Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Title: Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha (Book 1)

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Genre: Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Book Dimension: 6.3 x 9.3

Number of Pages: 544

Publication Year: March 6, 2018

Publisher:  Ouida Books

ISBN: 978-1250170972

Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

Short Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Category: Thriller, Suspense, YA Fantasy, Magical Realism, Coming of Age

 

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Akoka Speed Monster by Adesola Osota

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Title: Akoka Speed Monster

Author: Adesola Osota

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook

File Size: N/A

Publication Year: August, 2018

Publisher:  N/A

Available at: Okadabooks, Selar

Short Description: Akoka, a bubbling suburb in Lagos and home to young people in tertiary institutions, has been attacked by a faceless monster, known by only its characteristics: Wind and Speed.

Eliot, a victim of the attacks, together with his friends solve the greatest mystery as they strive to unmask the monster, but with no single clue about the truth that will hit them hard, and possibly change their lives forever!

Follow the intriguing story of seven adventurous boys in Akoka Speed Monster

Category: Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi

 

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A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin

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Title: A Particular Kind of Black Man

Author: Tope Folarin

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: N/A

Number of Pages: 272

Publication Year: August 6, 2019

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501171819

Available at: Amazon Stores, Simon & Schuster

Short Description: Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola’s family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can’t escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won’t come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues.

Tunde’s father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream while his wife, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia. Then one otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde’s mother wakes him with a hug, bundles him and his baby brother into the car, and takes them away from the only home they’ve ever known.

But running away doesn’t bring her, or her children, any relief from the demons that plague her; once Tunde’s father tracks them down, she flees to Nigeria, and Tunde never feels at home again. He spends the rest of his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection—to the wary stepmother and stepbrothers he gains when his father remarries; to the Utah residents who mock his father’s accent; to evangelical religion; to his Texas middle school’s crowd of African-Americans; to the fraternity brothers of his historically black college. In so doing, he discovers something that sends him on a journey away from everything he has known.

Sweeping, stirring, and perspective-shifting, A Particular Kind of Black Man is a beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American.

Category: Coming of Age, Literary Fiction

 

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The Square Pegs by David Obasa

 

Title: The Square Pegs

Author: David Obasa

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 190

Publication Year: March, 2016

Publisher: Parresia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-54079-9-0-57-1

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

Short Description: This is the story of three ambitious young men: a scientist, an artiste and a writer, who were raised different backgrounds but through series of events and circumstances had their paths crossing one another. Along the way they were confronted with obstacles. Some of these obstacles were life threatening an some others resulted in painful losses.

This is a story that intricately combines thrills, frills, pains, humour, ardour and defiance in a manner that unfolds the twists and the turns.

Category: Coming of Age

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Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji Abdullahi

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Title: Sweet Sixteen

Author: Bolaji Abdullahi

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Dimension: 5.5 X 8.5

Number of Pages: 157

Publication Year: February 1, 2017

Publisher: TND Press Limited

ISBN: 978-978-546-375-0 

Available at: Bookstores nationwide.

Short Description: Aliya has to constantly remind her father that she is not a child but ‘a young adult.’ He does not always agree with her.

But now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and taking notice. The expected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and no holds barred letter – a page for each year she has lived. It chronicles the lessons he has tried to teach her and the wisdom he has attempted to pass to her. It unburdens the burning questions she has about life and sometimes show through the cluelessness of parental units. Aliya questions who she is and why she is; with her father as a guide on this journey of discovery.

An engaging coming of age guide on life and loving for the teenage girl.

Category: Coming of Age, Teen/Young Adult Fiction

 

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