Last Burial Night by Osaze Ehigiator

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Title: Last Burial

Author: Osaze Ehigiator

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5 x 8

Number of Pages: 410

Publication Year: November 20, 2017

Publisher: Unique Galaxy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780998986302

Available at: Amazon.com, Ingram & Local Bookstores

Short Description: Seventeen-year-old Drew Person falls in love with Cindy Glover, a teenage mountaineer in a racially segregated south, he is met with unexpected resistance, which forces him to arrange a secret meeting place by an outback pond. He is soon betrayed by flocks of ducks scrambling over spilled grains. Noise of the disturbance travels far, echoed by wailing birds and barking dogs.  Bono comes to investigate the commotion.

The following week, Drew receives a letter from the “Omega Man” warning him to stay out of the wood because danger awaits the uninitiated.

“The wood watcher is watching you. I am the wood’s guardian and protector. My grandfather did before I was born, so did my father before me. It’s my time to watch, and I alone hold the key to the wood’s secrets. It’s not a place for kids love story—not on my watch.  And beware of judgment night.”

Category: Thriller, Suspense

 

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Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted by Tolu Akinyemi

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Title: Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted: Poetry For People Who Hate Poetry

Author: Tolu Akinyemi

Genre: Poetry Collection

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 4.2 x 7

Number of Pages: 192

Publication Year: January 27, 2017

Publisher: Heart of Words UK

ISBN: 978-9785359763

Available at: Amazon Stores, Okada Books

Short Description: Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted is the witty yet poignant third instalment in the unconventional ‘poetry for people who hate poetry’ series. It is a collection that humorously melds the trivial and the serious. It’s introduced with an exploration of the roles, foibles, and failures of men and fathers in relationships and families.

Category: Poetry, Poems

 

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Anike Eleko by Sandra Joubeaud

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Title: Anike Eleko

Author: Sandra Joubeaud, Illustrated by Alaba Onajin

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.12 x 7.80

Number of Pages: 122

Publication Year: November, 2017

Publisher: Farafina (Kachifo Limited)

ISBN: 9978-978-54609-6-4

Available at: Konga, Terra Kulture, VI, Unilag Bookshop, Yaba, Almaz Books, Sultan Abubakar Way, Wuse V, Abuja, Book Ville World, 2, Ezimgbu Road, Port Harcourt, Patabah Books, Shoprite, Surulere

Short Description: Àníké has to hawk ẹ̀kọ every morning but that does not stop her from going to school. She loves school and wants to be a doctor. However, her mother has decided her fate: once she finishes primary school, she will join her Aunt Rẹ̀mí in the city as a tailor.

When a mystery guest visits Àníké’s school, she has the chance to win a scholarship that will change her fate. Will the help of her friends Oge, Ìlérí and Àríyọ̀ the cobbler be enough?

Written by Sandra Joubeaud and illustrated by Àlàbá Ònájìn, ÀNÍKÉ ELÉKO tells a colourful story of one girl’s courage in the face of opposition to her dreams.

Category: Children’s fiction

 

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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

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Title: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Author: Lesley Nneka Arimah

Genre: Short Stories

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.12 x 7.80

Number of Pages: 194

Publication Year: November, 2017

Publisher: Farafina (Kachifo Limited)

ISBN: 978-978-54609-4-0

Available at: Konga, Terra Kulture, VI, Unilag Bookshop, Yaba, Almaz Books, Sultan Abubakar Way, Wuse V, Abuja, Book Ville World, 2, Ezimgbu Road, Port Harcourt, Patabah Books, Shoprite, Surulere

Short Description: A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.

In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In “The Future Looks Good,” three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in “Light,” a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to “fix the equation of a person” – with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.

Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.

Category: Literary fiction

 

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A Place in the Sun by Kola King

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Title: A Place in the Sun

Author: Kola King

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 250

Publication Year: May 31, 2016

Publisher: Verity Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-928348-32-0

Available at: Okada Books

Short Description: This is a tale of friendship, love and tragedy set against the mystery and magic of colonial Africa. In this epic tale, love is set to clash with tradition. Zakka the lead character falls in love with Matta, but the lovebirds cannot consummate their love because Matta’s family is still beholden to her estranged husband, Gora. By tradition, dowry paid on Matta’s bead is expected to be returned to the husband when the marriage breaks-up; but this was not done. In the eyes of tradition, Matta is still Gora’s wife. What’s more, Gora still nurses the hope of reclaiming her hand in marriage. But in the end, love triumphs over tradition.

Category: Literary fiction

 

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Wine and Water by Hannah Onoguwe

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Title: Wine and Water

Author: Hannah Onoguwe

Genre: Fiction (Short stories)

Format: eBook

File Size: 2626 KB

Number of Pages: 313

Publication Year: July 30, 2017

Publisher: Bahati Books

ASIN: B074DS4J46

Available at: Amazon Stores, Okada Books

Short Description: Had the traditionally cute little cherub Cupid existed in African folklore, he would rather use the more authentic catapult to shoot his love arrows! His matchmaking endeavours often succeed to stir romance between the most unsuspecting individuals – coworkers, clients, employers and employees, nodding acquaintances, old lovers or friends. ‘Wine and Water’ by Hannah Onoguwe is a collection of twelve short stories set in Nigeria that explore all these likely or unlikely combinations. A purse gone missing at a high society wedding in Abuja; polite insults exchanged in traffic on a sweltering day in Lagos; a slap delivered at Iya Ibeji’s pepper soup joint in Bauchi; and the indignity of being likened to a call girl in Akwa Ibom. These are only a few of the scenarios that pave the way for attraction and romance in the book. Not waiting for an invitation, Love shows up, often taking everyone involved by surprise. These stories show us that every bit of the journey is important, from the cautiousness of getting to know someone to the bone-deep certainty that they are meant for you. They encourage us to keep believing in Love regardless, and when we’ve found that special someone, to cherish those moments of intimacy, laughter, and quiet contentment.

Category: Romance

 

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Radio Sunrise by Anietie Isong

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Title: Radio Sunrise

Author: Anietie Isong

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Dimension: 5.1 x 7.8

Number of Pages: 200

Publication Year: January 6, 2017

Publisher: Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd

ISBN: 978-1909762374

Available at: Amazon Stores

Short Description: Never cover an assignment without collecting a brown envelope,’ Boniface had said. ‘It is a real life saver for all journalists in this country.’

Ifiok, a young journalist working for the government radio station in Lagos, aspires to always do the right thing but the odds seem to be stacked against him. The government cuts the funding to his weekly radio drama, he stumbles into an affair with a beautiful young intern causing his long-term love to leave him, and kidnappings and militancy are on the rise in the country. When Ifiok travels to his hometown to make a documentary about a band of ex-militants he is forced to confront the ugly truth about the future of his beloved country and his existence within it.

Radio Sunrise is a hilarious yet sobering satirical portrait of Nigeria that fully deserves a place amongst the great works of ‘post-post-colonial’ African literature.

Category: Literary Fiction, Satire

 

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