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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A Place in the Sun by Kola King

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Title: A Place in the Sun

Author: Kola King

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 250

Publication Year: May 31, 2016

Publisher: Verity Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-928348-32-0

Available at: Okada Books

Short Description: This is a tale of friendship, love and tragedy set against the mystery and magic of colonial Africa. In this epic tale, love is set to clash with tradition. Zakka the lead character falls in love with Matta, but the lovebirds cannot consummate their love because Matta’s family is still beholden to her estranged husband, Gora. By tradition, dowry paid on Matta’s bead is expected to be returned to the husband when the marriage breaks-up; but this was not done. In the eyes of tradition, Matta is still Gora’s wife. What’s more, Gora still nurses the hope of reclaiming her hand in marriage. But in the end, love triumphs over tradition.

Category: Literary fiction

 

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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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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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