The Last Days at Forcados High by A. H. Mohammed

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forcados_high_front_small_1024x1024Title: The Last Days at Forcados High

Author: A. H. Mohammed

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.2 x 7.8

Short Description: The Last Days at Forcados High tells the story of Jimi Solade, the most popular boy at the elite Forcados High School. As he begins his final year in senior secondary together with his friends, the sweet-hearted and devout Nene and Ansa, the nerdy art genius, he’s determined it’s going to be his best year yet. But Jimi’s rogue brother, Wole, is back – which means trouble can’t be far behind. Then there’s Efua, the beautiful and mysterious new girl in class who seems to have no time for boys – including Jimi. But when Jimi’s mother falls ill, he realizes that things are about to change – and not necessarily in a good way.

A funny and honest book about self-discovery, family, friendship, tolerance and the highs and lows of life as a modern Nigerian teenager. Told in straightforward language, A.H. Mohammed never talks down to readers. Instead, Last Days stands out with its realistic situations, original characters and deft storytelling. It is at once entertaining and deadly serious, tackling a range of difficult issues including drug abuse, discrimination and loss, with intelligence and great writing.

Category: Teen Fiction/ Young Adult Fiction

 

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Symphony of Becoming by Iquo Eke

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Symphony Of BecomingTitle: Symphony of Becoming

Author: Iquo Eke

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback/eBook

Book Size: 5.5 x 8 / 1257KB

Number of Pages: 112/ 80

Publication Year: August 30, 2013

Publisher: Image Books

ISBN: 978-9789149742

Available at: Pataba Bookshop, Terra Kulture Bookshops, Glendora Bookshops [Lagos], Writehouse [Ibadan] and also online at Lulu.com, Amazon.com

Short Description: Symphony of becoming is a collection of poems by Iquo Eke, a writer, Author and Performance Poet. This is her first published collection.

Category: Literature/Poetry

 

 

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River Jamitha by Chinedu Caleb

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River JamithaTitle: River Jamitha

Author: Chinedu Caleb

Genre: Fiction

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.9 x 8.9

Number of Pages: 260

Publication Year:  November 5, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent

ISBN: 1493588133

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: Born in an environment where a given faith to believe and worship in becomes life-threatening. Samaila’s father is a Muslim and his mother a Christian. And when sectarian crisis is witnessed in Tikama, the fourteen-year-old finds himself switching between the two faiths just to be on the safe side, then he is abducted to wreck havoc in River Jamitha. In ‘Iska: Asabe!’ Asabe is obsessed with some group of Christian Corps members serving their fatherland in Kofar, a Muslim community. She takes the risk to rescue the Corps members when they become a target of post election crisis. He lives in the slum and hawks along the busy roads of Lagos. Ade and his neighbour’s son, Toah—a twelve-year-old are eking out a living when the latter is held by the mob on trump up charge, that the former can not rescue him from the gruesome mob. In his quest to attain Western education Ndu is enticed into selling illicit drug in the streets of Kano by his former school teacher, T.N. Makan, A.K.A. Sarko. But when Ndu’s colleague, Pali is arrested, Ndu and Sarko escape to Bamako, Mali on their way to Europe through the death-trap Sahara desert. Do they make it? These and more are what transpired in this collection of eight engaging short stories.

 

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The Tragedy of Victory by Godwin Alabi-Isama

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The tragedy of victoryTitle: The Tragedy of Victory

Author: Godwin Alabi-Isama

Genre: Non-Fiction (Memoir)

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: NA

Number of Pages: 704

Publication Year:  October 24, 2013

Publisher: Spectrum Books, Ibadan

ISBN: 9789789260058

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: The Tragedy of Victory: On-the-Spot Account of the Nigeria-Biafra War in the Atlantic Theatre is a chronological narrative of the war that lasted from July 6, 1967 to January 15, 1970. With about 500 photographs and maps and facts, told with accuracy, the well-organised and efficient Third Marine Commandos, earlier commanded by Col. Benjamin Adekunle (with Lt. Col. G. Alabi-Isama, as the Chief of Staff) had already controlled the Atlantic coast from Bonny to Calabar before Col. Olusegun Obasanjo’s arrival as the new commander.

The book is a rich manual, a repository of invaluable information, a document that gives a precise and veritable first-person account of the Nigerian civil war, in the Atlantic theatre. It is a must for every serving and retired member of the armed forces to own. Other Nigerians and international bodies will find it particularly useful in reconstructing the events of Nigeria’s civil war.

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The Accidental Public Servant by Nasir El- Rufai

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Author: Nasir El- Rufai

Genre: Non-Fiction (Memoir)

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.9 x 8.9

Number of Pages: 704

Publication Year:  February 5, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 978-1481967402

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: This is a story of Nigeria, told from the inside. After a successful career in the private sector, Nasir El-Rufai rose to the top ranks of Nigeria’s political hierarchy, serving first as the privatization czar at the Bureau for Public Enterprises and then as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja under former President Olesegun Obasanjo. In this tell-all memoir, El-Rufai reflects on a life in public service to Nigeria, the enormous challenges faced by the country, and what can be done while calling on a new generation of leaders to take the country back from the brink of destruction. The shocking revelations disclosed by El-Rufai about the formation of the current leadership and the actions of prominent statesmen make this memoir required reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of power politics in Africa’s most populous nation.

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A Box of Chocolates by Jude Idada

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A Box of ChocolatesTitle: A Box of Chocolates

Author: Jude Idada

Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: 5 x 8

Number of Pages: 252

Publication Year:  March 1, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 978-1478125327

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: A journey through 18 lifetimes captured in stories about the transition of man through the emotions of love and hate, freedom and oppression, spiritualism and materialism, life and death.

 

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Through the Window of a Sandcastle by Chijioke Amu Nnadi

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through the windowTitle: Through the Window of a Sandcastle

Author: Chijioke Amu Nnadi

Genre: Poetry

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 132

Publication Year:  September 27, 2013

Publisher: Origami

ISBN: 978-9783157446

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: In a manner reminiscent of the late Christopher Okigbo, this poet seems always to be concerned to strain his lexicon through the sieve of music

– Femi Osofisan.

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