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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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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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

Available at: Amazon Stores

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

Available at: Amazon Stores

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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The Port Harcourt Volunteer (Short title) by Sam Ohuabunwa

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Title: The Port Harcourt Volunteer: Experiences of a Young Combatant in the  Nigeria-Biafra War

Author: Sam Ohuabunwa

Genre: Non-fiction (Memoir)

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 118

Publication Year: July, 2015

Publisher: Kraft Books Limited

ISBN: 978-978-918-316-6

Available at: Amazon Kindle Store

Short Description: This book is essentially the story of the Nigerian political crisis which started with the January 15, 1966 military coup and resulted in the Nigeria-Biafra War (1967-1970). It is told from the perspective of a young combatant from the Biafran side and chronicles Sam Ohuabunwa’s experience from the day schools were shut because of the war, the duration of the war, and the day they were opened as the war ended. It portrays the various risks he undertook in his zeal to defend the Biafran cause as a soldier and the amazing miraculous deliverances he enjoyed. To many Nigerians who were distant from the war, to those too young to  remember or those not born during this crisis, this book gives a good account of what caused the war, how it was fought and how it was brought to an end. A very important and critical point made in his book is that though the war was like a kind of war of unity for Nigeria, the desired unity has not really been achieved. Nigerians are encouraged to take certain critical steps to seal and solidify  Nigeria’s unity, so that Nigeria will not fight another civil war, ever.

Category: War Memoir

 

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Murder at Midnight by John Ukah

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Title: Murder at Midnight

Author: John Ukah

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: NA

Number of Pages: 131

Publication Year: November 15, 2016

Publisher: The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd

ISBN: 978-978-54707-03

Available at: Amazon, Apple, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Okada Books

Short Description: Alex Simpson, an ex-police officer, decides after a bout of typhoid fever to take a break in a serene and therapeutic environment. The last thing he expects is to be called upon to solve a murder at the Kinging Guest Lodge. But that is what happens, when the delectable and vivacious Maria Marshall is found dead in her bedroom at midnight.

The gallery of characters living at the guesthouse and thrown into the mix, do not make his task of solving this chilling and brutal murder any easier …

Category: Thriller

 

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