Where’d You Go? by Kehinde Ademoye

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Title: Where’d You Go?

Author: Kehinde Ademoye

Genre: Short Stories

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 108

Publication Year: 9 December, 2019

Publisher: Parresia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-56595-2-8

Available at: Booksellers Bookstore and Bookstores Nationwide

Short Description: WHERE ‘D YOU GO is a collection of short stories about terrorism in Northern Nigeria. From Captain Shola and his men who are ambushed by killer herdsmen while on patrol, and need to hold their ground; to a retired Special Forces officer who leads his men to protect his village and its environs from killer herdsmen; to Lieutenant Colonel Abel whose team had to extend their tour by two days to escort the Senate President’s daughter to an IDP Camp and then wait out an assault by Boko Haram insurgents; to Kunle Pierce who is a CIA operative, but comes to avenge the murder of his brother-in-law by the Boko Haram sect; to the Corps members caught in a post-election violence and fight back; and then there is Halima, an abducted girl from Chibok who suffers from Stockholm syndrome, and tries to settle down to normalcy after her release with some other girls.

The stories are action packed; depicting loss, justice, vengeance, bravery, courage under fire, sacrifice and patriotism.

Category: Espionage, Suspense, Thriller

 

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Ruffled Butterflies by Ayotunde Mamudu

 

Title: Ruffled Butterflies

Author: Ayotunde Mamudu

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 146

Publication Year: 2019

Publisher: Parresia Publishers

ISBN: 978-978-55874-7-0

Available at: Booksellers Bookstore, Ibadan

Short Description: “Till death do us part . . .”

Seemingly innocent transgressions like squeezing toothpaste or leaving pee on the toilet seat lie in wait to trip up these characters who in turn become so stifled by their partners that they can’t wait for death to part them.

Some stories in this collection end in cliff-hangers, making room for self-reflection and numerous possible endings. These thirteen stories traverse domestic issues that call for more meaningful steps than grumbling, as the Morgans, Olabisi, Kayode, Vera and John soon find out.

Ruffled butterfly wings are used as imagery for the delicate family ties of everyday people who are sewn together in marriage. Suspenseful, dramatic, romantic and dipped in an amalgam of Nigerian and Western cultures, these relationships pass through crucibles with the couples spreading ruffled, ripped mosaic wings to flutter and fly against all odds.

Category: Literary, Short Stories

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