An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

 

Title: An Orchestra of Minorities

Author: Chigozie Obioma

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 516

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Paressia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-56595-0-4

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls tow of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice.

Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family, and when her parents object to the union because Chinonso is uneducated, he sells most of his possessions to attend university in Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, Chinonso discovers that all is not what it seems. Furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further and further away from his dream, and Ndali and the place he called home.

In this contemporary twist on Milton, Dante and Homer written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about the tension between destiny and determination.

Category: Literary fiction

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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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The Fragrance of Roses by Kike Ojo

Title: The Land That Shivers

Author: Kike Ojo

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 295

Publication Year: October 25, 2018

Publisher: Olympia Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-78830-121-3

Available at: Amazon, Olympia Publishers, Waterstones.

Short Description: Temi is a bright young girl who knows that hard work is the only way she can succeed and achieve anything independent of the strong patriarchal culture she is born into. Nigeria in the 1960s is developing fast but tradition and family is still the driving force behind life.

Temi has ideas about what she wants to do with her life and is aware that she needs to successfully navigate the many hazards and issues which can befall a young woman before she can realise her goals (many of which she witnesses her friends and acquaintances succumb to).

As she grows into an independent young woman, Temi always tries to keep the balance between what’s expected of her and what she wants. She always hoped she would fall in love, but can she reconcile the two to get the happy ending she has always dreamt of?

Category: Women Fiction, Young Adult

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The Land That Shivers by Ebele Ufondu

Title: The Land That Shivers

Author: Ebele Ufondu

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 327

Publication Year: February 12, 2019

Publisher: Ebele Ufondu

ISBN: 978-1732946002

Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart.

Short Description: When his father dies following a ghastly bus accident, Asa, an only son, must take on the role of provider for his mother and three sisters. Still jobless more than four years after university graduation, he must take desperate measures to ensure the survival of the family in a country where corruption has crumbled infrastructure and extinguished employment opportunities.

Asa, like his fellow citizens, has no ammunition against the state governor, who is depriving citizens of their livelihood by catering more to the good of his pocket than the duties of his office. He surrounds himself with a horde of bodyguards and police that kill at a whim. With the judiciary in his pocket, the governor gives off an aura of invincibility.

Faced with the choice of surviving through nefarious means or succumbing to a life that can lead only to starvation for himself at a dangerous crossroad, torn between choices that will change the course of his life forever.

Based on true events, The Land That Shivers is an emotionally intense story of survival that becomes an uplifting tale of the power of tenacity and the victory of the human spirit.

Category: Literary, Political

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When God Falls in Love by Oluwatosin Olabode

Title: When God Falls in Love

Author: Oluwatosin Olabode

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback & eBook

File Size (eBook): 70.18 kb

Book Dimension (Paperback): 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 66

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Word Rhymes and Rhythms Ltd

ISBN: 978-9789659944

Available at: Okada Books and Amazon Stores.

Short Description: When God Falls in Love is a collection of poems that explore the relationship between God and man; God’s unconditional love and man’s eternal struggle with his failings as a mortal. The poems will touch you—spirit, body and soul, and rekindle the flame of His love in your heart.

“When God fell in love, he didn’t just think it, he acted. His action saved humanity forever and not just His thought.”

Category: Christian, Poems

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Not Too Young to Run by Ogbu Eme

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Title: Not Too Young to Run

Author: Ogbu Eme

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook

File Size: NA

Number of Pages: 90

Publication Year: May 2, 2019

Publisher: Ogbu Eme

ISBN: 978-9781230003212738

Available at: Kobo Writing Life and Okada Books.

Short Description: What do children really want? Hugs and kisses or toys every now and then? Well, these are very good gifts to give to a child, but they are not enough for the children of Port Winkle. Actually, the children in Port Winkle want their very own government that is free from grown-up interference. The brain behind this idea is a clever nine-year-old called Simi Coker whose interest in reading newspapers makes her aware of happenings in Port Winkle. This is how she comes to know the grown-ups are going to have an election which she thinks shouldn’t be a purely grown-up affair. For Simi, children have rights as citizens and must be allowed to participate in the election or in a purely children’s election for a purely children’s government.

Find out all about the rough and tumble, the daring exploits as well as what it means when children take charge of their lives through their very own government.

Category: Political Thriller, Children’s Book

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