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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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

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We Need New NamesTitle:  We Need New Names

Author: NoViolet Bulawayo

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 5.60 x 8.30

Number of Pages: 296

Publication Year: May 21, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316230810

Available at: Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and bookstores nationwide

Short Description: Darling is only 10 years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo’s belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.

But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America’s famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her–from Zadie Smith to Monica Ali to J.M. Coetzee–while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

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The Man Lived by Kabura Zakama

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The Man LivedTitle:  The Man Lived

Author: Kabura Zakama

Genre: Poetry

Format: eBook (Kindle)

File Size: 214 KB

Number of Pages: 118

Publication Year: April 24, 2013

Publisher: Kairos Productions

ASIN: B00CIPKYE2

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: A collection of poems divided into four parts dealing with relationships, places, animals and politics.

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