Aliko Mohammad Dangote: The Biography (Short Title) by Fayemiwo & Neal

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aliko big cover pixTitle: Aliko Mohammad Dangote: The Biography of the Richest Black Person in the World

Authors: Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo & Margie Marie Neal

Genre: Non-Fiction (Biography)

Format: Hard Cover & Paperback

Book Dimension: 9 x 6

Number of Pages: 520

Publication Year: May 20, 2013

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 10-1618978853

Available at: Amazon.com & Several Other Outlets

Short Description: The New York-based Forbes magazine had not deemed it fit to include an African south of the Sahara in its List of World’s Billionaires in its 100-year history until 2008 when the name of Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote appeared worth $3.3 billion. In 2011, Aliko’s fortune jumped to astronomical $13.8 billion, a–544 % increase in the history of wealth creation. Today, this African is the world’s richest black person worth $16.1 billion.

How did he achieve this feat? What were the sources of his wealth? How did a -56-year old half orphan, who grew up in the arid dessert of Kano, northern Nigeria, invest a- $500 loan and turn it into the largest business conglomerate in Nigeria and West Africa in 36 years?

The authors were in Africa for 16 months to investigate the story of this billionaire. The book is purely an independent research and a seminal work by the authors, who managed to resist censorship during their field work, and succeeded in presenting readers Aliko Dangote’s secrets of success which aspiring business people can learn from in the life history of Aliko Dangote, especially on how to start small and grow big. This is the first and only authoritatively-researched and comprehensively-investigated biography of Aliko Mohammad Dangote, the richest black person in the world.

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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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Gentle Wild by Karo Oforofuo

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Gentle wildTitle: Gentle Wild

Author: Karo Oforofuo

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 8.5 x 5.8

Number of Pages: 112

Publication Year: April 25, 2013

Publisher: Createspace

ISBN: 1484813944

Available at: Amazon.com, Lulu.com and Kobobooks.com

Short Description: Monica Anderson is an only child and sole heir to her late parent’s wealth. She lived happily and everything was perfect in her well ordered world until she met and married Jeff Anderson, a man she met on a social network.

Monica soon finds herself a victim of online fraud as Jeff does everything possible to terminate her and take over her wealth.

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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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Sandals in the Snow by Rose Ihedigbo

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Sandals in the SnowTitle: Sandals in the Snow

Author: Rose Ihedigbo

Genre: Non -Fiction (Memoir)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 8.5 x 5.8

Number of Pages: 262

Publication Year: April 9, 2013

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1625108257

Available at: sandals.tateauthor.com, Amazon.com.

Short Description: Rose and three young children walked onto American soil wearing Sandals in the Snow, an abrupt transition from Nigeria to New York. This fascinating memoir recounts the amazing journey of an African family searching for the American dream. Rose Ihedigbo draws readers into the account beginning in two small villages in Nigeria, through snowstorms, and into life in New York and Massachusetts. This engaging story sweeps the readers in, allowing them to live vicariously through the experiences. Sandals in the Snow integrates the authors native language, Igbo, with English and utilizes African phrases and simple translations. Rose poetically describes her story and the faithfulness of God that was impressed on her through every experience. Discover hope for your own struggle in this dramatic testimony to what can be achieved through commitment, faith, and education. This memoir provides readers an understanding of religion in African villages and a personal account of the Biafra War. You will be encouraged at this portrait of human resilience and triumph over adversities.

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Epidocyle by Osieka Osinimu Alao

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Epidocyle.Title: Epidocyle

Author: Osieka Osinimu Alao

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 112

Publication Year: 27 July, 2011

Publisher: AuthorHouse, UK

ISBN: 9781456778965

Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle Online Stores

Short Description: Epidocyle is a collection of poems that encapsulates the totality of existence fragmented into broader components like life; “Life is full of drums of fear/That shivers the buds of hearts”; death; “Death starts immediately life begins./Death blossoms from the seeds/Of life’s radiant flowers.”; eternity; “The same things we live for/Are the same things we die for./The things we live for make our mortality/And the things we die for make our souls/On immortal beds of Eternity/Before curtains of ices or coals.”; heaven; “O Heaven, for your sweet kiss I thirst/ Because there is a golden crown beyond the skies.”; hell; ” The din of Hell falls at the break of dawn/ On foreheads without epitaphs of the Blood.”; and everything earthly or extraterrestrial.

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Sterile Sky by E. E. Sule

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Sterile SkyTitle:  Sterile Sky

Author: E.E. Sule

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 5 x 7.9

Number of Pages: 296

Publication Year: May 17, 2012

Publisher: Heinemann African Writers Series

ISBN: 978-0435045753

Available at: Amazon.com, and bookstores nationwide

Short Description: As the gifted young Murtala comes of age in Kano, violent riots and his family’s own woes threaten to erase all he holds dear. Stalked by monsters real and imagined, desperate to preserve a sense of self and the future, Murtala hunts for answers in the wreckage of the city – and gives us a unique insight into modern life in northern Nigeria.

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