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Bitterleaf by Chioma Okereke

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Title: Bitterleaf

Author: Chioma Okereke

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 7.8 x 5

Number of Pages: 416

Publication Year: January 1, 2012

Publisher: Virago Press Uk

ISBN: 978-1844086283

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: Bitter Leaf is a richly textured and intricate novel set in Mannobe, a world that is African in nature but never geographically placed. At the heart of the novel is the village itself and its colourful cast of inhabitants: Babylon, a gifted musician who falls under the spell of the beautiful Jericho who has recently returned from the city; Mabel and M’elle Codon, twin sisters whose lives have taken very different paths, Magdalena, daughter of Mabel, who nurses an unrequited love for Babylon and Allegory, the wise old man who adheres to tradition. As lives and relationships change and Mannobe is challenged by encroaching development, the fragile web of dependency holding village life together is gradually revealed. An evocatively imagined debut novel from a promising new writer about love and loss, parental and filial bonds, and everything in between that makes life bittersweet.

Category: Literature/Literary Fiction



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Eclipse at Noonday (Short Title) by Mike Uriel Ogbechie

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Title:  Eclipse at Noonday: Biafra, Diaries of Unwritten Stories

Author: Mike Uriel Ogbechie

Genre: Non-fiction (Memoir)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 313

Publication Year: June 12, 2012

Publisher: Xlibris

ISBN: 978-1-469138084

Available at: Amazon.com and other online stores

Short Description: A true life story of events that happened during the Biafra/Nigeria war otherwise called the Nigerian civil war. It chronicles several terrible events never before reported. There is also the background historical antecedents that eventually culminated in the civil war. The war while it lasted was not all about killing, maiming, hunger, and starvation, and the various sadistic behaviours that were exhibited including, regrettably, cannibalism. There was unbelievably so much fun, music, and profession of love, lots of which are captured for comic relief. I refer to it as Africa’s version of ‘gone with the wind.’


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Forever There For You by Chioma Nnani

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Title:  Forever There For You

Author: Chioma Nnani

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 5 x 8

Number of Pages: 368

Publication Year: June 15, 2012

Publisher: Word2Print

ISBN: 978-1908588029

Available at: Amazon.us/uk/ca & Word2Print

Short Description: “When Nadine is confronted with the reality of her failing marriage, her first instinct is to work it out. She has had it drummed into her that marriage is ‘for better, for worse’. Walking out is just not an option – her faith would condemn her and her culture would make her a pariah.

The combination of Nadine’s background, education, social standing, friendships, faith, experiences and past relationships is meant to equip her to become a success. Failure is alien to her and love means forgiving at all cost.

As she tries to survive and make the most of the curves that life has thrown her, she discovers that ‘success’ is a subjective term, and that ‘happily ever after’ is something that you have to discover and define for yourself …”


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Cross Road and Other Stories by Sunday Igwebuike

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71YdsNy1MALTitle: Cross Road and Other Stories

Author: Sunday Igwebuike

Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

Format: Paperback/E-Book

Book Dimension: 9 x 6/-

Number of Pages: 60

Publication Year: December 01, 2012

Publisher: Justfiction!edition

ISBN: 9783845445458

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: Cross Road and Other stories is a collection of short stories from Africa that brings to the fore the lessons of life. It is predicated on the belief that what we sow is what we reap; That we reap the results of our actions whether by act of commission or omission.

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Broken Pitchers by Sunnie Ododo

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Broken Pitchers Front Print1Title: Broken Pitchers

Author: Sunnie Ododo

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 8.5 x 5.5

Number of Pages: 66

Publication Year: June, 2012

Publisher: Kraft Books, Ibadan

ISBN: 9789789180554

Available at: Author, Publisher and all leading bookshops in Nigeria.

Short Description: The waiting is becoming endless. Hopes are dashed in th private and public domains. Very wait casts a denim of despair on the faces of the builders of a new dawn “inhaling the animated air of the germinating season” now looking forlorn as the “object of fancy meanders and disappears away into fleeting fantasy”. The poems in this collection convoke images of despondency, failed leadership, lost labour and ennui in the face of love and abundance. Broken Pitchers is a metaphor about our ebbing common aspirations as a people and a nation. Who will enfire and remould these broken pitchers?

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Before We Set Sail by Chika Ezeanya

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Before We Set SailTitle: Before We Set Sail

Author: Chika Ezeanya

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback 

Book Dimension: 8.5 x 5.5

Number of Pages: 232

Publication Year: March 28, 2012

Publisher: History Society of Africa

ISBN: 0985338008

Available at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble

Short Description: It is 1755 – 1756 within the deep interiors of West Africa. A boy of eleven years is kidnapped with his eight year old sister. Strap your sandals and embark on an intriguing journey with Olaudah Equiano as he weaves a captivating tale of escape and resale from one African slave master to another. Get lost in time as Olaudah renders the most enchanting accounts of the implausible events he encountered during his travels as a child slave, from the interiors to the coast of West Africa. Before We Set Sail offers a gripping, refreshingly witty and highly adventurous account of the Africa of 1755 – 56, from the double points of view of an African boy and a British adult writing in 1796. Out of 250 submissions, Before We Set Sail was one of six shortlisted for the Penguin Publishers Award for African Writing.

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Two Libretti (Short Title) by Sunnie Ododo

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Two LibrettiTitle: Two Libretti: To Return from the Void & Vanishing Vapour

Author: Sunnie Ododo

Genre: Drama (collected)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 8.5 x 5.5

Number of Pages: 94

Publication Year: August, 2012

Publisher: Kraft Books, Ibadan

ISBN: 9789789180677

Available at: Author, Publisher and all leading bookshops in Nigeria.

Short Description: To Return from the Void and Vanishing Vapour are creative exercises in music and dance respectively, to project the author’s contributions to nation-building. In To Return from the Void, things fall apart after the collaborative victory of the Dentarean leaders. Absolute power soon corrupts absolutely. Dentarea becomes an arena of malfeasance manned by careless, carefree and rudderless leaders. Now, unity, truthfulness, love, commonsense and genuineness are all that are required to return from the void. Sunnie Ododo’s creative ingenuity in adapting the Ebira mythology on the energy of witchcraft, and the counterforce of masquerade in Vanishing Vapour is an attempt to showcase the African solution to national and global threats.

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