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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Ifechidere by Chinedu Enechi

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ifechidere.jpgTitle: Ifechidere

Author: Chinedu Enechi

Genre: Long Fiction

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: 906 KB

Number of Pages: 74

Publication Year: November 28, 2016

Publisher: The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd

ISBN: 978-978-54707-41

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

Short Description: The loss of both her parents, even before she is old enough to speak, appears to pre-determine Ifechidere’s life. She is made to toil from dusk to dawn.

Yet, Ifechidere is no modern-day Cinderella, as she finds that faith in the will to survive, which is stronger than any absentee fairy godmother, will propel her to find herself. And it’ll lead her to the thing that was always meant to be …

Category: Coming of Age

 

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Minds on Rides by Ugochukwu Chinye-Ikejiunor

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Title: Minds on Rides

Author: Ugochukwu Chinye-Ikejiunor

Genre: Fiction

Format: Ebook

Book Dimension: NA

File Size (E-book): 0.4MB

Number of Pages (Paperback): NA

Publication Year: October 1, 2016

Publisher: Chalta Press

ISBN: 989-989-50772-7-8

Available at: Okadabooks, lulu, ibooks

Short Description: The unimaginable circumstance behind Chidimma’s birth and the impact on the Benjamins, Chidimma’s family, has brought enormous insecurity to the family.

The issue of trust and friendship seems vague to Mr. Benjamin as he tries to find out who the enemy of his family is.

Chidimma gets kidnapped by someone who wants nothing else for ransom than …? who could this enemy be…? and what is it that he wants?

Category: Suspense/Thriller

 

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A Conspiracy of Ravens by Othuke Ominiabohs

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Title: A Conspiracy of Ravens

Author: Othuke Ominiabohs

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback/Ebook (Kindle)

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

File Size (E-book): NA

Number of Pages (Paperback): 401

Publication Year: September 17, 2016

Publisher: TND Press Ltd

ISBN: 978-978-955-884-1

Available at: JED Bookstore, The Palms, Lekki, Lagos, TerraKulture, VI, Lagos,  LitCafe and Office Mall, E-Centre (Ozone Cinema building), Yaba and other leading bookstores nationwide.

Short Description: In the Niger Delta creeks Southern Nigeria, nine expatriates are being held hostage by militants fighting for control over the resources from their land. At the same time, a series of seemingly unconnected events rock the country.

Alex Randa, a celebrated agent of the Department of State Services, with a compelling record of successes is tasked by the president to secure the release of the hostages; and to also uncover the sponsors behind the militants. With nothing to go on but the phrase ‘Operation Raven’, her instincts, and three unlikely allies, Alex quickly learns nothing is what it seems. Together, they must race against time to save not just the hostages but a nation on the brink of a bloody Civil War.

Category: Suspense/Thriller

 

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The Distant Son by Iwedi Ojinmah

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The Distant Son by Iwedi Ojinma-Book CoverTitle: The Distant Son

Author: Iwedi Ojinmah

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback/Ebook (Kindle)

Book Dimension (Paperback): 6.7 x 9.6

File Size (E-book): 512KB

Number of Pages: 454/455

Publication Year: May 12, 2016

Publisher: Createspace Independent  Publishing

ISBN: 1533245843

Available at: Amazon Stores & Createspace Store

Short Description: Unfolding across three continents this story traces one man’s unusual way of coming home to Africa, re-establishing his roots and finding true love while overcoming extreme danger in Nigeria. A modern day cross between James Hadley Chase and Wilbur Smith, the saga unfolds at breakneck speed through the eyes of the author in a witty narration about an ex-Marine’s unwilling role as a hero as he takes on Boko Haram’s expansion in the deepest part of Africa’s most populous nation. Told in an honest and insightful way, as only a true son of the soil can, the narrative is painstakingly researched and a wonderful testimony of good persevering over bad, despite insurmountable odds and Man’s continued wickedness to others. You won’t put it down.

Category: Adventure

 

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