Exotica Celestica by Jude Idada

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Title: Exotica Celestica

Author: Jude Idada

Genre: Poetry

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension:

Number of Pages: 244

Publication Year:  March 1, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1477659151

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: Exotica Celestica is a collection of poems that celebrates the marriage of the physical and the spiritual. It seeks to capture the unique amalgam of human emotions through the lens of a compassionate celestial force. It is a poetic commentary on the emotional phases of mankind; anger, hate, sex, revenge, remorse, hopelessness, forgiveness, sacrifice, tolerance, inspiration, submission and love. It captures the joys and challenges of the mundane as is evident in everyday life, as much as it espouses the language of love both as a pure aspiration of the emotion and an expression of the carnal desires of the flesh. It heralds a yearning to understand the mystical as it exists as the unseen hand of the celestial in the affairs of mankind. It enquires; is the basis of pleasure in the expression of pure love a thread that connects us to the core of existence? Is the seminal love which burns in the heat of fleeting lust a mirror image of mankind as beings made in the full image of the Divine? Is our sensuality and sexuality not only facts of nature but actually the language of the Creator? Are we mere pawns in the game of life or beings in actual control of our destinies? This is a collection that explores the complexities of mankind in full awareness of the entirety of its faculties and its power therein.


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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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For Laff’s Sake by Atilola Moronfolu

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For Laff's SakeTitle: For Laff’s Sake

Author: Atilola Moronfolu

Genre: Fiction (Humour)

Format: Paperback & E-book

Book Dimension: 9.2 x 6

Number of Pages: 168

Publication Year: June, 2013

Publisher: Createspace

ISBN: 978-1490335520

Available at: Amazon stores, Createspace.com, Okada Books & Bookstores nationwide.

Short Description: Life is hard! We owe it to ourselves, to relax and let the stress out. We need to take a chill pill of humour to cure all that stress disease threatening to afflict us. For Laff’s Sake is a humour book which guarantees to get the readers reeling with laughter, due to several humorous revenge and payback, with unforgettable characters that are sure to make a lasting impression on the minds of readers.

 

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Living Outside by Ijezie Alexander Chimmuanya

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Living OutsideTitle: Living Outside

Author: Ijezie Alexander Chimmuanya

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 8.5 x 5.5

Number of Pages: 200

Publication Year: May 12, 2013

Publisher: Spectacle Books Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria

ISBN: 

Available at: Amazon.com, and bookstores nationwide.

Short Description: Living outside takes an insight into the life of a naive village girl who falls in love with a British missionary boy in the 1850s. She follows him when he is to go back, hoping life would be better there. however, she discovers that England isn’t the heaven she thought it to be, or her lover a saint when he abandons her and their one-day child in an unknown hospital in London. Living Outside is the winner of Blakey’s Foundation prize for best first book 2013.

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Straw Dogs by Bolaji Olatunde

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Straw Dogs

Title: Straw Dogs

Author: Bolaji Olatunde

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback & E-book

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 376/1126 KB

Publication Year: 15 April, 2011

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN/ASIN: 9781456776060 /B0073CP044

Available at: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble

Short Description: Shola Dina, son of a wealthy Nigerian socialite, is forced to flee from Nigeria to New York after the Abacha regime assassinates his father and threatens his life. As an émigré in New York, he gets entangled in a plot to assassinate President Bill Clinton – a plot organised by a secretive right-wing Chinese organisation.

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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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Love is Power, or Something Like That by A. Igoni Barrett

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Love is power, or something like thatTitle:  Love is Power, or Something Like That

Author: A. Igoni Barrett

Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 5.40 x 8.10

Number of Pages: 176

Publication Year: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555976408

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

Short Description: When it comes to love, things are not always what they seem. In contemporary Lagos, a young boy may pose as a woman online, and a maid may be suspected of sleeping with her employer and yet still become a young wife’s confidante. Men and women can be objects of fantasy, the subject of beery soliloquies. They can be trophies or status symbols. Or they can be overwhelming in their need.
In these wide-ranging stories, A. Igoni Barrett roams the streets with people from all stations of life. A man with acute halitosis navigates the chaos of the Lagos bus system. A minor policeman, full of the authority and corruption of his uniform, beats his wife. A family’s fortunes fall from love and wealth to infidelity and poverty as poor choices unfurl over three generations. With humor and tenderness, Barrett introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria, where desire is a means to an end, and love is a power as real as money.

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