What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

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Title: What is Not Yours is Not Yours

Author: Helen Oyeyemi

Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 X 8.4

Number of Pages: 352

Publication Year: March 8, 2016

Publisher: Riverhead Books

ISBN: 978-1594634635

Available at: Amazon Stores

Short Description: From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox comes an enchanting collection of intertwined stories.
 
Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In “Is Your Blood as Red as This?” an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. “‘Sorry’ Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” involves a “house of locks,” where doors can be closed only with a key—with surprising, unobservable developments. And in “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don’t You Think,” a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).

Oyeyemi’s tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours captivates as it explores the many possible answers.

Category: Fairy Tales, Mystery, Fantasy

 

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Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

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Title: Stay With Me

Author: Ayobami Adebayo

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.7 X 8.7

Number of Pages: 304

Publication Year: March 2, 2017

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 978-1782119463

Available at: Amazon

Short Description: ‘There are things even love can’t do . . . If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer love . . .’

Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother in-law wants, and she has tried everything – arduous pilgrimages, medical consultations, dances with prophets, appeals to God. But when her in-laws insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear.

Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 80s Nigeria, Stay with Me sings with the voices, colours, joys and fears of its surroundings.

Ayobami Adebayo weaves a devastating story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the wretchedness of grief and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. This unforgettable novel set in Nigeria gives voice to both husband and wife as they tell the story of their marriage—and the forces that threaten to tear it apart. It is a tale about our desperate attempts to save ourselves and those we love from heartbreak.


Category: Romance

 

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My Mind Is No Longer Here by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

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Title: My Mind Is No Longer Here

Author: Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

Genre: Short Stories

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: 1.97 MB

Number of Pages: 273

Publication Year: March 29, 2017

Publisher: Bahati Books

Available at: Amazon, Okada Books

Short Description: Four men from different corners of Nigerian society find their fates tied to one man: Yinka. Drawn by desperation to leave Nigeria, the men are drawn to Yinka—a self-styled consultant who acts as the front man for a powerful human trafficking syndicate. The men come from distinct corners of Nigeria’s society: Chidi and Donatus—two unemployed graduates; Haruna—a doctor who could not save his ailing mother; and Osahon—a fugitive seeking freedom from his past become entangled in Yinka’s world, as they seek a better life abroad.

‘My Mind Is No Longer Here’ tells the story of Chidi, Donatus, Haruna and Osahon—revealing their desperation that leads them to flee Nigeria. Osahon—a man who is haunted by a dark past, meets Donatus, a graduate obsessed with a single-minded resolve to be better than his father; Haruna, the doctor who could not save his mother and Chidi—an unemployed graduate who wants to become wealthy at any cost, find their worlds entangled with Yinka, the front man for ‘The Organisation,’ Nigeria’s powerful drug and human trafficking syndicate. ‘My Mind Is No Longer Here’ is the story of a nation in the midst of decay, which leaves its citizens prey to unscrupulous vultures. This e-book reveals the story of men willing to risk it all in a bid to chase dreams which are beyond their reach.

Category: General fiction

 

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The Port Harcourt Volunteer (Short title) by Sam Ohuabunwa

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Title: The Port Harcourt Volunteer: Experiences of a Young Combatant in the  Nigeria-Biafra War

Author: Sam Ohuabunwa

Genre: Non-fiction (Memoir)

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 118

Publication Year: July, 2015

Publisher: Kraft Books Limited

ISBN: 978-978-918-316-6

Available at: Amazon Kindle Store

Short Description: This book is essentially the story of the Nigerian political crisis which started with the January 15, 1966 military coup and resulted in the Nigeria-Biafra War (1967-1970). It is told from the perspective of a young combatant from the Biafran side and chronicles Sam Ohuabunwa’s experience from the day schools were shut because of the war, the duration of the war, and the day they were opened as the war ended. It portrays the various risks he undertook in his zeal to defend the Biafran cause as a soldier and the amazing miraculous deliverances he enjoyed. To many Nigerians who were distant from the war, to those too young to  remember or those not born during this crisis, this book gives a good account of what caused the war, how it was fought and how it was brought to an end. A very important and critical point made in his book is that though the war was like a kind of war of unity for Nigeria, the desired unity has not really been achieved. Nigerians are encouraged to take certain critical steps to seal and solidify  Nigeria’s unity, so that Nigeria will not fight another civil war, ever.

Category: War Memoir

 

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Because Home Is by Chioma Nnani

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Title: Because Home Is

Author: Chioma Nnani

Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: 1981 KB

Number of Pages: 96

Publication Year: March 13, 2017

Publisher: The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd

ISBN: 978-978-54922-00

Available at: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Apple, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Okada Books

Short Description: Some say, “Everyone is running from, or towards something.”
But you run till you get home.

Everyone wants to go home. You run till you get ‘home’. Because ‘home’ is that person, thing, or place where you can be naked and unashamed.

“Because Home Is …” is a collection of short stories about finding home, going home, and being home.

Category: Romance

 

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Survival by John Achile Yusuf

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Title: Survival

Author: John Achile Yusuf

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: NA

Number of Pages: 158

Publication Year: March 3, 2017

Publisher: The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd

ISBN: 978-978-54922-31

Available at: Amazon, Apple, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Okada Books

Short Description: The loss of both her parents, even before she is old enough to speak, appears to pre-determine Ifechidere’s life. She is made to toil from dusk to dawn.

Yet, Ifechidere is no modern-day Cinderella, as she finds that faith in the will to survive, which is stronger than any absentee fairy godmother, will propel her to find herself. And it’ll lead her to the thing that was always meant to be …

Category: Adventure, Teen

 

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Murder at Midnight by John Ukah

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Title: Murder at Midnight

Author: John Ukah

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: NA

Number of Pages: 131

Publication Year: November 15, 2016

Publisher: The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd

ISBN: 978-978-54707-03

Available at: Amazon, Apple, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Okada Books

Short Description: Alex Simpson, an ex-police officer, decides after a bout of typhoid fever to take a break in a serene and therapeutic environment. The last thing he expects is to be called upon to solve a murder at the Kinging Guest Lodge. But that is what happens, when the delectable and vivacious Maria Marshall is found dead in her bedroom at midnight.

The gallery of characters living at the guesthouse and thrown into the mix, do not make his task of solving this chilling and brutal murder any easier …

Category: Thriller

 

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