Somber City by Rotimi Ogunjobi

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Title: Somber City

Author: Rotimi Ogunjobi

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback/Ebook

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

File Size (E-book): NA

Number of Pages (Paperback): 376

Publication Year: January N/A, 2015

Publisher: AM BOOK & TEAM PUBLISHING LIMITED

ISBN: 978-978-53410-4-1

Available at: iTunes, Nook , Amazon.com , Lulu.com , okadabooks.com and in bookstores at University of Ibadan bookshop, Booksellers Limited, and AM Book and Team Publishing Ltd

Short Description: Hot City, Cold Hearts: An evocative novel of the promise, expectation, and disappointment of post-colonial Nigeria. The novel illuminates, through a mix of fact and fiction, a seminal moment in modern history: Nigeria’s fervent passage through a period of immense oil wealth in the 1970s to a sudden descent into a cataclysmal debt trap in the early 1980s. This chaotic period, captured within the city of Lagos, is experienced alongside the protagonist Femi Falashe, a young engineer seeking to get his life back in track after a sudden job loss, as well as five other unforgettable characters,  all in a hopeless quest to find their groove.

Category: Satire

 

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Denge by Rotimi Ogunjobi

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Title: Denge

Author: Rotimi Ogunjobi

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback/Ebook

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

File Size (E-book): NA

Number of Pages (Paperback): 116

Publication Year: June N/A, 2015

Publisher: AM BOOK & TEAM PUBLISHING LIMITED

ISBN: 978-978-53410-9-6

Available at: iTunes, Nook , Amazon.com , Lulu.com , okadabooks.com and in bookstores at University of Ibadan bookshop, Booksellers Limited, and AM Book and Team Publishing Ltd

Short Description: He was just another unemployed youth, fed up with his failures and even contemplating suicide. But Denrele Gabriel miraculously wins the grand lottery prize and things begin to look a lot better for him. He also discovers that he has an amazing gift for winning in the lotteries, and this makes him very wealthy. The entire world, astounded by his uncanny luck, finally stands for Denrele Gabriel. But the lottery cabal are not amused, as several of them have gone broke and closed down because of the extraordinary luck of the man now popularly known as Denge. To their further frustration, their several attempts to assassinate Denrele fail. After Denrele breaks a peace agreement with them never to play the lotteries anymore, the cabal unleashes on him all the machines of war that they could find. But Denrele is once again saved by the hands of an unexpected angel of providence – a once jilted lover. However, he discovers, to his sorrow, that things are never as you dream they are.  A roaring satirical comedy.

Category: Comedy/Humour

 

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The Pyramid of Askia Burtune by Aminu Hamajoda

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Final CoverTitle: The Pyramid of Askia Burtune

Author: Aminu Hamajoda

Genre: Fiction (Humour)

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 380

Publication Year:  November 5, 2014

Publisher: Fasihan (Nig) Ltd

ISBN: 978-34233-8-X

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Short Description: They say Africa is the cradle of humankind, and it has a triple heritage. But when a people could not blend the various imperatives of their historical heritage, let alone digest them, calamity is the end! When Burtune son of Askia Baáshi, and Lamiri Marduka, Son-of-knowledge succeeded their parents respectively, Barduvai the ancient city was to change for the worst, especially when a splintered rock terrifyingly sundered down the Tibesti Mountain and a menacing comet immediately appeared in the east. Leadership and knowledge were challenged to limits, leading the Barduvai poet, Gaulojo to lament, “Our garment lost, we couldn’t recall, we couldn’t decide. We were zealous host, who became stranded guest. Our sagehood shaved, we were beyond care. Heirs of a tune we couldn’t recollect.” But from the ashes of catastrophe, a new man may also emerge as the first man has appeared in Africa.

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