This Side of the Dead by Isaac Attah Ogezi

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Title: This Side of the Dead

Author: Isaac Attah Ogezi

Genre: Drama

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.0 x 7.5

Number of Pages: 181

Publication Year: 2018

Publisher: Old Press (PEA & Associates)

ISBN: 978-9789545346

Available at: Booksellers Ltd, Abuja, Citi Plaza, Area 11, Garki and No. 34, Ankpa Road, Makurdi, 08035933577

Short Description: Mr. Ogezi’s new play examines the fears, struggles and triumphs of the downtrodden in a class-restive society. With deft utilization of stage resources and verisimilitude, humanity is depicted with telling imaginative empathy in a ghoulish dramatization that embeds reality in fiction.

This Side of the Dead mirrors the class tensions inherent in a third-world country and their attendant consequences. It is about the lives of two brothers caught in the vortex of a soulless world. Michael, an expelled final-year law student on asylum at his elder brother’s construction site home, unwittingly manages to attract love from Susan, an American-born daughter of a Nigerian Cabinet Minister. Unfortunately, his ambivalence to this love does not suffice in stopping the huge price which the poor must pay for crashing the party of the rich and the powerful.

 

Category: Satire, Naturalism

 

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Our Son the Minister by Paul Ugbede

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Title: Our Son the Minister

Author: Paul Ugbede

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback & eBook

File Size (eBook): 165KB

Book Dimension (Paperback): 4.8 x 6.8

Number of Pages: 149

Publication Year: November, 2017

Publisher: Paperworth Books

ISBN: 978-978-956-351-7

Available at: Quintessence, Glendora Bookshop, Patabah Bookshop, Terra Kulture Bookshop, P.A.G.E Book Connoisseurs Bookstores, Lagos; The Booksellers Bookshop, Cassava Republic Bookshop, Abuja; Bookville World Bookshop, Chapters Bookshop, Port Harcourt; The Booksellers Bookshop, Ibadan; The Booksellers Bookshop, Abeokuta; Boldoz Bookstores, Uyo; and online on Amazon, iBooks, and Roving Heights.

Short Description: ‘‘You see, back there in my room, I was doing some deep thinking. I asked myself ‘Makoji, how best can you serve your people without destroying all you stand for?’ I thought and thought and then the answer came, in a flash, and that is what I am about to share with you, I have decided to turn down the ministerial appointment.’’

It is a few hours to the swearing in of ministerial nominees and everyone thinks Dr. Makoji Ejembi has lost his mind, as they search for an urgent cure for him – Our Son the Minister.

This is the winning play from the maiden edition of Beeta Playwright Competition organised by Beeta Universal Arts Foundation. It is a satire of the Nigerian situation and highlights societal culpability in making bad leaders.

 

Category: Drama, Satire

 

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Authentic Mama by Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze

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Title: Authentic Mama

Author: Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback & eBook

File Size (eBook): 171p/899KB

Book Dimension (Paperback): 5.8 x 9

Number of Pages: 181

Publication Year: July 2017

Publisher: Paperworth Books

ISBN: 978-978-9563500

Available at: Quintessence, Glendora Bookshop, Patabah Bookshop, Terra Kulture Bookshop, P.A.G.E Book Connoisseurs Bookstores, Lagos; The Booksellers Bookshop, Cassava Republic Bookshop, Abuja; Bookville World Bookshop, Chapters Bookshop, Port Harcourt; The Booksellers Bookshop, Ibadan; The Booksellers Bookshop, Abeokuta; Boldoz Bookstores, Uyo; and online on Amazon, iBooks, and Roving Heights.

Short Description: Paulina Omoregbe aka Iye Baby rules the night life of Nimbe town from her beer parlour with her magic touch and society connections. In spite of the constant dramas from fighting wives and jealous friends, she has succeeded in creating a good life for herself as a socialite and the President of the Imose Sisters Association of Accomplished and Distinguished Ladies.

Her life is however thrown into commotion when a business deal goes bad, ushering her on to a downward spiral of confusion, disappointment and disaster. Can she overcome these challenges as she once did and create a new and better life for herself? This is a hilarious satire chronicling the lives of local mistresses and their hustle. This book will make you laugh and shake your head at the ridiculous reality of some people.

 

Category: Satire

 

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