The foreign aid team will come with their own supplies too. they will take pictures with us–and with all the things that have been donated to the camp. The newspaper will show our pictures smiling like we have been instructed to do by the camp officers when the pictures were taken. But then the store is always empty. The foods, the water, the drugs and even the mosquito nets disappear immediately their pictures have been taken. None of those things have legs! How did they walk away? The answer is simple. They took them!”

Embers is a drama of metaphor, and perhaps the dialogue captured above best illustrates the dilemma in that metaphor.

Category: Drama, Satire

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Kasali’s Africa by Feyisayo Anjorin

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Title: Kasali’s Africa

Author: Feyisayo Anjorin

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback & eBook

File Size (eBook): 50 KB

Book Dimension (Paperback): 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 268

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Lifescripts Publishing

ISBN: 978-9785563627

Available at: Roving Heights, 172, Oshodi-Oworoshoki Expressway,
Beside Ecobank, First Pedro Bus-stop, Gbagada – Oworonshoki Expy,
Gbagada 100001, Lagos and P.A.G.E Book Connoisseurs 1st Floor, Ibilola Nelson House, 82 Allen
Avenue, Ikeja. Also available online on Amazon and other stores.

Short Description: Kasali Adebayor, a prominent farmer in the city of Akure, a husband of five wives, fancies himself as an activist for good
governance while wielding the big stick of patriarchy over his family
members. In the fast changing African political landscape Kasali’s
family comes under the spotlight; an exposure which – initially
appealing and addictive – threatens everything he holds dear and
secret. Kasali’s daughter who has been a secret rebel in her father’s
Akure enclave visits her aunt in Monrovia, gets drunk on her freedom,
and is soon caught in the web of violence that engulfs Liberia’s Glay
presidency. Kasali Adebayor, weak against the subtle feminism-inspired
request of his of beloved wife Mojisola, ends in a dead end that
brings out the worst in him, and begins the end of Kasali’s Africa

Category: Adventure, Children’s Fiction

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Bingo and Friends by Iwedi Ojinmah

Bingo and Friends by Iwedi Ojinmah

Title: Bingo and Friends

Author: Iwedi Ojinmah

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback & eBook

File Size (eBook): 50 KB

Book Dimension (Paperback): 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 100

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Iwedi Ojinmah

ISBN: 1729148441

Available at: Online on Amazon Stores and Amazon Kindle Store

Short Description: Nobody questions the benefits of reading any more. People who read, or are read too, live longer happier lives and grow up to be more attentive and productive, regardless of what they do. From as far back as when our ancestors drew crude drawings in their caves, or passed on stories by the side of their campfires, the need to converse has always been embedded in us. This book is an effort to continue this narrative, be it between parent and child, strangers in a book club or teacher and student in school.

Come with us as we invite you into a sleepy Igbo village, where animals can speak to each other, and their daily interaction with humans is told in a fast and witty way. The highlight is the big soccer derby between rival villages, its unfolding and subsequent outcome. It is indeed an African fantasy, experienced by animal and child, but through the eyes of an adult.

Category: Adventure, Children’s Fiction

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Path of Madness and Other Stories by Wisdom Anierobi

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Title:  Path of Madness and Other Stories

Author: Wisdom Anierobi

Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

Format: Paperback & E-book (Kindle)

Book Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 106

Publication Year: July 16, 2015

Publisher: Oracle Books

ISBN: 978-979811146

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: Anierobi’s robust imagination takes him to the innermost recesses of our world to tell stories that derive from our workday experiences. His language is pacy and his characters range from the swashbuckling archetypes to the ingenious stereotypes, whose manners are a predator on your curiosity, sometimes stretching credulity to an unbelievable limit with twists and turns.

The characters . . . represent different shades of society: the heartbroken couple in search of the fruit of the womb, the daredevil armed robbers on the trail of a daredevil driver, the maverick father, the youthful lover questing for a happy ending, the unemployed grad[uate] whose tottering feet are an inspiration for the cartoon man, the disgruntled workers whose take-home can’t take home anymore, the hopeless youth courting Mammon to cut short the long path to his rainy days…

Path of Madness is a reflection of our contemporary logjams: there is a suffusion of blues in Anierobi’s tales. His concerns [cover] the harrowing experiences an average Nigerian undergoes in a quest for fulfillment…”

— Daily Sun

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For the Love of Flight by Lola Shoneyin

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Title:  For the Love of Flight

Author: Lola Shoneyin

Genre: Poetry (Anthology)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 5 x 7

Number of Pages: 58

Publication Year: February 25, 2010

Publisher: Cassava Republic Press

ISBN: 9789789060894

Available at: Pen and Pages Bookshop

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The Immigrant: Poems and Reflections by Tudun Adeyemo

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Title:  The Immigrant : Poems and Reflections

Author: Tudun Adeyemo

Genre: Poetry Collection

Format: E-book (Kindle)

Book Dimensions: 159 KB

Number of Pages: 87

Publication Year: April 12, 2014

Publisher: Accomplish Press,  UK

ASIN: B00JNP2XO8

Available at: Amazon.com, Smashwords.com 

Short Description: A collection of emotionally heartfelt poems and reflections, about a girl who left her friends, loves , family and home town behind, to search for a new life abroad. The poems evoke themes of sadness, loneliness, adjusting to a new life, pleasant and unpleasant surprises as well as other issues that will be familiar to anyone who has had to travel and live beyond their country’s borders. Tundun Adeyemo documents in poetry sprinkled with humour and satire her journey from Lagos, Nigeria to the land of the Queen. She describes the drama of settling in, fitting in, adjusting and coping with all the stresses associated with the life of an immigrant.

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A Miracle for Daddy by Sunny Jack Obande

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Title:  A Miracle for Daddy

Author: Sunny Jack Obande

Genre: Fiction (Children)

Format: Paperback & Ebook

Book Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8

Number of Pages: 110

Publication Year: March 16, 2015

Publisher: Accomplish Press, UK

ISBN: 978-1781486352

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: It is Otseme’s seventh birthday and he is happily waiting for Daddy to return from work. He is excited because daddy promised to take him, his sister and their Mummy to have fun at the amusement park. But everything takes a dramatic turn when the family gets the sad news that Daddy was hit by a car on his way home. In haste, Mummy has to go and be with Daddy at the hospital, so Auntie Rose comes to help look after Otseme and his sister. But will the children be happy in Auntie Rose’s company? Will Daddy survive the accident? Will he be able to fulfil his promise to Otseme? And who is the mysterious man that promises Otseme a miracle?

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Don’t Join by Azubuike A. Ahubelem

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Title:  Don’t Join

Author: Azubike A. Ahubelem

Genre: Fiction

Format: Hardcover, Paperback & Ebook (Kindle)

Book Dimensions: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 110

Publication Year: July 30, 2014

Publisher: Authorhouse,  UK

ISBN: 978-1496986979

Available at: Amazon.com & Jumia.com

Short Description: The Nigerian university environment is a zone in which the most rugged takes it all. Passion violence and intimidation are its characteristics. It is governed by unwritten laws and ruled by cult gangs. These were the forces that pushed Uche around till he decided it was time for him to get his courage up and join men in a treacherous adventure where nothing is gained apart from pain, fear, and bloodshed. This book is an eye-opener that would enable you experience the nitty-gritty of this filthy environment in all its glory from a safe distance through Uche’s eye and leave you with only one ultimate advice: “Don’t join.”.

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African Writers in Exile by Chinedu Ogoke

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Title:  African Writers in Exile

Author: Chinedu Ogoke

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2

Number of Pages: 222

Publication Year: February 28, 2011

Publisher: Piraeus Books LLC

 ISBN: 978-0983185314

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: Chinedu Ogoke’s book discusses the psychic, physical, and metaphorical exile of the African writer. Its starting point is the fact that African writers face numerous problems in their desire to be creative. In the post-colonial era, global politics and the quest for profits have led to social disorders, persecution, and worsening economic conditions in Africa. This has forced writers from the continent to move to the West in search of peace and a chance to reach a larger audience. But while the West offers improved access to publishers, exiled writers have to deal with difficult issues of language and culture in their work. Lacking the support of the traditional African family, many feel unfulfilled and simply lost in their new surroundings. Ironically, they also feel excluded from literary activities in the place they have left. African Writers in Exile traces the paths taken by these excluded artists and the implications they may have for the future of African literature. Ogoke also analyzes their arguments for economic and political reform in various African countries. At the root of these proposals is a desire to establish political structures that will remove barriers to creative pursuits while enhancing social and political progress for all in Africa.

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Last Train to Biafra by Diliorah Chukwurah

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Title:  Last Train to Biafra

Author: Diliorah Chukwurah

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 166

Publication Year: January 29, 2014

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Limited

ISBN: 978-1781486352

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: An incident at a hospital ward round in southern England brought back memories of his Biafran childhood to a Nigerian doctor. Biafra was formed in 1967 when the former Eastern region of Nigeria seceded due to political crises that resulted in the massacre of the Igbos and other peoples of the Eastern region, Rwandan style. Biafrans went down in history for their immense suffering, resilience and industry. The author has written about life as a Biafran child including times spent at refugee camps. The author pays tribute to charities and Christian missionaries that helped the Biafran children and their parents.

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