Night of a Red Moon by Ojay Aito

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Title: Night of a Red Moon

Author: Ojay Aito

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.8 x 9

Number of Pages: 370

Publication Year: August 2017

Publisher: TND Press Limited

ISBN: 978-978-960-775-4

Available at: Bookstores nationwide.

Short Description: Femi, a university student has been killed by overzealous men of the Oodua People’s Congress in the little town of Ago-Iwoye, sending a cloud of fear and uncertainty over it.

But it is the retaliatory violence which begins as a ‘peaceful protest’ that turns the town into a war zone, leaving the king dethroned, his palace in flames and innocent students at the mercy of enraged indigenes.

There is bloodshed, rape and more bloodshed that envelopes the night, even as four friends and their girls, attempt to see the night out, including pen-lovers, Tubor and Temmy, whose first meeting quickly becomes a desperate survival adventure.

They would soon discover that they had only been pawns in a big chess game, and that sadly, many of them, try as they may, would not make it to the light of the morning . . .

Night of a Red Moon is a gripping debut novel that would send your pulses racing, and put you in places you would rather safely imagine.

Category: Romance, Suspense, Thriller

 

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Sight in the Dark by Ugochukwu Chinye-Ikejiunor

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Title: Sight in the Dark

Author: Ugochukwu Chinye-Ikejiunor

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook

File Size: 0.1 MB

Publication Year: March 9, 2018

Publisher: NA

Available at: OkadaBooks

Short Description: “I have taught people how to be strong and face their fears, now it is my turn as the teacher to practice what i have been teaching” Obinna ponders as he tries to clear the confusion in his head, and face the predicament he found himself in. He is a wealthy motivational speaker who was invited for a presentation in Lagos. He traveled, leaving his beautiful wife, Amaka and his four year old son Jide at home, in Asaba. He experienced something devastating on his way to Lagos, which threw him in a confused state. His life, his family and his personality is at stake.

Category: N/A

 

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Hang No Clothes Here by Bolaji Olatunde

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Title: Hang No Clothes Here

Author: Bolaji Olatunde

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 508

Publication Year: August 2017

Publisher: Origami (Parrésia Publishers)

ISBN: 978-978-55294-0-1

Available at: Page Book Connoisseurs, Ibilola Nelson House, 82, Allen Avenue, Lagos,The Booksellers, Ibadan and Abuja outlets, Kizito Bookshop, Area 1 Shopping Complex, Area 1, Abuja,Cassava Republic Bookshop, Arts and Crafts Village, Central Business District, Abuja, and online on Jumia.com and Konga.com

Short Description: John Braimoh, an assistant superintendent of the Nigerian police, becomes involved in a seemingly noble cause corruption case—the killing of five apparently deviant youths in Abuja, a situation in which his closest friend and colleague, and four other officers are deeply embroiled. The killings attract the attention of Nigeria’s human rights and civil society organisations.  John is summoned to testify before police’s investigating panel, the Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC). As the date of his testimony approaches, unknown elements issue death threats to John and his family, intent on goading him to reveal the truth to the FDC. At the FDC, Braimoh doesn’t come clean—which leads to dire consequences.

As he tries to untangle himself from the resultant web, John is drawn even deeper into the murkier world of Nigerian politics and international espionage. He unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a turf war between two major international drug cartels engaged in a bloody battle to dominate the Nigerian market and route for peddling illegal narcotics to Europe and Asia.

Category: Crime Fiction, Thriller

 

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The Extinction of Menai: A Novel by Chuma Nwokolo

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Title: The Extinction of Menai: A Novel

Author: Chuma Nwokolo

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 448

Publication Year: November 7, 2017

Publisher: Gwandustan

ISBN: 978-9782190277

Available at: Bookstores nationwide

Short Description: At the height of their illustrious civilisation they ruled Ancient Egypt, but this is the 21st century and the Menai are on their last legs. With their global population in the hundreds, they are reduced to their Niger delta homeland of Kreektown. There, their destiny is sealed by a rogue drug trial by a multinational, with genocidal consequences for the community.

In a gripping narrative that pits governments and multinationals against a minor ethnic nation, Mata Nimito leads a choir of voices from the living and the dead to sing an indelible epic for the times. Other Principal characters include ‘excommunicated’ Menai daughter, Sheesti Kroma, identical male twins, Zanda Atturk and Humphrey Chow, and the infamous vigilante, Badu. As their clock runs down, the imperative of history drives the last of the Menai from their creeks, across desert and continent, just a step ahead of their Apocalypse.

Category: Thriller, Intrigue

 

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Never Look an American in the Eye (Short Title) by Okey Ndibe

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Title: Never Look an American in the Eye: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts and the Making of a Nigerian American

Author: Okey Ndibe

Genre: Non-fiction (Memoir)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 210

Publication Year: 2017

Publisher: BookCraft Limited

ISBN: 978-9788457831

Available at: Amazon.com and bookstores nationwide

Short Description: Okey Ndibe’s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential—but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency—African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe’s relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just thirteen days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery. All these stories and more come together in a generous, encompassing book about the making of a writer and a new American.

Category: Creative non-fiction, memoir

 

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Love Does Not Win Elections by Ayisha Osori

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Title: Love Does Not Win Elections

Author: Ayisha Osori

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: 1.805 MB

Number of Pages: 188

Publication Year: September 4, 2017

Publisher: Narrative Landscape Press

ASIN: B075DCKHK3

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: In 2014 Ayisha answers a call from within to contest the primaries for a seat in the National Assembly on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling party – the Peoples Democratic Party. She is dissatisfied with the quality of representation – both from the men and women in office and after years advising on and working to get more women into leadership positions, she is curious about what it would take to contest and win.

Can and does she do all that is required of her as an aspirant or does she pick and choose and what impact did her choices have on the results? Was there ever a chance that she could have won? Go through the journey of midnight meetings, envelopes full of money, prayers for sale, tracking the First Lady and trying to get President Jonathan to realise the damage that was being done to the party with the automatic ticket policy and find out what it takes to win (or lose) the primaries of a major political party in Nigeria.

Told in a witty style that belies the heft of its subject matter, Ayisha takes her readers on a spell binding journey into the political underbelly of Nigeria.

Category: Literary fiction

 

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Moonglow and Other Poems by Christopher Okigbo

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Title: Moonglow and Other Poems

Author: Christopher Okigbo

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.2 x 8.2

Number of Pages: 87

Publication Year: 2017

Publisher: Bookcraft Limited

ISBN: 978-978-5482751

Available at: Booksellers, Ibadan

Short Description: “…He was not only the finest poet of his generation but I believe that as his work becomes better and more widely known in the world he will also be recognised as one of the most remarkable anywhere in our time…”

Chinua Achebe

“I am an Okigbo evangelist… Christopher Okigbo is a great poet whose lines everybody should know by heart. They are tremendously beautiful.”

Ben Okri

Celebrated writer and winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction.

“Steeped alike in Western Modernist aesthetics and myth -making traditions of his Igbo background, he fused worlds with an assurance that married lyric and epic, audacity and grace. This collection… will remind existing readers of Okigbo’s prowess and dazzle new ones.”

Boyd Tonkin

Category: Poems, posthumous

 

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