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Dreams of Yesterday by Lilian Uchenna Amah

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Title: Dreams of Yesterday

Author: Lilian Uchenna Amah

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback/E-book

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

File Size (E-book): 658 KB

Number of Pages (Paperback): 208

Publication Year: June 30, 2015

Publisher: (Kraftgriots) Kraft Books Limited

ISBN: 978-978-918-246-6

Available at: Amazon.com  and in bookstores at University of Ibadan bookshop, Booksellers Limited, and bookshops nationwide.

Short Description: Dreams of yesterday examines the horror of the Nigerian Civil War and its aftermath through a story of love, sacrifice and death. It chronicles the lives of Captain Lekan Lawson, a young man fighting on the Nigerian side, and Nnena, a Biafran, who loses all she has in the war. It is fate that brings them together and war that tears them apart. Beyond the love story, Amah generally employs pathos to project the evils of war.

Although she uses history to gain leverage through language and plot, Amah is not a crusader fighting on one side of the divide. If anything, she focuses on the ordinary lives destroyed, the lives thrown into trauma beyond the trenches and away from the battleground and those who carry the scars of war in their hearts.

Dreams of Yesterday  is racy, full of suspense and leaves the reader yearning for more.

Category: Historical romance

 

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Rearguard Actions by I.N.C. Aniebo

 

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Rearguard ActionsTitle:  Rearguard Actions

Author: I.N.C. Aniebo

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook (Nook Book)

Book Dimensions: 516 KB

Number of Pages: 140

Publication Year: March 21, 2013

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.

BN ID: 2940016302607

Available at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Bookstores nationwide in Paperback.

Short Description: “Thanks to this insane war, even goats are no longer safe outside. What is the world coming to?”
War has broken out. Combatants have drawn the line in the sand to mark the side they are on. But it is unfortunate that this conflict is happening in one country, and the fighters are its own inhabitants. Locked in a battle for survival, countryman is fighting against countryman. And caught in the middle of this ill-fated and bloody clash are the ordinary citizens, who want only to go about living their lives tending to their livelihoods, spending time with their families and friends, and proceed through to the rest of their existence in quiet and peace.

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There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe

 

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There was a CountryTitle:  There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

Author: Chinua Achebe

Genre: Non-Fiction (Memoir)

Format: Hardcover & Paperback

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Number of Pages: 352

Publication Year: November 10, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

ISBN: 9781594204821

Available at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Bookstores nationwide.

Short Description: Marrying history and memoir, poetry and prose, There Was a Country is a distillation of vivid firsthand observation and forty years of research and reflection. Wise, humane, and authoritative, it will stand as definitive and reinforce Achebe’s place as one of the most vital literary and moral voices of our age.

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