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

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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

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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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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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