Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Title: Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha (Book 1)

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Genre: Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Book Dimension: 6.3 x 9.3

Number of Pages: 544

Publication Year: March 6, 2018

Publisher:  Ouida Books

ISBN: 978-1250170972

Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

Short Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Category: Thriller, Suspense, YA Fantasy, Magical Realism, Coming of Age

 

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In The Name Of Our Father by Olukorede S. Yishau

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Title: In The Name Of Our Father

Author: Olukorede S. Yishau

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 228

Publication Year: April 11, 2018

Publisher:  Parrésia Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 978-1724961631

Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

Short Description: The desire to become a novelist suddenly seizes Justus Omoeko. He wants another title other than a journalist for which thousands know him. He is soon inspired by the story of a popular prophet in town and decides to write a thriller out of the dark patch that is the life of this renowned man of God, who has the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Force, General Sani Idoti, as one of his clients.Prophet T.C. Jeremiah hits the jackpot when the military usurper in power recruits him to help ensure his longevity in office. Money begins to fall into his accounts as though he has a cash tree at the back of his house. But, the more money he makes, his family falls apart. He performs miracles. Yet, his ex-prostitute wife finds it hard to conceive.

Category: Thriller, Suspense, Satire

 

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Where the Lotus Grows by Oyinkansola A. Ogunyinka

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Title: Where the Lotus Grows

Author: Oyinkansola A. Ogunyinka

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: N/A

Number of Pages: 280

Publication Year: July 6, 2019

Publisher:  QuickkPrints

ISBN: 9789789736171

Available at: Terrakulture Bookstore, RovingHeights

Short Description: Where the Lotus Grows is a story of what comes next when life deals unexpected blows. What more can precipitate a rude awakening than to lose the valuable elements of life and yet be forced to live through it, as in the cases of Taiwo and Karen in the novel? What more can make life take on a whole new meaning than to experience what can be likened to a nightmare, yet there is no waking up from it, because it is reality? The novel depicts how we tend to self-destruct when we pass through moments of pain and we push people away instead of drawing strength from fellowship with loved ones.

The novel is also a story of the search for meaning, when suddenly one of the protagonists, Karen, discovered that the life she had always valued and revered was actually not what she thought it was. The realization sent her on an adventure that would bring her in contact with another destiny that was in a search of his own. While one would have expected the collusion to be the resolution of the search by the characters, it only opened up another dimension of intrigue in the story.

Category: Romance, Christian Fiction

 

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Akoka Speed Monster by Adesola Osota

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Title: Akoka Speed Monster

Author: Adesola Osota

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook

File Size: N/A

Publication Year: August, 2018

Publisher:  N/A

Available at: Okadabooks, Selar

Short Description: Akoka, a bubbling suburb in Lagos and home to young people in tertiary institutions, has been attacked by a faceless monster, known by only its characteristics: Wind and Speed.

Eliot, a victim of the attacks, together with his friends solve the greatest mystery as they strive to unmask the monster, but with no single clue about the truth that will hit them hard, and possibly change their lives forever!

Follow the intriguing story of seven adventurous boys in Akoka Speed Monster

Category: Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi

 

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A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin

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Title: A Particular Kind of Black Man

Author: Tope Folarin

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: N/A

Number of Pages: 272

Publication Year: August 6, 2019

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501171819

Available at: Amazon Stores, Simon & Schuster

Short Description: Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola’s family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can’t escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won’t come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues.

Tunde’s father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream while his wife, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia. Then one otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde’s mother wakes him with a hug, bundles him and his baby brother into the car, and takes them away from the only home they’ve ever known.

But running away doesn’t bring her, or her children, any relief from the demons that plague her; once Tunde’s father tracks them down, she flees to Nigeria, and Tunde never feels at home again. He spends the rest of his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection—to the wary stepmother and stepbrothers he gains when his father remarries; to the Utah residents who mock his father’s accent; to evangelical religion; to his Texas middle school’s crowd of African-Americans; to the fraternity brothers of his historically black college. In so doing, he discovers something that sends him on a journey away from everything he has known.

Sweeping, stirring, and perspective-shifting, A Particular Kind of Black Man is a beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American.

Category: Coming of Age, Literary Fiction

 

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My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Title: My Sister, The Serial Killer

Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 240

Publication Year: November 20, 2018

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780525564201

Available at: Amazon Stores, Random House

Short Description: Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.

Category: Women’s fiction, Young Adult, Satire

 

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An Abundance of Scorpions by Hadiza Isma El-Rufai

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Title: An Abundance of Scorpions

Author: Hadiza Isma El-Rufai

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5 x 8

Number of Pages: 410

Publication Year: November 20, 2017

Publisher: Quida Books

ISBN: 9780998986302

Available at: Amazon.com, Ingram & Local Bookstores

Short Description: Following a horrific tragedy, Tambaya leaves Kano for Accra to live with her brother, Aminu. Sadly, her dream of a new beginning is dashed when she can no longer endure the indignity she suffers at the hands of her brother’s new wife.

Tambaya returns to northern Nigeria and soon finds work as a matron in an orphanage, under the watchful eye of the ruthless Miss Scholastica. Just when she begins to settle into her new life, an unexpected visit threatens to destroy everything she has worked so hard to build. Tambaya faces moral dilemmas on all sides, but she must stop her life from unravelling once again.

Vulnerable, and surrounded by malice, corruption and greed, Tambaya struggles to shape her destiny. An Abundance of Scorpions charts one woman’s journey through grief and uncertainty to a road that leads to self-discovery, redemption and love. 

Category: Women’s fiction, Literary fiction

 

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